Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces continue wiidespread shelling but fail to gain ground

August 24, 2022

 

The one hundred eighty-second (182) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.Air and missile strikes on military and civilian targets in Ukraine continue. Today is a day especially rich in air alarms.

In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, the situation remains unchanged. On the Siversky direction, the enemy shelled the Tovstodubove, Shevchenkove, and Zapsillia settlements of the Sumy oblast with barrel artillery.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled the districts of Kharkiv, Svitlychne, Slatyne, Ruski Tyshky and twenty more settlements with barrel and rocket artillery. Used aviation for strikes near Verkhniy Saltiv, Pryshyb, Rubizhne and Odnorobivka.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy affected the areas of Slovyansk, Dolyna, Brazhkivka, Bohorodychne, Krasnopilla, Kostyantynivka, and Dibrivne with the fire of barrel and jet artillery. Made an unsuccessful attempt to attack in the direction of Nova Dmytrivka.

In the Kramatorsk direction, artillery shelling was recorded near Siversk, Hryhorivka, Spirne, Ivano-Daryivka, and Verkhnyokamyanske.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the areas of Kostyantynivka, Bakhmut, Soledar, Vesela Dolyna, Bakhmutske, Mayorsk, Shumy, Zaitseve, Vasyukivka, Kodema, Bilogorivka and Yakovlivka were hit by the enemy's barrel and rocket artillery. The enemy tried to destroy important objects in the areas of the cities of Soledar and Bakhmut with air strikes.

The occupiers tried to improve the tactical position in the direction of the settlements of Soledar, Bakhmutske and Kodema. They were repulsed and retreated.

In the Avdiyivka direction, the enemy used barrel artillery and multiple rocket systems for shelling in the vicinity of Avdiyivka, Alexandropil, Opytne, Vodyane, Novobakhmutivka, Krasnohorivka, and Nevelske. The areas of Mar'inka, Oleksandropil and Vodyane settlements were hit by enemy airstrikes.

With offensive and assault actions, the occupiers once again tried to establish control over the settlements of Pisky and Nevelske. They did not have success, traditionally suffered losses and left.

On the Novopavlivskyi direction, enemy aircraft strikes were recorded near Volodymyrivka, Pavlivka and Novomayorskyi.

Defense forces of Ukraine repelled the enemy's offensive in the direction of the settlements of Pobieda, Novomykhailivka, Pavlivka, and Velyka Novosilka.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Novopole, Mali Shcherbaky, Orichiv and fifteen other settlements with barrel and rocket artillery. Areas near Novosilka, Poltavka, Novopole and Dorozhnyanka were hit by enemy aircraft.

The enemy naval group in the waters of the Black and Azov seas continues to perform the task of blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea and damaging military facilities and infrastructure elements in the depths of the territory of Ukraine.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy, with the aim of deterring our troops, shelled the territory along the contact line from the available means of fire damage. Used aviation for strikes on the areas of Trudolyubivka, Andriyivka, Potyomkyne, Oleksandrivka, Lozove, Velike Artakove and Bila Krynytsia settlements.

Made an unsuccessful attempt to attack in the direction of Mykolaivka. Ukrainian soldiers inflicted losses on the enemy and pushed them back.

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Ukraine’s listing of Russiam combat losses:

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 24.08 were approximately:

personnel ‒about 45700 (+150) persons were liquidated,

tanks ‒ 1924 (+3),

APV ‒ 4243 (+5),

artillery systems – 1036 (+3),

MLRS - 266 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems - 147 (+1),

aircraft – 234 (+0),

helicopters – 199 (+1),

UAV operational-tactical level - 819 (+2),

cruise missiles - 196 (+0),

warships / boats - 15 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks - 3160 (+10),

special equipment - 99 (+0).