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  • Operational update regarding russian invasion as of 06.00, November 18, 2022
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 18 November 2022 07:09

    The two hundred sixty-eighth (268) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.

    The enemy is concentrating its efforts on restraining 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 conducts offensive operations in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions. Constantly conducts aerial reconnaissance.

    Over the past 24 hours, units of the Defence Forces repelled attacks of the occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk oblast and Bilohorivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Vodyane and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk oblast.

    The enemy does not stop shelling the positions of our troops and settlements near the contact line. Over the past day, the russian invaders launched 5 air strikes and 27 missile strikes, carried out more than 50 MLRS attacks.

    During the past 24 hours, civil infrastructure objects in Balakliya and Izyum settlements of Kharkiv oblast were damaged by rocket attacks; Vilniansk, Zaporizhzhia oblast; Dnipro and Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk oblast; Ochakiv, Mykolaiv oblast, and Odesa.

    The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly. The threat of the enemy launching missile and air strikes from the territory and airspace of the republic of belarus remains.

    The enemy shelled in other directions:

    • in the Siversky direction - from mortars and barrel artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Gremyach and Senkivka in the Chernihiv oblast and Hirky, Seredyna-Buda, Ukrainske and Fotovyzh in the Sumy oblast;
    • in the Slobozhanskyi direction - from tanks and artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Hlyboke, Ohirtseve, Osynove, Starytsa and Khatne of the Kharkiv oblast;
    • in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions - from tanks and the entire spectrum of artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Berestove, Kislivka, Krokhmalne, Pishchane and Tabaivka in the Kharkiv oblast; Hrekivka, Makiivka, Nevske and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk oblast and Kolodyazne in Donetsk oblast;
    • in the Bakhmut direction - from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Opytne, Mayorsk, New York, Soledar, Spirne and Yakovlivka of the Donetsk oblast;
    • in the Avdiivka direction - from tanks and artillery, in the areas of Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Pervomaiske settlements of the Donetsk oblast;
    • in the Novopavlivka direction - from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of Bohoyavlenka, Vremivka and Vuhledar settlements of the Donetsk oblast;
    • in the Zaporizhzhia direction - from mortars, in the areas of Zaliznychne, Mali Shcherbaky and Shcherbaky of the Zaporizhzhia oblast;
    • in the Kherson direction - from barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Antonivka, Odradokamyanka and Chornobayivka in the Kherson oblast.

    Active recruitment of workers of industrial enterprises to the private military company "wagner" has begun in the Belgorod region. Thus, according to the agreement with the management of the Oskol electrometallurgical plant, workers of draft age will be involved in military training at the base of the "wagner" PMC for a period of 30 days with retention of wages. Trainings are planned to be held in groups of 25% of employees of the specified category from the plant. Upon completion, participants will be offered to sign a contract with a private military company.

    In connection with the significant losses of personnel and the insufficient number of medical personnel in the units of the occupiers on the territory of Ukraine, in the temporarily occupied territories of the Luhansk oblast, by order of the so-called ministry of health, employees of medical institutions in the region were obliged to register for military service for further additional staffing of vacant positions.

    Over the past day, the Defence Forces of Ukraine have shot down 4 cruise missiles, 2 guided air missiles and 5 Shahed-136 unmanned aerial vehicles.

    During the current day, Ukrainian units of the missile forces and artillery hit 4 control points, 22 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 6 ammunition depots and 4 other important objects of the occupiers.

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