The 511th day of large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine has begun.
At night Russian Federation launched another air and missile attack on Ukraine. The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lymansk, Bakhmutsk, Avdiivsk and Marinsk directions. During the past 24 hours, more than 20 combat clashes took place.
More about the situation at the front – in morning summary of the General Staff on July 19.
During the past day, the Russian occupiers also carried out a missile and air strike on the territory of Ukraine – using six Kalibr cruise missiles and 35 Iranian Shahed-136 attack UAVs. The forces and means of the Air Force destroyed six Kalibr cruise missiles and 31 attack UAVs of the enemy.
In addition, the enemy carried out 80 airstrikes and launched 74 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of the Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population, industrial facilities, residential buildings and other civil infrastructure were destroyed.
The probability of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains very high, the General Staff emphasizes.
The situation at the front
On Volyn and Poliske directions operational situation without significant changes. There were no signs of the formation of hostile offensive groups.
On Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions the enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on more than 20 settlements, in particular, Seredyna-Buda, Popivka, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne, Stepne of the Sumy region and Kozacha Lopan, Vovchansk and Budarky of the Kharkiv region came under fire.
On Kupyansk direction our soldiers are firmly on the defensive. The enemy launched an air strike in the Kislivka area. Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Synkivka, Kupyansk and Kislivka of the Kharkiv region were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.
On Lyman direction the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bilogorivka, Luhansk Region, and Spirny and Siversk, Donetsk Region. The settlements of Nevske and Bilogorivka in Luhansk region and Torske, Lyman, Berestov and Rozdolivka in Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.
On Bakhmut direction under heavy fire from the enemy’s aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks in the Bohdanivka area of the Donetsk region. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the districts of Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Druzhba, Bilra Hora and Oleksandro-Shultyny. More than 10 settlements, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Stupochki, Oleksandro-Shultyne, North and South of Donetsk region, were affected by enemy artillery shelling.
On Avdiivskyi direction the enemy carried out an airstrike in the area of the city of Avdiivka. At the same time, the enemy fired artillery at more than 15 settlements, including Keramik, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, and Semenivka in the Donetsk region.
On Maryinsky direction Defense forces continue to hold back the advance of Russian troops in the areas of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka. The enemy shelled more than 10 settlements. Among them are Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, and Maksimilianivka in the Donetsk region.
On Mining direction in the districts of Rivnopol in Donetsk region and Novodarivka in the Zaporizhzhia region, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to restore the lost position. Carried out airstrikes near Velika Novosilka, Makarivka, and Rivnepole. More than 10 settlements were shelled, in particular, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, Zolota Niva and Shakhtarske of the Donetsk region were affected.
On Zaporizhia and Kherson directions the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the further advance of our troops. He carried out airstrikes in the districts of Malaya Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Orikhov and Pyatikhatok of the Zaporizhzhia region. Conducted artillery shelling of more than 20 settlements, including Vilne Pole, Vremivka of the Donetsk region; Zaliznychne, Lobkovo, Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia region; Synelnikove and Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast; Burgunka, Kherson Sadov, Berehove and Veletenske in the Kherson region and Ochakiv in the Mykolayiv region.
The Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct an offensive operation in the Melitopol and Berdyansk directions, are entrenched at the reached boundaries, inflict fire damage, and carry out counter-battery countermeasures.
The Russian occupiers continue to rob the civilian population, appropriating the grain harvest of peaceful citizens of Ukraine. For example, in the temporarily captured Skadovsk of the Kherson region, the Russian occupiers intensified the use of the port from July 10 to export this year’s grain to their ports.
Over the past day, the aviation of the defense forces has struck 12 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, and one on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems. During the past day, units of missile forces and artillery hit one enemy control post, one anti-aircraft missile complex, 16 artillery pieces in firing positions, 3 ammunition depots and 3 enemy electronic warfare stations.
We will remind, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna The painter informed about the tactics of the Russian invaders in the east. The enemy’s offensive in the Kupyansk direction is currently unsuccessful. The battles continue, but the initiative is already on our side.