Russian forces reconnaissance and offensive operations on Bakhmut front unsuccessful General Staff report

Russian occupying forces attempt to advance on the Bakhmut front. In particular, they made an attack on Spirne, but were fired upon by the Ukrainian forces and retreated in disorder. Meanwhile, the Russians used every weapon at their disposal, including aircraft, to fire on Ukrainian positions on several other fronts.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of August 9, 6:00 p.m
Details: The situation on the Volyn, Polissia and Sivershchyna fronts has not changed significantly.
On the Siwershchyna front, Russian forces fired at the areas near Mykolayivka (Chernihiv Oblast) and Katerynivka, Seredyna-Buda and Mezenivka (Sumy Oblast) with barrel and rocket artillery.
The Russians used UAVs to provide aerial reconnaissance for Ukrainian defenses near Hai, Chernihiv Oblast, and Shalyhine, Sumy Oblast.
On the Kharkiv front, Russian forces used tank guns, rocket and barrel artillery to shell – and direct – areas in and around Ridne, Sosnivka, Prudianka, Slatyne, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Petrivka, Chepil, Pechenihy and Slobozhanske Air raid near Verkhnii Saltiv.
On the Donetsk front, Russian forces tried to conduct airborne offensive operations on the Bakhmut and Avdiivka fronts. In addition, they continue to regularly fire on Ukrainian positions in the contact zone to pin down Ukrainian forces and prevent them from regrouping. Meanwhile, units of Russian troops from the Eastern Military District of the Russian Federation are regrouping on the Donetsk front.
On the Kramatorsk front, Russian forces fired on the areas near Maiaky, Hryhorivka, Pyskunivka, Verkhnokamyanske, Platonivka and Serebrianka and conducted an airstrike near Hryhorivka.
On the Bakhmut front, the Russian occupying forces used artillery and tank guns to shell the areas in and around Bakhmut, Kostiantynivka, Soledar, Zaitseve, Toretsk, Yakovlivka, Bilohorivka, Pokrovke, Kodema and Maiorsk. Russian planes conducted airstrikes on Vershyna, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve, Dacha, Bakhmut, Yakovlivka and Spirne.
Units of Russian troops attempted an attack on Spirne but were hit by Ukrainian fire and forced to retreat in disorder.
Russian occupying forces also deployed reconnaissance groups near Ivano-Darivka, Vesele, Yakovlivka and Soledar. Ukrainian forces thwarted their reconnaissance attempts in these areas and forced them to retreat. The casualties suffered by the Russian forces are confirmed.
The Russians also tried to conduct reconnaissance near Pidhorodne and Bakhmut, but here too they were unsuccessful and retreated.
Eventually, the Russian forces attempted to improve their tactical positions by conducting offensive operations on Yakovlivka, Bakhmut and Zaitseve, but were forced to retreat after suffering casualties. However, near the village of Vershyna, the Russians managed to record some successes.
On the Avdiivka front, Russian occupying forces shelled the areas in and around Avdiivka, Pisky, Nevelske, Netailove, Krasnohorivka and Novobakhmutivka and carried out airstrikes at Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Novoselivka and Avdiivka.
Russian forces made unsuccessful attempts to improve their tactical positions, conducting offensive operations near Krasnhorivka, Avdiivka and Pisky.
On the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhia fronts, the Russians used tank guns and artillery of various calibers to shell the areas in and around Vuhledar, Pavlivka, Novomaiorske, Velyka Novosilka, Stepnohirsk, Orichiv, Shcherbaky and Novosilka.
Russian planes targeted Velyka Novosilka, Shcherbaky, Novosilka, Vuhledar and Pavlivka.
The main efforts of the Russian troops on the Pivdennyi Buh front are focused on holding their current positions; They have increased their use of aircraft to conduct airstrikes in the region.
In addition, they used tank guns, as well as pipe and rocket artillery, to fire on the areas in and around the city of Mykolaiv, as well as on Stepova Dolyna, Lymany, Shevchenkove, Myrne, Kyselivka, Shyroke, Zelenyi Hai, Bila Krynytsia. Nikopol, Kniasivka ta Dobrianka. Russian aircraft conducted airstrikes near Bila Krynytsia, Andriivka, Osokorivka and Olhyne. Meanwhile, Russian forces used UAVs to conduct aerial reconnaissance near Bilohirka, Murakhivka, Novooleksandrivka, Shevchenkove, Mykolaivka Kobzartsi.
Two high-precision naval missile carriers (armed with Kalibr cruise missiles) are on standby in the waters of the Black Sea.

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