September 15,2023

Victory Chronicles-DAY 569

Ukraine's Armed Forces storm and liberate Andriivka, have successes near Klishchiivka in Donetsk Oblast

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have liberated Andriivka during their assault actions, are continuing their offensive, and have had partial success in the area of Klishchiivka in Donetsk Oblast.

“In the area of responsibility of the Khortytsia Operational-Strategic Group on the Bakhmut front, the Russians are continuing their attempts to break through the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Bohdanivka. In turn, during their offensive operations, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have had partial success in the Klishchiivka area. During the assault, they captured Andriivka in Donetsk Oblast, inflicted significant losses on the enemy in terms of manpower and equipment, and now are consolidating their positions” reported General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


Symbolic number of the Day


The Ukrainian Air Force destroyed all 17 Russian Shahed drones that attacked Khmelnytskyi Oblast on the night of 14-15 September. “The enemy attacked Ukraine with Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs from the southeast (Primorsko-Akhtarsk in Russia) at night. A total of 17 attack UAVs were launched, moving along different routes in the direction of Khmelnytskyi. All 17 Shahed drones were destroyed by anti-aircraft defense along their route,”  reported the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


War in Pictures


Explosion in temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka: Russian aerial bomb strike reported. An explosion rang out in temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka on the afternoon of 15 September, and it later became known that an aerial bomb dropped by the Russians had fallen in a residential area. “Preliminary reports indicate that the explosion in Nova Kakhovka was caused by the fall of a Russian aerial bomb. The enemy launched guided aerial bombs from their planes, one of which hit a residential area of the temporarily occupied city. There are casualties,” reported the National Resistance Center (NRC).


Video of the Day

The Donbas Battalion’s attack aircraft prepare for various combat situations and tasks. In the video, the National Guard defenders are practicing a platoon mission to move into an area where an imaginary enemy is concentrated, land from an armored personnel carrier and, take up firing positions, and then retreat. “Cohesion also plays a key role in this task because while one part of the warriors is firing at the imaginary enemy, the rest must take up positions and prepare to open fire as well,” the National Guard said.


ISW report


Ukrainian forces continued offensive operations in western Zaporizhia Oblast and around Bakhmut and reportedly advanced south of Bakhmut on September 14. 

The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Ukrainian forces achieved unspecified partial successes near Bakhmut, Klishchiivka (7km southwest of Bakhmut), Andriivka (10km southwest of Bakhmut), and Kurdyumivka (13km southwest of Bakhmut).[1] Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar prematurely announced the Ukrainian liberation of Andriivka but later clarified that heavy fighting for the settlement is still ongoing.

Ukrainian Eastern Group of Forces Spokesperson Ilya Yevlash stated on September 13 that Ukrainian forces pushed Russian forces out of positions near Minkivka (15km northwest of Bakhmut) and Dubovo-Vasylivka (6km northwest of Bakhmut). The Ukrainian General Staff and Malyar stated that Ukrainian forces continue to gradually advance in the Melitopol direction (western Zaporizhia Oblast).


War Heroes

Professional hockey player Vladyslav Lykhoshva, with the call sign Kucher, died on July 15, 2023, defending the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast from the invaders. The defender was 21 years old.

Vladyslav was born in the village of Mykhailivka-Rubezhivka, Kyiv Oblast. He finished school in the village of Dmytrivka and then did his military service. Later, he signed a contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since childhood, he has been involved in sports. He was a professional hockey player; in recent years, he played for the Avtomobilist hockey club (Kyiv). During the full-scale Russian invasion, Vladyslav fought against the occupiers in the ranks of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade.

“He was an active, athletic, brave, kind guy. He was never afraid of anything. He was cheerful and had a strong sense of justice. He died at a very young age,” said Kateryna Satuta, the deceased’s sister. The young warrior was buried on the Alley of Glory at the Irpin City Cemetery. He was posthumously awarded the title of “Honorary Citizen of Irpin.” Vladyslav is survived by his loving family, friends, and fighters-in-arms.


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