Ukrainian Army successfully repels enemy attacks in Donbas, fighting continues in some areas, says General Staff

14 August, 12:12 PM
Ukrainian defenders continue to defend Ukraine against Russian aggression for the 172nd day (Photo:General Staff / Facebook)

Ukrainian defenders continue to defend Ukraine against Russian aggression for the 172nd day (Photo:General Staff / Facebook)

Russian invading forces conducted offensive operations in several directions in the Donbas over the past 24 hours, but failed to make any progress and retreated with losses, Ukraine’s General Staff said in a Facebook post on Aug. 14.

At the same time, fighting continues in the Avdiyivka, Kramatorsk and Zaporizhzhya areas.

The Ukrainian military said the situation had not undergone any significant changes in the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky areas in the north of Ukriaine. The rotation of units of Russia’s Western Military District continues next to the Siversky part of the front in Cherhihiv and Sumy oblasts. The enemy continues artillery shelling of border settlements from the territory of Russia.

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In the Kharkiv area of front, the invaders continue firing artillery and rockets along the contact line, as well as maintaining a high intensity of aerial reconnaissance by UAVs.

The enemy also tried to carry out reconnaissance in force near the village of Pytomnyk, but suffered losses and retreated. In addition, the armed forces launched air strikes near Peremoha, Rtyshchivka and Pytomnyk. They are also taking measures to bolster the logistical support of units and to replenish losses, the General Staff said.

According to the General Staff, enemy troops fired from tanks and rockets near Brazhkivka, Bohorodychne and Dolyna in the Slovyansk section of front. They also tried to break through the defenses of Ukrainian units near Dolyna. In turn, Ukrainian soldiers repulsed the assault.

In the Donetsk area, the enemy fired at Ukrainian units using tanks, artillery and rockets, while using UAVs to conduct aerial reconnaissance of logistics support routes and critical infrastructure facilities.

The invaders launched air strikes near Spirne in the Kramatorsk area in Donetsk Oblast. They also attempted a reconnaissance in force near Serebryanka, but after being hit by fire from Ukrainian soldiers, they retreated. Moreover, the enemy tried to improve its tactical position near Spirne with assault actions, but also failed and retreated. Fighting continues near Ivano-Darivka.

In the Bakhmut area, the Russians fired artillery and tank shells at civilian infrastructure of settlements and the positions of the Ukrainian defense forces. They also launched air strikes near Soledar and Vesela Dolyna, and conducted aerial reconnaissance at the UAV operational-tactical level. The invaders next attempted a reconnaissance in force near Soledar, but they were hit by fire and retreated. Also, they carried out offensive actions near Zaitseve, but again failed. Fighting in the area continues.

In the Avdiyivka area, in addition to shelling a number of settlements with artillery, the Russian invaders launched air strikes near Maryinka. The enemy continued aerial reconnaissance with the use of UAVs, and conducted assault operations near Krasnohorivka and Pisky, but failed. Fighting continues near Pervomaiske.

“In the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhya areas, the invaders continue to attack with rockets, artillery and tanks along the contact line,” reads the report.

“Aerial reconnaissance was carried out by UAVs at the operational-tactical level. The enemy made an attempt to conduct reconnaissance in force near Prechystivka, but retreated after being hit by fire. It is also conducting an offensive near Pavlivka, where fighting continues. In addition, the enemy has deployed and is actively using radio-electronic warfare complexes.”

In the South Buh area in Ukraine’s southern regions, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on holding occupied positions. The invaders are continuing to conduct anti-aircraft reconnaissance. They also conducted shelling from artillery, rockets and tanks along the entire contact line.

“In the sea areas of the Black and Azov Seas, the enemy’s naval group continues to perform the task of supporting the land grouping of troops and blocking the northwestern part of the Black Sea,” the Ukrainian military said.

“There to be a threat of missile strikes on critical infrastructure facilities on the territory of Ukraine remains.”

At the same time, it is noted that Ukrainian missile and artillery units are carrying out fire missions on enemy command posts, accumulations of equipment and field ammunition depots. Enemy losses are being verified.

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