Ukrainian army repels Russian attempts to advance in three areas, says General Staff

28 August, 11:28 AM
A Ukrainian soldier (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)

A Ukrainian soldier (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)

Ukrainian forces repelled an offensive by invading Russian troops in the Slovyansk, Avdiyivka, and Bakhmut sections of the front over the last day, Ukraine’s General Staff said in its regular morning Facebook post on Aug. 28.

According to the Ukrainian military, the situation has not significantly changed in the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky areas of the front. The enemy shelled the Bilopillia district of Sumy Oblast to demonstrate its presence and constrain the actions of the Defense Forces’ units, the General Staff said.

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In the Kharkiv area, the Russians attacked with artillery and rockets near Kharkiv, Peremoha, Protopopivka, Husarivka, Slatyne, Ivanivka, Petrivka, Ruska Lozova, Sosnivka, and Velyki Prohody. 

They also launched air strikes near Husarivka and Pervomaiske.

In the Slovyansk area, shelling byartillery and multiple launch rocket systems was recorded near Dovhenke, Kurulka, Adamivka, Dolyna, Brazhkivka, Dibrivne, Bohorodychne, Krasnopillia, and Kostiantynivka. The enemy tried to conduct assault operations in the direction of Dovhenke and Bohorodychne, but failed and was forced to retreat.

In the Kramatorsk area, the invaders continued artillery shelling near Slovyansk, Verkhniokamianske and Siversk.

In the Bakhmut area, the settlements of Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Soledar, Shumy, Vesela Dolyna, Yakovlivka, Mayorsk, and Zaitseve came under fire from tanks, artillery and multiple launch rocket systems. In addition, enemy aircraft launched an air strike near Kodema.

The enemy tried to launch an offensive towards Vershyna, Kodema, Semyhiria, and Zaitseve. The Ukrainian defenders stopped the invaders and pushed them back.

The General Staff said that in the Avdiyivka area, the Russians shelled the settlements of Nevelske, Vodiane, Orlivka, Novooleksandrivka, Vesele, New York, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Pervomaiske with the use of tanks, artillery and rockets. They also launched air strikes near Valentynivka and Vodiane. In addition, they mounted an offensive toward Lozove and Pervomaiske, but were strongly repulsed and forced to retreat.

In the Novopavlivka area, the enemy continued shelling civilian and military infrastructure using tanks and artillery near Pavlivka, Vuhledar, Volodymyrivka, Bohoiavlenka, Novoukrainka, and Novomykhailivka.

In the Zaporizhzhya area, shelling was recorded near Dorozhnianka, Charivne, Orikhove, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaky, Olhivske, Stepove, Novosilka, and Zelene Pole.

In the South Buh area, the Russian invaders continued to attack Mykolayiv, Oleksandrivka, Stepova Dolyna, Prybuzke, Lupareve, Lymany, Posad-Pokrovske, Novohryhorivka, Shyroke, Pervomaiske, Partyzanske, Kvitneve, Kyselivka, Kobzartsi, Velyke Artakove, Yakovlivka, Andriyivka, Potiomkyne, Olhyne, Trudoliubivka, Kniazivka, Dobrianka, and Topolyne. 

The enemy also used aircraft to strike near Andriyivka.

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