Ukraine’s Joint Forces grouping continues to conduct a defensive operation in a designated area of responsibility in Donetsk and Luhansk directions.

Along the entire line of defence, the enemy uses combat aircraft, multiple launch rocket systems, large-caliber tube artillery, tanks, mortars of various systems and launches missile and bomb strikes on civilian infrastructure and peaceful residential areas.

The occupiers fired on 23 localities in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, destroying and damaging 32 houses.

The Ukrainian defenders of the Joint Forces grouping repulsed 17 enemy attacks yesterday. Fighting is continuing at two more locations.

The Ukrainian troops inflict manpower and hardware losses on ruscist invaders.

Over the past 24 hours, the Joint Forces destroyed:

  • three tanks
  • one artillery system
  • six armoured personnel vehicles
  • one vehicle

The air defence units shot down two enemy helicopters (Ka-52 and Mi-28) and five Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles in the skies of the Ukrainian Donbas.

The Joint Forces repulsed a total of 93 enemy attacks over the past week, destroying one anti-aircraft missile system, 58 tanks, 26 artillery systems (including 1 MLRS), 98 armoured personnel vehicles, seven special engineering equipment units, 33 vehicles, and one anti-aircraft gun. Ukraine’s air defence units shot down four helicopters and 27 unmanned aerial vehicles of the occupiers.

Natalia Tolub

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