July 21, 2022

Ukraine Ministry of Defense: Russian forces continue artillery barrage but fail to advance on the ground

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The one hundred forty eights (148) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

There are no major changes on the Volyn and Polissya directions. During July of this year, on the territory of the republic of belarus, a campaign of agitation of citizens of this country to sign contracts with russian private military companies is ongoing. The military commissariats of the armed forces of the republic of belarus take an active part in these events.

In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues shelling the positions of our troops in the Sumy oblast and conducting aerial reconnaissance by UAVs.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy launched airstrikes near Verkhniy Saltiv and Rtyshivka. It carried out artillery shelling in the districts of Kharkiv, Pytomnik, Ruska Lozova, Rubizhne, Cherkaski Tyshky, Prudyanka, Chuhuyev, Udy, Korobochkyne, Zalyman and Malynivka.

It unsuccessfully tried to advance in the direction of Velyki Prohody – Pytomnyk with assault actions. The enemy also carried out aerial reconnaissance with an unmanned aerial vehicle near Slatyne, Rubizhne, Zamulivka and Dementiyvka.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy launched artillery fire in the areas of Dolyna, Bohorodychne, Husarivka, Velyka Komyshuvaha, Nortsivka, and Virnopillya settlements. Conducted aerial reconnaissance near Dmytrivka and Virnopilla.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Serebryanka and Spirne. Artillery shelling was recorded near Siversk, Hryhorivka and Ivano-Daryivka. Enemy UAVs operational-tactical level operated near Rozdolivka and Hryhorivka.

Ukrainian soldiers repulsed the offensive of the occupiers in the direction of the Lysichansk refinery – Ivano-Daryivka. The enemy suffered losses and retreated.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Vershina, Bilohorivka, Kostyantynivka and Berestove settlements. Artillery shelling was recorded in the vicinity of Berestove, Vesele, Vyimka, Vershyna, Novoluhanske, Bakhmut, Zaytseve, Soledar, Rozdolivka, and Kurdyumivka.

The weak assaults of the occupiers on the directions Klynove – Vershyna, Myronivka – Vuhlehirska TPP failed again.

In the Avdiyivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhya directions, in order to restrain the actions of our troops, the enemy carried out airstrikes near Krasnohorivka, Kamianka, Solodke, and Novoandriivka. It carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Zolota Nyva, Mykilske, Zaliznychne, Stepnohirsk, Novoselivka Druga, Vugledar, Hulyaipilske, Novopil, Bilohirya. To adjust the artillery fire, operational-tactical level unmanned aerial vehicles were used near Shcherbaky, Malaya Tokmachka and Bilohirya.

In the Southern Buh direction, artillery shelling was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Olgyne, Potemkine, Knyazivka, Shyroke, Ternivka, Luch, Kotlyareve, Pervomaiske, Nova Zorya, Dobre and Bila Krynytsya. The occupiers unsuccessfully tried to launch a counterattack in the direction of Sukhy Stavok – Andriivka.

In the Black Sea and Azov sea zones, the enemy’s naval group focuses its main efforts on blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea. There are two cruise missile carriers outside the bases.

Personal documents are confiscated from the forcibly mobilized, who are taken to replenish their losses from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. This shows the complete lawlessness of this contingent and, allegedly, should stop desertion. Also, it will not allow identification of the mentioned persons in case of death, which opens the way for various financial frauds in favor of the command staff of the armed forces of the russian federation.

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