The Russian occupiers are strengthening the grouping of troops in the Donetsk direction and unsuccessfully tried to advance in several directions in Donetsk region during the past 24 hours, according to operational information on the Russian invasion as of 18:00, published on the Facebook page of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"In the Slavic direction... the occupiers tried to advance in the direction of the village of Shnurka, suffered a fiery defeat and retreated. Losses are being specified. In the Bakhmut direction... the enemy tried to advance in the direction of Zaytsevo, Vesela Dolyna and Bakhmut with offensive actions, but was unsuccessful , retreated... the enemy... tried to improve the tactical position in the directions of Dosvidcheniy, Avdiivka, Pervomaiskiy and Krasnohorivka by offensive and assault actions, suffered significant losses and retreated," the summary says.
At the same time, according to the General Staff, the invaders are currently trying to establish control over the village of Kodem of the Bakhmut district of the Donetsk region from several directions at the same time, and the fighting continues.
Also, the enemy continues to move parts of the 3rd Army Corps to the temporarily occupied territories of the Zaporizhzhya and Kharkiv regions, and also strengthens the grouping of troops in the Kurakhiv direction due to the regrouping of individual units from the Central Military District. "The defense forces are conducting positional battles in order to improve the tactical situation along the line of contact. The main efforts of our units are focused on fire damage to control points, air defense facilities, warehouses with ammunition and disrupting the functioning of the enemy's logistical support system," the summary says.
Over the past day, the occupiers launched a rocket attack on the city of Kostyantynivka, Donetsk region, and the city of Mykolayiv. territory of the Russian Federation.
"Under the cover of the infrastructure of the nuclear power plant, the artillery of the Russian Federation intensified its shelling of the areas of the settlements of Nikopol and Oleksiivka," the summary states.
The Russian occupiers also used aviation for strikes near Husarivka in the Kharkiv direction, Hryhorivka and Prishyb in the Kramatorsk direction, Novodanilivka and Novosilka in the Zaporizhzhya direction, Andriivka, Davydova Brod, Osokorivka, and Potemkino in the South Buz direction.
The situation remains unchanged on the Volyn and Polissky directions.
"The enemy's naval group in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas continues to perform reconnaissance tasks and block civilian shipping. The threat of missile strikes on objects and infrastructure elements in the depths of the territory of Ukraine remains. The enemy continues to suffer significant losses, especially in manpower," - reported in General Staff.