Day 544 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.
During the day of August 20, the enemy launched 29x air strikes and 43x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential buildings, a building of an educational institution and other civilian infrastructure were damaged.
The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.
During the day of August 20, there were more than 25x combat engagements.
Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary launched air strikes in the areas southwest of Iskryskivshchyna and Zhuravka (Sumy oblast). The enemy fired mortars and artillery at more than 30x settlements, including Karpovychi, Bohdanove (Chernihiv oblast), Tovstodubove, Volfyne, Pokrovka, Novooleksandrivka (Sumy oblast), Varvarivka, Budarky, Zemlyanky, and Komisarove (Kharkiv oblast).
Kupyansk axis: the adversary launched an air strike west of Mykolaivka. The invaders conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinity of Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast). The following settlements were shelled with artillery and mortars: Topoli, Masyutivka, Kupyansk, Kyslivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).
Lyman axis: the enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Shyikivka, Terny, Pyskunivka, and Vesele (Donetsk oblast). About 15x settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Verkhnokamyanske, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast), were shelled with artillery.
Bakhmut axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Kurdyumivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Vesele, Klishchiivka, and Kurdyumivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 20x settlements, including Predtechyne, Dyliivka, Kurdyumivka, Ozarianivka, and Druzhba (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling.
Avdiivka axis: the settlements of Keramik, Stepove, Orlivka, Avdiivka, Nevelske, and Karlivka (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 enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobjeda, Oleksandropil, Paraskoviivka, and Yelyzavetivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the artillery.
Shakhtarske axis: the enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Vuhledar and Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast). Vodyane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne, and Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.
Zaporizhzhia axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Charivne, Robotyne, and Pavlivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 30x settlements suffered from enemy artillery shelling, including Novodarivka, Chervona Krynytsya, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaky, Stepove, and Pyatykhatky (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Olhivka and Sadove (Kherson oblast). More than 20x settlements suffered from enemy artillery shelling, including Zolota Balka, Kozatske, Tokarivka, Ponyativka, Kherson, Veletenske, and Kizomys (Kherson oblast).
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 20, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 9x air strikes on the concentrations of the adversary troops.
During the day of August 20, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x enemy command post and 3x artillery systems at their firing positions.
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