The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine proved operational information as of 08/20/2023 regarding the Russian invasion.
The five hundredths began forty-third day of large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against our state.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has launched 5 missile and 61 air strikes, fired 67 rocket salvo missiles at the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed.
The probability of launching missile and air strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine remains high.
Over the past 24 hours, 32 combat clashes took place.
On the Volyn and Poliske directions operational situation without significant changes.
On the Siversky and Slobozhansk directionsthe enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Stepny, Kostyantynivka, Sumy region. The enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on more than 20 settlements, in particular, Karpovychi, Bleshnya, Senkivka of the Chernihiv region; Volfyne, Kostyantynivka, Myropilske, Popivka, Seredyna Buda of the Sumy region and Vilcha, Zybyne, Karaichne, Loshakovo, Gatyshche, Okhrimivka of the Kharkiv region.
On the Kup’yan directionthe enemy carried out airstrikes in the districts of Kislivka and Kotlyarivka of the Kharkiv region. The settlements of Kucherivka, Petropavlivka, Kislivka, Berestov of the Kharkiv region were hit by artillery and mortar fire from the enemy.
On the Lymansky direction the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bilogorivka, Serebryansk forestry of the Luhansk region and Terni, Vesely, Slav’yansk, Donetsk region. About 15 settlements, in particular, Nevske, Bilogorivka of the Luhansk region and Verkhnyokamyanske, Spirne, Rozdolivka, Zvanivka, Fedorivka of the Donetsk region, were hit by enemy artillery fire.
In the direction of Bakhmutthe enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas north of Bohdanivka, north and south of Klishchiivka, Donetsk region. He carried out airstrikes in the districts of Klishchiivka, Bohdanivka, and North Donetsk region. More than 10 settlements, including Novomarkove, Klishchiivka, Chasiv Yar, Bila Gora, and Bohdanivka of the Donetsk region, were affected by enemy artillery shelling.
In the Avdiivsk directionthe settlements of Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Severne, Karlivka, Pervomaiske of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery shelling.
In the Mar’ direction, the defense forces continue to hold back the advance of Russian troops in the Marinka area of the Donetsk region . The enemy launched an airstrike in the Krasnohorivka region of the Donetsk region. The settlements of Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Gostre, Pobyeda, Katerynivka, Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery shelling.
In the Shakhtarsky directionthe enemy made unsuccessful attempts to restore the lost position in the Urozhany area. Conducted an air strike in the area of Urozhany. Vodyane, Vugledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Blagodatne, Staromayorske, and Urozhayne of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.
On the Zaporizhzhia directionthe enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Mala Tokmachka, Yehorivka, and Robotina of the Zaporizhzhia region. More than 20 settlements were affected by the enemy's artillery fire, including Novodarivka, Poltavka, Malynyvka, Gulyaipole, Stepove, Novodanilivka, Kamianske, Plavni of the Zaporizhia region, and Nikopol of the Dnipropetrovsk region.
On the Khersonsky direction, more than 15 settlements were affected by enemy artillery shelling, among them Tokarivka, Dudchany, Beryslav, Mykolaivka, Dniprovske, Zorivka, Kizomys of the Kherson region and Ochakiv of the Mykolaiv region.
At the same time, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue conducting an offensive operation in the Melitopol and Berdyansk directions, are entrenched at the achieved boundaries, and carry out counterbattery countermeasures.
During the past day, the aviation of the defense forces made 9 strikes on the areas of concentration of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment and 1 on anti-aircraft missile complex.
During the past 24 hours, units of missile forces and artillery hit 6 artillery pieces in firing positions, 3 control points and 3 enemy air defense equipment.
Prepared by: Serhiy Daga< /p>