Operational information on 18.08.2022
The one hundred seventy-sixth (176) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues to focus its efforts on establishing full control over the territories of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, holding captured Kherson oblast and parts of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Mykolayiv oblasts, restoring the combat capability of units that have suffered losses, and preventing a possible counteroffensive by the Defense Forces.
The situation remained unchanged in the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. The enemy fired from barrel artillery in the areas of Studenok, Pavlivka and Velyka Pysarivka settlements of the Sumy region.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is trying to hold the occupied positions, carry out measures to restore the combat capability of the units that have suffered losses, and replenish the supplies of logistical support for the troops. Replenished the grouping with a battalion tactical group and deployed additional electronic warfare systems.
Enemy employed tanks, barrel artillery and multiple rocket fire systems for shelling the areas of the settlements of Udy, Kalynove, Slatyne, Derhachi, Pytomnyk, Bazaliivka, Ruska Lozova, Ruski Tyshky, Cherkaski Tyshki, Petrivka, Kutuzivka, Staryy Saltiv, Ivanivka, Husarivka, Pechenyhy, Lebyazhe, Korobochkyne, Stara Hnylytsia, Slobozhanske, Chepil and Velyki Prohody. The occupiers also carried out airstrikes near Verkhnyi Saltiv, Stariy Saltiv and Baranivka.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy fired from barrel and jet artillery near Hrushuvakha, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Krasnopilla, Dibrivne, Virnopilla, Brazhivka, Chervone, Adamivka, Mazanivka, Nortsivka, Dolyna, and Bohorodychne.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Siversk, Serebryanka, Rozdolivka, Hryhorivka, Spirne, Verkhnyokamyanske, Zvanivka, Ivano-Daryivka, Fedorivka, Berestove, Vesele, and Kryva Luka. In addition, the enemy carried out an air strike near Spirne.
The occupiers made an unsuccessful attempt to attack in the Mykolaivka-Vyimka direction. They suffered losses and retreated.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Bakhmut, Soledar, Zaytseve, Yakovlivka, Kodema, Bilohorivka, Vershyna and Zalizne settlements from tanks and artillery of various types. Used aviation for strikes on the districts of Soledar, Bakhmut, Yakovlivka, Zaytseve, Pokrovske, Vesela Dolyna and Bilohorivka.
With offensive and assault actions, the enemy tried to break through the defense of our troops and advance from the districts of Volodymyrivka, Pokrovske, Klynove, Semihirya, and Holmivskyi in the direction of the city of Bakhmut. Had no success, left.
In the Avdiivka direction, the areas of the settlements of Avdiivka, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Kamianka, Vesele, Novobakhmutivka, Netaylove, New York and Yuryivka were hit by fire from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery.
Russian occupiers used aviation to strike directly at the settlement of Krasnohorivka.
The enemy made unsuccessful attempts to improve the tactical position in the directions of Verkhnotoretske – Kam’yanka, Novoselivka Druha – Avdiivka, Pisky – Pervomaiske, and Lozove – Pervomaiske.
In the Novopavlivka direction, shelling was recorded near Pavlivka, Volodymyrivka, Velika Novosilka, Vuhledar, Vremivka, Novomykhailivka, Prechystivka, and Zolota Nyva. The occupiers also carried out an airstrike near Vuhledar.
The enemy tried to improve the tactical position in the Taramchuk-Vodyane direction with offensive actions. It was strongly repulsed and retreated.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, shelling from all available means of fire along the contact line did not stop. The enemy used aviation near Shcherbaky, Zaliznychne and Novoandriivka.
In the South Bug direction, enemy units continue to focus their efforts on holding occupied positions and preventing the Defense Forces from creating favorable conditions for counteroffensive actions.
The occupiers strengthened the group with forces up to two battalion tactical groups due to the reserve and the transfer of individual units from other directions.
The enemy launched airstrikes near Bilohirka, Bila Krynytsia and Lozove. The Air Force pays a lot of attention to aerial reconnaissance.
Two enemy sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.
Ukrainian defenders are inflicting losses on the Russian occupiers in all directions where active hostilities are ongoing.
We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
Glory to Ukraine!