Russian troops are trying to attack in five directions: Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled 33 enemy attacks - General Staff
The Russian army is focusing its main efforts on five areas: Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka. Heavy fighting continues there, with 33 combat engagements taking place over the last day.
This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in an evening summary on 21 July as of 18:00 on the five hundred and twelfth day of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
It is noted that during the day, the Russians launched another massive missile and air strike on the territory of Ukraine, using 3 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles, 4 Iskander land-based cruise missiles, 6 Oniks cruise missiles, 1 X-59 and 1 Z0u-3 cruise missile.
In addition, the Russian army carried out 12 air strikes and fired 29 multiple launch rocket systems at Ukrainian troop positions and populated areas.
Situation on the frontlines
The operational situation in the Volyn and Polissya sectors remained unchanged.
In the Siversky and Slobozhansky directions, Russians maintain their military presence. They fired mortar and artillery shells at more than 15 localities, including Honcharivske in Chernihiv region; Stukalivka, Bilovody, Stepove, Morozova Dolyna in Sumy region; and Vetarine, Kozacha Lopan, Hoptivka, Vysoka Yaruga, and Vovchansk in Kharkiv region.
Ukrainian troops are holding the line in the Kupyansk sector. Krasne Pershe, Figolovka, Novomlynsk, Kupyansk and Novoozynove in Kharkiv region came under artillery and mortar fire from the Russian Federation.
In the Lyman direction, Russians conducted unsuccessful offensives in the areas of Nadiya, Makiivka, Nevske in Luhansk region and Sribliansky Les, Dibrova in Donetsk region. They carried out air strikes in the areas of Serebryansky forest, Spirne and Dibrova in Donetsk region. Nevske and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region and Torske, Verkhnekamyane, Spirne and Berestove in the Donetsk region came under artillery fire.
In the Bakhmut sector, under heavy fire from Russian artillery, Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled Russian attacks near Hryhorivka in the Donetsk region. More than 10 localities suffered from artillery shelling, including Vasyukivka, Orikhove-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Kostyantynivka, Markove, Ivanivske, Druzhba, and Pivnichne in Donetsk region.
In the Avdiivka sector, Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled attacks by Russian troops near Pervomayske in Donetsk region under heavy fire from aviation and artillery.
Russians launched air strikes near Avdiivka. At the same time, they shelled more than 10 localities, including Keramik, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Vodiane, Pervomayske and Nevelske in Donetsk region.
In the Maryinka sector, Ukrainian defence forces continue to hold back the Russian offensive in the areas of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka in Donetsk region. The Russian army fired at more than 10 localities, including Maryinka, Heorhiivka, Maksymilianivka, Horoste and Peremoha in Donetsk region.
In the Shakhtarsk sector, Russians fired at more than 10 localities, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Neskuchne, and Blahodatne in Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson sectors, Russia is focusing its main efforts on preventing further advance of Ukrainian troops. More than 25 settlements came under artillery fire, including Levadne, Gulyaypole, Gulyaypilske, Bilohirya, Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia region; Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Novooleksandrivka, Beryslav, Lviv, Antonivka in Kherson region and the city of Kherson, as well as Ochakiv in Mykolaiv region.
At the same time, the Ukrainian Defence Forces continue to conduct offensive operations on the Melitopol and Berdiansk directions, consolidate their positions, inflict artillery fire on the identified Russian targets, and carry out counter-battery measures.
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