Operational report July 31, 2022 by the General Staff of AFU on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

158 days continues the heroic resistance of the Ukrainians against a Russian military invasion.

The nature, combat, and numerical composition of the Russian group’s actions are unchanged. The Russian invaders are not stopping air and missile strikes against civilian objects on Ukraine’s territory.

On the Volyn-Polissia directions, the situation has not changed. To limit the actions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces, the deadlines to conduct measures to assess the combat readiness of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus have been extended. This time, it will be the 6th of August.

The enemy maintains separate units of the armed force of the Russian Federation within the Bryansk and Kursk border areas in the Siversky direction. Performs illegal aerial reconnaissance using unmanned aerial vehicles.

The barrel artillery was used by Russia to fire the infrastructure objects at the Ukrainian settlements of Zaliznyi Mist (Chernihiv region), and Zhuravka (Sumy region).

The Russian army is conducting combat operations in the Slobozhanskyi direction along the state boundary of Ukraine. It is systematically shelling the positions of Ukrainian troops along all of the contact line with the goal of holding the occupied lines, and preventing the advance by units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

In the Kharkiv direction, Russian troops fired artillery, rocket artillery, and tanks in the areas of Kharkiv, Pytomnyk, Cherkaski Tyshky, Petrivka, Rubizhne, Mospanove, Chepil, Peremoha, Asiyivka, Husarivka, Fedorivka, and Slatyne. They provided aerial the illegal reconnaissance using drones in the areas of Prudianka, Duvanka and Shapovalivka. Staryi Saltiv was the location of a Russian air strike.

The Russian reconnaissance group attempted to locate the position of Ukrainian troops in Nova Husarivka/Husarivka, but failed.

Russian soldiers opened fire on artillery near Andriyivka, Adamivka, Dolyna, Krasnopil, and Mazanivka in the area of Sloviansk. They led an attack near Dmytrivka but were defeated and withdrew.

Russian military units are trying to strengthen the tactical position in Bakhmutskyi and Avdiyivskyi directions. Assist in assault operations using army aviation and assault support. Making attempts to determine the defense system of Ukrainian units.

Russian troops fired artillery in the Siverskyi direction near Siversk, Spirne, Serebrianka, Sloviansk, and Vyimka, airstrikes near Hryhorivka, Spirne. They conducted artillery shelling near Fedorivka, Yakovlivka, Pokrovske, Vesela Dolyna, Semyhiria, Kostiantynivka, Zalizne, and Perevizne. Near Bakhmut and Pokrovske, there were airstrikes by Russia.

Russian invaders attempted to improve their tactical position towards Roty/Vershyna, Pokrovske/Bakhmut, but were unsuccessful. An attempt to reconnoitre positions of the front edge toward Stryapivka – Soledar by Russia’s reconnaissance team was unsuccessful. The enemy drones provided air reconnaissance near the Ukrainian towns of Kramatorsk, Ozerne, and Pavlohrad.

The Avdiyivka direction reported the Russian army shelled the districts of Novokalynove and Tonenke, Nevelske, Vodiane, Pisky, and Opytne. Near Novoselivka and Avdiyivka, Russian troops launched airstrikes. Russian occuriers led attacks in the direction Vesele/Pisky and Lozivske/Pisky. The assaults were unsuccessful and they were eventually defeated. UAVs were illegally used by the enemy to conduct reconnaissance in the Pokrovsk area and Avdiyivka.

Shelling by Russia was conducted in the Novopavlivske direction near the Ukrainian urban area of Novomykhaylivka, Shevchenko, Zolota Nyva, Vremivka, Novopil, and Pavlivka. Near Stepove, Mali Shcherbaky were air strikes. The Russian army did not engage in active operations in Zaporizhia. It shelled Charivne, Orikhiv and Kamyanske districts. Russia provided the illegal aerial reconnaissance using drones in the vicinity of Orikhiv, Novoiakovlivka.

Russia is focusing its efforts in the South Buh direction on holding the occupied lines, and preventing the offensive by the Ukrainian Defense Forces of the Kryvyi Rih direction. To limit the actions of Ukrainian units, it continues to use fire influence and air strike. Recovers its troops and takes measures to strengthen them.

Rocket salvo and barrel artillery were used by Russian soldiers to fire in the Ukrainian Osokorivka, Tokarevo, Novovorontsovka, Bila Krynytsya, Andriyivka, Veselyi Kut, Partyzanske, Shevchenko, Blahodatne, Ukrayinka, Prybuzke, Dniprovske, and Ivanivka areas. Russia conducted the illegal aerial reconnaissance of Ukrainian positions.

2 Russian sea-based cruise missile carriers are threatening to carry high-precision weapons.

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