Operational Briefing of Hostilities (12 JUL 22)
Russian forces failed to launch offensive operations on the central southern axis on 11 JUL 22, instead focusing their efforts on maintaining defensive positions. They have, however, continued artillery strikes along the entire southern line of contact. Ukrainian Intelligence reported that Russian fighter jets launched four Kh-31 missiles at an unnamed Black Sea coastal settlement and three Kh-31 missiles at an unspecified agricultural center in Odesa from Crimean airspace.
Ukrainian forces are targeting Russian ammunition depots and command centers in Kherson and Zaporizhia Oblast. An advisor to the Kherson Oblast Military Administration, Serhiy Khlan, has reported that their troops have struck an enemy command and equipment center in Tavriisk, which is 62 km east of Kherson City.
Khlan reported that the Russians had moved a military equipment reloading site from Oleskhy (5km southeast of Kherson City) to Radensk (25km southeast of Kherson City) in response to increased Ukrainian strikes on their military infrastructure in the vicinity of Kherson City. He went on to state that the Russians are preparing for urban warfare if a Ukrainian counteroffensive reaches Kherson City. They have significantly strengthened security and filtration measures in that area of operations.
In addition, the Ukrainian Strategic Communications Center noted that their forces had struck a Russian ammunition depot in Tokmak, approximately 50km northeast of Melitopol, a city of 150,000.