KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO – MONDAY, 25 JULY, 18:38
The Armed Forces of Ukraine inflicted significant losses on Russian forces on the Kharkiv front, but some of the Russian units have had some success near the Vuhlehirska Thermal Power Plant (TPP).
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 18:00 on 25 July
Quote: "On the Bakhmut front, the enemy shelled the areas of the towns and villages of Niu-York, Novoluhanske, Kodema, Berestove, Bilohorivka, Ivanivske, Soledar, Maiorsk, Bakhmutske, Pokrovske, Yakovlivka, Kurdiumivka, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve, Travneve.
The enemy carried out airstrikes near Soledar, Pokrovske, Niu-York, and on the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. [ Russian forces] conducted assault operations on the Klynove – Pokrovske and Volodymyrivka – Pokrovske axes, but suffered losses and retreated. Some of the enemy units have had some success in the area around the Vuhlehirska TPP."
Details: On the Kharkiv front, Russian occupying forces used tanks, as well as tubed and rocket artillery, to fire on the areas around Kharkiv, Udy, Verkhnii Saltiv, Malynivka, Borshchova and other towns and villages. They conducted airstrikes near Prudianka and Petrivka. Ukrainian troops inflicted significant losses on the Russians in the wake of hostilities on the Tsupivka – Dementiivka axis.
There were no significant changes on the Volyn and Polissia fronts. Units of the Belarusian Armed Forces continue to perform tasks to reinforce security in parts of Brest and Gomel oblasts near the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. They continue to take part in combat training at military training grounds.
On the Sivershchyna front, Russia continues to deploy units of its armed forces in the parts of Bryansk and Kursk oblasts (in Russia) near the Russian-Ukrainian border in order to demonstrate the Russian presence in the area and to pin down Ukrainian troops. Russian forces used tubed and rocket artillery to fire on the areas around Mykhalchyna Sloboda (Chernihiv Oblast) and Pisky, Riasne and Bilopillia (Sumy Oblast).
On the Sloviansk front, Russian forces shelled the areas around the towns and villages of Nortsivka, Bohorodychne, Petrivske, Adamivka, Pryvillia, Barvinkove, Kostiantynivka, Nova Dmytrivka, Dolyna, Nova Mykolaivka, Karnaukhivka, Dibrovne, Chepil, Hrushuvakha, Mazanivka. Russian aircraft conducted an airstrike near Yavirske. The Russians are trying to replenish their losses in manpower and equipment.
On the Kramatorsk front, Russian occupying forces fired on the areas around Kryva Luka, Platonivka, Zakitne, Siversk, Verkhnokamianske, Zvanivka, Hryhorivka, Ivano-Darivka and Spirne using tubed and rocket artillery and deployed their aircraft near Hryhorivka and Serebrianka.
Russian forces made an attempt to advance near Spirne and Ivano-Darivka, but were decisively repelled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces and retreated.
Russian forces undertook no active combat operations on the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia fronts, but used drones to conduct aerial reconnaissance in the area and conducted airstrikes in the areas around the towns and villages of Kamiana, Shevchenko, Vesele and Poltavka.
On the Pivdennyi Buh front, Russian forces continue to fire on Ukrainian positions along the entire frontline using tubed and rocket artillery, as well as tanks. Russian aircraft conducted an airstrike near Olhyne. The Russian army is devoting particular effort to conducting aerial reconnaissance using UAVs.
According to available information, there are two naval cruise missile carriers (equipped with Kalibr missiles) in the waters of the Black Sea.
The General Staff also reports that the Russian command is deploying soldiers in assault operations without cover by armoured vehicles on some fronts.
"This is the officers’ way to protect the equipment that is still in good condition and to take revenge on their subordinates who intentionally disable or damage their weapons [and equipment]. Such sabotage practices are widespread among the occupiers’ rank and file who want to avoid taking part in direct combat with Ukrainian soldiers," the report says.