on Foreign Affairs
Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian airstrikes and shelling across many parts of Donbas, but no signs of ground advances
August 4, 2022
The one hundred sixty second (162) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The enemy is concentrating its main efforts in the East of Ukraine in order to establish full control over the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts within their administrative borders. Continues hostilities to hold the temporarily captured districts of Kherson and part of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Mykolaiv oblasts. There remains a further threat of air and missile strikes on military and critical infrastructure facilities throughout Ukraine.
The situation has not undergone any significant changes in the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. No signs of the creation of offensive groups of the armed forces of the russian federation and the republic of belarus were found.
In order to demonstrate the presence and restraint of the Defense Forces, the enemy used barrel and rocket artillery to shell civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of Medvedivka, Mykolaivka, Chernihiv oblast and Krasnopilla, Myropilla, Mykhailivka, Velyka Rybytsia, Sumy oblast. Conducted aerial reconnaissance.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Lebyazhe, Borshcheva, Dementiyivka, Korobochkyne, Velyki Prohody, Ruski Tyshky, Stary Saltiv, Pryshyb, Tsirkuny, Mospanove, Bezruki, Karasivka. Attempts are being made to break through the defenses of our troops near Husarivka, hostilities continue.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy is using tanks, barrel and jet artillery to shell the areas of the settlements of Bohorodychnye, Mazanivka, Husarivka, Adamivka, Kurulka, Khrestyshche, Sulyhivka, Dovhenke, and Velyka Komyshuvaha.
Attempts by the enemy to attack in the Dolyna and Bohorodychne areas, thanks to the skilful actions of our troops, ended in failure and escape.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is trying to dislodge units of the Defense Forces from occupied positions using tanks, barrel and rocket artillery. For the purpose of reconnaissance of logistics support routes and critical infrastructure facilities, the UAV conducted aerial reconnaissance.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Siversk, Mykolaivka, Starodubivka, Spirne, Kryva Luka, Verkhnokamyanske, Hryhorivka, Serebryanka, Raihorodok, and Kalenyky.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled military and civilian infrastructure near Pokrovske, Rozdolivka, Vershina, Yakovlivka, Bakhmut, Kodema and Soledar. Aviation was used for strikes near the last four settlements.
The occupiers tried to improve the tactical position in the areas of Bakhmut, Soledar, Yakovlivka and Vershyna by assaulting them, but were unsuccessful and withdrew. Fighting continues near Travneve and Kodema.
In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy fired from tanks and various types of artillery in the areas of Pisky, Prechystivka, Shevchenko, Volodymyrivka, Novobakhmutivka, Nevelske, Netaylove and Krasnohorivka settlements.
The enemy made another attempt of offensive actions in the area of the settlement of Pisky, without success, hostilities continue.
In the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy did not conduct active offensive actions, but carried out shelling from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery along the entire line of contact. Carried out airstrikes near Novopola. It unsuccessfully tried to break through the defenses near Maryinka, suffered losses and withdrew.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on preventing the advancement of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine deep into the temporarily occupied territory.
There remains a high intensity of shelling from the weapons of tanks and artillery at the positions of our troops along the contact line. Aerial reconnaissance by UAVs does not stop.
The enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Mykolaiv, Luch, Lymany, Nova Zorya, Novomykolaivka, Kobzartsi, Lyubomirivka, Kiselivka, Andriivka, Lozove, Bilohirka, Osokorivka, Potemkine, Zeleny Hai, Bila Krynytsia, Balka Khutirska and Ivanivka.
Our soldiers stopped the enemy's offensive in the areas of Bilohirka and Lozove and drove the invaders back.