Update as of 18.00 on 23.07.2023 on the Russian invasion

❗️ The main points from the report:

➡️ During the day, the Russian occupiers launched a missile attack on the territory of Ukraine, using 17 cruise missiles and 2 ballistic missiles. As a result of combat operations, 9 cruise missiles were destroyed by the Air Force's air defense forces and equipment. In addition, the enemy conducted 26 air strikes and fired 35 times from multiple launch rocket systems.

➡️ The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka directions, heavy fighting continues. There were 27 combat engagements over the last day.

➡️ In the Liman sector, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Torske, Donetsk region.

➡️ In the Bakhmut sector, under heavy fire from enemy artillery, our defenders successfully repelled attacks in the areas of Bohdanivka, Klishchiyivka and north-east of Orikhovo-Vasylivka in the Donetsk region.

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

➡️ On 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 near Pryiutne, Zaporizhzhia region. At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations in the Melitopol and Berdiansk directions, consolidate their positions, inflict artillery fire on the identified enemy targets, and carry out counter-battery measures.

➡️ Russian occupants continue to rob civilians, appropriating the grain harvest of Ukrainian civilians. For example, in the village of Pryshyb, Zaporizhzhia region, Russian occupants are using diesel locomotives to take a large number of freight cars with various types of grain crops from the territory of an agricultural enterprise.

🔥 The aviation of the defense forces carried out 3 strikes on the areas of concentration of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment over the day. Also, our defenders destroyed 4 reconnaissance UAVs of operational and tactical level.

🔥 Missile and artillery units struck 1 area of concentration of enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment, 5 artillery pieces at firing positions, 1 command post, 1 air defense system and 1 enemy electronic warfare station over the past day.