A new Orlan-30 just dropped / Photo credit: 54th Mechanized Brigade
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has released an operational update on the state of warfare as of 06.00, on August 21, 2022.
According to Ukraine’s General Staff operational report, russian troops were conducting an offensive battle In the Mykolaiv direction. Occupiers has had a partial success, in the direction of Vasylky-Blahodatne, having occupied the southern outskirts of Blahodatne.
Key points of the report:
- In the Siversky direction, the enemy carried out mortar attacks on the settlements of Pushkari in Chernihiv oblast and Myropillya and Pavlivka in Sumy oblast.
- In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Prudyanka, Ruski Tyshky, Shestakove, Pischane and Pechenihy with barrel and jet artillery. Carried out airstrikes near Mospanove, Stary Saltiv, and Husarivka. Conducted aerial reconnaissance near the settlement of Velyki Prokhody.
- In the Slovyansk direction, artillery shelling was recorded near Shevelivka, Krasnopilla, Dibrivne, Nortsivka, Sulyhivka, and Dolyna. The enemy carried out combat reconnaissance in the direction of Pasika - Bohrodychne, was unsuccessful, withdrew.
- Tried to conduct assault operations in the directions Brazhkivka – Nova Dmytrivka and Sulyhivka – Nova Dmytrivka. Suffered losses and retreated.
- In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is trying to continue offensive actions.
- In the Kramatorsk direction, it carried out shelling from barrel and rocket artillery near Siversk, Hryhorivka, Verkhnyokamyanske and Ivano-Daryivka. It led an offensive in the direction of Berestove - Ivano-Daryivka, but was unsuccessful.
- In the Bakhmut direction, it shelled the positions of our troops from tanks, barrel artillery and MLRS in the areas of the settlements of Soledar, Yakovlivka, Zaytseve, Shumy and Zalizne. Airstrikes near Zaitsevo, Bakhmut and Soledar. It led offensive battles in the directions Pokrovske - Bakhmutske and Semihirya - Zaitseve, was unsuccessful, left. Fighting continues in the direction of Zalizna Balka - New York and Novoselivka - New York.
- In the Avdiyivka direction, shelling was recorded in Maryinka, Vodyane, Oleksandropil and Pisky districts. The occupiers carried out airstrikes near Avdiyivka, Novobakhmutivka, Maryinka, Vodyane and Krasnohorivka. Conducted aerial reconnaissance by UAVs in the areas of Pokrovsk, Krasnohorivka, Vesele and Opytne settlements. Enemy units are conducting assault operations in the directions Pisky – Nevelske, Lozove – Nevelske and Staromykhailivka – Maryinka, combat operations are ongoing.
- In the direction of Novopavlovsk, the enemy fired artillery near Shevchenko, Velyka Novosilka, Prechystivka, and Vremivka. Used aviation near Novomykhailivka and Pavlivka.
- In the Zaporizhzhia direction, it carried out shelling from barrel, rocket artillery and tanks in the areas of the settlements of Neskuchne, Zaliznychne, Malynivka, Mala Tokmachka, Poltavka, Novosilka, Dorozhnyanka, Orihiv, Mali Shcherbaky, Chervone and Novodanylivka. It carried out airstrikes in the areas of Hulyaipole,Olhivske and Chervone. Conducted aerial reconnaissance using the Orlan-10 UAV in the Zaporizhzhia oblast.
- In the South Buh direction, the enemy fired from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Stepova Dolyna, Lymany and 15 more settlements. Carried out airstrikes near Olhany, Zarichne, Novohryhorivka, Bila Krynytsia, Tavriyske, Lozove, and Andriivka. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the UAVs.
- In the Mykolaiv direction, it is conducting an offensive battle in the direction of Vasylki - Blahodatne, has partial success, has occupied the southern outskirts of the settlement of Blahodatne, hostilities continue.
As the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports, the movement of air defense equipment of the armed forces of the russian federation to the territory of the republic of belarus is noted in the Volyn and Polissya directions. The threat of the enemy launching missile and air strikes from the territory and airspace of this country continues to persist.
At the same time three enemy sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.
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