It is becoming increasingly difficult for the Russians to replenish units suffering losses - General Staff

5 July, 2022 Tuesday

Russia continues to launch missile attacks on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine, while Ukrainian units repel attacks and hold back the enemy's advance

This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the evening briefing.

In the Volyn and Polesia directions, no signs of the formation of offensive groups of the enemy were detected, at the same time, the threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of the Republic of Belarus continues. According to available information, the armed forces of this country are conducting an inspection of the control and warning system.

In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy continues to provide increased protection of the section of the Ukrainian-Russian border. In addition, the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions in the area of ​​the village of Mkhy and launched an airstrike near Esman. 

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is defending on previously captured lines. The Russians are using tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery to shell the areas of the settlements of Uda, Dementiivka, Nove, Rusky Tyshky, Tsyrkuny, Kutuzivka, Bazalivka, Pryshyb, Shevelivka, and Protopopivka. They conducted assault operations near Sosnivka, but were unsuccessful and withdrew. The Russians also launched an airstrike in the Kharkiv area.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy is trying to improve the tactical position of his units.  Artillery shelling was recorded near Dibrovne, Dolyna and Adamivka. Ukrainian soldiers successfully repelled enemy assaults in the Krasnopill area.

In the Donetsk direction, the main efforts of the enemy are concentrated on taking control of the Bakhmut - Lysychansk road and attempts to seize the settlement of Bilogorivka.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy fired at civilian infrastructure in the Kryva Luka and Serebryanka districts. The Russians launched a missile and air strike near Siversk. Fighting continues in the Belogorivka area.

In the Bakhmut direction, the Russians shelled Ukrainian troops with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Kodema, Pokrovske, Zaitseve, Zalizne and Novoselivka settlements.

With the support of artillery and operational-tactical aviation, the occupiers carried out assaults in the areas of Spirne and Vershina settlements. 

Artillery shelling continues along the contact line in the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv, and Zaporizhzhia directions. The enemy carried out airstrikes on the positions of the Defense Forces in the Avdiivka area.

In the Pivdennyi Buh region, the enemy carried out systematic shelling of civilian and military infrastructure from barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Osokorivka, Dobryanka, Potemkine, Ivanivka, Bereznehuvate, Partizanske, Chervona Dolyna, Kiselivka, and Myrne. There remains a further threat of missile strikes on the region's critical infrastructure.

Ukrainian units continue to successfully carry out missile and artillery fire missions in the specified directions. It is becoming more and more difficult for the Russians to replenish units suffering losses as a result of waging war on the territory of Ukraine.

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