Update as of 18.00 on 17.07.2023 on the Russian invasion

❗️ The main points of the report:

➡️ During the day, the Russian Federation launched 5 missile strikes from the S-300 air defense system. In addition, the enemy conducted 34 air strikes and fired more than 40 times from multiple launch rocket systems.

➡️ The enemy is focusing its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka directions, heavy fighting continues. There were 29 combat engagements over the last day.

➡️ In the Mariinka sector, the Ukrainian Defense Forces successfully continue to hold back the Russian offensive in the area of Mariinka and near Krasnohorivka in Donetsk region.

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

➡️ The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations at the Melitopol and Berdiansk directions, consolidate on the achieved lines, inflict artillery fire on the identified enemy targets, and carry out counter-battery measures.

➡️ In the city of Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region, the Russian occupiers are ruthlessly evicting all locals living along the Dnipro river from their homes with their children into the streets. The homes of Ukrainian civilians are being occupied by the invaders' military units. Previously, in Nova Kakhovka and Kakhovka, the Russian occupiers cut off mobile communications and cable Internet connections. In this way, they are trying to make it impossible to record and publicize the crimes of Russian troops.

🔥 Over the last day, the aviation of the defense forces carried out 5 strikes on the areas of concentration of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment.
During the day, our defenders destroyed 3 enemy attack UAVs of the "Shahed-136" type.

🔥 Missile and artillery units struck 1 area of concentration of enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment over the course of the day,
2 TOS-1A "Solntsepyok" heavy flamethrower multiple rocket launchers,
22 artillery pieces at firing positions, 1 ammunition depot and an electronic warfare station of the Russian occupiers.