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Heavy preventing within the east – Ukraine below stress

Russian soldiers fire a howitzer at Ukrainian positions. Photo: Uncredited/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service

Russian troopers hearth a howitzer at Ukrainian positions. Photo

© Uncredited/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/AP/dpa

Kiev stories heavy preventing in jap Ukraine. Moscow sees itself on the advance. Ukrainian President Zelensky is due to this fact specializing in the scenario within the Black Sea.

According to the navy management in Kiev, the heavy preventing in jap Ukraine is continuous. “The situation was hottest today in the Pokrovsk area, but the enemy was also active in the direction of Lyman and Kurakhove,” the Ukrainian General Staff stated in its night scenario report. All three cities talked about are within the jap Ukrainian area of Donetsk. There had been 123 battles through the day.

41 of those assaults had been reported from the Pokrovsk space alone. At Lyman and Kurachowe, there have been 19 and 17 assaults respectively. While, in accordance with the General Staff, 29 assaults at Pokrovsk have now been repelled, 12 battles are nonetheless ongoing. The defenders are doing the whole lot they will to stabilize the scenario and forestall the enemy from advancing deep into Ukrainian territory, it was stated.

Ukraine has been defending itself towards the Russian struggle of aggression for greater than two years.

Russian troops advance within the Pokrovsk space

The Russian Defense Ministry had reported the seize of the village of Sokil earlier that day. Army Group Center managed to take the village and enhance its tactical place by way of energetic motion, the Defense Ministry in Moscow introduced. The Ukrainian aspect didn’t initially touch upon this. The fighters' stories typically can’t be independently verified.

However, on the finish of June, the portal “Deepstate”, which is near the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, marked the small spot straight subsequent to the a lot bigger and long-contested city of Ocheretyne as below Russian management. Sokil, which had a number of dozen inhabitants in a census 20 years in the past, is positioned within the Pokrovsk district. Pokrovsk is taken into account one of many attainable targets of the Russian advance within the space.

Sokil not seems within the General Staff's scenario report, however the city of Prohres, positioned to the west, does. According to the Ukrainian navy, greater than 180 Russian troopers had been killed within the Pokrovsk space. In addition, a number of Russian navy autos had been destroyed. These figures can’t be independently verified both.

The entrance part close to Pokrovsk is taken into account to be comparatively weak. After Russian troops had been capable of seize the fortress of Avdiivka initially of the 12 months, they’ve been slowly advancing for months. Ukraine has not but managed to lastly cease the advance and stabilize the protection strains.

More assaults by fight drones

The Russian armed forces have as soon as once more attacked jap Ukraine through the night time with so-called kamikaze drones. The air protection in Kharkiv and Sumy reported that the Shahed drones had flown in in a number of waves. The Ukrainian navy initially gave no details about the consequences of the assaults.

Zelensky broadcasts new technique at sea

Ukraine desires to push again Russian affect within the western a part of the Black Sea. His nation will develop a brand new nationwide maritime technique to this finish, introduced Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his each day video tackle. “We clearly understand that the war has changed the balance of power in our Black Sea region and the Russian fleet will never again dominate in these waters,” Zelensky stated optimistically. Ukraine will pursue its personal nationwide pursuits at sea and people of its companions and defend transport routes, he stated.

Russia had already taken possession of a big a part of the Ukrainian fleet when it annexed Crimea in 2014. Further ships had been misplaced to Kiev shortly after the beginning of the large-scale Russian invasion in 2022 with the seize of the port metropolis of Berdyansk within the southern Ukrainian area of Zaporizhia. The flagship of the Ukrainian Navy, the Hetman Sahaidachnyj, sank in Mykolaiv.

Even although the Ukrainian Navy doesn’t presently have any giant warships, Kiev has succeeded in driving the Russian Black Sea Fleet out of the western a part of the Black Sea. This has additionally enabled maritime commerce through Odessa to be not less than partially revived. The Ukrainian Navy can be set to be upgraded within the close to future with provides from Western companions.

Chinese troopers landed in Belarus for navy maneuvers

Meanwhile, in accordance with official data, Chinese troopers have arrived in Belarus (previously Belarus) for a joint anti-terror train. The maneuver can be held from July 8 to 19, the Defense Ministry in Minsk introduced on its Telegram channel.

Initially, there have been no particulars in regards to the deliberate workout routines. The precise variety of Chinese troopers concerned can be unknown. The pictures printed by the Ministry of Defense in Minsk present a Chinese transport plane that may transport a three-digit variety of troopers.

The already tense relations between Belarus and the West, particularly with Ukraine, have lately deteriorated once more. Ruler Alexander Lukashenko has repeatedly portrayed the West as a risk to his nation. Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin's closest ally has allowed him to station tactical nuclear weapons in his nation.

Recently, Belarus has additionally elevated its troops on the border with Ukraine, justifying this with alleged provocations from the neighboring nation. Kiev, in flip, feels threatened by Minsk. Russian troops additionally entered the nation from Belarusian territory throughout their assault on Ukraine greater than two years in the past.

Situation report of the General Staff (Ukr)