In its daily operational update, the government of Ukraine today discusses the Russian shelling of innocent Ukrainian civilians, particularly in eastern cities such as Kharkiv. Their full statement can be read below:
Glory to Ukraine! The one hundred and forty-eighth (148) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
There are no signs of the creation of offensive groups were found in the Volyn and Polissya directions.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to carry out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs in the border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Mospanove, Petrivka, Ruski Tyshky, Bazaliivka, Pechenyhy, Tsyrkuny, Pytomnyk, Dementiivka, Korobochkine and Prudyanka settlements.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded near Dibrovne, Krasnopillya, Chepil, Adamivka, Hrushuvaha and others.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled the Kramatorsk, Siversk, Hryhorivka, Zvanivka, and Spirne districts with artillery. The enemy is conducting assault operations near Ivano-Daryivka, the fighting continues.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy is conducting combat operations with the aim of creating conditions for an offensive on Bakhmut and taking over the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. It carried out shelling of military and civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Rozdolivka, Bilogorivka, Pokrovske, Nova Kamianka, Bakhmut, Vershyna, Novoluhanske, Zaitseve, Toretsk and others. He carried out airstrikes on the villages of Vershyna and Bilohorivka.
The enemy carried out assaults with the aim of taking over the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. It was unsuccessfully. Ukrainian soldiers forced the occupiers to flee. Fighting continues in the Novoluhansky region. In order to expose the firing positions of the Defense Forces in certain directions, the enemy used subversive and reconnaissance groups.
In the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy carried out systematic shelling of civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of Vesele, Umanske, Kurakhove, Novomykhailivka, Mykilske, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Novopil, Novomayorske, Poltavka, Chervone, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka and others. Airstrikes near Krasnohorivka and Solodke. In some areas, the enemy is improving the engineering equipment of defensive positions.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on maintaining the occupied positions. Conducts reconnaissance of the UAVs.
The enemy systematically shelled civilian infrastructure along the contact line in the areas of Apostolove, Mykolaivka, Lepetykha, Chervona Dolyna, Murakhivka, Blahodatne, Prybuzke and Lymany settlements with tanks, barrel and rocket artillery.
The threat of missile strikes on critical infrastructure facilities on the territory of Ukraine remains.
According to the available information, in the military units of the armed forces of the russian federation, there is a tendency to dismiss a significant part of personnel who served under short-term contracts. Also, most servicemen refuse to extend long-term contracts that have expired.
We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Together to victory!
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