Ukrainian Armed Forces inflict losses on Russian troops on Pivdennyi Buh front and force them to retreat General Staff report

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Russian forces have attempted to undertake assault operations on the Zelenyi Hai – Novohryhorivka axis (on the Pivdennyi Buh front), but the Ukrainian Armed Forces inflicted losses on the Russian troops and forced them to retreat.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 16 August

Details: There were no significant changes on the Volyn and Polissia fronts. The General Staff of the Belarusian Armed Forces is undertaking communication exercises. There is a threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

On the Sivershchyna front, Russia continues to deploy units of its troops in the areas of the Bryansk and Kursk oblasts (in Russia) near the Russian-Ukrainian border in order to pin down the Ukrainian forces. The Russians shelled the areas in the vicinity of the Ukrainian villages of Kamianska Sloboda in Chernihiv Oblast and Khodyne in Sumy Oblast.

On the Kharkiv front, Russian forces used tubed and rocket artillery to fire on areas in and around Kostiantynivka, Rtyshchivka, Sosnivka, Pytomnyk and Ruski Tyshky.

On the Sloviansk front, the Russians fired on the areas near Hrushuvakha and Virnopillia. Russian units are performing tasks to improve their supply and logistics on this front.

On the Kramatorsk front, Russian forces used various types of artillery to fire on the areas in the vicinity of Kramatorsk, Spirne and Ivano-Darivka.

They are mounting an offensive on the Lysychansk Oil Refinery – Ivano-Darivka axis, where fighting is currently underway.

On the Bakhmut front, the Russians used tank guns, as well as tubed and rocket artillery, to fire on areas in and around Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Soledar, Shumy, Bilohorivka, Kostiantynivka, Yakovlivka and Zaitseve.

Russian units conducted assault and offensive operations on the Volodymyrivka – Bakhmutske and Striapivka – Soledar axes; the Ukrainian Armed Forces have repelled the Russians on both. However, fighting is continuing on the Pokrovske – Bakhmutske and Horlivka – Zalizne axes.

On the Avdiivka front, Russian troops shelled the areas in and around Krasnohorivka, Spartak and Nevelske using tubed and rocket artillery. They are conducting assault operations on the Staromykhailivka – Nevelske axis; fighting is continuing there.

On the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia fronts, Russian forces used tank guns and tubed and rocket artillery to fire on areas in and around Novosilka, Vuhledar, Velyka Novosilka, Novomykhailivka, Novopil, Pavlivka, Novoandriivka, Pryvilne and Vremivka.

Russian occupying forces are undertaking assault and offensive operations on the Solodke – Novomykhailivka axis, where they have had some success. Fighting is continuing.

In addition to firing tank guns and artillery along the entire line of contact on the Pivdennyi Buh front, the Russians deployed army and attack aircraft near Bila Krynytsia, Andriivka and Lozove.

Russian forces’ suffered significant losses following an unsuccessful attempt to conduct assault operations in order to improve their tactical positions on the Zelenyi Hai – Novohryhorivka axis. The Russians have retreated.

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