Chronicle of the war
July 26, 2022 (day 154)

 In the town of Pyatykhatky, Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukrainian defenders destroyed the enemy’s control post and ammunition depot, as well as 48 invaders and Russian equipment. This was reported in Operational Command "South".

 In the Chernihiv direction, the enemy shelled civilian and military infrastructure and conducted aerial reconnaissance.

 In the direction of Kharkiv, the enemy carried out fire damage from barrel and rocket artillery, and also carried out airstrikes near Zalyman, Mospanove, and Yavirske. With the forces of the reconnaissance group,  Russians tried to reveal the construction of the defense of Ukrainian troops in the area of Chepil settlement. The occupants were neutralized.

 In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy fired from barrel, rocket artillery and tanks. Enemy tried to advance near the village of Bogorodychne, had no success and left.

 In the Kramatorsk direction artillery shellings near the village of Raigorodka, Zakitny, Serebryanka, Verkhnyokamyansky, Vyimka, Pereizny, and Bilogorivka were recorded. The occupiers’ attempt to improve the tactical position in the area of the village of Ivano- Dariyivka Ukrainian soldiers successfully retook  and forced the enemy to flee.

 In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy fired at military and civilian infrastructure. Enemy assault attempts in the areas of the village of Berestove, the town of Soledar and the village of Semyhirya Ukrainian defenders successfully retook. Fighting with an assault group continues in the area of the village of  Pokrovske.

 In the South Buh direction, the enemy continues to focus its main efforts on holding the occupied positions and preventing the advance of Ukrainian units. The enemy actively carries out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs and fires along the contact line.

 In the morning, a massive missile attack was carried out in the Mykolayiv region - the Russians fired 18 missiles. According to preliminary information, a critical infrastructure object and a motor vehicle enterprise were damaged as a result of the fall of ammunition and their debris. No victims preliminary. In addition, there was an attempt to damage the port infrastructure of Mykolaiv.

 In the morning, the Russians struck Odesa from Su-30 and Su-35 aircraft from the Black Sea. Yuriy Ignat, the spokesman of the command of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said.

 Another operation was held to transfer the bodies of fallen soldiers. Ukraine returned the bodies of another 25 of its defenders.

 Major General Kyrylo Budanov, Head of the  Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, will head the Intelligence Committee of the President of Ukraine.

 The "Return Alive" fund purchased and handed over the Bayraktar TB2 complex to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

 Germany handed Ukraine the promised Mars II multiple rocket launchers and three additional PzH2000 self-propelled howitzers. This was announced by the Head of the Federal Ministry of Defense Christina Lambrecht.

 The International Churchill Society honored Volodymyr Zelenskyy with the Winston Churchill Leadership Award. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said in his speech: "This award would have been impossible if the entire Ukrainian people had not risen up to defend freedom from tyranny, which is trying to return us to the worst."