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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., August 25, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 25 August 2023 06:41

    Day 548 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    Last night, the russian federation launched yet another missile and air strike on the territory of Ukraine. Information on the aftermath of this terrorist attack is currently being updated.

    During the day of August 24, the enemy launched 7x missile and 47x air strikes, 69x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were damaged.

    The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.

    During the day of August 24, there were 35x combat engagements.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Bobylivka and Volfyne (Sumy oblast). The adversary fired mortars and artillery at more than 25x settlements, including Khrinivka, Turya, Bleshnya, Yanzhulivka, Mykolaivka, Hai (Chernihiv oblast), Objednane, Khodyne, Uhroidy, Novodmytrivka, Popivka (Sumy oblast), Chervona Zorya, Strilecha, Hatyshche, Mala Vovcha, Topoli (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Novojehorivka (Luhansk oblast). The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Orlyanske (Kharkiv oblast), Nadiya, and Tverdokhlibove (Luhansk oblast). The settlements of Dvorichna, Synkivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire of the adversary.

    Lyman axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Spirne, Rozdolivka, and Vesele (Donetsk oblast). The adversary fired artillery and mortars at the settlements of Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, and Bila Hora (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements, including Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Markove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, and Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the area south of Avdiivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Keramik, Berdychi, Vodyane, Karlivka, Netailove, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the areas north-east of Novomykhailivka and Maryinka (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery at the settlements of Zhelanne Pershe, Oleksandropil, Pobjeda, Katerynivka, Yelyzavetivka, and Illinka (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtarske axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Blahodatne and Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements, including Maksymivka, Shakhtarske, Velyka Novosilka, Urozhaine, Staromaiorske, and Vilne Pole (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Levadne, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, and Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 20x settlements suffered from enemy artillery shelling, including Levadne, Hulyaipole, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Stepove, and Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    Kherson axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Tyahynka and Naddnipryanske (Kherson oblast). More than 20x settlements suffered from enemy artillery shelling, including Lvove, Kherson, Komyshany, Bilozerka, Kizomys, Posad-Pokrovske (Kherson oblast), and Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast).

    At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct the offensive operation on Melitopol axis, consolidating their positions and conducting counter-battery fire.

    Occupation authorities in one of the temporarily occupied settlements of Zaporizhzhia oblast took into account its negative experience of organizing a pseudo-referendum. Thus, it is planned to hold “elections” in a mixed format: demonstration voting at polling stations, and visiting apartments and houses. The house-to-house visits are supposed to start in advance. Starting from August 30, 2023, representatives of the occupation authorities will start visiting apartments to collect votes. To add more votes, people are brought in from the territory of the russia and settled in houses abandoned by locals in this area. This is related to preparations to rig votes and create the right image for the russian media. The locals are also increasingly pressured into obtaining russian passports. In particular, a requirement is introduced that payment for utilities, the Internet and mobile phones is impossible without Russian citizenship. In order to build pressure on the locals in this area, there is an increase in the number of military personnel of Chechen nationality. They behave very aggressively and are tough on locals who violate the curfew.

    During the day of August 24, Ukrainian Air Force launched 1x air strikes on a command post, 13x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, and 3x air strikes on the anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary.

    During the day of August 24, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 2x command posts, 2x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 5x artillery systems at their firing positions, 1x air defense asset, 1x ammunition depot, and 1x electronic warfare station of the adversary.

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