Ukrainian army repels eight attacks in Donbas as offensive continues, says General Staff

4 September, 12:47 PM
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have been resisting Russia's full-scale aggression for 192 days (Photo:Генштаб ЗСУ / Facebook)

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have been resisting Russia's full-scale aggression for 192 days (Photo:Генштаб ЗСУ / Facebook)

Ukraine’s army successfully repelled multiple attacks by invading Russian forces near eight settlements in the Donbas, the General Staff reported in its morning summary on Facebook on Sept. 4. 

"The units of the Defense Forces are holding their positions and preventing the enemy from advancing deep into the territory of our state,” the update reads.

“The defense forces successfully repelled enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Bohorodychne, Pasika, Dolyna, Bakhmut, Pokrovske, Bakhmutske, Pisky, and Pervomaiske.”

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During the day, in order to support the actions of the ground units, Ukraine’s air force carried out six strikes aimed at destroying the enemy's manpower, combat and special equipment, radio-electronic warfare systems, anti-aircraft defenses, and logistical support facilities.

Information on the extent of the enemy losses is currently being verified.

Furthermore, army missile batteries and artillery continue to perform counter-maneuvers, including disruption of the enemy's control system and logistical support.

As a result of Ukrainian rocket and artillery strikes during the past day, damage was inflicted on enemy control posts, concentrations of military equipment, and tank personnel. A Zoopark counter-battery radar station and a Zhitel electronic warfare station were destroyed, and a large number of Russian troops killed.

Despite their lack of success, the enemy continues offensive efforts on the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka axes. The enemy continues to actively use anti-aircraft defenses to cover its troops. The Russians are also conducting extensive aerial reconnaissance, using UAVs. There are also attempts to improve logistical support for the invading troops.

Ukraine’s army command notes that the Russian military also continues to focus its efforts on establishing full control over the territory of Donetsk Oblast, while attempting to maintain its hold over captured areas in Kherson, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya, and Mykolaiv oblasts.

Over the course of the previous day, the enemy carried out more than 10 missiles and over 24 air strikes on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine. In particular, civilian infrastructure was damaged near four settlements.

The situation remains largely unchanged at the Volyn and Polissia axes in the north and west of Ukraine,

On other axes, the enemy attacked military and civilian infrastructure using tanks, combat vehicles, cannons and rocket artillery, as follows:

  • Siverskyi axis — settlements of Mykhalchyna Sloboda in Chernihiv Oblast and Stukalivka in Sumy Oblast.
  • Kharkiv axis — Kharkiv City and eight other settlements.
  • Slovyansk axis — three settlements.
  • Kramatorsk axis — Slovyansk, Siversk, and four other settlements.
  • Bakhmut axis — Bakhmut, and six other settlements.
  • Avdiyivka axis — Avdiyivka, and four other settlements.
  • Novopavlivka axis, the enemy did not carry out active offensive actions but shelled the areas of Krasnohorivka and Orlivka.
  • Zaporizhzhya axis, the enemy shelled six settlements.
  • Pivdennyi Buh axis, the enemy carried out shelling along the entire line of contact. There were attempts to provide logistical support for the troops.

The General Staff stresses that there remains a threat of systematic massive air and missile strikes on military and critical infrastructure facilities remains throughout Ukraine.

"Due to the lack of high-precision weapons, the enemy began to use outdated S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles more often,” the General Staff said.

“More than 500 such missiles have been launched at the territory of Ukraine, some of which did not reach their targets. The enemy is armed with several thousand such missiles, but most of them are unusable.”

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