General Staff: Ukrainian Troops Repulsed Enemy Assaults in Two Directions

Photo for illustration /  Fire from Bogdana howitzer
Photo for illustration / Fire from Bogdana howitzer

Russian troops attempted to conduct assault operations but had no success

According to the statement of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook as of 06:00 a.m., July 3, 2022, Ukrainian defenders have successfully repulsed russia’s assault near Prudianky, The enemy launched an air strike near such settlements as Mospanove and Hrakove. Russian troops attempted to conduct assault operations near Mazanivka in the Sloviansk direction but had no success.

In the Volyn and Polissia directions, there are no signs of creating enemy offensive groups. According to the available information, a rotation of units of the Belarusian Armed Forces started in Brest Region. The air defense system is being enhanced with the units of the Eastern Military District of the Russian army.

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In the Siverskyi direction, Russian troops continue to guard the Ukrainian-Russian border in enhanced mode. The enemy opened fire on Ukrainian defense forces and civil infrastructure near Sumy Region’s Bachivsk and Vovkivka from the territory of Russia.

In the Kharkiv direction, Russian troops are defending the previously captured frontiers. The enemy launched artillery strikes on such settlements as Ruska Lozova, Peremoha, Verkhnii Saltiv, Zamulivka, Volobuivka, Milova, Protopopivka, Pytomnyk, Prudianka and Nortsivka.

Ukrainian defenders successfully repulsed an enemy assault near Prudianka. Meanwhile, Russian troops launched an air strike near Mospanove and Hrakove.

In the Sloviansk direction, Russian occupiers are holding the defense. They used tanks, mortars, cannon and rocket artillery to open fire near such settlements as Dibrovne, Mazanivka, Krasnopillia, Sukha Kamianka, Virnopillia and Maiaky. The enemy repeatedly attempted to conduct assault operations near Mazanivka, but Ukrainian defenders repulsed an attack and forced them to retreat. Russian troops are using electronic warfare systems.

In the Donetsk direction, Russian occupiers are focusing efforts to gain a foothold near Lysychansk and Verkhniokamianka. They conducted offensive operations near Bilohorivka but failed and retreated.

In the Bakhmut direction, Russian troops opened fire near Novoluhanske and Travneve. The enemy launched an air strike near Pokrovske. Russian invaders are attempting to conduct offensive operations near Spirne. Battles are underway.

In the Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, Russian occupiers opened fire on Ukrainian positions near such settlements as Pisky, Nevelske, Novomykhailivka, Novodanylivka, Poltavka, Bilohiria, Olhivske and Kamianske. The enemy is conducting assault operations in order to improve their tactical position near Spartak.

In the Southern Bug direction, Russian troops are focusing efforts to prevent the Ukrainian forces from advancing in potential offensive directions. The enemy regularly opened fire with cannon and rocket artillery. Russian invaders launched an air strike near Ivanivka.

In the Mykolaiv direction, Russian occupier are systemically launching missile strikes.

In the north-western part of the Black Sea, Russia’s naval group continues to blockade Ukraine’s sea routes and conduct reconnaissance. Two enemy missile ships carrying Kalibr sea-based cruise missiles are ready to strike from the Black Sea.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s aviation worked across all directions on the front, i.e. in Mykolaiv Region, Zaporizhzhia Region, Kharkiv Region, Donetsk Region and Luhansk Region. Ukrainian air forces completed about 15 group flight missions, having destroyed about 20 Russian military equipment units and two field ammunition depots. Ukrainian forces continue to successfully complete rocket and artillery fire missions. The enemy’s total losses are yet to be updated.

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