Ukrainian defenders repulsed another enemy offensive near Marinka, forcing the Russian military to flee, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced in a Facebook post on Monday, July 11.

The main efforts of the Russian invaders are focused on establishing ultimate control over the Luhansk region, encircling Ukraine’s Defense Forces group in Donetsk region, holding the land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea, and blocking Ukraine’s maritime communications in the Black Sea.

In Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation has not changed significantly. In Siversky direction, the units of Russian troops are still stationed in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions and demonstrate their presence with the use of artillery. The enemy shelled the districts of Karpovychi and Mykolaivka, Chernihiv region. In Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on holding the occupied lines in Kharkiv direction and preventing the advance of Ukrainian troops to the state border.

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In the areas of Kharkiv, Bazaliivka, Petrivka, Ruski Tyshky, Korobochkyne, Slatyne, Prudianka, Nove, Rubizhne, Blahodatne, Kutuzivka, Zolochiv, Cherkaski Tyshky, Peremoha, Pytomnyk, and Ruska Lozova localities, the Russian troops fired tube artillery, MLRS, and tanks.

Russia launched strikes by Ka-52 helicopters near Lebyazhe, Verkhniy Saltiv, and Prudianka, and used a drone to conduct aerial reconnaissance near Prudianka.

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A Ukrainian soldier patrols the front line near Marinka, April 2022. (Photo by Aleksey Filippov / AFP).

In Slovyansk direction, the invaders fire tube and rocket artillery in the areas of Dibrivne, Mazanivka, Bohorodychne, Adamivka, Kurulka, Cherkaske, Krasnopillia, Mayak, and Novomykolaivka. The enemy launched an airstrike near Bohorodychne. In the direction of Krasnopillia, the Ukrainian defenders repelled another enemy assault and nullified all Russian attempts to advance further.

The units of the Russian troops did not conduct active operations in the Kramatorsk direction. The enemy fired tube artillery at the areas of Siversk, Zakitne, Serebrianka, Hryhorivka, Bilohorivka, Verkhniokamyanske, Spirne, Zvanivka, Vyimka, and Ivano-Daryivka. The airstrikes were recorded near Serebrianka, Ivano-Daryivka, and Spirne.

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In the direction of Bakhmut, the invaders shelled Chasiv Yar, Berestove, Pokrovske, Soledar, Zaytseve, Vershyna, Novoluhanske, Klishchiivka, Kodemy, and New York areas by mortars, tube and rocket artillery. Airstrikes were launched by Su-25 attack aircraft near Pokrovske and Yakovlivka.

In Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivsk, and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy fired artillery of various calibers at the areas of Avdiivka, Karlivka, Nevelske, Maryinka, Sribne, Novomykhailivka, Volodymyrivka, Pavlivka, Vuhledar, Perebydova, Velyka Novosilka, Vremivka, Novosilka, Bilohirya, Poltavka, Malynivka, Huliaypole, Zaliznychne, Zahirne, Huliaypilske, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhovem Zherebyanka, Kamyanske. Russian troops launched airstrikes near Shevchenkove and Zolota Nyva.

“Once again, we can say traditionally, our soldiers forced the enemies to flee when they tried to advance in the direction of Marinka,” the General Staff noted.

In the Southern Buh direction, the enemy tries to hold the occupied lines and prevent the offensive of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, continues to open fire to restrain the actions of the Ukrainian troops.

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Enemy shelling by tube and rocket artillery was recorded in the areas of Osokorivka, Dobrianka, Olhyne, Velyka Kostromka, Karyerne, Bila Krynytsia, Zelenyi Hai, Kalynivka, Bilohirka, Kyselivka, Liubomyrivka, Kobzartsi, Chervona Dolyna, Partyzanske, Blahodatne, Kotliarevo, Shevchenkove, Zori, Posad-Pokrovske, Ukrainka, and Prybuzke.

In the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, the Russian Federation continues to keep two carriers of high-precision weapons with up to 16 Kalibr cruise missiles ready for missile strikes.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine underscores that the Defense Forces of Ukraine are inflicting losses on the enemy in all directions where hostilities are ongoing and are ready for any changes in the operational situation.

Meanwhile, according to the General Staff data, cases of desertion and open disobedience to the command are being recorded more and more often in the units of the Russian troops.

As previously reported by, from February 24 to July 11, Ukrainian defenders eliminated about 37,400 Russian invaders.

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