Russian forces reconnaissance and offensive operations on Bakhmut front unsuccessful General Staff report

Russian forces reconnaissance and offensive operations on Bakhmut front unsuccessful General Staff report

UKRAINSKA PRAVDA – TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST 2022, 19:23

Russian occupying forces are attempting to advance on the Bakhmut front. In particular, they conducted an assault on Spirne, but were met with fire from the Ukrainian Armed Forces and retreated in disarray. Meanwhile, the Russians used all types of weapons at their disposal, including aircraft, to fire on Ukrainian positions on several other fronts.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebookinformation as of 18:00 on 9 August

Details: The situation has not changed significantly on the Volyn, Polissia and Sivershchyna fronts.

On the Sivershchyna front, Russian forces fired on the areas near Mykolaivka (Chernihiv Oblast) and Katerynivka, Seredyna-Buda and Mezenivka (Sumy Oblast) using tubed and rocket artillery.

The Russians used UAVs to conduct aerial reconnaissance of Ukrainian defense positions near Hai (Chernihiv Oblast) and Shalyhine (Sumy Oblast).

On the Kharkiv frontRussian forces used tank guns, as well as rocket and tubed artillery, to fire on the areas in and around Ridne, Sosnivka, Prudianka, Slatyne, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Petrivka, Chepil, Pechenihy and Slobozhanske – and conducted an airstrike near Verkhnii Saltiv.

On the Donetsk front, Russian forces attempted to carry out aircraft-supported assault operations on the Bakhmut and Avdiivka fronts. In addition, they are continuing to regularly fire on the Ukrainian positions in the contact zone in order to pin the Ukrainian forces down and prevent them from regrouping. Meanwhile, units of Russian troops from the Eastern Military District of the Russian Federation are regrouping on the Donetsk front.

On the Kramatorsk frontRussian forces fired on the areas near Maiaky, Hryhorivka, Pyskunivka, Verkhnokamianske, Platonivka and Serebrianka and conducted an airstrike near Hryhorivka.

On the Bakhmut forehead, Russian occupying forces used artillery and tank guns to fire on the areas in and around Bakhmut, Kostiantynivka, Soledar, Zaitseve, Toretsk, Yakovlivka, Bilohorivka, Pokrovske, Kodema and Maiorsk. Russian aircraft conducted airstrikes on Vershyna, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve, Dacha, Bakhmut, Yakovlivka and Spirne.

Units of Russian troops attempted an assault on Spirne, but were met with Ukrainian fire and were forced to retreat in disarray.

Russian occupying forces also deployed reconnaissance groups in the vicinity of Ivano-Darivka, Vesele, Yakovlivka and Soledar. The Ukrainian Armed Forces rejected their attempts to conduct reconnaissance in those areas and forces them to retreat. The losses suffered by the Russian forces are being confirmed.

The Russians also attempted to conduct reconnaissance-in-force near Pidhorodne and Bakhmut, but here, too, they were unsuccessful and retreated.

Finally, Russian forces attempted to improve their tactical positions by conducting assault operations on Yakovlivka, Bakhmut and Zaitseve, but were forced to retreat after suffering losses. However, the Russians have seen some success near the village of Vershyna.

On the Avdiivka foreheadRussian occupying forces fired on the areas in and around Avdiivka, Pisky, Nevelske, Netailove, Krasnohorivka and Novobakhmutivka and conducted airstrikes near Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Novoselivka and Avdiivka.

Russian forces made unsuccessful attempts to improve their tactical positions by carrying out assault operations near Krasnhorivka, Avdiivka and Pisky.

On the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia frontsthe Russians used tank guns and artillery of various calibers to fire on the areas in and around Vuhledar, Pavlivka, Novomaiorske, Velyka Novosilka, Stepnohirsk, Orikhiv, Shcherbaky and Novosilka.

Russian aircraft targeted Velyka Novosilka, Shcherbaky, Novosilka, Vuhledar and Pavlivka.

Russian troops’ main efforts on the Pivdennyi Buh forehead are focused on maintaining their current positions; they have ramped up their use of aircraft to conduct airstrikes in the area.

In addition, they used tank guns, as well as tubed and rocket artillery to fire on the areas in and around the city of Mykolaiv, as well as Stepova Dolyna, Lymany, Shevchenkove, Myrne, Kyselivka, Shyroke, Zelenyi Hai, Bila Krynytsia, Nikopol, Kniazivka ta Dobrianka. Russian aircraft conducted airstrikes near Bila Krynytsia, Andriivka, Osokorivka and Olhyne. Meanwhile, Russian forces used UAVs to conduct aerial reconnaissance in the vicinity of Bilohirka, Murakhivka, Novooleksandrivka, Shevchenkove, Mykolaivka Kobzartsi.

Two naval high-precision missile carriers (armed with Kalibr cruise missiles) are on standby in the waters of the Black Sea.

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