The invaders tried to break through in the direction of Bakhmut, but were unsuccessful and retreated
The invaders tried to break through in the direction of Bakhmut: they suffered losses and retreated/collage of Channel 24
the Russian military does not give up hope of capturing the city of Bakhmut. On August 18, the invaders launched another assault, but were rebuffed by Ukrainian forces.
Viber< h2 class="news-subtitle cke-markup">Russians tried to break through the defenses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
In the evening of August 18, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the enemy was trying to break through the defense of the Ukrainian troops in the Bakhmut direction with offensive and assault actions.
The invaders wanted to advance from the areas of Vladimirovka, Pokrovsky, Klinovoye, Semigorye and Golmovsky in the direction of the city of Bakhmut. But the enemy had no success and retreated.
The invaders fired at settlements in the Bakhmut direction
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also reported shelling from the Russians in the Bakhmut direction. the invaders opened fire from tanks and artillery of various types.
The enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Soledar, Zaitsevo, Yakovlevka, Kodema, Belogorovka, Vershina and Zaliznoye.
In addition, the invaders used aircraft to strike at the areas of Soledar, Bakhmut, Yakovlevka, Zaitsev, Pokrovsky, Vesela Dolina and Belogorovka.
The enemy wants to capture Bakhmut
- The Russian military is trying to capture Bakhmut, which is of strategic importance in the battle for Donbass. the occupiers have repeatedly launched an assault, but failed.
- In particular, on the morning of August 18, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informed that the occupiers were attacking in the directions of Vladimirovka – Soledar, Pokrovskoye – Bakhmutskoye, Pokrovskoye – Bakhmut, Klinovoe – Bakhmut , Semigorye – Zaitsevo, Semigorye – Kodema and Golmovsky – Zaitsevo.
- But the invaders did not achieve any positive results in any of the offensive directions and retreated with losses.
- Earlier, the Russians in the Bakhmut direction they tried to storm the Uglegorsk TPP, but failed and withdrew with losses.