(MENAFN- UkrinForm) In the past 24 hours, Ukraine's Defense Forces have repelled attacks by Russian invaders near 22 settlements in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
The relevant statement was made by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on facebook , an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“Attempting to gain full control over the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, enemy troops continue focusing their main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions near such settlements as Kreminna, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Opytne, Marinka and Vuhledar. They are suffering significant losses, especially in terms of personnel,” the report states.
Over the past day, Ukrainian forces have repelled enemy attacks near the Luhansk region's Novoselivske, Chervonopopivka, Shypylivka and Bilohorivka, and the Donetsk region's Verkhniokamianske, Fedorivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Spirne, Vyimka, Bakhmut, Krasna Hora, Paraskoviivka, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Kamianka, Vodiane, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Marinka and Bohoiavlenka.
Russian troops launched eight missile strikes, including five on civil infrastructure in Kharkiv, and 21 air strikes. Additionally, the enemy opened fire with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) 39 times, namely on civil infrastructure in the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions. Residential houses were damaged.
The threat of Russian missile and air strikes is persisting all over Ukraine.
In the Volyn, Polissia, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the situation remained unchanged. No enemy offensive groupings were detected. Enemy shelling was recorded near the Sumy region's Zarutske, Popivka and Sadky, and the Kharkiv region's Veterynarne, Strilecha, Krasne, Hlyboke, Lyptsi, Starytsia, Morokhovets, Zelene, Neskuchne, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Budarky, Vilkhuvatka, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk and Kamianka.
Russian occupiers also used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) loaded with ammunition near the Sumy region's Volfyne.
In the Kupiansk and Lyman directions, over 40 settlements came under enemy fire, including the Kharkiv region's Dvorichna, Hrianykivka, Kucherivka, Kupiansk, Kurylivka, Kyslivka, Kotliarivka, Tabaivka, Berestove, Krokhmalne, Vyshneve, Chervonopopivka and Kuzmyne, and the Luhansk region's Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Novoiehorivka, Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Nevske, Pishchane, Kreminna, Dibrova and Bilohorivka. The enemy launched air strikes near Kotliarivka, Krokhmalne and Bilohorivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, Russian invaders shelled the Donetsk region's Spirne, Berestove, Bilohorivka, Rozdolivka, Zaliznianske, Paraskoviivka, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Mykolaivka, Predtechyne, Klishchiivka, Kurdiumivka, New York and Vesele. Over 30 settlements were affected.
In the Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions, Russian occupiers used tanks, mortars and artillery to attack the Donetsk region's Avdiivka, Vodiane, Marinka, Pobieda, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva and Neskuchne. The enemy launched air strikes near Avdiivka, Nevelske and Marinka. Near Vodiane, Russian invaders were dropping K-51 tear-gas grenades on the positions of Ukrainian forces with UAVs.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, over 30 settlements came under enemy fire, including the Zaporizhzhia region's Novopil, Olhivske, Malynivka, Huliaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Shcherbaky, Mali Shcherbaky and Stepove. The enemy launched air strikes near Olhivske and Huliaipole.
In the Kherson direction, Russian occupiers shelled 17 settlements, namely Mykhailivka, Havrylivka, Mylove, Zmiivka, Novoberyslav, Kozatske, Lvove, Tiahynka, Ivanivka, Mykilske, Antonivka, Yantarne, Berehove, Veletenske and Kherson.
In the Kakhovka district's Kairy, Russian occupiers are forcibly taking away civilian cars from local residents.
Over the past day, Ukrainian air forces have launched 12 strikes on enemy personnel and military equipment clusters, and two strikes on Russian air defense missile system positions. Additionally, the Ukrainian military destroyed Russia's Su-25 assault aircraft, Mi-24 helicopter and two Orlan-10 UAVs. Ukraine's missile and artillery units hit two Russian command posts, seven personnel clusters and one ammunition depot.
Photo: 45th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine