Chronicle of the war
July 25, 2022 (day 153)

 In the Kherson region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine took several objects of the transport infrastructure under control. They prevented the enemy advance on the villages of the Kalynivka community (Sukhyi Stavok, Andriyivka) and Velykooleksandrivka community (Davydiv Brid, Bilohirka, Bruskynske).

The Ukrainian defenders fought against the occupiers in the Kharkiv direction – the enemy suffered significant losses in the sector Tsupivka – Dementiyivka.

In the Sloviansk direction, the invaders did not manage to carry out assault because of casualties and losses of vehicles.

The Russians tried to advance near Spirne and Ivano-Dariivka, Kramatorsk direction. They faced fierce resistance and retreated.

In the Bakhmut direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repulsed the enemy assault in the sectors of Klynove – Pokrovske and Volodymyrivka – Pokrovske. The invaders withdrew after losses.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy fired Hryhorii Halahan from the position of Commander of the Special Operation Forces of Ukraine. The decree was published on the Presidential website. The new commander is Viktor Horenko.

The 25th Sicheslav Separate Airborne Brigade shot down another Russian Ka-52 combat helicopter with the Igla portable surface-to-air missile system. In the evening, the enemy Su-25 attack aircraft was destroyed as well.

Two enemy UAVs were shot down in Volyn, North-West of Ukraine. The fragments of one of them damaged the private houses, according to the Head of the Volyn Regional Military Administration Yurii Pohuliaiko. One person died; several injured people are hospitalized.

At night, the occupiers shelled three districts of the Dnipropetrovsk region. The private houses, gas pipeline and agricultural hangars were damaged.  The 10-year-old girl was wounded.

The same night, the occupiers shelled the school and the house of culture in Chuhuiv. People got under the rubble. Three of them were already released without serious wounds. It was reported by the Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Syniehubov.

In the Donetsk region, the shelling is observed along the entire frontline. At night, the Russians dropped the air bomb on Bakhmut. In the morning, they fired howitzers at the town. It was reported about one person wounded. In Soledar, at least one person died. In the midnight, another missile strike hit Avdiivka. In addition, the town was shelled. Moreover, Kramatorsk and Kostiantynivka were also shelled.

The series of explosions happened in Mykolaiv at night. The fields outside the city were hit. As a result of shelling of Mishkovo-Pohorile village, the 7-year-old child was injured. The critical infrastructure facilities were damaged.

The Russians stopped over 5,000 people at the checkpoint in Vasylivka, Zaporizhzhia region. 5 persons died in queue. The occupiers allow access for 20 to 150 cars per day only, which means around 500 persons. However, the number of people waiting is much bigger. It was stated by Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov.

During the 5 months of the full-scale war, 7,000 women joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In total, over 38,000 serve in the Ukrainian army, according to Hanna Maliar, the Deputy Minister of Defense.

The first German anti-aircraft vehicles Gepard were delivered to Ukraine. Germany plans to deliver the total number of 30 vehicles to Ukraine. It was reported by Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.

Krzysztof Platek, spokesman for the Armaments Agency of the Polish Ministry of Defense, confirmed that Poland has already handed over PT-91 Twardy tanks to Ukraine. Platek does not name the exact number of tanks for Ukraine.

Ukraine will receive another €1.6 billion from the European Union for infrastructure reconstruction.