Russia attempting to advance towards Kramatorsk, general staff says

20 August, 10:52 AM
The General Staff reported where heavy fighting is going on in Donbas (Photo:REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy)

The General Staff reported where heavy fighting is going on in Donbas (Photo:REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy)

Fighting continues in Donetsk Oblast, as Russian forces attempt further advances towards Kramatorsk, Ukraine’s General Staff said in a Facebook post on Aug. 20.

Nearby settlements remain under Russian artillery fire, according to the message.

Moscow’s troops also made unsuccessful attempted assaults on Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast and the nearby towns of Kodema and Zaitseve, shelling surrounding settlements. Clashes in the area are ongoing.

At least seven settlements near Avdiyivka to the north-west of the city of Donetsk are under fire from Russian rocket and barreled artillery.

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Russian air force conducted sorties near Mariinka to the west of the city of Donetsk, with enemy ground forces attempting to advance towards the nearby settlements of Opytne and Mayorsk.

Elsewhere in Donetsk Oblast, Russian forces shelled Vuhledar and nearby Volodymyrivka and Prechystivka. Fighting continues near Zolota Nyva, as enemy troops are attempting to seize the town.

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