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  • Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on November 16, 2022
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 16 November 2022 07:11

    The two hundred sixty-sixth (266) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.

    The enemy is trying to restrain the actions of the Defence Forces in certain directions and continues to equip defensive lines on the left bank of the Dnieper. At the same time, it does not stop offensive operations in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions.

    Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian soldiers have repelled attacks by russian invaders in the areas of Bilohorivka, Kurdyumivka, Novokalynivka, Vesele, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Vodyane, Novomykhailivka, and Vremivka settlements in the Donetsk oblast.

    Over the past day, the russian federation launched a massive missile attack on the military and civilian infrastructure of Ukraine. Residential buildings of citizens and objects of critical infrastructure in Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsya, Poltava, Lviv, Khmelnytskyi and other regions of our country were affected.

    The enemy fired more than 90 Kh-101 and Kalibr missiles and more than ten attack UAVs. According to detailed information, 77 cruise missiles, 10 Iranian attack drones "Shahed-136" and one UAV "Orion" were destroyed by the units of the Defence Forces. Additional information is being clarified.

    In addition, the enemy does not stop shelling the positions of our troops and settlements along the contact line. So, during the past day, the occupiers carried out 43 airstrikes and carried out more than 40 MLRS attacks.

    The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.

    The enemy shelled in such other directions:

    in the Siversky direction - from artillery of various types, in the areas of Krasnopilla, Ryzhivka, Kindrativka and Slavhorod settlements of the Sumy oblast;

    in the Slobozhansky direction - from mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Vovchansk, Kamianka, Starytsa, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Ternova, Kozacha Lopan and Hoptivka;

    in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions - from tanks and artillery of various calibres, in the areas of the settlements of Berestove, Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Terny, Ploshanka, Kislivka, Makiivka, Zarichne, Bilogorivka, and Spirne;

    in the Bakhmut direction - from tanks and the entire range of artillery, in the areas of Soledar, Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Zelenopillia, Yakovlivka, New York and Opytne;

    in the Avdiivka direction - from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of Avdiivka, Vodyane, Maryinka, Nevelske, Novomykhailivka, Novokalynove settlements;

    in the Novopavlovsk direction - from tanks and artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Bohoyavlenka, Velyka Novosilka, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Pavlivka, Prechystivka;

    in the Zaporizhia direction - from tanks and artillery, in the areas of Zaliznychne, Shcherbaky, Temyrivka, Stepnohirsk, Bilohirya, Dorozhnyanka, Malynivka, Olhivske, Novopil, Hulyaipole settlements;

    in the Kherson direction - from the entire spectrum of artillery, in the districts of Illinka, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, and Prydniprovskyi.

    In connection with significant losses in the course of hostilities, in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, cases of desertion in units of the occupying forces increased and the morale and psychological state deteriorated significantly. Thus, after the battles in the area of the settlement of Mayorsk, the 1st Horlivka territorial battalion lost its combat capability. Losses in it amounted to over 50 percent killed and wounded, the morale and psychological condition of servicemen is unsatisfactory. The enemy command disbanded the mentioned unit. The remaining personnel are distributed among other military units.

    During the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine struck the enemy 14 times. 11 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as 3 positions of the enemy's anti-aircraft missile systems were hit.

    Soldiers of the Ukrainian missile forces and artillery over the past day struck 3 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, a radio-electronic warfare station and an ammunition warehouse of the occupiers.

    We believe in the Armed Forces! Together we will win! Glory to Ukraine!