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Russo-Ukraine War - 13 August 2022 - Day 171

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On 24 February 2022, Ukraine was suddenly and deliberately attacked by land, naval and air forces of Russia, igniting the largest European war since the Great Patriotic War. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "special military operation" (SVO - spetsialnaya voennaya operatsiya) in Ukraine in response to the appeal of the leaders of the "Donbass republics" for help. That attack is a blatant violation of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Putin stressed that Moscow's goal is the demilitarization and denazification of the country. The military buildup in preceeding months makes it obvious that the unprovoked and dastardly Russian attack was deliberately planned long in advance. During the intervening time, the Russian government had deliberately sought to deceive the world by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

"To initiate a war of aggression... is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." [Judgment of the International Military Tribunal]


The UK Ministry of Defence reported that the two primary road bridges giving access to the pocket of Russian occupied territory on the west bank of the Dnipro in Kherson Oblast are now probably out of use for the purposes of substantial military resupply.

On 10 August 2022, Ukrainian precision strikes likely rendered the road crossing of the Dnipro River at Nova Kakhovka unusable for heavy military vehicles. In recent days, Russia has only succeeded in making superficial repairs to the damaged Antonivsky road bridge which likely remains structurally undermined.

Even if Russia manages to make significant repairs to the bridges, they will remain a key vulnerability. Ground resupply for the several thousand Russian troops on the west bank is almost certainly reliant on just two pontoon ferry crossing points. With their supply chain constrained, the size of any stockpiles Russia has managed to establish on the west bank is likely to be a key factor in the force's endurance.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Russian occupiers continue to carry out air and missile attacks on objects on the territory of Ukraine.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus are carrying out the task of strengthening the protection of the section of the Belarusian-Ukrainian border in the Brest and Gomel regions.

In the Siversky direction, Russian forces fired artillery of various calibers on the areas of the settlements of Senkivka, Hremyach and Pushkari in the Chernihiv oblast and Basivka and Kindrativka in the Sumy oblast, and also conducted aerial reconnaissance of border areas with unmanned aerial vehicles.

In the Kharkiv direction, Russian forces shelled civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Udy, Prudyanka, Ruska Lozova, Cherkaskie and Ruski Tyshky, Petrivka, Stary Saltiv, Ivanivka, Husarivka, Lebyazhe and Korobochkyne. They conducted airstrikes near Stary Saltov, Husarivka, and Mospanove, and used UAVs for reconnaissance.

Russian forces tried to improve the tactical position in the area of ​​the village of Pytomnyk. Ukrainian soldiers met the invaders and inflicted losses, forcing them to flee.

In the Slovyansk direction, Russian forces carried out fire damage from tanks, barrel artillery and MLRS near Virnopilla, Bohorodychne, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dovhenky, Krasnopilla, Dolyna and Dibrivne. An airstrike was carried out in the area of ​​the settlement of Zalyman. Near Nova Dmytrivka and Dolyna, they tried to break through the Ukrainian defense, were unsuccessful, and retreated.

In the Kramatorsk direction, Russian forces used barrel and jet artillery to shell the Kramatorsk, Verkhnokamyansk, Siversk, Hryhorivka, and Kryva Luka districts.

With assault actions, they tried to improve their tactical position near Ivano-Daryivka and Vyimka, but were strongly repulsed and retreated.

In the Bakhmut direction, shelling of military and civilian infrastructure near Chasiv Yar, Bakhmut and seven other settlements was recorded. Russian forces carried out airstrikes near Yakovlivka, Spirne, Vesela Dolyna, Kodema, Soledar, Bakhmut, Zaytseve and Bakhmutske.

Russian forces tried to advance near Yakovlivka, Bakhmut, Vershyna and Zaytseve with offensive and assault actions, but were unsuccessful. Fighting is still going on in some areas.

In the Avdiyivka direction, Russian forces shelled the areas of Kurakhove, New York, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, and Oleksandropil settlements with tanks and rocket artillery. They made an airstrike near Maryinka.

With offensive actions, Russian occupiers are trying to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops in the directions of Oleksandropil, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Maryinka, and Pisky. Fierce fighting continues.

On the Novopavlivska and Zaporizhzhia directions, Russian forces is carrying out fire damage near Volodymyrivka, Pavlivka, Vuhledar and a number of other settlements. Airstrikes in the Novosilla, Pavlivka, Volodymyrivka and Chervony districts.
Russian forces' attempts to improve their tactical position in the direction of Pavlivka and Novosilka failed.

In the South Buh direction, Russian forces fired at civilian infrastructure near Stepova Dolyna, Parutyne, Prybuzke, and others. Enemy aviation operated near Andriivka, Osokorivka, Bila Krynytsia, and Lozove.
Russian forces unsuccessfully tried to advance in the areas of Lozove and Shyroke settlements. They retreated with losses.

The Ministry of Defense of Russia in a daily briefing reported that during the previous day, over 70 military personnel of the 30th mechanized brigade were killed and more than 300 soldiers of the 30th mechanized brigade were wounded by high-precision long-range missiles and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) in the area of ​​the Gavrilovka railway station (Kharkiv region). APU. Up to 170 nationalists and 12 units of military equipment were eliminated by high-precision strikes in the Pereezdnoye area (DPR). Also, 2 companies of the 72nd mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed in the Bakhmut area.

The control posts of the 66th mechanized brigade and the Right Sector✱ (banned in the Russian Federation) in the Staryye Terny region (DPR) were hit, more than 100 nationalists and 10 pieces of military equipment were liquidated.

Aviation, missile forces and artillery in the region of Kramatorsk (DPR) eliminated the HIMARS launcher and its ammunition depot. In Domanevka (Nikolaev region) 2 Mi-24 helicopters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed. Also, 4 command posts, manpower, weapons, enemy equipment in 143 districts were hit.

As part of the counter-battery fight, 2 platoons of the Grad MLRS in the areas of Soledar and Bakhmut, 3 platoons of Akatsiya guns, 5 platoons of D-30 howitzers in the DPR were suppressed.

Air defense systems destroyed 4 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Nikolaev and Kharkiv regions in a day. 4 HIMARS shells were shot down in the air in the Kherson region.


The people's militia of the DPR in the evening report announced that since the beginning of the day, Ukrainian armed formations had fired more than 250 shells from the Grad MLRS, 155, 152 and 122-mm cannon artillery, as well as 120-mm mortars across the territory of the republic.

Shelling was carried out in the areas of 9 settlements. As a result of the attacks, 2 civilians were killed and 7 more were injured. 26 residential buildings and 11 civil infrastructure facilities were damaged.

It became known about the complete liberation of the settlement Peski. As noted by the Rybar Telegram channel, the capture of this village allows developing an offensive in the direction of Vodyany with a subsequent exit to Avdiivka from the west. Also from this area there is an opportunity to move towards Pervomaisky and Karlovka.

There are reports of an intensification of the offensive in the New York area (former Novgorodskoye). Clashes are recorded near Rozovka.

Fighting continues in Yakovlevka, the capture of which will allow approaching Soledar from the northeast. In Soledar itself, clashes within the city limits also continue.

Residents of the republic receiving water from the Seversky Donets-Donbass canal are exempted from paying for water supply services until December 31. This was announced by the head of the republic Denis Pushilin . According to him, in most cities, due to the constant shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a critical situation with water supply has developed.

"I believe that the almost complete lack of water for millions of our citizens does not allow us to demand payment for water from the population. In this regard, a resolution of the State Defense Committee of the Donetsk People's Republic "On the free supply of water to the population" was adopted," he said.


Minister of Education and Science of Russia Valery Falkov held a working meeting with Chairman of the Government of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) Sergei Kozlov . The main topic of the conversation was the role of higher education in the development of industry in the LPR. In addition, issues of preparing educational institutions for the new academic year were raised.

The Luhansk government has adopted a decree on the creation of 30 educational institutions in Severodonetsk: 12 preschool, 13 general education, 4 institutions of additional education, as well as a service center for educational organizations of the city.

The public chambers of the LPR, Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions signed cooperation agreements. Alexei Karyakin , Chairman of the People's Republican People's Republic , said that Russia is "stretching a helping hand" at a difficult moment for the LPR and does not allow "to doubt the correctness of the chosen step."

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