August 17, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces fail to advance on Ukraine territory

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The one hundred seventy-fifth (175) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues.

The situation remained unchanged in the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. On the Siversky, the enemy is improving the fortification equipment of the positions. Conducted artillery shelling near Chernihivske, Pavlivka, and Hudove, of the Sumy oblast.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy, from tanks, barrels and jet artillery shelled the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Nova Mykolaivka, Dementiivka, Korobochkyne, Pechenihy, Ruski Tyshky, Odnorobivka, Lebyazhe, Nove, Svitlychne, Sosnivka, and Rubizhne.

The enemy tried to break through the defense of our troops in the direction of the settlements of Lebyazhe and Bazaliivka, but was unsuccessful and retreated.

In the Slovyansk direction, enemy units tried to damage our units and destroy civil infrastructure facilities in the areas of Brazhkivka, Dibrivny, Mazanivka, Dolyna, and Dovgenky with the fire of barrel artillery and MLRS.

The enemy tried to advance in the direction of Novodmytrivka and Mazanivka, but had no success and retreated.

In the Kramatorsk direction, in order to dislodge our units from the occupied lines, the enemy fired from tanks and artillery near Mykolaivka, Kramatorsk, Verkhnyokamyanske, Tetyanivka, Serebryanka, Hryhorivka, and Raihorodok. Made an air strike near Ivano-Daryivka and Vesele.

It unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical position in the direction of the settlement of Vesele with assault actions.

In the direction of Bakhmut, shelling was recorded near Bakhmut, Zaytseve, Yakovlivka, Bilohorivka, and Mayorsk. The occupiers used aviation to strike near Soledar.

Ukrainian soldiers suppressed all attempts by the enemy to improve the tactical position of units in the areas of the settlements of Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Kodema, Zaitseve, and Mayorsk.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy continued to fire near Avdiivka, New York, Pisky, Vodyane, Opytne, and Nevelske. It conducted an airstrike near Maryinka. The enemy has partial success in the direction of Opytne.

In the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, the occupiers used tanks and artillery of various calibers to fire at the towns of Velyka Novosilka, Kostyantynivka, Pavlivka, Sontsivka, Olhivske, Vuhledar, Charivne, Hulyaipole, Novodanylivka, Mala Tokmachka, Orihiv, Vremivka, Novopil and Novoandriivka. Airstrikes were recorded near Shcherbaky, Mali Shcherbaky, and Zaliznychne.

In order to clarify the positions of the fire means and adjust the fire, the occupiers used the UAV.

The invaders made an unsuccessful attempt to advance in the direction of Shevchenko and have partial success in the direction of Novomykhailivka.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy continues to focus its efforts on holding occupied positions and preventing the Defense Forces from creating favorable conditions for a counteroffensive. With the use of available fire means, he is trying to cause maximum losses to our units along the contact line. It does not stop conducting aerial reconnaissance by unmanned aerial vehicles.

The enemy carried out airstrikes near Bilohirka, Lozove, Bila Krynytsia, and Posad-Pokrovske.

The enemy tried to improve the tactical position in the direction of Bilohirka. Our soldiers completely broke the plans of the occupiers and pushed them back to their previous positions.

In the water areas of the Black and Azov seas, the enemy’s naval group continues to perform tasks to support the actions of the ground group of troops. Two sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.

The occupiers suffer losses, are demoralized, and look for any opportunity to avoid hostilities – they try to fake a light wound, resort to self-mutilation and various simulations. There is an increase in cases of sabotage of officers’ orders, especially when it concerns offensive actions.

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