General Staff: occupants made an unsuccessful attempt to attack, while the aviation of the Defense Forces strike the enemy 10 times
39 military clashes took place on the previous day. The defense forces repulsed the occupants' attempts to advance in the Kupiansk and Bakhmut directions and also prevented them from regaining their lost position in Shakhtarsk. The defenders used aviation to hit the accumulation of the enemy's manpower and equipment, inflicting new losses.
Panic moods and increasing cases of desertion are growing in the ranks of the invaders. This is reported by the General Staff of the AFU in the morning report for August 13, the 536th day of the full-scale war.
The Russian troops launched seven missiles, 47 airstrikes and 43 multiple rocket launchers on our troops' positions and populated areas over the past 24 hours. Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Residential houses and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed.
The operational situation is without significant changes in the Volyn and Polessia directions. The enemy launched an air strike near Huriyv Kozachok in the Kharkiv region, mortar and artillery attacks on more than 20 settlements, including Klyusy in the Chernihiv region; Rozhkovychi, Kondrativka, Loknia, Uhroidy, Popovka in the Sumy region; Udy, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Ohrymivka and Budarky in the Kharkiv region in the Seversk and Slobozhansk directions.
The occupiers conducted unsuccessful offensives in the areas northeast of Synkivka, north of Kyslivka and southeast of Andriivka in the Kharkiv region in the Kupyiansk direction. They hit Kyslivka and Pervomaiske with air strikes and Kupiansk, Masiutivka, Kyslivka and Berestove with artillery and mortars.
The Russian Armed Forces launched airstrikes in the areas of Bilohorivka in Luhansk and Serebrianka, Siversk, Spirne and Vesele in Donetsk in the Lyman direction. More than 10 settlements were subjected to Russian artillery shelling, including Nevske and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region; Torske, Verkhniokamianka and Spirne in the Donetsk region.
The invaders conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Klishchiivka and Bila Hora in the Bakhmut direction. They carried out an air strike near Blahodatne and shelled more than 15 settlements, including Mynkivka, Markove, Chasiv Yar, Predtechyne, Dyliivka and Toretsk in the Donetsk region.
Our defenders continue to hold back the offensive of Russian troops near Avdiivka in the Avdeevka direction under the dense fire of aviation and artillery. The occupants launched an air strike near the city and shelled it with artillery, as well as Pivnichne, Netailove, Nevelske and Karlivka in the Donetsk region.
The Defense Forces continue to contain the offensive of the RF Armed Forces in the area of Marinka in the Marinka direction. The enemy launched an airstrike near Krasnohorivka and more than 10 settlements, including Aleksandropil, Maksymilianivka, Peremoha, Novomykhailivka and Yelizavetivka in the Donetsk region, were subjected to shelling.
The occupants made unsuccessful attempts to restore the lost position in the area of Urozhayne in the Donetsk region in the Shakhtar direction. They shelled more than 15 towns, including Bohoyavlenka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne, Staromaiorske, Novosilka and Novopol in Donetsk Region.
The Russian army shelled more than 25 localities, including Levadne, Olhivske, Malynivka, Huliaipole, Pavlivka and Kamianske in the Zaporizhzhia region and Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk region in the Zaporizhzhia direction.
More than 25 towns, including Mykhailivka, Vesele, Ivanivka, Antonivka, Berehove and Veletenske in the Kherson region and Kutsurub and Ochakiv in the Mykolaiv region, were subjected to artillery fire from the enemy in the Kherson direction.
The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations in Melitopol and Berdiansk directions, having partial success in the area of Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia, consolidating on the achieved borders and implementing measures of counter-battery warfare.
Panic moods are growing among the occupants, with the number of desertions increasing. Thus, military patrols and servicemen of the commandant's office of the Russian occupation troops are making rounds of every house to search for deserters among their own in temporarily occupied Hornostaivka in the Kherson region. It is noted that the command resorted to such actions as a result of the fact that the number of not only deserters but also people who use alcoholic beverages and drugs has increased significantly among the newly arrived servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces in the village and its vicinity. The occupants are leaving their duty stations and trying to hide in abandoned buildings.
The aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 10 strikes on areas where enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated over the past 24 hours. Rocket troops and artillery units hit an anti-aircraft missile system, an ammunition depot, an electronic warfare station and three artillery pieces at a firing position.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, analysts noted that Ukraine has made tactically significant progress in the counter offensive. We are talking about the two main directions on the way to the coast, where the Defense Forces advanced by 16-19 km.