on Foreign Affairs
Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces carry out forced mobilization in occupied Luhansk
July 7, 2022
The one hundred thirty fourth (134) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to Russian military invasion continues.
No changes in the condition and activity of units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus were noted in the Volyn and Polissya directions.
No signs of the creation of an enemy offensive group were found in the Siversky direction. In order to demonstrate the presence and constrain the actions of the units of the Defense Forces, the enemy keeps separate units of the Western Military District in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions.
The enemy carried out artillery shelling and carried out airstrikes by army helicopters in the areas of Vovkivka, Myropillya, Kindrativka and Esman settlements of the Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on holding the occupied lines, and is trying to conduct assaults on certain sections of the contact line. It carried out artillery fire in the areas of the settlements of Slatyne, Mala Danylivka, Ruski Tyshki, Vesele, Kutuzivka, Pryshyb and Husarivka. Near Shestakovo, the occupiers remotely mined roads.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy is trying to conduct an assault. The areas of Dolyna, Kurulka, Mazanivka, Bohorodychne, Adamivka, and Chepil settlements were shelled with barrel artillery and multiple rocket systems.
The enemy is trying to overcome the resistance of our troops and establish complete control over the Luhansk region. It is moving the units.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Kryva Luka, Kuzmynivka, and Hryhorivka with barrel and jet artillery. In an attempt to disrupt the operation of the control and communication system of the Defense Forces, the enemy is actively using radio-electronic warfare complexes.
In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers shelled the areas of Ivano-Daryivka, Semyhirya, and Vugleghirska TPP with barrel artillery. An air strike was carried out near Spirne.
In the Avdiyivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy is conducting a systematic fire attack on the positions of the units of the Defense Forces in order to constrain their actions.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy concentrated efforts to prevent the advance of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine. Conducted shelling from mortars, tanks, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Lymany, Posad-Pokrovske, Prybuzke, Myrne, Kotlyareve and Blagodatne settlements.
In the Dobryanka region, our soldiers almost completely destroyed the enemy's sabotage and reconnaissance group and successfully repelled the enemy assault that followed it.
In the waters of the Black and Azov seas, the enemy keeps four "Calibre" sea-based cruise missile carriers in readiness for launching missile strikes on infrastructure facilities on the territory of Ukraine.
Our rocket-artillery and aviation units continue to hit the enemy's strongholds, concentration points and warehouses in the designated directions
In the Siversky direction, the enemy, in order to demonstrate their presence, shelled the areas of Vovkivka, Kindrativka, and Myropillya of the Sumy region with artillery. In addition, it carried out airstrikes near Esmani and Myropillya.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy continues to concentrate efforts on holding positions and preventing the advancement of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine deep into the temporarily occupied territory. During the day, tanks, barrel, and rocket artillery were used to shell settlements in the Kharkiv oblast along the contact line.
Our soldiers nullified all the enemy's attempts to advance in the direction of Sosnivka. The assault was repulsed, and the occupiers retreated to their previously occupied positions.
In the east of our country, the enemy is still trying to establish complete control over the territory of the Luhansk oblast.
The enemy carries out fire damage with barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Sulyhivka, Chervone, Nikopol, Novopavlivka, Karnaukhivka, Adamivka, Krasnopillya, Bogorodychne, Mazanivka, Dibrivne and Dolyna. Attack and army aircraft were used for strikes near Dolyna.
The statements of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation about the alleged death of Ukrainian soldiers who were cleaning and installing Ukrainian flags on Zmiiny Island are not true.
The enemy continues to suffer significant losses of personnel, weapons, and military equipment on the territory of Ukraine. Thus, according to available information, the command of the Central Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is forced to withdraw units from the 35th separate motorized rifle brigade. Instead, he is trying to attract unmotivated units of the 74th separate motorized rifle brigade.
Forced mobilization of personnel in the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk region continues. The mobilized have weak training and unsatisfactory equipment with means of protection. At present, the current shortage of units of the 2nd Army Corps of the 8th Combined Arms Army of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is about 8,000 people.