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Over last day, occupiers carry out eight missile and 15 air strikes on Ukraine - General Staff

The enemy is shelling the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces along the contact line.


Over last day, occupiers carry out eight missile and 15 air strikes on Ukraine - General Staff
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The 226th day of countering the Russian large-scale invasion has started. The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily seized territories, focuses on attempts to disrupt the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain areas, does not stop conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, and regroups troops in the South Bug area, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on FB. 

The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line, carrying out engineering equipment of defensive positions and lines in separate areas and conducting aerial reconnaissance. Strikes civilian infrastructure and civilian homes, violating international humanitarian law, laws and customs of war.

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

Thus, during the past day, the occupiers launched 8 rocket and 15 air strikes and carried out more than 70 MLRS attacks. Three X-22 cruise missiles of the enemy did not reach their targets.

Objects and civilian population of more than 25 settlements were damaged by enemy fire. Among others - Novomykhailivka, Zaliznychne, Spirne, Davydiv Brid, Blahodativka and Myrne. The strikes on Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, and Nikopol were carried out solely to destroy civilian homes and critical infrastructure of the cities. 

The situation in the Volyn and Polissya areas has not changed significantly.

The enemy fired in other areas: 

in the Siversky area - from barrel artillery, near Boyaro-Lezhachi, Mezenivka, and Ryzhivka settlements of Sumy Region;

in the Slobozhansk area - from tanks, mortars and rocket artillery, near the settlements of Dvorichne, Zarubivka, Vovchansk, Hatyshche;

in the Kramatorsk area - from the artillery of various types, near the settlements of Spirne, Bilohorivka, Verkhnokamianske, Serebryanka, and Rozdolivka; 

in the area of Bakhmut, the enemy attacked the areas of Soledar, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Kurdyumivka, Opytne, Zaytseve, and New York settlements;

in the Avdiyivka area, Maryinka, Shakhtarsky, Vodyanyi, and Novomykhailivka districts were shelled from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery.

in the Novopavlivskyi and Zaporizhzhya areas, the infrastructure of Novoukrayinka, Novodanilivka, Chervone, Novosilka, Poltavka, and Mali Shcherbaki was damaged by enemy shelling.

in the South Buh area, more than twenty-five settlements along the entire line of contact were hit by fire.

Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled attacks by russian invaders in the areas of the settlements of Vyimka, Krasne, Bakhmut, Mayorsk, Vesele, Pobyeda, Nevelske, Kamianka, and Ternovy Pody.

Reinforcements of five hundred demobilized criminals have arrived to reinforce the russian army fighting in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region. Officers from among former russian law enforcement officers have been appointed commanders of the newly arrived units. The command of the russian troops issued an order to confiscate mobile phones from all arriving mobilized personnel.

Aviation of the Defence Forces carried out 23 strikes during the past 24 hours. It has been confirmed that a stronghold, 15 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 7 anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy have been hit. In addition, our air defence units shot down more than 20 enemy UAVs in various areas. Among them - 5 Orlan-10, 15 Shahed-136, and 1 Mohajer-6.

Over the past day, missile and artillery forces hit five areas of concentration of manpower, weapons, and military equipment, five air defence positions, two artillery units, an ammunition depot, and a crossing.

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