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AFU destroyed 8 artillery pieces at firing positions

Jul 31, 2023

During the day, July 30, the enemy launched 4 missile and 34 air strikes. In particular, he used 4 attack drones of the "Shahed-136" type, all of them were destroyed. The Russian Federation also launched 37 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Unfortunately, there are victims among the civilian population, residential buildings were destroyed, reported the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


About 20 combat clashes took place during the day.

On the Volyn and Poliske directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups. Certain units of the Armed Forces of Belarus perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.

In the Kupyan direction, our soldiers are firmly holding the defense, successfully repulsed enemy attacks east of Berestovo, Kharkiv region.

In the Lymansky direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bilogorivka, Luhansk region, and Ivanivka, Serebryanka, and Spirnyi in Donetsk region.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Klishchiivka, Bila Hora and Kostyantynivka.

In the Avdiivka direction, the occupiers launched an airstrike in the Avdiivka area.

In the Marinka direction, the defense forces continue to hold back the advance of Russian troops in the area of the towns of Marinka and Pobieda, Donetsk region.

On the Shakhtarsky direction, the enemy launched an air strike in the Staromayorsky district.

On the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the further advance of our troops. At the same time, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct an offensive operation in the Melitopol and Berdyansk directions, and are entrenched at the achieved boundaries.

Against the background of the successful military operations of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, the number of casualties in the units of the Russian occupation forces, which physically do not have time to remove the dead from local morgues, has increased significantly. In particular, in the city of Svatove, Luhansk region, the territory of the city morgue is overflowing with the bodies of dead Russians. The occupiers have not taken them away for almost a week. Because of this, the city has an unbearable corpse smell.

At the same time, in the city of Starobilsk, the invaders forcibly transferred part of the civilian medical personnel from local medical facilities to the so-called military hospitals to provide medical aid to the wounded occupiers. As a result, local elderly residents complain about the lack of an opportunity to receive at least some kind of treatment.

During the day, the aviation of the defense forces made 7 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment of the enemy. Also, our defenders destroyed 4 reconnaissance UAVs of operational-tactical level.

During the day, units of missile troops and artillery hit the enemy's anti-aircraft missile complex, 8 artillery pieces in firing positions, 2 radio electronic warfare stations, as well as 2 areas of concentration of personnel of the occupiers.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 31/07/2023

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