Russia attacked Ukraine within the Luhansk, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Zhytomyr, Kherson, and Odesa regions;, on Zmiyinyi Island; and in the Joint Forces Operation area.
“The armed forces of the aggressor state, the Russian Federation, invaded in many directions. The artillery and aircraft weapons were fired on the border units and checkpoints, followed by the movement of military equipment,” the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports.
Depending on the situation, border units are redeployed to reserve positions and work together with Ukrainian soldiers.
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, operational and tactical groups of Ukrainian troops are conducting defensive battles in all directions of the enemy’s advance.
In the direction of Rudnia (Belarus) – Vystupovychi (Ukraine), the enemy tried to cross the state border. As a result of the battle, the enemy suffered losses: five armoured personnel carriers and a car were destroyed. The offensive of enemy tanks in the Putivl area was also stopped.
Ukrainian media report about seven downed Russian planes and five helicopters, as well as destroyed columns of Russian armoured vehicles on the outskirts of Kharkiv.
According to the JFO Headquarters, as of 15:00, fighting continues along the entire line of contact.
Russian-occupation forces tried to break through the defences with the use of tanks.
Heavy battles are being carried out for Shchastia and Stanytsia Luhanska. The enemy repeatedly tried to force the river and wedge into the line of defence. Ukrainian units promptly responded to the situation and repelled the attack.
The town of Shchastia is under full control of the Ukrainian military. During the fighting, the enemy suffered heavy losses in manpower and equipment and retreated. The Russian military were taken prisoners.
Currently, the Russian Federation is also making large-scale disinformation efforts on social networks and propaganda platforms, spreading rumours and fakes in order to sow panic. That is why the Ukrainian authorities called on all citizens to check the accuracy of information on official state channels.
Office of the President of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/president.gov.ua
General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/GeneralStaff.ua
Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/KabminUA
Ministry of Defence of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/MinistryofDefence.UA
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/mvs.gov.ua
National Police of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/UA.National.Police
State Emergency Service of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/MNS.GOV.UA
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/DPSUkraine
Centre for Strategic Communications and Information Security https://www.facebook.com/StratcomCentreUA
State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/dsszzi
Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/UkrainianLandForces
Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/navy.mil.gov.ua
Territorial Defence of the Armed Forces of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/TerritorialDefenseForces
On movement of transport and infrastructure operation:
Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine https://t.me/miUkraune
Ukrainian Railways https://t.me/UkrzalInfo
Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprise https://t.me/uksatse_official
State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/Ukravtodor.Gov.Ua
Boryspil International Airport https://www.facebook.com/airportboryspil/
Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority https://www.facebook.com/uspa.gov.ua
Lviv International Airport https://www.facebook.com/lvivinternationalairport/
State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety https://www.facebook.com/DSBT.UA