The 452nd day of the Russian Federation's large-scale armed aggression against Ukraine continues. During the day, Russia launched four missile attacks and 45 air strikes, and fired more than 30 times from multiple launch rocket systems. Private houses and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has said.
To launch missile strikes on the cities of Lyman, Slovyansk and Kostyantynivka, the Russians again used S-300 air defence systems, which are not high-precision weapons, which underscores Russia's terror tactics. The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.
Russia continues to focus its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Maryinka sectors. In total, 24 combat engagements took place in the above-mentioned sectors over the last day. Bakhmut and Maryinka remain at the epicentre of hostilities.
Russian troops are restricting the access of civilians to mobile communications in occupied territory of Kherson Region. They are dismantling the equipment of substations and relay towers. In addition, they are restricting the movement of local residents to areas with stable mobile communications.
Over the last day, the aviation of the Ukrainian Defence Forces carried out 12 strikes on the clusters of Russian personnel and military equipment, as well as four strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems. Three Russian reconnaissance UAVs of various types were destroyed over the course of the day.
Missile and artillery units struck an area where weapons and military equipment were concentrated, two ammunition depots, two artillery units at firing positions and another important enemy target.