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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., August 26, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 26 August 2023 06:56

    Day 549 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    During the day of August 25, the enemy launched 2x missile and 62x air strikes, 89x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. The Ukrainian Air Force intercepted 2x Kalibr cruise missiles and 4x Shahed-136/131 combat UAVs. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential buildings, schools, and other civilian infrastructure were damaged.

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

    During the day of August 25, there were more than 40x combat engagements.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Udy (Kharkiv oblast). The russian forces fired mortars and artillery at more than 20x settlements, including Liskivshchyna, Bohdanove (Chernihiv oblast), Seredyna-Buda, Kucherivka, Khodyne, Stepne, Myropilske (Sumy oblast), Zybyne, Okhrimivka, Varvarivka, Hrachovka, and Ambarne (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kyslivka and Pishchane (Kharkiv oblast). The settlements of Hryanykivka, Synkivka, Kupyansk, and Orlyanske (Kharkiv oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire of the adversary.

    Lyman axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Novojehorivka and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast). The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Shyikivka, Cherneshchyna, Chervonyi Stav (Kharkiv oblast), Tverdokhlibove, Makiivka, (Luhansk oblast), Yampil, Spirne, and Vesele (Donetsk oblast). More than 30x settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Svyato-Pokrovske, Zvanivka, Vyimka, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast), were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the adversary attempted offensive operations in the vicinities of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Ivanivske, and Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast), to no success. More than 25x settlements, including Kurdyumivka, Bila Hora, Dyliivka, and Oleksandro-Shultyne, and Druzhba (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Novokalynove, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske Donetsk oblast) came under artillery fire.

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinity of Maryinka (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery at the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Kurakhove, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka, and Hostre (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtarske axis: the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled russian troops attacks in the vicinity of Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Vuhledar, Vremivka, Blahodatne, Staromaiorske, and Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements suffered from enemy artillery attacks, including: Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Urozhaine, Rivnopil, Blahodatne, Pryvilne, and Burlatske (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Mala Tokmachka Robotyne and Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    More than 20x settlements suffered from artillery attacks, including: Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Huliaipilske, Charivne, Lukyanivske, and Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    Kherson axis: the adversary fired artillery at Khreshchenivka, Olhivka, Mykilske, Kherson, Dniprovske, and Kizomys (Kherson 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.

    The russian occupiers continue to cynically violate international humanitarian law as they deploy their servicemen in civilian buildings, using civilians as human shields. For example, up to 1,500 servicemen of the russian occupation forces of Buryat nationality were reported to arrive in the settlement of Osypenko (Zaporizhzhia oblast) on August 23. They were illegally quartered in civilian houses together with the locals and on the premises of a local hospital.

    During the day of August 25, Ukrainian Air Force launched 12x air strikes on the concentrations of troops and 1x air strike on the anti-aircraft missile system of the adversary.

    During the day of August 25, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x anti-aircraft missile system and 3x artillery pieces at the adversary’s firing positions.

    Support the Armed Forces of Ukraine! United we will be victorious!

    Glory to Ukraine!