Russians attack Zaporizhzhia, causing destruction.

Russian invaders have struck the city of Zaporizhzhia, damaging a catering facility.

S-300 missiles targeted the grounds of a residential neighborhood. The missiles struck a target inside this neighborhood. The blast wave and debris damaged the facades, windows, and roofs of nearby residential apartment blocks. The Oblast Military Administration said that all relevant services were working at the scene, and information about the casualties was being ascertained.

Battles in Donbas make it possible to restore security to all of Europe – Zelenskyy.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy states that the current battles in Donbas make restoring security to Ukraine and all of Europe possible.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy states that the current battles in Donbas make restoring security to Ukraine and all of Europe possible.

"I will once again mark our soldiers in Donetsk Oblast, those who "subtract" (i.e. kill – ed.) the enemy the most. Marines of the 35th and 36th separate brigades, fighters of the 79th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade, soldiers of the 11th Border Detachment, 55th Separate Artillery Brigade, the 72nd Separate Mechanised Brigade, and the 74th Separate Reconnaissance [Battalion]... I thank you, soldiers!

I especially thank everyone who defends Bakhmut every day.

The battles right there, precisely in these parts of Donbas – Vuhledar, Bakhmut, Mariinka, Bilohorivka, Avdiivka, Kamianka – make it possible to bring back security to Ukraine, to all of Europe, to every nation that values its freedom and the integrity of its land" - said President Zelenskiy.

Russians shell Kramatorsk with cluster munitions: casualties reported.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Oblast Military Administration, reported that At least two people were killed and five injured due to the shelling of Kramatorsk. This is operational data as of 17:15.

The Russians shelled the city with cluster munitions, hitting Bernatskyi Park and a funeral service. According to preliminary information, about a dozen residential buildings and several cars were damaged.

"They are purposefully hitting the city, trying to kill as many of its civilians as possible," the Head of the Oblast Military Administration believes.

Later, Kirylenko added that two people died due to the shelling, eight were injured, and three of them were in serious condition.

Black Sea Grain Initiative was prolonged by 120 days.

Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for the Restoration of Ukraine, announced the extension of the Grain Initiative for 120 days.

Kubrakov thanked UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, and all partners for adhering to the agreements and extending it for another four months.

He added that thanks to the joint efforts of Ukraine's partners, 25 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain have been delivered to world markets.

The day before, the Russian side stated that it "does not object" to the continuation of the grain initiative, which allows the export of Ukrainian food by sea, but only for 60 days.