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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of July 5

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of July 5 Illustrative image (Getty Images)

Russian forces continue their aggressive push on the Toretsk front and maintain constant attacks on the Pokrovsk direction, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"The aggressor is very active in the Toretsk direction, launching 18 attacks in the areas of Toretsk, Pivnichne, and New York in the Donetsk region, supported by airstrikes," the report states.

In the Pokrovsk direction, Ukrainian forces repelled 45 enemy attacks near the settlements of Kalynove, Novooleksandrivka, Vozdvyzhenka, Yevhenivka, Prohres, Yasnobrodivka, Novoselivka Persha, Umanske, and Netailove in the Donetsk region.

"More than half of these attacks were near Novooleksandrivka and Novoselivka Persha," the military added.

Situation on other fronts

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy continued offensive and assault operations with air support, with a total of eight clashes in the areas of Vovchansk, Hlyboke, Starytsia, and Lyptsi.

In the Kupiansk direction, the number of clashes increased to five. The defense forces repelled attacks in the areas of Synkivka and Petropavlivka in the Kharkiv region.

In the Lyman direction, Ukrainian forces thwarted 21 enemy attacks in the areas of Hrekivka, Makiivka, and Nevske in the Luhansk region, Terny in the Donetsk region, and the Serebriansky forest.

Seven attacks were repelled in the Siversk direction in the areas of Spirne and Vyiimka in the Donetsk region and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region.

In the Kramatorsk direction, Ukrainian defenders stopped ten enemy attempts to break through the defense in the areas of Klishchiivka, Kalynivka, Ivanivske, and Andriivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Kurakhove direction, Defense forces continued to restrain the enemy in Krasnohorivka, Nevelske, and Kostyantynivka, where the enemy attempted nine times to breach the defense.

In the Vremivka direction, the enemy launched seven attacks on our positions in Kostyantynivka, Vodyane, and Makarivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Orikhiv direction, there were two clashes. The enemy was harshly repelled near Mala Tokmachka.

In the Prydniprovskyi direction, the occupiers continue trying to dislodge defense units from positions on bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnipro River. All five attacks were unsuccessful.

The operational situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not significantly changed. No signs of enemy offensive groups forming were detected.

On the border with Chernihiv and Sumy region, the enemy maintains a military presence, conducts sabotage and reconnaissance activities, and shells settlements from Russian territory.

Russian losses in Ukraine

In the past day, the aviation, missile forces, and artillery of the Defense Forces struck two artillery systems, an ammunition depot, an electronic warfare station, six personnel concentration areas, and another important enemy target.

Overall, Russian losses amounted to 1,260 personnel, 11 tanks, 18 armored fighting vehicles, 66 artillery systems, 58 UAVs, nine missiles, 76 vehicles, and six special equipment units in the past day.