Russia – Ukraine war updates as of July 31, 2023

Russia - Ukraine war updates as of July 31, 2023

Russia - Ukraine war operational update of the General Staff of Ukraine for the last 24 hours of Russia - Ukraine war as of 6:00 a.m., July 31, 2023. 

523 day of the russian large-scale invasion and 3,450 day of the russia's war against Ukraine begins.

Tonight, the Russian Federation launched a missile attack on the city of Kharkiv. Information regarding the consequences of this terrorist attack is currently being clarified.

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has launched 4 missile strikes, 42 airstrikes, and fired 76 rocket salvo fire strikes at the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of the Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population, residential buildings were destroyed.

The probability of further missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.

Over 20 combat clashes took place during the day.

In the Volyn and Poliske directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on more than 40 settlements, in particular, Senkivka and Buchki of the Chernihiv region were affected; Seredyna-Buda and Progress in Sumy Oblast and Vovchansk and Budarka in Kharkiv Oblast.

In the Kupyansk direction, our soldiers are firmly holding the defense, successfully repulsed enemy attacks east of Berestovo in the Kharkiv region. Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Zapadne, Kindrashivka, Kupyansk and Kislivka of the Kharkiv region were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.
In the Lymansky direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bilogorivka, Luhansk region, and Ivanivka, Serebryanka, and Spirnyi in Donetsk region. Nevske and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk region and Torske, Spirne, Berestov and Rozdolivka in the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Klishchiivka, Bila Hora and Kostyantynivka. More than 20 settlements, including Vasyukivka, Klishchiivka, Predtechine, Kostyantynivka, Bila Gora, and Severnye of the Donetsk region, were affected by enemy artillery shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy launched an air strike in the Avdiivka area. More than 15 settlements, including Oleksandropil, Novobakhmutivka, Novokalynove, Avdiyivka, Severna, Netaylove and Nevelske of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery fire.

In the Mariinka direction, the defense forces continue to restrain the advance of Russian troops in the areas of Marinka and Pobieda. The enemy shelled more than 10 settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobieda, Novomykhailivka, Georgiivka, and Gostre of the Donetsk region.

In the Shakhtarsky direction, the enemy launched an air strike in the Staromayorsky district. He shelled the settlements of Blagodatne, Vugledar and Prechistivka in the Donetsk region.

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

He carried out an airstrike in the Zmiivka area of the Kherson region. More than 25 settlements, including Levadne, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Biloghirya and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia region, were hit by artillery fire; Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region; Dmytrivka, Beryslav, Vesele, Antonivka, Kherson, Berehove and Veletenske of the Kherson region. 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.

Russia continues to illegally integrate the temporarily occupied territories into its information environment. For example, servicemen of the Russian occupying forces arrived in the settlement of Milove, Luhansk region, to connect city communications and the Internet to Russian operators - they are laying communication cables from the territory of the Russian Federation.

Over the past day, the aviation of the defense forces has struck 7 areas where the enemy's personnel are concentrated. Also, our defenders destroyed 4 attack UAVs of the enemy type
"Shahed-136" and 4 reconnaissance UAVs of operational-tactical level.

Units of missile forces and artillery during the day hit the enemy's anti-aircraft missile system, 8 artillery pieces in firing positions, 2 electronic warfare stations, as well as 2 enemy personnel concentration areas.

In total, last day, our soldiers eliminated 490 Russian invaders. The enemy lost 6 tanks, 10 armored fighting vehicles, 21 artillery systems, one anti-aircraft missile system, 1 anti-aircraft vehicle, 17 vehicles and 4 units of special equipment.

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