The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue the offensive operation towards Melitopol. In total, more than 20 combat clashes with the Russian army took place at the front during the day.
We read about this in the evening summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from August 21.
“During the day, the enemy launched 2 rockets and more than 30 air strikes, carried out 35 attacks with rocket salvo systems on our troop positions and populated areas. As a result of Russian terrorist attacks, civilians were killed and injured. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed." , we read in the communiqué.
It is noted that the likelihood of missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.
In the Seversky and Slobozhansky directions, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on more than 20 settlements, in particular, Klyusy, Karpovichi, Chernihiv region; Sydorivka, Volfine, Grabovske from the Sumy region and Chervona Zorya, Veterinarne, Kozacha Lopan, Strelecha from the Kharkiv region.
In the Kupyansk direction, the settlements of Dvorichna, Synkivka, Kislivka, Berestov of the Kharkiv region were hit by enemy artillery and mortar fire. In the direction of Lyman, Russian troops carried out air strikes on the areas of Tverdokhlibov, Bilogorivka and Serebrian Forestry in the Luhansk region. About 15 settlements, in particular, Karmazinivka, Nevskie, Kreminna, Belogorovka of the Luhansk region and Rozdolivka, Spirne of the Donetsk region were hit by enemy artillery fire.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy carried out futile offensives in the Klishchiivka area of \u200b\u200bthe Donetsk region. He carried out a raid in the Vesely region of the Donetsk region. More than 20 settlements were affected by enemy artillery fire, including Privillia, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar and Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region.
In the direction of Avdiyiv, the settlements of Oleksandropol, Stepovo, Avdiivka, Severne, Pervomaisky, Nevelsky, Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire of the Russian Federation.
In the direction of Marinka, the Armed Forces are still stopping the advance of Russian troops in the area of Marinka and Novomychailovka in the Donetsk region. The enemy carried out air strikes in the areas of Maryinka and Novomychajłówka. The settlements of Zhelanne Druge, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobyeda, Elizavetivka and Novomyhailivka in the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.
In the direction of Shakhtar, the Russians launched an airstrike in the Staromajory region of the Donetsk region. Vugledar, Prechistivka, Novoukrainka, Velyka Novosilka, Blagodatne and Urozhayne from the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.
In the direction of Zaporozhye, the enemy carried out air strikes in the area of Mala Tokmachka and Robotyna of the Zaporizhia region. More than 30 settlements were damaged by enemy artillery fire. Among them: Gulyaipilske, Charivne, Yehorivka, Stepove, Lobkovo, Pyatichatky from the Zaporizhia region.
In the direction of Kherson, the enemy carried out air strikes in the Dacha and Zimivnyk areas of the Kherson region. Russian artillery shelling affected more than 20 settlements, including Ponyativka, Kherson, Stanislava from Kherson Oblast, and Ochakiv and Solonchaki from Mykolaiv Oblast.
"At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue the offensive operation towards Melitopol, entrench themselves on the achieved borders and conduct counter-batteries," reads the statement of the General Staff.
Russian occupation forces continue to actively engage in the looting and taunting of civilians.
An enemy unit from the Republic of Buryatia of the Russian Federation has arrived in the settlement of Tokmak in the Zaporizhia region. The military personnel of this unit systematically checks local residents for the presence of documents confirming the right of residence in their own homes. In the absence of documents to register the right of residence, under the guise of “confiscation” and physical abuse of dissatisfied residents, they take away all property and apartments.
During the day, the aviation of the Armed Forces made 6 raids on areas of concentration of enemy personnel.
During the day, units of the rocket forces and artillery hit 4 checkpoints, 1 area of concentration of personnel, armaments and military equipment, and 3 artillery assets at firing positions of the Russian army.