Ukrainian forces advance south of Bakhmut, consolidate their positions
Over the past day, Ukrainian forces maintained their offensive operations to the south of the city of Bakhmut. The defenders are consolidating their positions
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported the information on August 31.
"In the Bakhmut direction, the Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations south of the city of Bakhmut, consolidating the achieved borders," the statement said.
It noted that in the Novodanylivka-Novoprokopivka direction, the Ukrainian Armed Forces were successful. The soldiers are consolidating their positions, inflicting artillery fire on the identified enemy targets, and carrying out counter-battery measures.
Meanwhile, Russian troops launched unsuccessful offensives near Marinka, Staromayorske, Donetsk region and Verbove, Zaporizhzhia region. Russia suffers significant losses in personnel, weapons and equipment, moves units and troops, and uses reserves.
"The enemy launched unsuccessful offensive operations near Novoyehorivka and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region and Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka in the Donetsk region. Heavy fighting continues," the statement added.
On August 30, Russian troops tried to advance in three directions: in the Lyman, Bakhmut and Zaporizhzhia directions. However, they were unsuccessful.