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Russo-Ukraine War - 24 July 2022 - Day 151

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A number of claims and counterclaims are being made on the Ukraine-Russia conflict on the ground and online. While GlobalSecurity.org takes utmost care to accurately report this news story, we cannot independently verify the authenticity of all statements, photos and videos.

On 24 February 2022, Ukraine was suddenly and deliberately attacked by land, naval and air forces of Russia, igniting the largest European war since the Great Patriotic War. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "special military operation" (SVO - spetsialnaya voennaya operatsiya) in Ukraine in response to the appeal of the leaders of the "Donbass republics" for help. That attack is a blatant violation of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Putin stressed that Moscow's goal is the demilitarization and denazification of the country. The military buildup in preceeding months makes it obvious that the unprovoked and dastardly Russian attack was deliberately planned long in advance. During the intervening time, the Russian government had deliberately sought to deceive the world by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

"To initiate a war of aggression... is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." [Judgment of the International Military Tribunal]


The UK Ministry of Defence reported that, in the Donbas, small-scale Russian offensive action remains focused on the Bakhmut axis, but it is making minimal progress.

On 20 July 2022, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia had expanded the scope of its 'special military operation' beyond the self-declared Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics. Lavrov claimed that the operation now included new additional areas, including the Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, as a result of Western countries supplying longer range weapons to Ukraine. This is almost certainly not true. Russia has not 'expanded' its war; maintaining long-term control of these areas was almost certainly an original goal of the invasion. Russia invaded these areas in February and the occupation authorities have been publicly discussing the prospects for legal independent referendums since at least mid-March. There is a realistic possibility that Lavrov made the comments to pave the way for referenda to take place in occupied territories beyond Luhansk and Donetsk.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported no significant changes in the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. Russian forces shelled the districts of the villages of Hai in the Chernihiv oblast and Hudove, Bilopilla and Stari Vyrky in the Sumy region.

In the Kharkiv direction, Russia carried out fire damage from barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Ruski Tyshki, Stariy Saltiv, Prudyanka, Rubizhne, Tsyrkuny, Bazaliivka, Slatyne, Derhachi, Cherkaski Tyshky, Blahodatne, Udy, Pryshyb and Pytomnyk, as well as airstrikes near Verkhniy Saltov and Mospanove.

In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded near Velyka Komyshuvakha, Hrushuvaha, Krasnopilla, Virnopilla, Dolyna, Chervona Polyana, Karnaukhivka, and Dibrovny. Russian occupiers tried to establish control over the settlement of Bohorodychne by assaulting them, but without any success.

In the Kramatorsk direction, Russian forces shelled the areas of Kryva Luka, Siversk, Hryhorivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Ivano-Daryivka, and Spirne settlements with barrel and rocket artillery. Ukrainian soldiers repelled enemy assaults in the directions Verkhnyokamyanka - Verkhnyokamyanske and Bilohorivka - Verkhnyokamyanske. The occupiers, with losses, withdrew.

In the direction of Bakhmut, Russian forces fired Ukrainian our troops near Berestovo, Bilohorivka, Nova Kamyanka, Pokrovske, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitsevo, Travnevo, and New York. In addition, Russian forces carried out an airstrike near Bakhmut.

Russian forces' poor attempts to improve the tactical position in the directions Volodymyrivka - Bakhmutske and Dolomitne - Novoluhanske ended in significant losses and a retreat. They are losing personnel, but stubbornly continue their attempts to establish control over the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. Fighting continues. Fierce fighting also continues in the direction of Roty - Semihirya.

Systematic shelling of civilian infrastructure in the areas of Avdiivka, Opytne, Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, Pavlivka, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Novoandriivka, and Stepnohirsk continues in the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions. In some areas, the russian occupiers also conduct aerial reconnaissance by UAVs.

In the South Buh direction, Russian forces are concentrating efforts on preventing the advance of Ukrainian troops. Enemy shelling was recorded near Osokorivka, Trudolyubivka, Pervomaisky, Yavkyny, Novohryhorivka, Kavkaz, Novomykolayivka, Kotlyareve, Polyana, Tavriyske and Mykolaiv.

Outside the base points, Russian forces keeps three carriers of high-precision weapons.

Russian forces launched an airstrike near Andriivka. After that, they tried to advance in the direction of Sukhy Stavok – Andriivka and Bruskinske – Bilohirka. But Ukrainian soldiers cause the Russian to suffer losses and retreat chaotically.

The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the attack on the port of Odessa. After the attack with Kalibr missiles, the Russian Armed Forces destroyed a Ukrainian combat boat and a warehouse of Harpoon missiles, and hit a shipyard near the sea harbor.

The agency also reported that the aircraft equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stationed at the Kanatovo military airfield in the Kirovograd region was struck by a strike of high-precision long-range sea and air-based weapons.

As a result of the fire destruction of the positions of the 108th and 109th battalions of the 10th mountain assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of ​​​​the settlement of Verkhnekamenskoye of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), more than 70% of the enemy personnel were destroyed.

In Nikolaev, the Russian Aerospace Forces attacked the weapons and ammunition depots of the 28th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 123rd Territorial Defense Brigade on the territory of a diesel locomotive repair plant. The defense department informed about the liquidation of more than 50 personnel, more than 3,000 artillery ammunition of various calibers and 10 armored vehicles.

According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, five Ukrainian UAVs were shot down by air defense systems in the areas of the settlements of Korobki, Pyatikhatka in the Kherson region, Topolskoe in the Kharkov region, Shcherbaki in the Zaporozhye region and the city of Donetsk. In addition, ten shells from Uragan and HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems were intercepted in the districts of Novonikolaevka in the Zaporozhye region, Makeevka in the DPR and Alekseevka in the Kherson region.

DPR

The people's militia of the DPR in the evening report reported that since the beginning of the day, Ukrainian armed formations had fired more than 300 shells from the Grad MLRS, barreled artillery with a caliber of 155, 152 and 122-mm and 120-mm mortars across the territory of the republic.

Ten settlements of the republic came under shelling. As a result of the aggression of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, one civilian was injured. Four residential buildings and three civil infrastructure facilities were damaged.

There are reports of the advance of the allied forces on the line Seversk - Soledar - Bakhmut. According to information from military expert Boris Rozhin , the main clashes continued in Pokrovskoye, where the enemy was driven out to the northern part of the settlement, as well as in the Veselaia Dolina area.

According to the Telegram channel "Operation Z: Russian Spring military commissars", Russian units cut the Serebryanka-Seversk road, destroying the enemy forces. The control of this route will not allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to conduct a mobile defense. Thus, the allied forces continue their offensive against Seversk.

According to the Wargonzo Telegram channel, members of the Kharkiv wing of the Azov ✱ group (banned in the Russian Federation), calling itself the Kraken, were seen in a company with foreign mercenaries based in Kramatorsk.

The head of the administration of Mariupol , Konstantin Ivashchenko , said that the sappers had completed the demining of the city's beaches.

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In the morning, Ukrainian punishers fired six rockets from the HIMARS MLRS at the Red Beam. According to the city administration, at least three people were injured as a result of the shelling. According to the representative office of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC), as a result of shelling, the Krasny Luch hotel was destroyed, 7 residential buildings, a pharmacy, 4 retail facilities, a city market, a line power lines. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation will also record the consequences of the aggression of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

According to Vyacheslav Volodin , Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation , deputies of the Russian parliament will receive citizens in the republic. The head of the group for inter-parliamentary relations with the People's Council of the LPR, the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Viktor Vodolatsky was appointed to coordinate this work, taking into account the agreements that Russian regions conclude with regions and cities of the LPR.

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Marat Khusnullin said that the master plan for the restoration of the Severodonetsk agglomeration will be developed following the example of the work that has already started in Mariupol.

Representatives of the Public Chamber of the LPR handed over humanitarian aid to workers in the spheres of education and healthcare of the city of Rubezhnoye from the all-Russian public organization "Union of Armenians of Russia", the public organization "Commonwealth of Veterans of the Luhansk Region Border Troops "Union-Border"" and pupils of the Luhansk educational association "Vostok". In addition, representatives of the Federation of Trade Unions of the LPR delivered medicines from the trade unions of the Novosibirsk region to the polyclinic of Lisichansk.



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