August 15, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces attempt advances on several fronts but are blocked

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The one hundred seventy third (173) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues.

In Volyn and Polissya directions, units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus are carrying out the task of strengthening the protection of the section of the belarusian-Ukrainian border in the Brest and Gomel regions.

Measures to check the combat readiness of the Armed Forces of Belarus are ongoing. Roughly, this will continue until August 20 of this year. The threat of the enemy launching missiles and air strikes from the territory and airspace of the Republic of Belarus remains.

In the Siversky direction, in order to demonstrate their presence and restrain the units of the Defense Forces, the enemy shelled the areas of Basivka, Mohrytsia, Holyshivske, and Budky settlements of the Sumy oblast with barrel artillery.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy, in order to prevent the Defense Forces from creating favorable conditions for the transition to the offensive, continues to destroy military and civilian objects using all available means of fire damage. This is done by the fire of tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Slobozhanske, Pyatykhatky, Rtyshchivka, Odnorobivka, Sosnivka, Slatyne, Svitlychne, Shevelivka, Nove, Dementiivka, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Ruski Tyshky, Korobochkyne and Protopopivka.

The occupiers used aviation for strikes near Verkhniy Saltiv, Sosnivka, and Rtyshchivka.

The enemy tried to break through the defense of our troops in the direction of Kozacha Lopan – Udy. Ukrainian soldiers fiercely met the invaders and pushed them back.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy unsuccessfully tried to dislodge our defenders with concentrated artillery fire in the areas of Hrushuvakha, Krasnopilla, Asiivka, and Mazanivka. Then, with assault actions, it tried to improve the tactical position in the direction of Dovhenke – Mazanivka, but did not succeed and withdrew.

In the Kramatorsk direction, enemy shelling was recorded near Spirne, Ivano-Daryivka, and Raihorodka. The enemy aircraft operated near Spirne and Pryshyb.

The occupiers tried to advance in the directions of Ivano-Daryivka, Vyimka, and Vesele with offensive and assault actions. They suffered a complete failure and chaotically retreated to the previously occupied positions.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy tried to create favorable conditions for a further attack on individual settlements by using available means of fire damage in the areas of the settlements of Kostyantynivka, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Vasyukivka, Bakhmutske, Soledar, Shumy, Pivnichne, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Fedorivka, Zaitseve and Vershyna areas

There were airstrikes near Soledar and Yakovlivka. The enemy made an attempt to storm from the area of ​​Vuhlehirska TPP in the direction of Vershyna settlement. It suffered losses and withdrew.

In the Avdiyivka direction, the shelling of Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Opytne, Vodyane, and Maryinka districts was recorded. The occupiers also carried out airstrikes near New York, Vodyane, and Novobakhmutivka.

The enemy unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical position in the direction of Staromykhailivka and Nevelske.

In the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy shelled areas of populated areas along the contact line with tanks, barrel artillery, and MLRS. It used aviation for strikes near Novomykhailivka, Yelyzavetivka, Shcherbaky, and Charivne.

The occupiers tried to advance in the direction of Slavne – Novomykhailivka, Solodke – Vodyane, Solodke – Volodymyrivka, Yehorivka – Pavlivka. They received a tough rebuff, suffered losses, and rolled back.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy fired from tanks and artillery of various types along the contact line and in the depth of the defense in order to prevent the regrouping of Ukrainian units and create favorable conditions for them to conduct a counter-offensive.

The enemy carried out airstrikes near Andriivka, Myrne, Blahodatne, and Lozove.

In the Black Sea and Azov maritime operational zones, 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 in the depth of the territory of Ukraine.

Three Kalibr-type sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.

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