LATEST: Ukraine Summer Offensive Update for August 1: ‘A Very Unpleasant Situation’

Snapshot

Explosions occurred in Moscow, Bryansk, and Rostov regions in Russia, and the Chonhar bridge in occupied Crimea was hit, while Russian attacks took at least five civilian lives in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia, Sumy and Donetsk regions.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) continued offensive operations on at least three sectors of the front and made claimed advances in some areas, ISW reported.

Ukrainian military sources claimed small successes on the southern flank of Bakhmut and gradual advances in the Berdyansk (western Donetsk-eastern Zaporizhzhia regional boundary area) and Melitopol (in western Zaporizhzhia region) axes.

General Developments

Russia undertook four missile attacks, 42 airstrikes, and 76 MLRS rockets strikes on Ukrainian settlements and positions; the Ukrainian Air Force undertook 7 airstrikes on Russian positions.

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Russia shelled approximately 100 Ukrainian population settlements with artillery and mortars across the regions of Kharkiv, Sumy, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia.

Russian general Sergei Surovikin, detained after the mutiny of the leader of Wagner Yevgeny Prigozhin, has had his form of detention changed, according to an independent Russian media source. “His family is still tight-lipped. The only thing that can be understood is that the form of isolation has been changed for him and now he is already in a living room, but any communication is prohibited,” it said.

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Russian propaganda channels shared an update on Ukrainian equipment losses during the full-scale war. They allege that Ukraine has now lost more than 11,000 tanks. Ukraine is known to have never had more than 1,500 tanks.

Operational Aspects in Bakhmut

Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said: “Today, we continued our advance on the southern flank around Bakhmut. There are certain promotions. Northern flank – battles continue without changes in positions. The enemy is now charging additional forces and resources to the Bakhmut axis.”

Operational Aspects in Donetsk, Crimea and other areas

The AFU announced that Ukrainian forces successfully struck the Chonhar bridge on the M-18 (Dzhankoi-Melitopol) highway between occupied Crimea and occupied Kherson region, ISW reported.

Russian forces conducted offensive operations along the Svatove-Kreminna and Avdiivka-Donetsk City lines and did not make any confirmed gains in these areas, ISW said.

A pro-Russian milblogger wrote: “The daily shelling of the border areas of Russia continues. The settlements of the Bryansk, Belgorod and Kherson regions, as well as the Donetsk People's Republic, were under the blows – unfortunately, there are destructions and victims.”

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Malyar said: “The enemy is active in the Kupyansk and Lyman axes. Today, there were several attempts to advance, but [they] failed and suffered losses. Fighting continues in the Avdiivka axis. The enemy is unsuccessfully trying to advance. Today, the enemy increased assault operations in the Maryinka axis with the use of equipment – tanks, BMPs. But unsuccessfully.”

Ukrainian milbloggers claimed that the AFU had “retaken” Nadya and Novoyehorivka near Kupyansk.

Ukrainian partisans reportedly sabotaged Russian military equipment in occupied Mariupol, Donetsk region on July 29, ISW said.

Operational Aspects on Boundary of the Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions and in Western Zaporizhzhia

Ukrainian forces continued offensive operations in the western Donetsk region and western Zaporizhzhia region and claimed marginal advances, ISW said.

Following last week’s loss of Staromaiorske, a pro-Russian milblogger has written: “Some experts assessed the abandonment of the village as a serious loss. I specifically asked the military who work in this direction. They told me everything was under control. Leaving Staromaiorske is not critical. It will not lead to any serious problems in our defense. Allows you to use the gap to your advantage. I already wrote that in the process of repelling the Ukrainian offensive, you may have to retreat with a fight from part of the settlements in the gray zone, pulling the enemy closer to our artillery.”

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The 70th Motorized Rifle Regiment of the AFU scattered “death cards” on the local battlefields. They read: “We Are Close. Death Is Inevitable.”

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Oslo
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How about the fall of Kabel how that turn out. How many people are dead because of compromising with terrorists.

Oslo
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@Oslo, let along a genocidal nut job

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I support
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Compromise isn't going to stop Putin sorry to say. Yes this war needs to end but we can't leave people behind God knows what will happen to them. So as long as Russia kills more people and commits war crimes. What's the alternative letting genocide happen. Time was wasted on fighter jets and longer range missiles. So this wars speed is Natos fault not the Ukrainians.

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Zaran
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Victor, the Ukrainians are fighting for all free persons of the World, perhaps if they were in your country instead, I suspect you would have a different attitude. Freedom loving People, like it or not, need to be onboard with the Ukrainian People. Putin needs to be tried and punished accordingly.

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Victor
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Better start peace talks. Prolonged conflict won’t help anyone, and generosity from us in the west isn’t endless. Both Ukraine and Russia need to make some hard compromises.

Levon
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@Victor, Ukrainians don't compromise with terrorists.

Victor
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@Levon, They should. Our pockets aren’t endless you know.

Freddie
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@Victor, nuts

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Freddie
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I cannot believe your telling a Ukrainian who's nation is under attack by war criminals to compromise have some respect for what there going threw.

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John
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@Victor, I think you are Russian which = scumbag

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American Chris
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Good report. Everyday I pray for Ukraine's Victory.

Hugh
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@American Chris, Totally agree!

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