Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces shell villages in many districts but fail to advance on the ground
July 12, 2022
The one hundred thirty ninth (139) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues.
The situation has not changed significantly in the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions. On the last one, the enemy shelled the area of Starykovo settlement of Sumy oblast with rocket artillery.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired artillery and rocket salvo fire systems in the districts of the city of Kharkiv and the settlements of Ruski Tyshki, Bezruky, Dementiivka, Lisne, Slatyne, Prudyanka, and Zolochiv.
Ukrainian defenders harshly suppressed the enemy's assault attempt in the direction of Dementiivka.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy's units continued their assault operations with the aim of improving the tactical position in the areas of Mazanivka, Ivanivka, and Dolyna. All the actions of the enemy in the direction of these settlements were unsuccessful. Our soldiers drove the invaders back.
The enemy shelled the areas of Chepil, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Barvinkove, Dibrovne, Mazanivka, Bohorodychnye and Adamivka settlements with barrel artillery and rocket salvo fire systems.
The enemy is trying to improve the tactical position in the Bakhmut and Novopavlivka directions. Carries out systematic fire influence on positions along the contact line with the aim of restraining the actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine. Uses attack and army aviation. Fortification equipment of advanced positions is carried out in some areas.
The enemy did not conduct active operations in the Slovyansk direction. Artillery shelling near Starodubivka, Mayaki, Raihorodok, Siversk, Kryva Luka, Donetsk, Verkhnokamyanske, Spirne and an airstrike near Serebryanka were recorded.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired from tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Yakovlivka, Berestove, Pokrovske, Soledar, Bilohorivka, Vershyna, Novoluhanske, Kodema, Bakhmut and Vesela Dolyna settlements. Airstrikes near Berestove, Bilohorivka, and Vershyna.
In the Avdiyivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions, the occupiers are shelling the districts of Avdiivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Novoselivka, Opytne, Novobakhmutivka, Vuhledar, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Orikhove, Stepove, and Kamianske. An airstrike was carried out near Novoandriyivka by a pair of Su-25 aircraft.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on holding the occupied borders and preventing the offensive of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine. In order to constrain the actions of our troops, it conducted artillery fire in the areas of the settlements of Stepova Dolyna, Lupareve, Nova Zorya, Novohryhorivka, Lyubomyrivka, Osokorivka, Olhyne, Velyka Kostromka, Karyerne, Ternivka, Polyana, Kiselivka, Pervomayske, Shevchenkove, Posad- Pokrovske, Ukrainka and Prybuzke. It carried out airstrikes near Zarichne.
In the water area of the Black and Azov seas, the enemy continues to keep the Kalibr sea-based cruise missile carrier in readiness for missile strikes on objects on the territory of Ukraine.
Ukrainian aviation and missile and artillery units continue to fire at the ammunition depots, concentrations of manpower and military equipment of Russian occupiers.
In the Siversky region, the enemy continues to hold units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions in order to demonstrate their presence and restrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces. Enemy artillery shelled the settlements of Starykove and Nova Sloboda of the Sumy oblast and Mykolayivka and Karpovychi of the Chernihiv oblast. In this direction, the enemy is actively using UAVs and means of radio-electronic warfare.