In the south of Ukraine, Russian occupiers have become more active. During the day, the enemy carried out reconnaissance in force three times, inflicted missile, artillery and air strikes on the positions of the Defense Forces and civilian cities. While in the Kryvyi Rih direction, the enemy is regrouping and building up forcesreports the Operational Command “Pivden“.
In order to prevent counterattack actions by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian invaders tried three times to conduct reconnaissance in force near the villages of Belogorka and Trudolyubovka in the Kherson region. However, with losses they were forced to retreat.
At the same time, the enemy did not shy away from using missile systems, multiple launch rocket systems and military aircraft to harm not only the positions of the Defense Forces, but also civilian infrastructure.
At Maryansky and Granite in the Dnepropetrovsk region, he hit three times with cruise missiles from Tochka-U. Fortunately, there were no casualties, but civilian infrastructure was damaged. From the area of the village of Kreshchenovka in the direction of Novovorontsovka, the Russians fired from the Grad MLRS. Up to 15 shells were fired at the development of the village. The Zelenodolsk thermal power plant was also destroyed, at which the enemy fired 16 shells from the Smerch rocket systems and 40 shells from the Grads.
Near the village of Dolgovo, the enemy shot at a civilian minibus, as a result of which three civilians were killed and five more were injured.
Russian aviation worked on the positions of Ukrainian defenders in the area of Berislavsky, Kherson region and Bashtanka, Mykolaiv region, but did not reach the goal. There are no losses among the personnel of the defense forces.
The air forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine responded with effective strikes against enemy strongholds near Aleksandrovka and Maksimovka.
As a result of the actions of Ukrainian defenders, 32 Russian servicemen and six units of military equipment were destroyed. In particular, the Msta-S self-propelled howitzer, the TOR air defense system and four armored vehicles.
The total irretrievable losses of the enemy, as of August 1 of this year, have already make up more than forty-one thousand military personnel according to the General Staff.
Meanwhile the intensity of fighting in the eastern operational zone has significantly decreasedwhich indicates the transfer of the main forces of the Russian Federation to the south of Ukraine to prevent the advancement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.