August 12, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russia shells 14 villages near Kharkiv

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The one hundred seventieth (170) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

The enemy continues to carry out air and missile strikes on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine. The enemy’s aviation group supports the actions of the ground groups, concentrating the main efforts in the Donetsk direction.

There were no significant changes on the Volyn, Polissya and Seversky directions.

Demonstrations are ongoing with the aim of restraining our units. The implementation of additional measures to strengthen the protection of the section of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk region is noted.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage with the use of barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Lebyazhe, Sosnivka, Ukrainka, Dementiivka, Pytomnyk, Ruski and Cherkaski Tyshki, Shevelivka, Protopopivka, Verkhniy Saltiv, Tsirkuny, Stara Hnylytsia, Husarivka, Korobochkyne. Carried out airstrikes near Rtyshchivka and Verkhniy Saltiv.

In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded near Virnopilla, Bohorodychne, Shnurky, Kurulka, Krasnopilla, Dolyna and Zalyman. Near Zaluman, the enemy also carried out an airstrike. The enemy is trying to make up for the loss of personnel and equipment.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled Siversk, Hryhorivka, Serebryanka, and Verkhnokamyansk districts with barrel and jet artillery.

It led an offensive in the direction of the settlements of Verkhnokamianske and Ivano-Daryivka, was unsuccessful, and withdrew.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired from tanks and artillery near Pereyizne, Vesele, Bakhmut, Soledar, Vershyna and Kurdyumivka. Used aviation near Vyimka, Ivano-Daryivka, Spirne, Yakovlivka, Soledar and Bakhmutske.

As a result of the offensive in the direction of Horlivka – Zaitseve, the enemy was partially successful.

The enemy waged offensive battles in the direction of the settlements of Ivano-Daryivka, Vyimka, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna and Kodema, was unsuccessful, and retreated. After regrouping, it resumed the attack on Codema, the hostilities continue.

In the Avdiyivka direction, artillery shelling was recorded near Vodyane, Oleksandropil, Avdiivka and Pisky. The enemy launched airstrikes near Maryinka and Vodyane.

The occupiers tried to conduct offensive battles in the districts of Spartak and Maryinka, they did not succeed, they withdrew. Fighting continues near the village of Pisky.

On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, the areas of the settlements of Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, Lukyanivske, Hulyaipole, Shcherbaki, Volodymyrivka, Bohoyavlenka, Novodanylivka, Orihiv, Novopil, Novosilka and Zaliznychne were shelled. The enemy launched airstrikes near Vuhledar, Mali Shcherbaki and Novomykhailivka.

In the Southern Buh region, in order to restrain the actions of our units, the enemy fired at the positions of the Defense Forces and civil infrastructure objects in the areas of the settlements of Ukrainka, Posad-Pokrovske, Lupareve, Stepova Dolyna, Novogrigorivka, Vesely Kut, Shyroke, Kobzartsi, Kavkaz, Bila Krynytsia, Lepetykha , Topolyne, Ivanivka, Potemkyne and Trudolyubivka.

Carried out airstrikes near Osokorivka, Andriivka, Blahodatne, Novohryhorivka, and Myrne. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the UAVs.

The enemy’s naval group focuses its main efforts on conducting reconnaissance, blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, and attacking military facilities and infrastructure elements deep in the territory of Ukraine.

Two carriers of sea-based cruise missiles are ready for use.

Ukrainian defenders are inflicting losses on the russian occupiers in all directions where active hostilities are ongoing.

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