Chronicle of the war
July 20, 2022 (day 148)

 In the Kharkiv region, the enemy unsuccessfully tried to advance on Pytomnyk village.

The Ukrainian warriors repulsed the enemy assault near Bohorodychne again.

The Russian assaults in the areas of Hryhorivka and Spirne ended for the occupiers with casualties and retreatment.

The enemy tries to prepare the seizure of Bakhmut and Vuhlehirsk Power Plant. They carry out assault on the outskirts and near Berestove.

The occupiers failed the combat reconnaissance in the area of Novoselivka-Druha and withdrew with losses.

The enemy suffered casualties in offensive on Mykilske and Novomykhailivka as well.

The Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed the command point of the invaders behind the Antonivskyi Bridge in Kherson. The missile-and-artillery units of the Ukrainian Army destroyed the field artillery depot near the village of Doslidne, Kherson region. This was reported by the Operational Command “South”.

Ukraine is inspecting and demining the Snake Island. The samples of the enemy vehicles and weapons were discovered there, as well as combat logbooks, personal documents of the Russian military, digital data storages. The Ukrainian flag was mounted over the island.

The invaders continue shelling of the Sumy and Chernihiv regions from the Russian territory.

Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv regional administration, told that as a result of the morning shelling of Kharkiv with the MLRS, 3 persons died, including the 13-year-old boy. The 15-year-old sister of the dead boy was wounded. The 72-year-old woman was hospitalized.

Valentyn Reznichenko, the Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, told that the enemy purposedly fired the Grad rocket launchers at the residential areas of Nikopol, launching over 30 rockets. According to the preliminary data, 2 persons died, 9 were injured. 6 wounded persons are hospitalized, including 4 children. Three private houses were fully ruined by attack, a dozen houses are damaged.

During the night and morning, the rocket attacks on Kostiantynivka and Toretsk, Donetsk region, lasted. During the past 24 hours, 5 civilians were killed and 16 wounded in the region.

The European Union Consulting Mission sent 10 cars and 2 special vans from its headquarters in Kosovo to Ukraine in order to support the people of Ukraine fighting the Russian aggression.

The online conversation “Ramstein-4” took place. The USA will deliver 4 more HIMARS multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine. It was stated by the US Defense Minister Lloyd Ostin. He told that hostilities in Ukraine entered the decisive stage, and the West will look for the ways to deliver the long-term military assistance to Ukraine.

The international delegation, including the Ambassadors of 16 EU member states, Israel and Switzerland, visited Vinnytsia. The honorable guests came to see the consequences of the terrorist attack committed by the Russians on July 14. The foreign representatives met the leadership of the city and region.

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the Minister of the European, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria Alexander Schallenberg and the Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jan Lipavsky in Kyiv.

The Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska gave a speech in the US Congress, asking to deliver the air defense systems and more weapons to Ukraine.

The Ukrainian people are awarded the Prize “For Courageous Fight for Freedom”. The First Lady received this award in Washington D.C. from the Memorial to the Victims of Communism.