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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., August 13, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 13 August 2023 06:39

    Day 536 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    During the day of August 12, the russian occupiers launched 7x missile and 47x air strikes, 43x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were damaged.

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

    During the day of August 12, there were 39x combat engagements.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Huriv Kozachok (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired mortars and artillery at more than 20x settlements, including Klyusy (Chernihiv oblast), Rozhkovychi, Kindrativka, Loknya, Uhroidy, Popivka (Sumy oblast), and Udy, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Okhrimivka, and Budarky (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the areas northeast of Synkivka, north of Kyslivka, and southeast of Andriivka (Kharkiv oblast). russian forces launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kyslivka and Pershotravneve (Kharkiv oblast). Kupyansk, Masyutivka, Kyslivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire of the adversary.

    Lyman axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Serebryanka, Siversk, Spirne, and Vesele (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Verkhnokamyanske, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast), were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the adversary attempted offensive operations in the vicinities of Klishchiivka and Bila Hora (Donetsk oblast), to no success. russian forces launched an air strike in the vicinity of Blahodatne. More than 15x settlements, including Minkivka, Markove, Chasiv Yar, Predtechyne, Dyliivka, and Toretsk (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, the Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back russian troops’ advance in the vicinity of Avdiivka (Donetsk oblast). russian forces launched an air strike in the vicinity of Avdiivka. The invaders fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Keramik, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Netailove, Nevelske, and Karlivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinity of the city of Maryinka (Donetsk oblast).

    The enemy launched an air strike in the vicinity of Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Oleksandropil, Maksymilyanivka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, and Yelyzavetivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost position in the vicinity of Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery at around 15x settlements, including Bohoyavlenka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne, Staromaiorske, Novosilka, and Novopil (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia axis: russian forces fired artillery at more than 25x settlements, including Levadne, Olhivske, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Pavlivka, Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), and Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk oblast).

    Kherson axis: the enemy artillery shelled more than 25x settlements, including Mykhailivka, Vesele, Ivanivka, Antonivka, Berehove, Veletenske (Kherson oblast), Kutsurub, and Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast).

    At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct the offensive operation on Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, have had partial success in the vicinity of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The Ukrainian forces consolidate their positions and conduct counter-battery fire.

    With panic growing among the occupiers, the number of desertions is increasing. For example, military patrols and military personnel of the commandant’s office of the russian occupation forces are going door-to-door in the temporarily occupied settlement of Hornostaivka (Kherson oblast) to search for their deserting servicemen. It is noted that these actions are due to the significant increase in the number of not only deserters, but also people among the newly arrived russian military personnel in the settlement and on the outskirts who use alcohol and drugs. The occupants are leaving their places of service and trying to hide in abandoned buildings.

    During the day of August 12, Ukrainian Air Force carried out 10x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary.

    During the day of August 12, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x anti-aircraft missile system, 1x ammunition depot, 1x electronic warfare station, and 3x artillery systems of the adversary at their firing position.

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