Day 539 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.
During the day of August 16, the enemy launched 7x missile, 67x air strikes, and 30x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians, including children. Port infrastructure in Odesa oblast as well as residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were damaged.
Today Ukrainian air defense has intercepted 2x Kh-59 cruise missiles and 13 enemy Shahed-136/131 UAVs.
The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.
During the day of August 16, there were more than 15x combat engagements.
Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the invaders fired mortars and artillery at more than 15x settlements, including Tymonovychi, Bleshnya (Chernihiv oblast), Shalyhyne, Popivka, Myropillya (Sumy oblast), Odnorobivka, Stohnii, Udy, Zelene, Hatyshche (Kharkiv oblast).
Kupyansk axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Senkivka (Kharkiv oblast). The settlements of Vilshana, Petropavlivka, Cherneshchyna (Kharkiv oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire of the adversary.
Lyman axis: more than 20x settlements, including Nevske, Dibrova, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Siversk, Verkhnokamyanske, Sviato-Pokrovske, Vyimka (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy artillery shelling.
Bakhmut axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinity of Bohdanivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 15x settlements, including Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Kalynivka, Ivanivske, Stupochky (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling.
Avdiivka axis: under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back the russian offensive near Avdiivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Oleksandropil, Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).
Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinity of the city of Maryinka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy launched an air strike in the vicinity of Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka, Katerynivka, Kurakhove (Donetsk oblast).
Shakhtarske axis: the invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Urozhaine and Blahodatne (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Vodyane Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Velyka Novosilka, Urozhaine, Blahodatne (Donetsk oblast).
Zaporizhzhia axis: more than 20x settlements suffered from enemy artillery shelling, including Charivne, Huliaipilske, Omelnyk, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaky, Pyatykhatky (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the adversary fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Khreshchenivka, Novodmytrivka, Mykolaivka, Sadove, Zelenivka (Kherson oblast) and the city of Kherson.
At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct the offensive operation on Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, consolidating their positions, and conducting counter-battery fire.
During the day of August 16, Ukrainian Air Force launched 9x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment and 1x air strike on anti-aircraft missile system of the adversary.
During the day of August 16, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x anti-aircraft missiles system of the enemy.
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