Ukraine Defense Ministry (from July 23): Russia forces continue artillery barrage but fail to advance on the ground
July 24, 2022
The one hundred fiftieth (150) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to Russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues to launch missile attacks on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine.
On July 23, around 11:00 a.m., the occupiers launched a rocket attack on the city of Odesa. Two sea-based cruise missiles of the "Kalibr" type were shot down by the air defense forces and means of the Air Force Command "South" of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The situation has not undergone significant changes in the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions. On the last one, the enemy shelled the village of Mykolaivka, Chernihiv oblast.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the occupiers are concentrating their main efforts on preventing the advance of our troops towards the State Border of Ukraine in the north and north-east of the Kharkiv oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy did not conduct active operations, but carried out fire damage from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Zolochiv, Pytomnyk, Borshcheva, Lisne, Rusks and Cherkaski Tyshky, and Mospanove.
Also, there are no active actions by the enemy in the Slovyansk direction. The enemy shelled the districts of Hrushuvakhya, Dolyna, Krasnopilla, Dibrovne, Mazanivka, Protopopivka, Chepil, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Nortsivka, Bohorodychne, Virnopilla, and Karnaukhivka.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy fired from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery near Verkhnyokamyanske, Starodubivka, Piskunivka, Siversk, Bilohorivka, Hryhorivka, Spirne and Vyimka. Ukrainian defenders successfully repulsed the assaults in the direction of Verkhnokamyanske and Siversk.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the occupiers shelled the districts of Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Pokrovske, Bakhmutske and Novoluhanske with artillery. Airstrikes were also carried out near the Novoluhanske.
The enemy again carried out assaults in the direction of Pokrovske and the territory of the Vuhlehirsk TPP and again suffered losses and retreated.
On the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions, shelling was recorded in the areas of Novobakhmutivka, Pisky, Vuhledar, Opytne, Vodyane, Prechistivka, Mala Tokmachka, Novoyakovlivka, Uspenivka, Orihiv, Pavlivka, Novopil, Shcherbaki, Novoandriivka, and Mali Shcherbaki. The enemy also carried out airstrikes near Krasnohorivka and Kamyanka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy continues to defend the previously occupied positions, concentrates efforts on restraining the counteroffensive actions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine. Conducted shelling from barrel and rocket artillery and tanks along the contact line.
Outside the base points, there are two enemy carriers of sea-based cruise missiles of the "Kalibr" type.
Ukrainian assault and army aviation and missile and artillery units successfully continue to strike enemy strongholds, warehouses and concentrations of occupier forces in specified directions.
In the Slobozhansk direction, the enemy's units, using all available means, continue to restrain the units of the Defense Forces from advancing deep into the temporarily occupied territory.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Ruski Tyshki, Cherkaski Tyshki, Bazaliivka, Husarivka, Ruska Lozova, Udy, Malynivka and of others. It made an airstrike near Verkhniy Saltv.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy fired artillery at the districts of Dibrovne, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Nova Dmytryvka, and others. Near Bohorodychne, by the forces of the reconnaissance group, it tried to identify weak points in the defense of our troops. The enemy is neutralized.
In the Donetsk direction, the occupiers continue to focus their main efforts on the Kramatorsk and Bakhmut directions, and attempts to establish control over the territory of the Vugleghirskaya TPP continue.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled, in particular, the areas of Verkhnokamianske, Riznyivka, Zakitne, Hryhorivka, Vyimka and Zvanivka settlements. Made an airstrike near Spirny.
The enemy tried to improve the tactical position in the Verkhnokamyansky area by attacking from different directions. Ukrainian soldiers met the enemy with fire and inflicted significant losses.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy is trying to create favorable conditions for continuing the offensive on Bakhmut. It fired at our troops from tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Travnevo, Semihirya, Rozdolivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bilohorivka and a number of other settlements. Airstrikes on Pokrovske and Novoluhanske.
The occupiers again, already from different directions, tried to storm the territory of the Vuglehirskaya TPP. Again, unsuccessfully and with losses.
Enemy reconnaissance groups tried to identify weak points in the defense of our troops in the directions of Soledar and Pokrovske. Detected and neutralized.
The Defense Forces of Ukraine are inflicting casualties on the enemy in all directions where hostilities continue and are ready for any changes in the operational situation.
Cases of desertion and open disobedience to the command are increasingly recorded in units of the Russian occupation forces.