Ukrainian Armed Forces repel enemy attacks in the Kupyansk, Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk sectors: 23 combat engagements took place - General Staff
The five hundred and thirty-eighth day of Russia's large-scale armed aggression against our country continues. There were 23 combat engagements over the last day. The enemy is advancing unsuccessfully in three areas of the Donetsk front: the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled the occupiers' attacks in the Kupyansk, Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk sectors.
This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a traditional evening update on Tuesday, 15 August. It is noted that during the day, Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit two artillery pieces at firing positions, one anti-aircraft missile system and another important enemy object.
In the Kupyansk sector, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the areas southeast of Vilshany and east of Petropavlivka in the Kharkiv region.
In the Lyman sector, the enemy conducted air strikes in the areas of Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region and Siverske, Spirne, and Vesele in the Donetsk region.
In the Bakhmut sector, the enemy conducted air strikes in the areas of Vasyukivka, Klishchiyivka, Andriivka and Severne in the Donetsk region.
In the Avdiivka sector, the invaders conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area south of Avdiivka in the Donetsk region.
In the Maryinka sector, Ukrainian defence forces continue to hold back the Russian offensive near the towns of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka in Donetsk region.
In the Shakhtarsk sector, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost ground near Urozhayne in Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia sector, the Russian army carried out air strikes in the areas of Omelnyk, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka and Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia region. More than 20 localities suffered from Russian artillery shelling. Among them: Novodarivka, Poltavka, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Novoandriivka, Stepove in Zaporizhzhia region.
In the Kherson sector, the enemy conducted air strikes in the areas of Mykolaivka and Sadove in the Kherson region. The Russian army shelled such localities as Kherson, Poniativka in Kherson region and Ochakiv in Mykolaiv region.
The Ukrainian defence forces continue to conduct offensive operations in the Melitopol and Berdiansk directions, consolidating their positions and carrying out counter-battery operations.
Over the course of the day, the defence forces' aviation carried out seven strikes on areas where enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
Soldiers from the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade repelled an attack by the occupiers near Andriivka in the Bakhmut direction. During the attack, the defenders destroyed a platoon of modern Russian T-90M tanks.
During the fighting on 14 August, Ukraine's defenders eliminated another 540 occupants and destroyed 118 pieces of Russian military equipment and weapons, including another enemy helicopter.