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Ukrainian General Staff: More occupiers trying to avoid combat

Ukrainian General Staff: More occupiers trying to avoid combat
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Russian occupiers continue to suffer losses on the territory of Ukraine, which leads to a further decrease in morale and psychological state. The number of enemy personnel who try to avoid hostilities by any means is constantly increasing, the Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff said in its evening update.

Still, the occupiers cynically continue to attack civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine, the General Staff noted.

 After today's rocket attacks on the centre of the city of Vinnytsya, the bodies of 22 dead people, including children, have been found so far. Thirty-nine people remain on the list of missing persons. In addition, about a hundred people suffered injuries of various degrees of severity.

There are no major changes in the Volyn, Polissya and Sivershchyna directions. Enemy units shelled the settlements of Doroshivka and Hrabovske in Sumy Region.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is trying to hold the previously occupied lines and positions. It carried out shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery of the city of Kharkiv and the settlements of Protopopivka, Prudyanka, Svitlychne, Mykilske, Cherkaski Tyshky, Staryy Saltiv and Rubizhne. Russia also carried out airstrikes near Petrivka and conducted aerial reconnaissance by an operational-tactical Orlan-10 UAV near Vasylenko and Shevchenkove.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy is trying to improve the tactical position of its units. The districts of Dolyna, Ivanivka, Barvinkove, Bohorodychne, Kutuzivka, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Tetyanivka, Novomykolayivka, and Kostyantynivka were shelled with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery. Russians used aviation to strike the Mayaki area.

Ukrainian troops successfully repelled the enemy's assault in the area of Kurulka.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues shelling units of the Defence Forces along the entire contact line. It uses attack and army aviation, conducts reconnaissance in order to find weak points in the defence of our troops.

Russia fired at civilian infrastructure in the areas of Siversk, Verkhnyokamyanske, Serebryanka, Spirne, New York, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bilohorivka, Vyyimka, Semyhirya, Travneve, Pokrovske and others. It carried out airstrikes in particular near New York, Nova Kamyanka, Yakovlivka, Ivano-Daryivka, and Avdiivka.

The occupiers tried to improve the tactical position in the Verkhnyokamyanske and Kamyanka districts and establish control over the Vuhlehirsk TPP with offensive and assault actions. Ukrainian soldiers inflicted losses on the enemy with accurate fire and forced them to retreat.

The enemy did not conduct offensive and assault actions in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya directions. It shelled our positions from artillery in the areas of Novoselivka Persha, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Vuhledar, Velyka Novosilka, Novoukrayinka, Vremivka, Olhivske, Temyrivka, Bilohirya, Malynivka, Kamyanske, Novoandriyivka, Nevelske, Orihiv and others.

In the South Buh region, the enemy carried out systematic shelling of civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of Lymany, Posad-Pokrovske, Stepova Dolyna, Prybuzke, Oleksandrivka, Zorya, Kotlyareve, Lyubomirivka, Novomykolayivka, Myrne, Kyselivka, Blahodatne, Kobzartsy, Yakovlivka, Bereznehuvate, Bila Krynytsya, Olhyne , Knyazivka, Ivanivka, Chervonyy Yar and a number of other settlements. Russia used aviation for a strike near Tavriyske.

In the water areas of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, the enemy's naval group continues to block the northwestern part of the Black Sea and launch missile strikes on objects on the territory of Ukraine.

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