The Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct defense in the east and south of Ukraine, an offensive operation in the Melitopol direction and offensive operations in the Bakhmut direction. More than 20 combat clashes took place over the past day. The enemy launched 5 missile and 57 air strikes, carried out 38 MLRS attacks both on the positions of our troops and on civilian objects of our state.

This was reported by the General Staff.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation remains without significant changes.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas. It carries out active sabotage activities in order to prevent the transfer of our troops to threatening areas, increases the density of minefields along the state border in the Belgorod region.

In the Lyman direction, the Defense Forces successfully repelled enemy attacks in the area of Bilohorivka, Donetsk oblast.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy tried to restore the lost position in the Klishchiivka area of the Donetsk region, but was unsuccessful. The defense forces continue assault operations south of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, inflict losses on the enemy in manpower and equipment, and gain a foothold on the achieved frontiers.

In the Avdiivka direction, the Defense Forces successfully hold the defense on the occupied frontiers, repelled enemy attacks in the Avdiivka area of the Donetsk region.

In the Marinka direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Maryinka and Pobieda of the Donetsk oblast, where during the past day it made more than 10 unsuccessful attempts to displace our units from their positions.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, our defenders continue to hold the line on the occupied frontiers, protecting our land from the occupiers.

In the Melitopol direction, the Defense Forces continue the offensive operation. In particular, in the Verbove area of the Zaporizhzhia region, they are pushing the enemy out of their positions and consolidating on the achieved frontiers.

In the Kherson direction, the Defense Forces are conducting a counter-battery fight, destroying supply depots and inflicting a successful defeat on the enemy's rear.

Over the past day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 9 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, 7 strikes on the enemy's anti-aircraft missile systems.

Units of missile forces hit 1 area of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, 1 anti-aircraft missile system, 8 artillery and 1 radar station of the enemy.

Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian military is inflicting heavy damage on the Russian invaders on the outskirts of occupied Bakhmut with the help of Western weapons.