Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces advance near Bakhmut in the face of fierce resistance
August 9, 2022
The one hundred sixty-seventh (167) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to Russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation did not undergo significant changes. The units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus continue to fulfill the tasks of strengthening the protection of the site of the Belarus-Ukrainian border in Brest and Gomel regions.
The threat of the task with the enemy of missile and aviation strikes from the territory and airspace of the Republic of Belarus is kept.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to keep separate units of the Western Military District troops in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions. They carry out demonstration actions to shake the maneuver of the units of our troops and prevent their transfer to other areas.
The enemy fired at our positions from the barrel and reactive artillery in the villages of Katerynivka villages, Seredyna-Buda, and Mezenivka of Sumy oblast. It led air intelligence near Hay and Schalyhin.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is fighting for the purpose of keeping previously occupied borders and preventing the offensive of Ukrainian soldiers, the enemy tries to reveal the construction of the system of defense of our troops.
In the Kharkiv direction, the occupiers fired from tanks, barrel and jet artillery in areas of settlements Sosnivka, Duvanka, Prudanka, Dementiivka, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Cherkaski Tyshky, Petrivka, Bayrak, Stary Saltiv, Bazaliivka, Korobochkyne, Andriivka, Milove, Chuhuyiv, and Chepil. Led air intelligence.
An aviation strike took place near Verhniy Saltiv.
The operational update of 18.00, on August 9, 2022.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy fired from barrel and rocket artillery near Mykolaivka in Chernihiv oblast and the settlements of Katerynivka, Seredyna-Buda, and Mezenivka in Sumy oblast.
In order to clarify the position of the units of the Defense Forces, the enemy carried out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs in the area of the villages of Hai, in Chernihiv oblast, and Shalyhine, Sumy Oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the occupiers shelled the areas of the settlements of Ridne, Sosnivka, Prudyanka, Slatyne, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Petrivka, Chepil, Pechenihy, Slobozhanske with tanks, barrel and rocket artillery. An airstrike was carried out near Verkhniy Saltiv.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy, with the support of aviation, is trying to conduct assault actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. In order to constrain the actions of our units and prevent regrouping, it continues systematic shelling of positions along the contact line. Leads the reorganization of units of the Eastern Military District operating in the specified direction.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Mayaki, Hryhorivka, Piskunivka, Verkhnokamyanske, Platonivka, and Serebryanka, as well as an airstrike near Hryhorivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers used artillery and tanks for fire damage in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Soledar, Zaytseve, Toretsk, Yakovlivka, Bilohorivka, Pokrovske, Kodema and Mayorsk. Airstrikes were carried out near Vershyna, Vesela Dolyna, Zaytseve, Dacha, Bakhmut, Yakovlivka, and Spirne.
The enemy went on an assault in the area of Spirne, came under dagger fire of our soldiers, and retreated chaotically.
The occupiers also tried to involve intelligence groups in the Ivano-Daryivka, Vesely, Yakovlivka, and Soledar districts. After being hit by fire from our defenders, the invaders quickly changed their plans and turned on their heels. Enemy losses are being refined.
The enemy also tried to carry out combat reconnaissance in the areas of the settlements of Pidhorodne and Bakhmut, but without success, he retreated.
In order to improve the tactical position, the enemy launched an offensive in the directions of Yakovlivka, Bakhmut, and Zaitsevo, without success, and retreated with losses. The enemy has partial success in the direction of Vershyna village.
In the Avdiivka direction, the occupiers shelled the areas of Avdiivka, Pisky, Nevelske, Netaylove, Krasnohorivka and Novobakhmutivka settlements. Airstrikes were carried out near Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Novoselivka, and Avdiivka.
In order to improve the tactical position, the enemy conducted offensive battles near Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, and Piskivy. There was no success.
On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, shelling from tanks and artillery of various types was recorded in the areas of Vugledar, Pavlivka, Novomayorske, Velyka Novosilka, Stepnohirsk, Orihiv, Shcherbaky, and Novosilka settlements.
The enemy used aviation near Velika Novosilka, Shcherbaky, Novosilka, Vuhledar and Pavlivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on maintaining occupied positions. The actions of enemy army aviation intensified.
The occupiers shelled the areas of the city of Mykolaiv, as well as the settlements of Stepova Dolyna, Lymany, Shevchenkove, Myrne, Kiselivka, Shyroke, Zeleny Hai, Bila Krynytsia, Nikopol, Knyazivka, and Dobryanka. The enemy launched airstrikes near Bila Krynytsia, Andriivka, Osokorivka, and Olhyno. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of UAVs in the vicinity of Bilohirka, Murakhivka, Novooleksandrivka, Shevchenkove, Mykolaivka, and Kobzartsi.
In the waters of the Black Sea, two carriers of sea-based cruise missiles of the Kalibr type are in readiness for the use of high-precision weapons.
Ukrainian units are firmly holding the defense and continue to successfully carry out the specified fire missions.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy fired from the artillery districts of Brazhkivka, Karnukhivka, Sulyhivka, Nova Dmytrivka, Protopopivka, Adamivka, Zalymana, Mazanivka and Dolyna.
In the Donetsk direction, with the support of operational-tactical and army aviation, the enemy conducts offensive battles in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions and tries to displace our units from employed borders by artillery fire.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy fired at Hryhorivka, Siversk, Verkhnokamyanske, Zakitne and Ivano-Dariivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, there was recorded enemy artillery fire towards Soledar, Kodema, Bilohorivka, Bakhmutske, Vyjimka, Vershyna. Near Vershyna, as well as Zaitseve, Dacha, Bakhmut, Yakovlivka, and Spirne enemy used aviation.
The invaders tried to recognize the battle in the areas of the settlements of Ivano-Dariivka, Vesele, Yakovlivka, and Bakhmut. Ukrainian soldiers caused the fire and forced the invaders to flee. With the same result, the enemy was offensive near Zaitseve.
In the Avdiivka direction, shelling near Vodyane, Pislky, Nevelske, Novoselivka, Krasnohorivka and Sukha Balka beam was recorded. The enemy struck in areas of settlements Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Novoselivka, Avdiivka.
The enemy fought the offensive battles near Krasnohorivka and Avdiivka, but had no success, he departed.
In the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, districts of settlements of Volodymyrivka, Pavlivka, Orikhiv, Shevchenko, Hulaypilske, Novodanylivka, Stepnohirsk, Olhiv, Kamianske and Novosilka were fired. Air strikes were recorded near Velyka Novosilka, Shcherbaky and Novosilka.
Our defenders neutralized intelligence groups in the areas of the Velyka Novosilka and Vremivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy has a defensive operation. Actively uses army aviation. In order to shake our troops, it carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Prybuzke, Posad-Poskrovske, Lupareve, Ukraiinka, Luch, Myrne, Blahodatne, Novorosiyske, Shyroke, Partyzanske, Plotnytske, Bilohirka, Osokorivka and Knyazivka.
Air strikes took place near the Bila Krynytsia, Andriivka, Osokorivka and Olhyne.
The enemy led air intelligence by UAVs in the areas of Bilohirka, Murkhivka, Novooleksandrivka, Shevchenkove, and Mykolaivka.
Two carriers of sea-based cruise missiles of the "Kalibr" type are in the waters of the Black Sea in readiness for the use of high-precision weapons.
The enemy's aviation group conducts systematic fighting to maintain land groups. The effort focuses on the damage to military sites in the Donetsk direction.
Ukrainian aviation and rocket-artillery units continue the successful fire damage to the clusters of living power, military equipment of Russian invaders, and ammunition depots. As a result of losses, the enemy's personnel in many directions refuses to fight and resorts to sabotage.