Update as of 18.00 on July 16, 2023 on the Russian invasion

❗️ The main points from the report:

During the day, the enemy launched 6 missile and 38 air strikes, fired about 30 times from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of our troops and settlements.

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka directions, and heavy fighting continues. There were 20 combat engagements over the last day.

In the Bakhmut sector, our defenders successfully repelled all enemy attacks in the areas of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka and Ivanivske in Donetsk region. The enemy also attempted to regain lost ground northwest of Kurdyumivka, Donetsk region, but was unsuccessful. He conducted an air strike in the area of Pivnichne.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, in the northern part of Staromayorsk, Donetsk region, the enemy made an unsuccessful attempt to restore the lost position.

In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson sectors, 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 measures.

🔥 The aviation of the defense forces carried out 15 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, 1 of which was on the enemy's anti-aircraft missile system.

🔥 Missile and artillery units struck an area of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 9 artillery pieces at firing positions and 2 enemy air defense systems over the course of the day.