Operational information as of 18.00 on 31.07.2023 on the Russian invasion

❗️ The main points from the report:

➡️ During the day, the enemy launched 9 missile and 39 air strikes, fired 35 times from multiple launch rocket systems.

➡️ About 30 combat engagements took place over the day.

➡️ In the Kupyansk sector, our troops are holding steadfastly, successfully repelling enemy attacks east of Berestove in Kharkiv region and near Novoselivske in Luhansk region.

➡️ In the Maryinka sector, the enemy launched an air strike near Krasnohorivka. Defense forces continue to hold back the Russian offensive in the areas of Maryinka and Pobeda.

➡️ In the Shakhtarsk sector, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to regain lost ground in the area of Staromayorske.

➡️ On the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy is focusing its main efforts on preventing further advancement of our troops.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations in the Melitopol and Berdiansk directions, consolidate their positions, inflict artillery fire on the identified enemy targets, and carry out counter-battery measures.

➡️ Russian occupants continue to use civilian infrastructure in the temporarily occupied settlements. Thus, the enemy has deployed about 100 Russian servicemen in the premises of a miner's dispensary in Nyzhnyi Nagolchyk, Luhansk region, and more than 100 occupants are stationed in the buildings of an educational institution in Semykozivka, Luhansk region.

🔥 The aviation of the defense forces carried out 7 strikes on the areas of concentration of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment, and 3 strikes on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems.

🔥 Missile and artillery units destroyed 2 enemy anti-aircraft missile systems, a TOS-1A Solntsepyok heavy flamethrower multiple rocket launcher system, an artillery vehicle at a firing position and 4 areas of enemy concentration.