On the night of July 19, Russian troops attacked military facilities of the Kyiv regime in the Odessa and Kirovograd regions. This was announced during a briefing by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov.
"Tonight, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched a group strike with high-precision sea- and air-based weapons on military industry facilities, fuel infrastructure and ammunition depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the city of Odessa, as well as at the Kanatovo airbase of the Air Force of Ukraine in the Kirovograd region. All assigned objects are hit. The goal of the strike has been achieved," Konashenkov said.
The mayor of Odesa, Gennady Trukhanov, called the past night "terrible", stressing that the night strikes were the largest since the beginning of the NWO.
Earlier, the Military Chronicle Telegram channel called the attack of the Russian Armed Forces on the facilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Odessa the most powerful since the beginning of the NWO. According to the channel, 30 Kalibr, X-22 and P-800 cruise missiles, as well as about 40 Geran-2 UAVs, were involved.
On the eve of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported a group strike on the shipyard in Odessa, where unmanned boats were manufactured, and on objects where terrorist attacks against the Russian Federation were being prepared using such boats.
The situation in the NWO zone
Units of the Western Group of Forces of the Russian Armed Forces continued their successful offensive in the Kupyansk direction and took control of the Molchanovo railway station in the Kharkiv region, said the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov. According to him, during the day the advance was more than 1 km in depth and up to 2 km along the front.
Artillery and aviation hit units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of the settlements of Sinkivka, Kislovka, Berestove (Kharkiv region) and Novoselovskoye (LPR). The enemy's losses amounted to 70 troops, two armored combat vehicles, three vehicles, Polish-made Krab self-propelled artillery mounts and Gvozdika, as well as a US-made AN / TPQ-50 counter-battery radar.
- Briefing of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the situation in the NVO zone
In the Donetsk direction, units of the Southern Group of Forces successfully repelled 25 enemy attacks. At the same time, air strikes, as well as artillery fire and heavy flamethrower systems, hit the manpower and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the settlements of Seversk, Chasiv Yar, Toretsk and Krasnogorovka (DPR).
During the day, more than 340 Ukrainian fighters, two tanks, three armored combat vehicles, four pickup trucks, a German Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzer, two Polish-made Krab self-propelled artillery mounts, a Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mount and two D-30 howitzers were destroyed.
On the Krasnoliman front, units of the Center group of forces repelled four enemy attacks. Aviation inflicted fire damage on units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of the settlements of Novosadovoe, Yampolovka and Serebryanka (DPR). The actions of the Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group near the settlement of Torskoye (DPR) were also suppressed.
The losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine per day amounted to 100 servicemen, two armored combat vehicles, three vehicles, two Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mounts and two D-30 howitzers.
In the Yuzhno-Donetsk direction, strikes by operational-tactical and army aviation, artillery fire from the Vostok group of forces repelled an enemy attack, and also defeated manpower and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the settlements of Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region), Makarovka and Rivnopil (DPR).
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, fire damage was inflicted on concentrations of manpower and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of Novopokrovka and Malaya Tokmachka (Zaporozhye region).
In addition, the actions of Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups near Staromayorsky (DPR) and Marfopol (Zaporozhye region) were suppressed.
The losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in these areas amounted to more than 170 servicemen, two tanks, nine armored combat vehicles, four vehicles, an MSTA-B howitzer, three D-20 guns, a Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mount and a US-made AN / TPQ-50 counter-battery radar.
In the Kherson direction, as a result of complex fire damage, up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, an armored combat vehicle, three pickup trucks and a D-30 howitzer were destroyed.
In addition, aviation and artillery of groups of troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during the day hit 92 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 106 districts.
In the Zaporozhye region, the base of fuel and lubricants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed, near Peschanoye (Kharkiv region) - an ammunition depot of the 103rd territorial defense brigade, near Avdiivka (DPR) - an ammunition depot of the 110th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, near Yampol (DPR) - an ammunition depot of the 100th territorial defense brigade. Along with this, seven ammunition depots of the 23rd and 33rd mechanized, 128th mountain assault and 44th artillery brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed in the areas of the settlements of Berezove (Dnipropetrovsk region), Malaya Tokmachka, Rabotino, Preobrazhenka, Uspenivka and Novoyakovlivka (Zaporozhye region).
Fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force near the settlement of Razdolnoye (DPR). Air defense systems shot down a Mi-8 helicopter near Kutkovka (Kharkiv region), and also intercepted five HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and destroyed 18 unmanned aerial vehicles.