Ukraine pushed back Russian recon attempt towards Bakhmut, says General Staff

17 July, 01:24 PM
The Ukrainian military is stopping the offensive attempts of the Russian troops in a number of directions in the Donbas (Photo:МО/Facebook)

The Ukrainian military is stopping the offensive attempts of the Russian troops in a number of directions in the Donbas (Photo:МО/Facebook)

The Ukrainian military’s General Staff relayed the combat situation of the country as of 6:00 am on July 17 during a daily briefing. 

The current situation is the following:

On the Bakhmut axis, the enemy fired at Ukrainian positions in the areas around the settlements of Novoluhanske, Berestovo, Bilorohivka, Vershyna, Vyimka, Sukha Balka, Oleksandropil and the territory of Vuhlehirska Power Plant.

Ukrainian soldiers repelled another reconnaissance by fire attempt near Berestovo and Bilohorivka. The invaders also launched rocket air strikes near Soledar, Pokrovsky and Svitlodarsk.

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On the Siverskyi axis, the enemy launched an airstrike near Esmani, Sumy Oblast. In addition, they periodically carry out aerial reconnaissance and artillery shelling against Ukrainian positions in the border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts.

On the Kharkiv axis, the enemy is trying to hold their occupied positions. They shelled the areas around the settlements of Petrivka, Rydne, Sosnivka, Slatine, Pryshyb, Ruski Tyshki, Pytomnyk, Verkhniy Saltiv, and others. Invading Russian forces also conducted aerial reconnaissance using Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles.

On the Slovyansk axis, the enemy shelled civil and military infrastructure near Zakitny, Hryhorivka, Tetyanivka, Zvanivka, Minkivky, Raihorodok and others with barrel and rocket artillery.

Russian forces also led assaults in the area of Ivano-Daryivka, but were unsuccessful. They tried to advance in the direction of Verkhnokamyanka, but were decisively repelled, suffered casualties and withdrew. The enemy also conducted aerial reconnaissance using UAVs near Zvanivka, Fedorivka, and Serebryanka.

On the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhya axes, systematic shelling of the Ukrainian positions along the contact line continues. Russian forces carried out airstrikes near Kamyanka, Shcherbaki and Maly Shcherbaki.

On the Volhynia and Polesia axes, units of the armed forces of Belarus continue to perform combat readiness maneuvers in Belarusian territory. According to the available information, in the border areas of Brest Oblast, local residents have been restricted from visiting the forest.

On the Pivdennobuzhskyy axis, shelling was recorded in the areas of Novovorontsovka, Kobzartsi, Blahodatne, Bila Krynytsia, Trudolyubivka, Novohrihorivka, Olenivka, Prybuzke, Oleksandrivka, Lupareve and others. The enemy launched rocket strikes on the city of Mykolaiv.  The threat of further shelling remains.

Russian forces conducted aerial reconnaissance by UAV in order to detect changes in the position of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and to correct their fire. The enemy continues to conduct combat engineering at their positions.

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