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General Staff: Ukraine repels 29 Russian attacks near Avdiivka and 10 attacks near Bakhmut

In the last 24 hours, there were 83 battles between Ukrainian defenders and invading Russian forces along the frontline.
A Ukrainian soldier on the frontline. Photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine via Facebook

In the last 24 hours, Ukrainian aviation launched 11 strikes on Russian personnel, equipment, and military vehicles, including one on a command post and three on anti-aircraft missile systems, as reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in its daily evening summary. 

Ukraine’s missile forces targeted a Russian helicopter, an anti-aircraft missile system, three areas with personnel and equipment, one ammunition depot, and two artillery pieces.

Ukrainian forces maintain positions on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast, engaging the Russians with continuous fire. 

The Russian army launched 2 missiles and conducted 71 aerial attacks, along with 65 rocket artillery shelling incidents on Ukrainian positions and over a hundred populated areas. These Russian attacks have led to civilian casualties, injuries, and damage to homes and other infrastructure.

Frontline developments

The operational situation in the east and south of Ukraine remains difficult, the General Staff reported.

In the Kupiansk sector, which covers Kharkiv and Luhansk oblasts in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian troops repelled 7 attacks near Synkivka in Kharkiv Oblast.

In the Lyman sector (Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts), Ukrainian troops successfully repelled six Russian attacks. Backed by aviation, Russian forces attempted to dislodge Ukrainians from occupied positions in the areas of Terniv, Vesele, and Rozdolivka in Donetsk Oblast. Additionally, they carried out aerial strikes in the regions of Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast and Spirne in Donetsk Oblast.

In the Bakhmut sector (Donetsk Oblast), Ukrainian forces thwarted 10 Russian attacks near Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka in Donetsk Oblast. Russians conducted aerial strikes in the areas of Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, and Stupochok in Donetsk Oblast.

In the Avdiivka sector (Donetsk Oblast), Ukrainian forces repelled 29 Russian attacks near Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, Severne, Tonenke, and Pervomaiske in Donetsk Oblast. Russian attempts, supported by aviation, to breach Ukrainian defenses were unsuccessful. Also they conducted an aerial strike in the area of Oleksandropil in Donetsk Oblast.

In the Mariinka sector (Donetsk Oblast), Ukrainian troops continue to hold off Russians in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk Oblast, with Russians conducting 13 attacks, supported by aviation.

In the Shakhtarsk sector, covering parts of Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblasts, Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian attack near Novodonetske in Donetsk Oblast. Russians carried out an aerial strike in the areas of Urozhaine, Staromykhailivka, and Rivnopillia in Donetsk Oblast.

In the Zaporizhzhia sector, Ukrainians successfully repelled five Russian attacks near Verbove and Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

In the Kherson sector (southern Ukraine), the Russian Air Force conducted airstrikes near Krynyky in Kherson Oblast. The city of Kherson and the village of Veletenske in Mykolaiv Oblast were subjected to Russian artillery shelling.

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