(MENAFN- UkrinForm) Russian troops continue to focus their main efforts on running offensive operations in the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtarsk directions. Last day, Ukrainian troops repelled more than 110 attacks in the said areas.
That's according to the general staff of the Armed Forces, Ukrinform reports, referring to the morning update.
'The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on offensive operations in the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtarsk directions. Over the past day, our forces repelled more than 110 attacks,' the report reads.
The enemy continues to violate the norms of International Humanitarian Law, shelling civilian objects and households, as well as trying to destroy critical infrastructure.
The update on the massive missile attack overnight Thursday will be delivered shortly. On Wednesday, the enemy carried out 25 air strikes, two missile strikes, and 32 strikes involving MLR systems. Read also: guterres: our ultimate goal is a just peace in ukraine based on un charter
No signs of the offensive groupings being formed were detected on the Volyn, Polissia, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes. At the same time, the enemy shelled the area of Senkivka, Chernihiv region; Kharkivka and Atynske of Sumy region; and Strelecha, Ternova, Vilcha, Kamianka, Dvorichna, and Holubivka of Kharkiv region.
On the Kupyansk and Lyman axes, the enemy ran unsuccessful offensive missions toward the settlements of Hryanikyvka, Spirne, and Bilohorivka. Enemy artillery shelled over 15 settlements. Among them are Vilshana, Kupiansk, Kislivka, Pershotravneve, Pishchane, and Cherneshchyna of Kharkiv region; Stelmakhivka, Nevske, and Chervopopivka of Luhansk region; and Novoselivka, Kolodyazi, Dibrova, Berestov, Yampil, Siversk, Rozdolivka, and Yahidne of Donetsk region.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the occupiers never ceased their assault attempts. Ukraine's defenders repelled attacks in the areas of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, and Oleksandro-Shultyne. More than 10 populacees, in particular, Zaliznyanske, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Diliivka, Druzhba, New York, and Pivnichne of Donetsk region, were hit by enemy shelling. Read also: russian missile attack on ukraine: explosions rock kyiv 's holosiivskyi district
On the Avdiyivka and Shakhtarske axes, the enemy took on a number of foiled offensives toward Kamianka, Severne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Novomykhailivka, Maryinka, and Vuhledar of Donetsk region. Areas of 20 settlements were hit by enemy shelling. Among them are Oleksandropil, Lastochkine, Avdiivka, Vodiane, Pervomaiske, Karlivka, Heorhiivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Pobieda, Prychistevka, and Neskuchne of Donetsk region.
The enemy is defending on the Zaporizhia and Kherson axes. Areas of over 30 settlements were shelled. In particular, these are Vremivka, Novosilka, and Novopil in Donetsk region; Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Orihiv, Novoandriivka, Kamianske, Temyrivka, Olhivske, Chervone, Staroukrainka, Charivne, and Novoandriivka in Zaporizhia region; as well as Zmiivka and Vesele .
According to preliminary information, Russia's armed forces have almost used up the entire supply of artillery ammunition from the depots located in the country's central part. At present, ammunition is being supplied to the occupied parts of Ukraine from other regions of Russia, which significantly increases delivery times. New batches of munitions are of poor quality, according to reports, due to their improper storage and violation of servicing rules and regulations. Almost 50% of them bear visible signs of rust damage. In the conditions of intense hostilities, the invasion forces are expected to see ammo shortage within the next two to three months. Read also: russian missile attack: nearly 15 strikes hit kharkiv region
Throughout the day, the Air Force carried out 11 sorties targeting the Russian manpower and equipment clusters and striking a position of the Russian anti-aircraft missile complex.
Missile and artillery forces struck two enemy clusters and inflicted fire damage on the enemy command post.