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Counteroffensive by Ukrainian Armed Forces - Ukrainian troops succeed on several fronts

Counteroffensive by Ukrainian Armed Forces - Ukrainian troops succeed on several fronts Ukraine's Armed Forces advance on multiple fronts (photo: Getty Images)

Ukrainian Forces continue their counteroffensive on multiple fronts. They have achieved success in the area near Kreminna and advanced into the center of Robotyne, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

The situation in Kharkiv and Luhansk regions

Ukrainian officials have reported that Russian forces conducted unsuccessful offensive operations near Kreminna, Bilohorivka, and in the area of Serebriansky Forest.

It is reported that on August 21, Ukrainian Forces continued their offensive operations along the Kupiansk-Svatove-Kreminna line and achieved limited success. Roman Vlasenko, the Head of the Severodonetsk Regional State Administration (RDA), stated that Ukrainian forces had made progress in the Kreminna area.

A Russian "war correspondent" claimed that Ukrainian forces had achieved tactical successes near Novoselivka and in the area of Serebriansky Forest near Dibrova.

Fighting in the Donetsk region

On August 21, Russian Forces conducted offensive operations in the area of Bakhmut. Geolocation images published on August 20 purportedly show that the occupiers were advancing to the northwest of Klishchiivka.

The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Russian Forces conducted unsuccessful offensive actions near Klishchiivka and Kurdiumiivka. Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Defense, Hanna Maliar, stated that Russian Forces were attempting to regain lost positions on the northern flank of Bakhmut in the areas of Zaliznyansk, Vasylivka, and Bohdanivka, and battles are ongoing.

Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Hanna Maliar, reported that Ukrainian troops liberated three square kilometers in the Bakhmut direction last week and hold dominant positions on the northern flank of Bakhmut, trapping Russians.

The occupiers unsuccessfully attempted to advance in the direction of Avdiivka, as well as near Marinka and Novomykhailivka. The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that Ukrainian forces conducted offensive operations along the Avdiivka-Donetsk line on August 21.

"Southern Axis"

On August 21, Ukrainian Forces advanced to the center of Robotyne and the east of the settlement. Additionally, Ukrainian Forces launched a new offensive approximately three kilometers to the east of Robotyne. Progress to the east of Robotyne likely indicates that Ukrainian Forces have overcome Russian fortifications in that area.

Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Defense, Hanna Maliar, reported that Ukrainian forces conducted successful military operations to the southeast of Robotyne and south of Mala Tokmachka. She added that Russian Forces unsuccessfully attempted to regain lost positions to the east of Robotyne, and fighting continues in the settlement.

Russian sources claim that Ukrainian forces have intensified attacks on the Robotyne-Verbov front and are engaged in heavy combat in the center of Robotyne with units from the Russian 810th Guards Marine Brigade (Black Sea Fleet) and the 503rd Motorized Rifle Regiment.

An "embedded journalist" from Russia claimed that Ukrainian Forces advanced to the Robotyne-Verbov line and control a portion of Russia's forward defense positions. Some Russian sources alleged that Russian Forces had vacated a few positions in the Verbov area.

Russian sources stated that Ukrainian Forces continued to conduct raids on islands in the Dnipro River delta and the eastern (left) bank of the Kherson region.

Russian Forces continue to face logistical challenges, while Russian officials are increasing security measures in Crimea, which likely hinders Russia's logistics in southern Ukraine.

Natalia Humeniuk, the Head of the United Coordinating Press Center of Security and Defense Forces of the South of Ukraine, reported that Russian Forces have heightened security measures near the Crimean Bridge and established a buffer zone for ship inspections. She noted that the buffer zone currently awaits inspections of 30 to 40 ships, with Russian Black Sea Fleet and Border Guard Service vessels maneuvering alongside civilian ones.