Ukrainian Defense Ministry: Widespread Russian shelling continues throughout the Donbas
August 23, 2022
The enemy continues to focus its efforts on establishing full control over the territory of Donetsk region, maintaining the captured districts of Kherson, part of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Mykolaiv regions, restoring the combat capability of units that have suffered losses.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, the situation remains unchanged. The occupiers used barrel artillery for shelling near Mykolaivka and Zalizny Bridge in the Chernihiv oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Uda, Sosnivka, Protopopivka, Slatyne, Tsyrkuny, Kharkiv, Petrivka, Velyki Prohody, Ruski Tyshki, Pytomnyk, and Korobochkyne with barrel and jet artillery. It carried out airstrikes near Pytomnyk, Kostyantynivka and Verkhniy Saltiv. In order to perform reconnaissance tasks and adjust the artillery fire, the UAV was deployed.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded near Nortsivka, Dolyna and Dibrivne. It carried out airstrikes near Bohorodychne. In the area of Nova Dmytrivka, the UAV conducted aerial reconnaissance.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the districts of Siversk, Hryhorivka, and Bilenke were hit by artillery fire of various types. The enemy used aviation for strikes near Tetyanivka and Pryshyb. Conducted reconnaissance of the positions of our UAV troops.
In the Bakhmut direction, fire damage was recorded in the areas of Bakhmut, Bakhmutske and Kodema. Conducted airstrikes near Soledar and Bakhmut.
The occupiers made an unsuccessful reconnaissance attempt by fighting in the direction of the village of Zaitseve, and withdrew.
With offensive and assault actions, the enemy tried to advance in the direction of the settlements of Soledar, Kodema, Bakhmut, Zaitseve and Kurdyumivka, but was unsuccessful and retreated.
In the Avdiyivka direction, the enemy continued shelling from the entire range of artillery near Avdiyivka, Opytne, Vodyane, Novobakhmutivka, and Nevelske. Airstrikes near Maryinka and Krasnohorivka.
With offensive actions, it tried to break through the defenses of our troops and advance in the direction of the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Pervomaiske and Nevelske, it was unsuccessful and retreated chaotically.
In the direction of Novopavlivsk, the enemy fired from barrel and jet artillery near Pavlivka and Velika Novosilka. He unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical position in the directions of Novomykhailivka and Zolotaya Niva.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, enemy fire was recorded in the areas of Shcherbaky, Novodanylivka, Hulyaipilske, Charivne, Novosilka, Zelene Pole, Novopil and Vyshneve settlements. The enemy carried out airstrikes near Malynivka, Zaliznychne and Vremivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy used tanks, barrel artillery and MLRS to shell the areas of Posad-Pokrovske, Oleksandrivka, Prybuzke, Lupareve, Myrne, Novohryhorivka, Chervona Dolyna, Pervomaiske, Kiselivka, Lyubomyrivka, Andriivka, Novooleksandrivka, Mykolaivka, Knyazivka and Ivanivka settlements.
Airstrikes near Trudolyubivka, Andriivka, and Novohryhorivka. The enemy actively used UAVs to scout the positions of our troops and adjust artillery fire.
The naval group of the occupiers in the water areas 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 deep in the territory of Ukraine.