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  • Operational update of General Staff of the UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on September 16, 2022
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 16 September 2022 07:45

    Glory to Ukraine! The two hundred-fifth (205) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

    The enemy continues to focus its efforts on disrupting the active actions of our troops in certain directions, maintaining the temporarily captured territories and attempts to completely occupy the Donetsk oblast.

    The enemy is shelling our positions along the contact line, is trying to take measures to regroup troops in separate directions, conducts aerial reconnaissance. There remains the threat of air and missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine.

    The enemy strikes residential areas and civilian infrastructure objects, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, laws and customs of war. Over the past day, the infrastructure of more than 30 settlements has been damaged by air and missile strikes and the use of anti-aircraft missiles by the enemy. In particular, Kostyantynivka, Druzhkivka, Kupyansk, Siversk, New York, Maryinka, Hulyaipole, Myrne and Velike Artakove.

    The enemy launched 11 missile strikes, 15 air strikes and fired 96 MLRS strikes at objects on the territory of Ukraine.

    The situation has not changed on the Volyn and Polissya directions.

    In other directions, the enemy fired at the infrastructure from tanks and artillery of various types:
    • in the Siverskyi direction - in the area of the settlement of Luhivka, Sumy oblast;
    • in the Kharkiv direction, in particular from the territory of the russian federation - in the area of Hoptivka, Kozacha Lopan, Mala Vovcha, Zybyne and Strilecha;
    • in the Slovyansk direction - Dvorichna and Horokhovatka;
    • in the Kramatorsk direction – Pryshyb, Tetyanivka, Kryva Luka, Ozerne, Piskunivka, Raihorodok, Starodubivka, Bilohorivka, Siversk, Rozdolivka and Spirne;
    • in the Bakhmut direction - New York, Lyman, Mykolayivka Druha, Zaitseve, Odradivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Yakovlivka and Vesele;
    • In the Avdiyivka direction - Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Pervomaiske, Avdiyivka and Vodyane.
    The enemy did not conduct active operations in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya directions. Fired along the entire contact line.

    In the South Buh direction, the impact of enemy artillery fire was recorded along the entire line of contact. In addition, the occupiers carried out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs and carried out 34 flies of operational-tactical aircraft to launch strikes on the territory of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhya oblasts.

    The enemy is trying to hide massive losses after the fire damage inflicted by the Defense Forces on the places of concentration of russian troops. As a result of effective high-precision strikes in the areas of Kherson, Vasylivka, Perevalsk and other settlements, the corpses of russian soldiers were taken away in overcrowded trucks.

    Defense forces of Ukraine successfully repelled attacks in the areas of Odradivka, Zaitseve, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Avdiivka and Novomykhailivka.

    During the past 24 hours, in order to support the actions of the land groupings, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 18 strikes on the places of concentration of the enemy's manpower and equipment. It was confirmed that 13 strongholds, areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, and 5 positions of air defense complexes were hit. Enemy losses are being clarified.

    Air defense units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed two UAVs of the occupiers in different directions.

    Units of the Missile Troops and Artillery inflicted fire on 3 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and combat equipment. Enemy logistics hubs and pontoon crossings fell into the affected area.

    This is our land! Let's free Ukraine together! Glory to Ukraine!

    Let's win together!

    Glory to Ukraine!