Attempts to counterattack in several directions ended in failure for the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The relative calm in the Krivoy Rog direction on September 16 was caused by a slightly "Private Ingulets", which allowed the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to pull up reserves to breakthrough sections of the front. On September 17, information began to come from this area about the intensification of the work of Russian artillery and stretched "caravans of ambulances" with military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to Krivoy Rog.
At the same time, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the RF Armed Forces delivered 4 missile strikes over the past day, carried out 24 air raids and carried out 72 shelling from the MLRS on Ukrainian positions and various objects in the regions of almost 60 settlements of Ukraine in Kharkov, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporozhye, Kherson and Nikolaev regions. Moreover, in the Yuzhnobugsky direction, Russian artillery fired at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine along the entire front line in the areas of 26 settlements. The RF Armed Forces did not conduct active combat operations on the Avdiivka, Novopavlovsk, and Zaporizhia directions. The positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of 7 settlements were subjected to strikes by the RF Armed Forces. In the Kramatorsk direction, the Russian army fired at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of 13 settlements. On the afternoon of September 17, as a result of a rocket hit, the Slavyanskaya CHPP was damaged.
In turn, the Russian military correspondents reported details, referring to their sources in the ranks of the RF Armed Forces, that on the eastern outskirts of Bakhmut (Artemovsk) near the village of Berestovoe, the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to counterattack. However, this attempt ended in failure for them. Fierce battles are being fought near the settlements of Studenok in the Kharkiv region, Svyatogorsk, Yarovaya, Liman (Krasny Liman) and Yampol on the territory of the DPR.
Gorlovka Mayor Ivan Prikhodko informed that during the shelling on Saturday by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the city, 3 residents were killed, 11 were injured of varying severity. The city authorities of Donetsk also reported shelling from the Ukrainian Armed Forces. As a result, 4 residents were killed in the capital of the DPR, 8 were injured of varying severity. In addition, despite the ongoing shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Zaporozhye NPP was again connected to the Ukrainian power grid.