In the Donetsk direction, the Russians pursue efforts to advance toward the region’s administrative borders. Today, fierce firefights are continuing in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka directions, in the areas of Kodema, Zaitseve, Pisky, Pervomaiske, and Maryinka.

That’s according to a morning update by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

In the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions, the situation remains unchanged. In the latter, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery shelling in the areas of Hai, Chernihiv region, as well as Dmytrivka and Kindrativka, Sumy region.

In the Kharkiv direction, enemy barrel and jet artillery opened fire in the areas of Duvanka, Klynove, Sosnivka, Dementiivka, Ruska Lozova, Ruski Tyshky, Cherkaski Tyshky, Velyki Prohody, Tsirkuny, Petrivka, Stary Saltiv, Peremoha, Shestakove, Bayrak, Nortsivka, and Shevelivka.

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In the Sloviansk direction, enemy units continued shelling the areas of Dolyna, Krasnopilla, Bohorodychne, and Virnopilla, employing barrel artillery and multiple rocket launcher systems. Enemy aircraft struck the area near Virnopillia.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Vesele, Berestove, Bohorodychne, Tetyanivka, Zakitne, Mala Piskunivka, Hryhorivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, and Ivano-Daryivka, using mortars, tanks, and jet artillery. Areas near Spirne and Ivano-Daryivka were hit by enemy aircraft.

In the direction of Bakhmut, artillery of various types shelled the areas near Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Soledar, Yakovlivka, Zaytseve, Mayorsk, and Kodema. With offensive actions, the enemy tried to advance in the directions of Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, and Zaitseve, seeing no success and being forced to retreat. Attempts are being made to establish control over the settlement of Kodema, where firefights continue.

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In the Avdiyivka direction, the enemy fired mortars, tanks, barrel and jet artillery near Avdiyivka, Opytne, Umanske, Pervomaiske, Staromykhailivka, and New York. With offensive actions, the Russians tried to improve their tactical position in the directions of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, traditionally suffering losses and retreating.

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In the Novopavlivka direction, enemy fire was recorded near Novomykhailivka, Paraskoviivka, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Velika Novosilka, and Blahodatne.

In the Zaporizhia direction, enemy is employing tanks, jet and barrel artillery along the contact line. The Russians are regrouping forces, including units of the 3rd Army Corps on the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhia region with the aim of resuming the offensive in the specified direction.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy continued shelling military and civilian infrastructure in the areas of Oleksandrivka, Lyubomirivka, Novomykolaivka, Lupareve, Chervonyi Yar, Novohryhorivka, Stepove, Pervomaiske, Kiselivka, Partyzanske, Kvitneve, Chervona Dolyna, Kobzartsi, Ternivka, Andriivka, Osokorivka, Olhyne, Ivanivka , Trudolyubivka, Dobryanka, Potyomkine, Knyazivka, and Topolyne. The Andriyivka district and the Plotnytske tract were hit by air strikes.

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The enemy’s naval group in the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov continues to carry out reconnaissance missions and blocking civilian navigation. The threat of missile strikes on objects and infrastructure facilities deep across the territory of Ukraine remains in place.

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The enemy is suffering significant losses in manpower.

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