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Ukrainian troops repel Russian attacks in five areas of Donetsk Region

Ukrainian aviation carried out strikes on nine clusters of manpower and equipment.

Ukrainian troops repel Russian attacks in five areas of Donetsk Region
Photo: Ukrainian General Staff

Russian troops continue to focus their efforts on attempts to fully occupy Donetsk Region, organize defence and hold the temporarily captured territories, as well as disrupt the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain areas, the Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff said in its morning update on the 206th day of the full-scale invasion.

The enemy shells Ukrainian positions along the contact line, carries out measures to regroup troops in certain directions, introduces reserves and conducts aerial reconnaissance.

There remains the threat of air and missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine.

The enemy continues to attack the homes of civilians and objects of civil infrastructure, violating the laws and customs of war and the norms of international humanitarian law.

Over the past day, the enemy launched four missile strikes and 24 air strikes and carried out 72 MLRS attacks.

The infrastructure of more than 58 settlements was damaged by air strikes, missile strikes and the use of anti-aircraft missiles. In particular, these are Kharkiv, Zolochiv, Druzhkivka, Siversk, Zakitne, New York, Veselyanka, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Poltavka, Mali Shcherbaky, Myrne, Velyke Artakove, Kryvyy Rih, Nikopol, Olhivske, Zaporizhzhya, Orikhiv, Myrolyubivka, Ochakiv and Sukhyy Stavok.

The situation has not changed significantly in the Volyn, Polissya and Siverskyy directions.

In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars and artillery, namely:

in the Kharkiv direction, in particular from the territory of the russian federation, in the areas of Kudiyivka, Hoptivka, Strilecha, Vilkhuvatka, Anyskyne, Synyok, Kamyanka, Prystin and Dvorichna settlements;

in the Slovyansk direction - in the area of Horokhovatka and Bakhtyn settlements;

in the Kramatorsk direction - Kryva Luka, Pyskunivka, Rayhorodok, Staryy Karavan, Mykolayivka, Dronivka, Rozdilne, Siversk, Verkhnyokamyanske, Svyatohirsk, Sosnove, Oleksandrivka and Yaremivka;

in the Bakhmut direction - Bilohorivka, Rozdolivka, Vyyimka, Odradivka, Soledar, Mykolaivka Druha, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Yakovlivka, Vesela Dolyna, Vesele and Mayorsk.

The enemy did not conduct active operations in the Avdiyivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhya directions. Avdiyivka, Vesele, Opytne, Netaylovye, Zelene Pole, Poltavka and Novopil were affected by enemy artillery fire.

In the South Buh direction, the occupiers fired along the contact line. More than 26 settlements were affected by fire.

Significant losses among units of the so-called Union of Donbas Volunteers have been confirmed. Wounded representatives of the battalion of the specified illegal armed formation, which took part in the storming of Avdiyivka, after being evacuated to Rostov-on-Don, were denied medical care in the hospital, because they do not have the status of a regular military formation.

In the temporarily captured territories of Zaporizhzhya Region, the so-called head of the civil-military administration recently announced the strengthening of "sanctions" against patriotic Ukrainian citizens. Sensing the resistance movement, the occupiers and collaborators threaten people with imprisonment for providing support to representatives of the resistance movement, and activists are threatened with forced deportation to the self-proclaimed quasi-state entities on the territory of the temporarily occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where such activities are punishable by death.

Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces repelled enemy attacks, inflicting losses on it, in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Zaytseve, Avdiyivka, Mykolayivka Druha and Novomykhaylivka.

During the past day, the aviation of the Defence Forces struck the occupiers. It was confirmed that nine areas of concentration of enemy manpower and military equipment, three strongholds, a rear command and control post and two positions of anti-aircraft missile systems were hit.

In addition, our air defence units destroyed one Su-24 aircraft, three cruise missiles and one enemy UAV in various directions.

Over the past day, the missile forces and artillery inflicted fire damage on the reserves of the occupiers in the areas of concentration and at the unloading station. The losses of the invaders are being clarified.

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