The 266th day of the Russian full-scale invasion has begun. The enemy is trying to restrain the actions of the Defence Forces in certain areas and continues to equip defensive lines on the left bank of Dnipro. At the same time, it does not cease offensive actions in the Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Novopavlivka areas, the morning report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine states.
Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian soldiers have repelled attacks by russian invaders in the areas of Bilohorivka, Kurdyumivka, Novokalynivka, Vesele, Avdiyivka, Pervomayske, Vodyane, Novomykhaylivka, and Vremivka settlements in Donetsk Region.
Over the past day, the Russian Federation launched a massive missile attack on Ukrianian military and civilian infrastructure. Residential buildings of citizens and objects of critical infrastructure in Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsya, Poltava, Lviv, Khmelnytskyy and other regions of our country were affected.
The enemy fired more than 90 Kh-101 and Kalibr missiles and more than ten attack UAVs. According to detailed information, 77 cruise missiles, 10 Iranian attack drones Shahed-136 and one UAV Orion were destroyed by the units of the Defence Forces. Additional information is being clarified.
In addition, the russians do not stop shelling the positions of our troops and settlements along the contact line. So, during the past day, the occupiers carried out 43 airstrikes and carried out more than 40 MLRS attacks.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya areas has not changed significantly.
The enemy shelled in such other areas:
in the Siversk area - from the artillery of various types, in the vicinities of Krasnopillya, Ryzhivka, Kindrativka and Slavhorod settlements of Sumy Region;
in the Slobozhansk area - from mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the vicinities of the settlements of Vovchansk, Kamyanka, Starytsa, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Ternova, Kozacha Lopan and Hoptivka;
in the Kupyansk and Lyman areas - from tanks and artillery of various calibres, in the vicinities of the settlements of Berestove, Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Terny, Ploshanka, Kislivka, Makiyivka, Zarichne, Bilogorivka, and Spirne;
in the Bakhmut area - from tanks and the entire range of artillery, in the vicinities of Soledar, Andriyivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Zelenopillya, Yakovlivka, New York and Opytne;
in the Avdiyivka area - from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the vicinities of Avdiyivka, Vodyane, Maryinka, Nevelske, Novomykhaylivka, Novokalynove settlements;
in the Novopavlovsk area - from tanks and artillery of various types, in the vicinities of Bohoyavlenka, Velyka Novosilka, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Pavlivka, Prechystivka;
in the Zaporizhzhya area - from tanks and artillery, in the vicinities of Zaliznychne, Shcherbaky, Temyrivka, Stepnohirsk, Bilohirya, Dorozhnyanka, Malynivka, Olhivske, Novopil, Hulyaypole settlements;
in the Kherson area - from the entire spectrum of artillery, in the districts of Illinka, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, and Prydniprovskyy.
In connection with significant losses in the course of hostilities, in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, cases of desertion in units of the occupying forces increased, the morale and psychological state deteriorated significantly.
“Thus, after the battles in the area of the settlement of Mayorsk, the 1st Horlivka territorial battalion lost its combat capability. Losses in it amounted to over 50 percent killed and wounded, the morale and psychological condition of servicemen is unsatisfactory. The enemy command disbanded the mentioned unit. The remaining personnel are distributed among other military units,” the General staff noted.
During the past day, the aviation of the Defence Forces of Ukraine struck the enemy 14 times. 11 areas of personnel, weapons and military equipment concentration, as well as 3 positions of the enemy's anti-aircraft missile systems were hit.
Soldiers of the Ukrainian missile forces and artillery over the past day struck 3 areas of manpower, weapons and military equipment concentration, a radio-electronic warfare station and an ammunition warehouse of the occupiers.