Update as of 18.00 on 03.08.2023 on the Russian invasion

❗️ The main points from the report:

➡️ During the day, the Russian Federation conducted another air strike with Iranian Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs in Ukraine. All 15 enemy "Shaheds" were destroyed by the Air Force in cooperation with the air defense of other components of the Defense Forces. The enemy also launched 1 missile, 47 air strikes and fired 23 times from multiple launch rocket systems.

➡️ About 30 combat engagements took place during the day.

➡️ In the Bakhmut sector, defense forces are holding back the enemy south and southeast of Ivanivka.

➡️ In the Avdiivka sector, the enemy launched unsuccessful offensives north and southeast of Avdiivka and southeast of Pervomaiske in the Donetsk region.

➡️ In the Mariinka sector, Ukrainian defense forces continue to hold back the Russian offensive in the vicinity of the town of Mariinka.

➡️ In the Shakhtarsk sector, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to regain lost ground west of Staromayorsk and east of Urozhayne.

➡️ In the Zaporizhzhya sector, the enemy is focusing its main efforts on preventing further advance 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, and carry out counter-battery operations.

🔥 Over the past day, the aviation of the defense forces carried out 8 strikes on the areas of concentration of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment and 2 on the occupiers' anti-aircraft missile systems.

🔥 Missile and artillery units struck 10 artillery pieces at firing positions, 1 radar station, 1 control center, 1 area of concentration of weapons and military equipment, 2 air defense facilities, and 3 enemy ammunition depots over the course of the day.