Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces shell villages in Kharkiv and throughout Donbas but without gaining ground
August 19, 2022
There are no changes on the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions. The enemy shelled the village of Pavlivka, Sumy oblast, with artillery.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, Zolochiv, Protopopivka, Sosnivka, Korobochkyne, Shestakove, Milova, Duvanka, Husarivka and Prudyanka settlements.
Strikes from planes and helicopters near Yavirske, Stary Saltiv, Lebyazhe and Zalyman.
In the Slovyansk direction, he carried out fire damage from artillery of various types in the areas near Dibrivny, Dovhenky, Virnopilla, Sulyhivka, Chepil, Mazanivka, and Bohorodychne.
The enemy tried to conduct assault operations in the directions Barabashivka - Karnaukhivka, Sulyhivka - Dibrivne, Sulyhivka - Nova Dmytrivka.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Siversk, Rozdolivka, Hryhorivka, Sydorove, and Pryshyb.
In the Bakhmut direction, the impact of fire from tanks, barrel and jet artillery was noted in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Soledar, Berestove, Vesele, Zaitseve, Yakovlivka, Kodema, Spirne, Ivano-Daryivka, Bilohorivka and Zalizne. The occupiers struck with attack aircraft in the Soledar area.
The enemy waged offensive battles in the direction of Spirne - Vyimka, Strapivka - Soledar, Volodymyrivka - Soledar, Klynove - Bakhmut, Vershyna - Kodema. The enemy's units did not succeed in the indicated areas and retreated.
Battles continue in the direction Pokrovske - Bakhmutske.
In the Avdiyivka direction, artillery shelling was recorded near Avdiyivka, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Novobakhmutivka, and Netaylove. The enemy launched airstrikes near Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, and Pavlivka.
Conducts assault operations in the direction of Lozove - Pervomaiske, hostilities continue.
In the Novopavlivskyi direction, the areas of Pavlivka, Volodymyrivka, Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, Novomykhailivka, Prechistivka and Zolota Nyva settlements were affected by fire.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy used tanks and artillery near Shevchenko, Charivne, Preobrazhenka, Zaliznychne, Hulyaipole, Novosilka, Stepove, Vremivka, and Dorozhnyaky.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy continued shelling our positions from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery along the battle line. He carried out an airstrike in the area of Mykolaivske settlement.
In the Black Sea and Sea of Azov, there are three Kalibr sea-based cruise missile carriers on combat duty.