The fierce struggle for the Luhansk region continues. The enemy concentrated its main strike forces in the north of the region and launched attacks in nine directions simultaneously. This was announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny.
In the Kharkiv direction, enemy units with the support of army helicopters tried to prevent further advance of the Defense Forces to the state border.
Fighting in the area of Rubizhne does not stop. Ukrainian soldiers successfully repel attempts to storm racists in Severodonetsk and Toshkivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy suffered losses and retreated.
In the Novopavlivsk direction, the defenders of Ukraine repulsed the offensive near the village of Shevchenko. The occupiers retreated there as well.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine control the industrial zone of Severodonetsk - the perimeter that provides connections with the town of Lysychansk. This was stated by the Head of the Severodonetsk Civil Military Administration Oleksandr Striuk.
Maksym Strelnyk, a deputy of the Izyum Town Council, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were carrying out counterattacks and liberating settlements on the outskirts of Izyum, He means the villages of Spivakivka and Zavody of Kharkiv region.
This afternoon occupiers again struck jet systems of volley fire across Mykolaiv. "Uragan" covered a residential area of the city. The rocket hit an apartment building. According to preliminary data, five civilians were injured.
At night, the Russians shelled the town of Apostolove, Dnipropetrovsk region, killing four people, according to Mayor Andriy Osa.
US Deputy Secretary of Defense Colin Kahl said that the Ukrainian military is in fact completing training in mastering HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and that these weapons will soon enter combat.
The prosecutor of the Hague court Karim Khan arrived in Kharkiv.
The Russians are turning Zmiyinyi island into base for possible attempts to attack the city of Odesa. Recent satellite images show significant progress by the occupiers in the construction of fortifications and air defenses.
"The Kerch bridge is the number one goal for the Ukrainian military," said Dmytro Marchenko, a major general in the Armed Forces of Ukraine who has commanded the defense of Mykolayiv and the Mykolayiv region since its inception.
The occupiers have an advantage over the Armed Forces of 10-15 times in artillery installations on the battlefield. This was announced by Chief Directorate of Intelligence representative Vadym Skibitsky. During the day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine produce 5-6 thousand artillery shells, while the Russians - up to 60 thousand.
The Rammstein-3 Contact Group on Ukraine’s Defense Group met at NATO Headquarters. It was attended by representatives of the defense agencies of about 50 states, which provide support to the Armed Forces. The result of the meeting - Ukraine will receive a new batch of heavy weapons. The United States will allocate $ 1 billion to support its defense. Germany has promised to provide Ukraine with three Mars MLRSs, Slovakia a Mi-17 helicopter, and Canada, Poland and the Netherlands artillery.
The Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom Ben Wallace stated that in addition to the already announced weapons, anti-ship missiles could be sent to Ukraine.
The Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov said that he had a productive conversation with his Canadian counterpart.
International partners continue to come to Ukraine. A meeting was held today with the Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama and the Prime Minister of Montenegro Dritan Abazovic, who visited Irpin and Bucha during their visit.