July 25, 2022

Ukrainian Defense Ministry (from July 24): ‘Demoralized’ Russian forces being sent into battle ‘without cover of armored vehicles’

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The one hundred fifty second (152) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to Russian military invasion continues.

There are no major changes on the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. Enemy units shelled the Yastrubyne, Hrabovske and Volodymyrivka settlements of the Sumy oblast with barrel artillery.

In Slobozhansk, the enemy’s direction continues to conduct combat operations with the aim of holding the occupied lines and preventing the Defense Forces from advancing towards the state border.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage to our positions from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Malynivka, Borshcheva, Ivanivka, Pytomnyk, Nove, Ruski Tyshky, Petrivka, Dementiivka, Husarivka, Prudyanka, Shapovalivka, Rubizhne, Shevelivka, Duvanka, Mospanove, Ruska Lozova and Mykhailivka. Made an airstrike near Prudyanka, Petrivka, and Yavirske.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy carried out fire damage to the positions of units of the Defense Forces using all available firepower near Nortsivka, Bohorodychne, Petrivske, Barvinkove, Kostyantynivka, Nova Dmytrivka, Dolyna, Nova Mykolaivka, Karnaukhivka, Dibrovne, and Chepil.

In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Kryvya Luka, Platonivka, Siversk, Verkhnyokamyanske, Zvanivka, Ivano-Daryivka, and Spirne. And airstrikes – not far from Hryhorivka and Serebryanka.

Ukrainian soldiers repulsed the assaults in the directions Berestove – Ivano-Daryivka and Verkhnyokamyanka – Ivano-Daryivka and forced the invaders to roll back. The enemy is on the offensive in the vicinity of Spirne, hostilities continue.

In the Bakhmut direction, with the aim of destroying defensive positions, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Berestove, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Pokrovske, Yakovlivka, Kurdyumivka, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Novoluhanske, Zaitseve and Travneve. Enemy UAV flights were noted in the Kramatorsk area.

The occupiers carried out airstrikes near Soledar, Pokrovske, and the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. The assault in the direction of Vershyna – Luhansk ended in failure and retreat for them. The enemy is advancing in the direction of Myronivske – Luhansk, hostilities continue.

There no active enemy actions were noted in the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions. In order to constrain the actions of our troops, it shelled positions with barrel and rocket artillery and tank weapons along the contact line. The enemy launched airstrikes near Shevchenko, Vesele, and Poltavka. Conducted aerial reconnaissance over Omelnyk, Shcherbaky, Novodanilivka and Malynivka.

In the South Buh region, artillery shelling was noted in the areas of Potemkyne, Chervonopilla, Kvitneve, Kiselivka, Partyzanske, Pervomaiske, Luch, Posad-Pokrovske, Blaghodatne, Shevchenkove, Prybuzke, Stepova Dolyna, and Nova Zorya settlements. The enemy carries out intensive aerial reconnaissance by UAVs. It also carried out an airstrike near Bilohirka.

According to available information, there are two Kalibr sea-based cruise missile carriers outside the bases.

The enemy’s personnel is demoralized. The russian command in some directions is throwing manpower into the attacks without the cover of armored vehicles. In this way, the officers keep the equipment in working order and try to take revenge on their subordinates for deliberately disabling the weapons. A similar practice of sabotage is widespread among the private’s ranks of the occupiers in order not to participate in combat clashes with Ukrainian soldiers.

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