In the Kramatorsk direction, all attempts by the enemy to advance to the villages of Verkhnokamyanske and Ivano-Daryivka were defeated, the occupiers retreated. This is stated in the summary of the General Staff.
In the Slovyansk direction, the Russians shelled the areas of 18 settlements, including the village of Dolyna, Dibrivne, Bogorodychne and Nortsivka. An aerial reconnaissance was carried out by an unmanned aerial vehicle near the village of Velyka Komyshuvakha.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy tried to storm the village of Pokrovske, but our soldiers repelled the attack. Again, the attempt of the occupiers to establish control over the territory of the Vuglegirska TPP was not successful.
Ukrainian soldiers successfully repulsed the assault in the areas of the settlements of Vesele and Vodyane and drove the enemy back to their former positions.
The defense forces worked brilliantly against the positions of the Russian occupiers near the Zaporizhzhia NPP, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reported about this. With the use of a kamikaze drone, an attack was made on a tent city and enemy equipment, in particular, on a car with anti-aircraft guns and BM-21 "Grad".
Serhii Gaidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, said that near the village of Verkhnyokamyanka battles are constantly raging. Russians are trying to enter the administrative border of the region.
The day before, the Armed Forces hit five strongholds and two ammunition depots of the Russians in the south.
The Russian army set fire to three districts of the Dnipropetrovsk region: Nikopol, Synelnykove and Kryvyi Rih. The occupiers shelled the city of Nikopol twice with anti-aircraft guns. Up to 100 shells were fired. According to preliminary data, one person died, one was injured. 11 private houses were damaged. In addition, in the town of Nikopol, gas and water pipelines burst and a railway track was destroyed. In the Pokrovsk community, the enemy hit the warehouses. The transformer broke down, leaving several villages without electricity. Zelenodol community was hit with barrel artillery. A private house was affected. There are seven hits in the town of Apostolove. Rockets hit three schools. Residential buildings were damaged. According to preliminary information, eight people were injured.
Main Directorate of Intelligence informs that Russians in the temporarily occupied territories are trying to attract Ukrainian youth to the newly created pro-Russian organizations.
The occupiers deported 5,100 Ukrainian children to the Russian Federation. And this, according to Daria Gerasimchuk, authorized adviser to the President of Ukraine on child rights and child rehabilitation, is only the cases that are officially known.
The Head of the National Bank, Kyrylo Shevchenko, said: "Since the beginning of the war, international partners have announced the amount of financial support for the country at the level of more than 27 billion dollars. These funds are directed to ensure the basic needs of the budget. So far, the budget of Ukraine has received 12.7 billion dollars. The largest volume arrived in Ukraine during June-July."
Ukraine concluded an agreement on the export of grain with Turkey and the United Nations. The "Initiative on Safe Transportation of Grain and Food Products from Ukrainian Ports" was signed in Istanbul. It provides that the Ukrainian side will control the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdenny.
Germany plans to hand over the IRIS-T air defense system to Ukraine at the end of the summer. Currently, the weapons are at the stage of production, the Head of the German Foreign Ministry, Annalena Burbock, informed about this.