General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The sixty-fourth era of the Ukrainian nation’s heroic confrontation with the Russian military invasion began.
The full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine continues.
The enemy continues offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and maintain the land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea.
The enemy increases the pace of the offensive operation. In almost all directions, the Russian occupiers are exerting intense fire. The greatest activity is observed in Slobozhansky and Donetsk directions.
No significant changes in the activities of enemy units were noted in the Volyn and Polissya areas.
By maintaining an appropriate set of troops, the enemy is trying to ensure the maintenance of the reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the northern direction and prevent their movement to the Eastern Operational Zone.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy group continues to strike and fire artillery on the city of Kharkiv.
The main efforts of the occupiers are focused on the Izium direction. The enemy is trying to launch an offensive in the directions of Sulyhivka – Nova Dmytrivka and Andriivka – Velyka Komyshuvakha.
In order to strengthen the advancing group, the occupiers additionally moved airborne units and up to 500 units of equipment to the city of Izyum.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy group continues to take active action on the line of contact. The main efforts are focused on surrounding the Defense Forces.
To achieve this goal, in the Lyman direction, the enemy has improved its tactical position, trying to develop an offensive on the village of Lyman. The invaders are carrying out preparatory measures for forcing the Seversky Donets River.
In the Severodonetsk direction, the enemy is attacking the settlement of Orikhove.
In the direction of Avdiivka, in order to capture Marinka and Ocheretin, the enemy exerts intense fire.
In the Kurakhiv direction, with the support of artillery, the occupiers are conducting an offensive in the directions of Staromayorske – Velyka Novosilka and Lyubimivka – Zelene Pole.
In the Tavriya direction, enemy units continue to conduct demonstrations and maneuvers in order to mislead and prevent the transfer of our troops to other areas.
The occupiers continue to use Melitopol airfield for the base and flight of Su-25 attack aircraft, Ka-52 attack helicopters and Mi-8 transport and combat aircraft.
In the South Buz direction, the enemy’s group focuses its efforts on the Kherson-Mykolayiv and Kherson-Kryvyi Rih directions.
As a result of the assault, the enemy established itself in the area of the settlement of Tavriyske, trying to carry out a fire defeat on the positions of our troops in the areas of the settlements of Oleksandrivka and Nova Zorya.
In the areas of settlements Stanislav and Molodetske increases the units of jet and barrel artillery.
In order to correct and assess the results of the fire damage, the enemy conducted air reconnaissance in the area of the settlement of Zatoka.
During the previous day, eight air targets were hit by anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force and the Land Forces: one aircraft, one cruise missile and six UAVs of operational and tactical level.
The Russian occupiers continue to suffer losses on land. In the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts alone, six enemy attacks have been repulsed in the past 24 hours, five tanks, one artillery system, twenty-two armored vehicles, one car and one anti-aircraft gun have been destroyed.