Russia sends air defenses to Belarus, invaders make small advance on Mykolaiv axis, says General Staff

21 August, 12:32 PM
Ukrainian military (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Ukrainian military (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Ukraine’s army has repulsed offensives by Russian invasion forces on the Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, and Bakhmut sections of the front, with the invaders making a small advance in the south, Ukraine’s General Staff reported on Aug 21.

On the Volyn and Poliske sections of the front, the movement of the Russian air defense units to Belarusian territory was observed. The threat of enemy missile and air strikes being launched from Belarusian territory and airspace remains, the General Staff said.

On the Siversk axis, the enemy carried out mortar attacks on the settlements of Pushkari in Chernihiv Oblast and Myropyllya and Pavlivka in Sumy Oblast.

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On the Kharkiv axis, the enemy shelled the areas of Prudyanka, Rusky Tyshky, Shestakovo, Pischany and Pechenygi with artillery and rockets. The Russians also carried out airstrikes near Mospanovoy, Stary Saltov, and Husarivka, and conducted aerial reconnaissance near the settlement of Velyki Prokhody.

On the Slovyansk axis, enemy artillery shelling was recorded near Shevelivka, Krasnopillya, Dibrivne, Nortsivky, Suligivky, and Dolyna.

The enemy carried out reconnaissance in force on the Pasik-Bohorodichne section of the front, but was forced to retreat.

Russian invading forces tried to conduct assault operations on the Brazhkivka — Nova Dmytrivka and Sulygivka — Nova Dmytrivka axes. The invaders suffered losses and retreated.

On the Donetsk axis, the enemy is trying to continue offensive actions.

On the Kramatorsk axis, Russian invaders fired using artillery and rockets near Siversk, Hryhorivka, Verkhnyokamyansky and Ivano-Daryivka.

The enemy conducted an offensive on the Berestov-Ivano-Daryivka axis, but was unsuccessful.

On the Bakhmut axis, Russian invading forces shelled the positions of Ukrainian troops using tanks, artillery and rockets in the areas of the settlements of Soledar, Yakovlivka, Zaytseve, Shumy and Zalizne.

The enemy also launched airstrikes near Zaitsevo, Bakhmut and Soledar.

The enemy conducted offensive actions on the Pokrovske — Bakhmutske and Semihirya — Zaitseve sections of the front, but was unsuccessful and retreated. Fighting continues on Zalizna Balka - New York and Novoselivka - New York sections of the front.

On the Avdiyivka axis, shelling was recorded in Maryinka, Vodyanyi, Oleksandropol and Pisky districts.

Russian invading forces launched airstrikes near Avdiyivka, Novobakhmutivka, Maryinka, Vodyanyi and Krasnohorivka. The enemy also conducted aerial reconnaissance using drones in the areas of the settlements of Pokrovsk, Krasnohorivka, Vesele and Opytne. 

Enemy units are conducting assault operations on the Pisky — Nevelske, Lozovo — Nevelske, and Staromykhailivka — Maryinka sections of the front, and combat operations there are ongoing.

On the Novopavlovsk axis, the enemy directedd artillery fire near Shevchenko, Velika Novosilka, Prechistivka, and Vremivka. It also used aviation near Novomykhailivka and Pavlivka.

On the Zaporizhzhia axis, Russian invading forces carried out shelling using artillery, rockets and tanks in the areas of the settlements of Neskuchne, Zaliznychne, Malynivka, Mala Tokmachka, Poltavka, Novosilka, Dorozhnyanka, Orihiv, Mali Shcherbaki, Chervone and Novodanilivka.

The enemy also carried out airstrikes on the districts of Hulyaipole, Olhivsky and Chervony, and conducted aerial reconnaissance using Orlan-10 drones in Zaporizhzhya Oblast.

On the Pivdennobuzhsky axis, the enemy opened fire using tanks, artillery and rockets in the areas of Stepova Dolyna, Lymany and another 15 settlements. It carried out airstrikes near Olgany, Zarichny, Novohrihorivka, Bela Krynytsia, Tavriysky, Lozovoy, and Andriyivka. The invaders also conducted aerial reconnaissance using drones.

On the Mykolaiv axis, Russian invading forces are conducting an offensive action on the Vasylka-Blahodatne section of front, had partial success, and occupied the southern outskirts of the settlement of Blahodatne. Fighting there continues.

The enemy also has three sea-based cruise missile carriers on station to launch high-precision missiles at Ukrainian territory.

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