August 27, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Widespread shelling and airstrikes in Donbas, but no ground advances for Russian forces

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The one hundred eighty-fifth (185) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the build-up of radio-electronic intelligence forces and means continues.

In the Siversky region, the enemy continues to hold separate units of the Western Military District in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions in order to demonstrate the presence and constrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine. The area of the village of Tovstodubove, Sumy oblast, was fired from barrel artillery.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired barrel and jet artillery at civil infrastructure facilities in the areas of Svitlichne, Peremoha, Protopopivka, Dementiivka, Petrivka, Cherkaski Tyshky, Odnorobivka, Zamulivka, and Tsyrkuny settlements. Used aviation for a strike near Husarivka.

It tried to advance in the direction of Dementiivka with assault actions, it was unsuccessful, and retreated.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy used barrel artillery and MLRS to shell Dolyna, Dibrivne, and Krasnopilla districts. Conducted aerial reconnaissance near Nova Dmytrivka. In order to disrupt the system of navigation support, the Defense Forces deployed a complex of radio-electronic warfare.

In the Kramatorsk direction, areas near Sydorove, Verkhnyokamyanske, Rozdolivka, and Kalenyky were subjected to enemy artillery fire. To clarify the position of our troops, the enemy conducted aerial reconnaissance by UAV.

The defense forces repelled an attempted enemy offensive in the direction of Hryhorivka.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy fired at our troops from available weapons in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmutske, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve and Kodema. The areas of Zaitseve and Soledar were hit by enemy aircraft.

Separate units of the enemy made an attempt to improve the tactical position in the direction of the settlements of Soledar, Zaitseve and Mayorsk. They did not have success, they left.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy tried to destroy important objects of civil and military infrastructure with the fire of tanks, barrel and rocket artillery, to inflict losses on our units near Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Zalizne and Novobakhmutivka. Maryinka and Valentynivka districts were hit by air strikes.

With offensive actions, the occupiers tried to advance in the direction of Nevelske, were repulsed and rolled back. To adjust the artillery fire, the enemy conducted aerial reconnaissance by UAV.

In the Novopavlivske direction, enemy units continued shelling the areas of Vuhledar, Novomykhailivka and Velyka Novosilka settlements with the available means of fire damage. The enemy used aviation for strikes near Volodymyrivka. He led an offensive battle in the direction of the settlement of Prechistivka, had no success, withdrew.

In the Zaporizhzhya region, fire damage was recorded in the territories near Novopole, Hulyaipilske, Charivne and Shevchenko. The districts of Novopole, Hulyaipilske, Novodanylivka and Olhivske were hit by airstrikes.

In the water areas of the Black and Azov seas, the enemy’s ship group continues to carry out reconnaissance and blockade of civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

In the South Buh direction, the main efforts of the enemy are concentrated on preventing the advance of our troops.

The areas of Nikopol, Oleksandrivka, Stepova Dolyna, Kobzartsi, Ternivka, Topolyne, Andriivka, and Lozove were shelled from tanks, barrel artillery, and multiple rocket systems. It carried out airstrikes near Velike Artakovo, Pervomaiske and Olhany.

With the forces of the reconnaissance group, the occupiers tried to conduct reconnaissance in the Potyomkino area, the enemy was detected and neutralized.

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