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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., April 2, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 02 April 2023 07:18

    Day 403 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    During the day of April 2, the adversary launched 2x missile and 30x air strikes, more than 40x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian infrastructure in various settlements.

    Having no desired results on the battlefield, the enemy continues to cynically wage war against civilians. Yet again, russia used ballistic missiles to launch missile attacks on civilian targets in Druzhkivka and Avdiivka, Donetsk oblast. The attacks have killed and wounded civilians.

    The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mar’inka axes. During the day of April 1, the organized and coordinated actions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces, as well as the personal courage of each defender, repelled more than 70x enemy attacks on these axes. The fiercest battles remain to be for the vicinities of settlements of Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mar’inka.

    Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes. During the day of April 1, the enemy shelled the settlements of Karpovychi, Bronyvy (Chernihiv oblast), Seredyna-Buda, Esman, Sydorivka, Starykove, Stukalivka, Bilopillya, Sosnivka (Sumy oblast), Udy, Veterynrne, Zybyne, Okhrimivka, Krasne Pershe (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k axis: Dvorichna, Kut’kivka, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Syn’kivka, Kup’yans’k, Pishchane, Krokhmal’ne, and Novoselivs’ke (Kharkiv oblast) came under enemy fire.

    Lyman axis: during the day of April 1, the adversary attempted to advance in the vicinities south of Kreminna and Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, to no success. Novoselivs’ke, Nevs’ke, Dibrova, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), as well as Kolodyazi, Tors’ke, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis, the enemy does not cease its assault on the city of Bakhmut in attempts to take it under full control, and the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled more than 25x enemy attacks. Also, Ukrainian defenders repelled adversary attacks in the vicinities of settlements of Bohdanivka and Predtechyne during the day of April 1. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Bakhmut, Bohdanivka, Hryhorivka, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Kurdyumivka, Zalizne, Dyliivka, New York, and Druzhkivka (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka and Mar’inka axes: the adversary conducted offensive operations in the vicinities of Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, and Maryinka (Donetsk oblast). None of them were successful. During the day of April 1, Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled over 20x enemy attacks near Mar’inka and Avdiivka alone. At the same time, the enemy shelled Stepove, Avdiivka, Orlivka, Tonen’ke, Sjeverne, Pervomais’ke, Netaylove, Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Heorhiivka, and Prechystivka.

    Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy intensified the use of UAVs to spot for artillery fire, shelled the settlements of Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: with no active operations, the adversary was improving defensive lines and positions. More than 40x settlements near the line of active combat were shelled by the enemy. Among them are Olhivs’ke, Poltavka, Sviatopetrivka, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Novoyakovlivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Khreshchenivka, Novooleksandrivka, Tomaryne, Tyahynka, Tokarivka, Prydniprovs’ke (Kherson oblast) and the city of Kherson.

    russian occupants continue to loot the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. In particular, the occupiers are moving out timber cut in Melitopol’ (Zaporizhzhia oblast) to the south.

    After a successful hit on a facility of the russian occupation forces, the adversary is actively checking the mobile phones of local residents and conducts unauthorized searches in the homes of Ukrainian citizens in the settlement of Kozachi Laheri (Kherson oblast).

    The occupiers continue to force russian passports on the residents of the temporarily occupied territory of Kherson oblast. In particular, at the checkpoints in the settlements of Heniches’k and Strilkove, russian occupants are restricting movement for the Ukrainian citizens who have not received passports of citizens of russia. During the searches, Ukrainian citizens without the russian passports are reported they will be banned from entering or leaving after the fourth crossing of a checkpoint. In addition, the russian so-called “authorities” put in office by the occupation forces are actively creating false ownership titles for residential premises and recreation centers. They are forging sales and purchase agreements, as well as donation agreements, in order to appropriate the Ukrainian citizens’ real estate.

    During the day of April 1, Ukrainian Air Force launched 12x air strikes on the concentrations of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers.

    Ukrainian defenders also shot down 1x Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle of the enemy.

    Units of the Ukrainian missile troops and artillery hit 3x concentrations of manpower, weapons, and military equipment, 2x ammunition depots, and 1x MLRS of the enemy.

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    Glory to Ukraine!