Update as of 18.00 on 20.07.2023 on the Russian invasion

❗️ The main points from the report:

➡️ During the day, the Russian occupiers launched a massive missile and air strike on the territory of Ukraine, using 3 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles, 5 Iskander-K land-launched cruise missiles, 4 X-22 cruise missiles, 7 Oniks cruise missiles and 19 Shahed attack UAVs. According to the results of combat operations, the air defense of the Air Force and air defense of other components of the Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed 2 Kalibr cruise missiles, 3 Iskander-K ground-launched cruise missiles and 13 Shahed attack UAVs.

➡️ In addition, the enemy carried out 40 air strikes and fired 46 times from multiple launch rocket systems.

➡️ The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka sectors, with 20 combat engagements taking place over the last day.

➡️ In the Kupyansk sector, our troops are holding steadfastly and successfully repelled enemy attacks southwest of Masiutivka in Kharkiv region.

➡️ In the Bakhmut sector, under heavy fire from enemy artillery, our defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks on the southwestern outskirts of Klishchiyivka.

➡️ In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy is focusing its main efforts on preventing further advance of our troops. He made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost position in the area north of Pryiutne in Zaporizhzhia region.

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

🔥 The aviation of the defense forces carried out 7 strikes on the areas of concentration of enemy personnel over the day. Also, our defenders destroyed 1 reconnaissance UAV of operational and tactical level.

🔥 Missile and artillery units destroyed 6 artillery pieces at firing positions and an enemy electronic warfare station over the course of the day.