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Russians fail to retake Urozhaine, 26 combat clashes recorded in last 24 hours General Staff report

Saturday, 19 August 2023, 19:06
Russians fail to retake Urozhaine, 26 combat clashes recorded in last 24 hours  General Staff report
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During the day, the Russian forces inflicted airstrikes on the Ukrainian positions on most fronts, firing artillery and mortars; they once again tried to retake their lost positions in the area of Urozhaine on the Shakhtarsk front. 26 combat clashes were recorded in the last 24 hours. 

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 18:00 on 17 August

Details: The operational situation on the Volyn and Polissia fronts remains much the same as before. 

On the Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, the Russians carried out an airstrike in the vicinity of Kostiantynivka, Sumy Oblast. Mortar and artillery strikes were recorded in over five settlements, amongst them Karpovychi and Bleshnia in Chernihiv Oblast; Kostiantynivka, Myropilske, and Popivka in Sumy Oblast, as well as Vilcha, Loshakove, Hatyshche, and Okhrymivka in Kharkiv Oblast.

On the Kupiansk front, the Russians launched an airstrike in the area of  Kyslivka, Kharkiv Oblast. The settlements of Kucherivka, Petropavlivka, and Kyslivka of Kharkiv Oblast were subjected to artillery and mortar strikes.

On the Lyman front, the Russians launched airstrikes in the vicinity of Bilohorivka, Serebrianka forest in Luhansk Oblast and Terniv in Donetsk Oblast. About ten settlements were shelled by the Russians, in particular, Nevske, and Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast and Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, and Rozdolivka in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Bakhmut front, the Russians conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in areas north of Bohdanivka, and north and south of Klishchiivka, Donetsk Oblast. They delivered an airstrike in the vicinity of Klishchiivka, Donetsk Oblast. Over ten settlements suffered from artillery shelling, including Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Bohdanivka in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Mariinka front, Ukraine’s forces continue to restrain the offensive of Russian troops in the vicinity of Mariinka in Donetsk Oblast. The Russians inflicted airstrikes in the areas of Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka, Donetsk Oblast. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, Pobeda, Katerynivka, Novomykhailivka, Donetsk Oblast, were subjected to artillery shelling.

On the Shakhtarsk front, the Russians made unsuccessful attempts to restore the lost position in the area of Urozhaine. They inflicted an airstrike in the area of Velyka Novosilka. Vodiane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne, and Urozhaine in Donetsk Oblast were under artillery fire.

On the Zaporizhzhia front, the Russians inflicted airstrikes in the areas of Mala Tokmachka and Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Over 15 settlements suffered from artillery shelling, including Novodarivka, Poltavka, Malynivka, Huliaipole, Novodanylivka, Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

On the Kherson front, over ten settlements were affected by Russian artillery shelling, including Tokarivka, Dudchany and Veletenske in Kherson Oblast.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to advance on the Melitopol and Berdiansk fronts; they are consolidating recently captured positions and carrying out counterbattery measures.

During the day, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine inflicted seven strikes on the clusters of Russian personnel, weapons and military equipment and one strike on an anti-aircraft missile system.

Units of Rocket Forces and Artillery hit five artillery systems on firing positions, three command posts and three Russian air defence systems.

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