Timeline: day 138 of Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression
Today is July 11. russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for 138 days. We're reporting on the current news. The article will be updated.
What about today?
Ukrainian air defense significantly limits the capabilities of russian aviation. For more than 2.5 months, russian planes and helicopters haven't flown into the airspace over the territory controlled by the Ukrainian forces. Wary of our Air Force, enemy aviation operates from outside the territory of Ukraine. It answers the question of whether Ukrainian air defense is working effectively.
"Our air defense is armed with far from the most modern weapons, but we use them as efficiently as possible. Ukraine's Air Force operates during the war under conditions where it is necessary to move constantly to avoid enemy missile attacks. Accordingly, the enemy, not wanting to be shot down, changes the tactics of using its aircraft," says Yurii Ihnat, the spokesman of the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The American HIMARS MLRS also changed the "rules of the game." Western partners have seen that we can effectively use their weapons, giving us hope for new supplies and, of course, the liberation of our territories. But we need more weapons, says Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.
Yesterday evening, Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov stated that Volodymyr Zelensky ordered to prepare the de-occupation of the south. Ukraine is already gathering combat forces and weapons. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is currently compiling a list of what is needed at the front, and the Ministry of Defense is trying to find it.
In this regard, Iryna Vereshchuk once again called on Ukrainians to leave the temporarily occupied parts of the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, so that the Ukrainian forces don't endanger the civilian population during the counteroffensive. According to Vereshchuk, it is possible to evacuate not only through Crimea but also through Vasylivka to the Ukraine-controlled territory. According to her, the density and intensity of artillery fire from Ukraine will increase.
Over the past day, the Ukrainian forces destroyed russia's command post and four more warehouses with ammunition in different areas of the Kherson region, the South operational command reported.
The current operational situation in the south of Ukraine. Confirmed losses of the enemy are:
- 38 ruscists;
- four Msta-B howitzers;
- portable anti-aircraft missile complex;
- five units of auto equipment.
What is happening in the east:
- The russians are likely to increase artillery and missile strikes west of Bakhmut to isolate the city from lines of communication, the Institute for the Study of War reports.
- The russians conducted a limited and unsuccessful ground attack north of Donetsk and limited reconnaissance operations northwest of Sloviansk.
- The enemy didn't conduct active operations in the Kramatorsk direction.
- Another enemy offensive attempt by the occupiers in the direction of Maryinka ultimately failed. Under the fire of our soldiers, the occupiers shamefully ran back, Ukraine's General Staff reports.
Who's coming to Ukraine?
On financial and information aid, weapons and politicians
The Ukrainian army received the first drone from the USA as part of the Army of Drones project. Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov announced this. "It is fast and durable. Therefore, it will help our heroes from the Ukrainian forces to see the enemies better," the minister wrote.
Helping IDPs and refugees
About 400,000 Ukrainian children can study in Polish educational institutions from the beginning of September. The Minister of Education and Science of Poland, Przemysław Czarnek, said this. According to him, 200,000 children from Ukraine have been admitted to schools and kindergartens. The Ministry of Education estimates another 200 thousand may join from the beginning of September.
In addition, Poland provided Ukrainians with free access to medical care at all levels. You can find a medical facility by calling the free 24-hour hotline: 800 190 590
News from partners!
EU representative Josep Borrell is disappointed that most G20 participants refused to "name the aggressor" in the situation around Ukraine. "The harsh truth is that national interests often outweigh the general commitment to higher ideals," he stated.
British Foreign Minister Liz Truss announced that she would take part in the race for the country's prime minister seat. Truss has consistently taken a distinctly pro-Ukrainian and staunchly anti-putin stance and, according to polls, is popular among members of the Conservative Party.
Donetsk and Luhansk regions
In Chasovyi Yar, another dead person's body was removed from the rubble, the State Emergency Service reports. Thus, 19 dead people were found, and eight were rescued.
During the night of July 10 to 11, the russians launched five rocket attacks and four massive artillery attacks on populated areas on the border of the Luhansk region and Donetsk region.
The occupiers are using aviation, cannon, and rocket artillery, trying to break through from Lysychansk and other directions to Siversk and Sloviansk, but for more than a week, these attempts have been unsuccessful; they are trying to advance from the side of Popasna.
Kharkiv was hit by three rockets last night. One partially destroyed a 6-story building in the Osnovianskyi district; the second got into a warehouse there. The third projectile hit the school building in the Slobidskyi district, the State Emergency Service reports. There were no casualties; an 86-year-old woman was evacuated from the house.
Also, this morning, the russians shelled Zolochiv. As a result, 13 residential buildings and outbuildings were destroyed, and a garage and a car burned down, the head of the village council Viktor Kovalenko said. At the moment, there is no information about victims and deaths.
16-year-old Vladyslav, the son of Oleh Buriak, the head of the Zaporizhzhia district administration, told about the 48 days of captivity he spent in solitary confinement at the pre-trial detention center in Vasylivka. The guy's duties included cleaning the "torture room"… "I remember when I entered this room, a person was hanging from the ceiling, suspended by wires, dripping blood, the blood coated everything on the floor. They were asked where the weapons were. The russians applied inhumane interrogation methods to prisoners, including torture (electric shock, beating). I saw and heard everything," recalls Vladyslav. The kidnapping of Vlad became known on April 17; the head of the administration, Oleh Buriak, announced this in a video message. russian occupiers kidnapped a boy at a checkpoint in Vasylivka during evacuation.
The defense forces freed the village of Ivanivka in the Kherson region from the occupiers. Thanks to collaborative work, service members of the 60th Mechanized Brigade managed to take control of another settlement. Only terrible memories and "dead" military equipment remained from the russian invaders in Ivanivka.
Vitalii Kim, the head of the Mykolaiv regional military administration, reports on the past day's enemy shelling in the region. The russians fired six rockets at the Bashtanka district, the Mykolaiv district (due to the shelling, fields with crops and forest strips caught fire), and at the city of Mykolaiv, one person was injured.