Russia struck Ukraine with Shaheds at night, AFU holds back occupants near Krasnohorivka and Maryinka - General Staff
More than 35 military clashes took place on the Ukrainian front over the past 24 hours. Defense forces have successfully repulsed the occupants' attacks in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, restrain the enemy in the areas of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka.
This is reported in the summary of the General Staff of the AFU on the morning of July 25. This night the Russian Federation made another attack by Iranian strike UAVs of the Shahed type, information about the consequences is specified.
Theday before, the aggressor launched missile and 72 airstrikes, as well as more than fifty shellings from multiple rocket launchers on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among children and the civilian population in general, port infrastructure and grain storage points in the south and residential houses were destroyed and damaged. The likelihood of Russian air attacks throughout the country remains high.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya sectors remained unchanged. In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi sectors, the Russian Federation Armed Forces conducted air strikes in the areas of the settlements of Guryev Kozachok and Pishchane in the Kharkiv region. In addition, mortars and artillery were fired at more than 30 settlements, including the areas northeast of Leonivka in Chernihiv region; Seredyna-Buda, Boyar-Lezhachi, Bilopillia, east of Uhroids, southeast of Popivka in Sumy region; Strilecha, Ohirtseve, Bochkove, Nesterne, Budarky in Kharkiv region.
In the Kupyansk sector, enemy airstrikes were recorded near Terny, Vilshana and Kyslivka, and Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Dvorichna, Zakhidne, Kupyansk, Odradne and Kyslivka in Kharkiv region came under artillery and mortar fire.
In the Lyman sector, the occupants attacked from the air near Bilohorivka in Luhansk region and Lyman, Yampol, Siversk, Spirne, Rozdolivka in Donetsk region. They shelled Nevske and Bilohorivka in Luhansk region; Torske, Verkhnekamianske, Spirne, Rozdolivka in Donetsk region.
In the Bakhmut sector, our defenders successfully repelled attacks by the Russian army in the areas northwest of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, south of Ivanivske and west of Klishchiyivka. The invaders conducted air strikes in the areas of Diliyivka and Predtechyno in Donetsk region. Their artillery shelling affected more than 10 localities, including Klishchiyivka, Chasiv Yar, Kostyantynivka, Kramatorsk, Pivnichne, and New York.
In the Avdiivka sector, under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled their attacks in the vicinity of Pervomayske. The occupants attacked from the air near Novokalynove, Avdiivka and Nevelske. They also shelled more than a dozen localities with artillery, including Avdiivka, Lastochkine, Vodiane, Pervomayske and Karlivka.
In the Mariinsky sector, Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the Russian offensive in the areas of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka. The enemy fired at more than 10 localities, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobeda, Heorhiivka, Maksymilianivka in the Donetsk region.
In the Shakhtarsk sector, the occupants conducted unsuccessful offensives near Rivnopil in Donetsk region. More than a dozen settlements were shelled, including Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, and Blahodatne.
At the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the aggressor is focusing its main efforts on preventing further advance of our troops. He launched air strikes in the areas of Mala Tokmachka, Orikhove, Lobkove in Zaporizhzhia. More than 35 settlements came under artillery fire from the occupiers, including Novodarivka, Levadne, Stepove, Lobkove, Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia region; Kherson, Burhunka, Lvove, Tyahynka, Mykilske, Dniprovske, Stanislav in Kherson region.
At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations in the Melitopol and Berdiansk sectors, consolidating their positions.
Over the past day, our combat aviation struck the enemy's control center, as well as eight strikes on areas of personnel concentration and another six on anti-aircraft missile systems of the Russian Armed Forces. The defenders destroyed three Shahed-136 attack UAVs. Missile and artillery units hit four control points, three air defense facilities, nine artillery pieces at firing positions and four occupiers' electronic warfare stations.
As reported OBOZREVATEL, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, in the east, the key battles defenders are fighting for the territories near Klishchiivka, Andriivka and Kurdyumivka Bakhmut district. From the beginning of the counter-offensive operation, the Defense Forces have liberated about 35 square kilometers of land in this direction. And in the south they have already recaptured 192 square kilometers of territory.