Update as of 18.00 on 04.08.2023 on the Russian invasion

❗️ The main points from the report:

➡️ During the day, the enemy carried out 39 air strikes (using 2 Shahed-136/131 attack drones, all of which were destroyed) and fired 43 times from multiple launch rocket systems.

➡️ There were 30 combat engagements during the day.

➡️ In the Bakhmut sector, defense forces are purging the enemy in the areas of Klishchiyivka and Kurdyumivka.

➡️ In the Avdiivka sector, under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled attacks by Russian troops in the vicinity of Avdiivka.

➡️ In the Maryinka sector, Ukrainian defense forces continue to hold back the Russian offensive in the areas of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka.

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

➡️ In the Zaporizhzhya sector, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Novopokrovka. 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, consolidating the achieved positions, and carrying out counter-battery activities.

➡️ The enemy continues to hide its losses. For this purpose, it actively uses mobile crematoria. In particular, it has been established that one of these crematoria is currently operating 24/7 in the northeastern part of the occupied city of Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region, with the bodies of the occupiers' dead being transported by flatbed trucks. In addition, local residents complain about the constant stench of corpses in the city, especially at night.

🔥 The aviation of the defense forces carried out 7 strikes on the areas of concentration of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment over the day.

🔥 Rocket and artillery units hit 9 artillery pieces at firing positions and 2 areas of concentration of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment over the day.