Russians advance on Bakhmut, carry out reconnaissance in force – UNIAN

The enemy also tried to conduct assault operations in the directions of Vershina and Soledar, but had no success, retreated.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine hold the defense in the east of the country / photo

The Russians are advancing in the direction of Bakhmut, where hostilities continue.

This is stated in the summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In the Slavic direction, the Russians fired near Chepil, Protopopovka, Grushuvakha, Gusarovka, Dubravny, Mazanovka, Krasnopolye, Dolina and Barvenkovo. With the help of the reconnaissance group, he tried to clarify the location of the positions of our troops in the direction of Mazanovka, but was not successful, the group retreated.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy did not conduct active operations. He carried out shelling from cannon, rocket artillery and armament of tanks near Seversk, Serebryanka, Grigorovka, Verkhnekamensky, Zvanovka, Ivano-Daryevka and Disputable. Launched airstrikes near Grigorovka and Disputed.

In the Bakhmut direction, shelling was recorded near Berestovoye, Soledar, Bakhmut, Konstantinovka, Veselaia Dolina, Zaitsevo, Vershina, Kodema, Semigorye and Maisky. Launched an air strike near Codema.

“I tried to carry out reconnaissance of the positions of Ukrainian troops in the direction of Yakovlevka, the enemy’s reconnaissance group was neutralized. The enemy also tried to conduct assault operations in the directions of Vershina and Soledar, but had no success, retreated. He is conducting an offensive in the direction of Bakhmut, the fighting continues,” the department added.

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In the Avdeevka direction, the invaders carried out shelling in the areas of the settlements of Novokalinovo, Novoselovka, Avdeevka, Netaylovo, Peski and Krasnogorovka. Inflicted airstrikes near Vesele. He led assault operations in the direction of Peski, had no success, retreated.

As of July 31, 2022, Russian troops were conducting ground attacks around Bakhmut and the outskirts of Donetsk, as well as southwest of Izyum. However, only one attack east of Bakhmut brought them limited success.

The ISW noted that Russian forces no longer conducted ground assaults in the Seversk area, which suggests that they are losing priority to operations in this area. Satellite images show that Russian reinforcements are concentrated on the border with Ukraine on a land line that leads to Izyum.

Analysts suggest that the Russian invaders will focus on attacks on Bakhmut and around Donetsk, but there will be no success.

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