In the Donetsk direction, Russian troops are focusing efforts to improve their tactical position and create conditions for the offensive on Siversk and Soledar. Enemy units are replenishing ammunition and fuel stocks.

The relevant statement was made by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, a Vigilant correspondent reports.

As of 06:00 a.m., July 26, 2022, in the Volyn and Polissia directions, the Belarusian armed forces conducted command center communication training. Air reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is carried out from the territory of Belarus in the direction of Volyn Region’s Lutsk and Kovel. The threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of Belarus is persisting.

In the Siverskyi direction, Russian troops opened fire on Chernihiv Region’s Khrinivka and Sumy Region’s Tovstodubove with cannon and rocket artillery.

In the Slobozhanskyi direction, Russian invaders are conducting hostilities to hold the captured frontiers and prevent Ukrainian forces from advancing.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy used tanks, cannon and rocket artillery to open fire near such settlements as Borshchova, Pytomnyk, Sosnivka, Ruski Tyshky, Petrivka, Dementiivka, Rubizhne, Duvanka, Mospanove, Ruska Lozova, Chuhuiv, Kluhyno-Bashlyrivka, Svitlychne, Pryshyb and Slatyne. Russian troops launched air strikes near Zalyman and Mospanove.

In the Sloviansk direction, Russian occupiers opened fire on Nortsivka, Bohorodychne, Dolyna, Chepil, Hrushuvakha and Velyka Komyshuvakha.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy used cannon and rocket artillery to open fire near Kryva Luka, Zakitne, Dronivka, Hryhorivka, Spirne and Pereizne. Russian troops launched air strikes near Spirne and Serebrianka, and conducted assault operations near Spirne and Holy Mountains National Nature Park. Ukrainian defenders successfully repulsed an attack and pushed the enemy back.

In the Bakhmut direction, Russian invaders launched air strikes near Berestove, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Pokrovske, Kostiantynivka, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve, Vershyna, Semyhiria, Kodema, Travneve, Mayorsk and New York. The enemy launched air strikes near Soledar, Vesela Dolyna and Vuhlehirska TPP.

Russian invaders conducted assault operations near Berestove and Semyhiria but suffered losses and retreated. Enemy units are also attempting to conduct the offensive on Pokrovske; battles are underway.

In the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, Russian occupiers did not take active actions. The enemy shelling was recorded near Avdiivka, Zelene Pole, Orikhiv, Shcherbaky and Kamianske.

In the Southern Bug direction, Russian troops are trying to keep the defense and prevent Ukrainian forces from advancing. The enemy used tanks and artillery to open fire all over the contact line. Russian invaders also launched air strikes near Velyke Artakove, Kaluha and Olhyne, and conducted air reconnaissance with UAVs.

In the Black Sea, two enemy Kalibr cruise missile carriers are remaining out of naval bases. The threat of missile strikes on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure is persisting.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s aircrafts and helicopters continue to strike enemy personnel and military equipment clusters in certain directions. Russian occupiers are suffering losses in battles with Ukrainian defenders.