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Russo-Ukraine War - 14 August 2022 - Day 172

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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 over the past week, Russia's priority has likely been to re-orientate units to reinforce southern Ukraine. However, in the Donbas, Russian-backed forces – largely militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic – have continued to attempt assaults to the north of Donetsk city.

Particularly heavy fighting has focused on the village of Pisky, near the site of Donetsk Airport. The settlement probably remains contested. The area has been on the front line of the Donbas Line of Control since 2014. The Russian assault likely aims to secure the M04 highway, the main approach to Donetsk from the west.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that in the Volyn and Polisʹkomu directions the situation has not experienced significant changes.

There are up to four Russia battalions tactical groups in the Siversʹkomu direction. The rotation of the mentioned units is ongoing.

Russian forces fired from the gun artillery areas of Senkivki Chernihiv region and the old, Atinsky and the cranes of Sumy region.

In the Kharkiv direction, Russian forces continue shelling with tanks and artillery of various types in the districts of Uda, Borscheva, Zolochiv, Bezruki, Nove, Rty щіvka, Ruska Lozova, Cherkaski Tishki, Petrivka, Stariy Saltiv, Mospanove, Korobochkine, Pri shib, Bayrak and Chepil. They also conducted airstrikes near Victory, Nursery and Upper Saltov.

In the Slavic direction, there was a fire impact from the stable and jet artillery near Grushuvakh, Valley, Krasnopillya, Dibrivnogo, Kurulʹki, Protopopívki and Norcívki. Ukrainian soldiers attacked in the direction of the Valley.

In the Kramatorsʹkomu direction, Russian forces deployed tanks and RSZV for shelling the areas of Verkhnyokamâansʹkogo, Serebryanka, Spirnogo, Ivano-Darievki, Rozdolívki and Pereíznogo. They made an attempt to investigate the positions of Ukrainian troops in the Serebryanka area, suffered a fiery impact and retreated. With the same result, an attempt to detect a fight in the direction of the Veselogo ended.

Russian forces risked being attacked near Spirny and Ivano-Dargyivka. It ended for the invaders with losses and retreats.

In the Bakhmutsky direction, shelling was recorded near Konstantinovka, Bakhmuta, Soledar, Shumiv, Yakovlivki, Kodemi and Vershini. Russian forces conducted airstrikes near Soledar, Yakovlivki and Kodemi.

Ukrainian soldiers damaged the enemy's intelligence group in the direction of Soledar.

Russian forces fought offensive battles in the directions of Yakovlivka, Soledaru, Vershini, Kodemi and Zaitsevogo, suffered losses and retreated. In the direction of Bakhmut, Russian units met with partial success.

In the direction of Avdiyivsky, Russian forces fired from the ríznokalíbernoí ної artillery areas of Avdiyevka, Nevelsky, Piskiv, Vodyanogo, Karlívki and New York. They also conducted an airstrike near Krasnogorivka.

Russian forces carried out storming actions in the direction of Krasnogorivka and Piskiv, but were unsuccessful and retreated.

In Novopavlivsky and Zaporizhzhya directions, Russian forces carried out shelling with tanks and artillery near Konstantinivka, Orikhov, Pavlivki and ten other settlements. Airstrikes were recorded near Novosílki, Novoandriívki and Shcherbakív. Russian troops continue the conduct of the BPLA air intelligence at the operational and tactical level.

Russian forces fought unsuccessful offensive battles in the directions of Pavlivka and Vremívka.

In the South-Buzky direction, Russian forces fired from tanks, barrel artillery and jetlag fire systems in the areas of Posad-Pokrovsk, Oleksandrivka, Olenivka, Mirne, Shiroke, Polyana, Pavlo-Margyanivka, Red Valley, Kiselivk a, Ternivka, Velike Artakove, Bila Krynytsia, Ivanivka, Potʹomkinne and Trudol люbívka. They conducted airstrikes near Bilogirka and Velikogo Artakovoy and air intelligence missions of the bpla.

There are two carriers of the winged missiles of the marine base "Calibre" in preparation for implementation.

The Russian Ministry of Defense in a daily briefing announced the complete liberation of the settlement of Udy in the Kharkov region.

Over the past 24 hours, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out high-precision strikes on the temporary deployment point of the 66th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Dzerzhinsk region (Donetsk People's Republic, DPR), as a result, up to 40 nationalists and 9 units of military equipment were destroyed. In addition, 35 nationalists and 15 units of armored and motor vehicles were destroyed by airborne strikes on accumulations of manpower and military equipment of the 63rd mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of Belaya Krinitsa and Belogorka (Kherson region). Concentrated fire strikes on the positions of the 53rd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Sribnoye region (DPR) eliminated up to 200 militants and 15 pieces of military equipment.

The Ministry of Defense reported that in the areas of Opytny and Pervomaisky (DPR), over 200 servicemen of the 56th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine refused to carry out combat missions and left their positions due to heavy losses. In particular, in the 3rd battalion of this brigade, which operated in the Maryinka region (DPR), out of 580 people on the payroll, about 140 remained.

Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile forces and artillery destroyed a radar station for detecting and targeting targets in the area of ​​Peresadovka (Nikolaev region), a fuel depot in the area of ​​Slavyansk, 2 ammunition depots in the areas of Zvanovka (DPR) and Iskrovka (Kirovograd region). 2 depots of rocket and artillery weapons of the 58th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut (DPR) and the 63rd mechanized brigade in the Bereznegovatoy area (Mykolaiv region) were liquidated.

5 command posts were hit, including the 43rd airborne brigade in Velyka Novoselka, the artillery group of the 79th airborne assault brigade in the Chasov Yar area (DPR), the headquarters of the 247th battalion of the 127th territorial defense brigade in Kharkov, 4 the stationing point for units of the 113th brigade of the territorial defense in the Zolochev area (Kharkiv region), manpower, weapons and military equipment in 151 districts.

During the counter-battery fight, a platoon of the Grad MLRS in the Bakhmut area, a platoon of Giatsint-B guns, 7 platoons of D-30 howitzers in the areas of Zvanovka, Kuzminovka, Seversk, Pereezdnoye, Veseloe and Vyemka (DPR) were suppressed.

Air defense systems shot down 2 enemy unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of Lisichansk (Luhansk People's Republic, LPR) and Glubokoe (Kharkiv region). A ballistic missile "Tochka-U" was intercepted in the air over Lisichansk and 15 MLRS shells in the areas of Lisichansk, Antonovka and Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region).


The people's militia of the DPR in the evening report reported that since the beginning of the day, Ukrainian troops fired more than 230 shells from Grad multiple launch rocket systems, 155, 152 and 122-mm cannon artillery, as well as 120-mm mortars across the territory of the republic.

Areas of 10 settlements were under fire. As a result of these attacks, 2 civilians were killed and 4 more were injured. 25 residential buildings and 3 civil infrastructure facilities were damaged.

There are battles for the settlement of Nevelskoye to the west of the capital of the DPR. From positions near this village, the Armed Forces of Ukraine regularly shell the areas of Donetsk.

It is reported about the liberation of the village of Vershina in the vicinity of Bakhmut. As the Rybar Telegram channel notes, Russian units have reached the eastern outskirts of Zaitsevo, where a large fortified area of ​​​​Ukrainian troops is located.

On August 15, another trial of foreign mercenaries who fought on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will start in Donetsk. Citizens of Croatia, Sweden and Great Britain will be in the dock.


LPR Ambassador to Russia Rodion Miroshnik announced the need to form an international platform that will unite countries that are ready for dialogue with the republics of Donbass. According to Miroshnik, it is possible to announce the results of the war criminals tribunal on such a platform.

The delivery of humanitarian aid to the residents of the LPR continues. The Popular Front, with the support of the People's Militia, delivered another cargo to the village of Zolote.

"LuganskInformCentre" reported that as a result of the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Chervonogvardeisky educational complex No. 18 burned down.

"Tonight, Ukraine once again showed its brutal face. The urban-type settlement of Chervonogvardeyskoe, which was sleeping peacefully, was fired upon. The building of the school, which was ready to open its doors for students of the village's children, was destroyed at night as a result of shelling from the side of Ukraine, "said the head of the administration of Kirovsk, Viktoria Sergeeva.

Residential buildings were also reported to have been damaged.

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