The Russian occupants have launched an offensive in the Avdiivka and Bakhmutsk directions, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"The enemy is conducting an offensive operation in the Donetsk direction, concentrating its main efforts in the Bakhmut and Avdeev directions. Uses assault and army aviation," a Saturday morning report said.
In the Volyn, Polessk and Seversk directions, there were no particular changes. The enemy carried out artillery fire in the areas of Gai and Mikhalchina Sloboda in the Chernihiv region, as well as Novaya Guta in the Sumy region.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy conducted combat operations in order to hold the occupied positions and prevent the advance of Ukrainian units. Conducted remote mines in the area.
In the Kharkiv direction, it fired barrel and rocket artillery at Prudyanka, Slatino, Petrovka, Korobochkino, Mospanova and Zamulovka districts. Conducted air strikes near Verkhnyaya Saltov and Lebyazhiego.
Conducted aerial reconnaissance of UAVs near Lesnoe, Pitomnik, Riasne, Protopopovka, Prishib and Nortsovka.
In the Slavyansk direction, the enemy fired artillery of various types near Mazanovka, Krasnopolye, Suligovka, Karnauhovka and Vernopolye.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Spirniy and Ivano-Daryevka.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Bakhmutskoye, Toretsk, Belogorivka, Krasnopolovka, Severnoye and Vershina with tanks, artillery and rocket artillery. Conducted air strikes near Zaitseve, Soledar, Bakhmut and Berestovoye.
Conducted offensive battles in the directions of Yakovlevka-Vershchina and Kodema-Zaitsevo, had no success, and withdrew. Conducted an offensive towards Bakhmut, fighting continued.
In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy fired barrel and rocket artillery near New York, Pervomayskoye, Vodyane and Oprosnoye. Conducted air strikes near Novogradskoe, Pavlovka and Prechistovka. Conducted an offensive in the direction of Lozovo-Nevelskoe, had no success, and withdrew. Conducted a regrouping.
In the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhia directions recorded enemy shelling from barrel and rocket artillery and tanks in the areas of Ugledar, Pavlovka, Shevchenko, Novodanilovka, Svobodnoye Pole, Burlatskoye, Zelenoye Pole, Zelenyi Hay, Krasnoye, Stepnoye and Vremov. There were air strikes near Marinka, Maly Shcherbakov, Novoandreyevka, Novoselka and Temirovka.
The enemy conducted aerial reconnaissance UAVs near Krasnogorovka, Novoselka and Tavricheskoye.
In the Yuzhnobuzhsk direction, the enemy conducts a defensive operation. The main efforts are concentrated on maintaining occupied areas and inflicting maximum losses on units of the Defense Forces.
The enemy also carried out shelling from tanks and various types of artillery in the areas of Liman, Pribuzhskoye, Tavriche, Luch, Mirne, Partizanske, Blagodatnoye, Shirokoe, Kiselevka, Aprelske, Kavkaz, Belaya Krynitsa, Belogorka, Dobryanka, Osokorovka and Nikolayev settlements. Conducted air strikes in the area of Andreevka, as well as the Khutorskaya gully and the Plotnitsky tract.
Reconnaissance activities of hostile UAVs were recorded near Belaya Krynitsa, Nizhny Serogozi, Lozovoye and Andreevka.