Chronicle of the war
July 29, 2022 (day 157)

 The enemy counter-attack was stopped by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and 4 munition depots were destroyed in the South, according to the Operational Command “South”.

Near the village of Shchurivka, Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian military discovered and neutralized the occupiers’ reconnaissance group.

The Russians tried to storm the Ukrainian positions near the settlements of Soledar, Vershyny and Semyhiria. However, they suffered losses and withdrew.

Not far from Verkhniokamianske, the reconnaissance group of the occupiers was discovered. The Ukrainian army forced it to retreat.

All attempts of the offensive and assault of the invaders near Avdiivka, Kamianka, Krasnohorivka and Pisky were stopped by Ukrainian forces.

In the morning, the air defense shot down the enemy missile over the Kirovohrad region. Itt was reported by the head of the local regional authorities Andrii Raikovych.

The new act of terrorism was committed by Russia’s occupation forces and collaborators with them in the penitentiary in Olenivka, Donetsk region. In the night, they shelled and killed part of the prisoners of war, who were sent to the separate building few days before explosions. The Ukrainian General Staff stated that the criminal purpose of the Russian occupiers was to accuse Ukraine of the “war crimes” and clear the evidence of tortures of the captured Ukrainian soldiers and executions by shooting, performed under the orders of the occupation authorities and command of the Russian army in the temporarily occupied part of the Donetsk region. According to the early information, nearly 40 prisoners of war died, another 130 are wounded.

One person was injured in the night shelling of Sloviansk. According to preliminary data, the Russians fired Smerch MLRS.

The invaders shelled one of the territorial communities in Chernihiv region from the Russian territory. The administrative building was damaged. No victims reported, according to the Operational Command “North”.

At night, the Russians attacked the center of Kharkiv. They hit the residential house and the building of the higher educational institution. According to early information, there are no people injured.

In the Dnipropetrovsk region, the invaders shelled the Nikopol and Kryvyi Rih districts. It is reported of the six private houses, garages and outbuildings damaged. The power lines were damaged.

The enemies shelled Mykolaiv again. They hit the yards of the private residential houses. Few buildings were ruined, others damaged. Also, the humanitarian aid point was damaged. It is reported of at least 5 persons killed and 7 wounded.

The occupiers launched missile strike on the residential area of Kramatorsk. One person died, 5 got injuries. Two private houses were destroyed and 21 damaged. It was reported by the Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko.

On the Special Operation Forces Day, the President of Ukraine met with the Ukrainain special force fighters, congratulated and awarded them. Volodymyr Zelenskyy introduced the personnel the new Commander of the Special Operation Forces, Brigade General Viktor Khorenko.

In order to develop the support of the Ukrainian ground forces, the German government decided to give Ukraine pack of 16 armored bridge-constructing vehicles Biber.

On this day, in the sea ports of Odesa region, the first ships were loaded with the Ukrainian grain, which was blocked in the Ukrainian ports since the outbreak of the war. Now, 17 ships with almost 600,000 tons of loads are in the ports of the country. The G7 ambassadors came to Odesa and met with the President of Ukraine in the local sea port.