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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., May 14, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 14 May 2023 06:52

    Day 445 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    Last night, russian terrorists launched yet another missile attack on Ukraine. Information on the aftermath of this terrorist attack is currently being updated. 

    During the day of May 13, russian federation launched yet another massive strike on Ukraine, employing Iranian Shahed-136/131 combat UAVs. 

    According to updated information, 18 out of 23 UAVs were intercepted by Ukrainian defenders. In the aftermath of the hits, about 50 high-rise buildings, private houses, cultural, and medical institutions were damaged by blast waves. 

    More than 30 civilians were wounded.

    During the day of May 13, the enemy launched a total of 4 missile attacks. The targets included the cities of Ternopil and Mykolaiv and caused civilian casualties, damage to a multi-storey building and other civilian infrastructure.  In addition, the enemy launched 79 air strikes and 99 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. In particular, shelling of Kostyantynivka (Donetsk oblast) killed and wounded civilians, including children. 1 private house was destroyed, 4 multi-storey buildings and other civilian infrastructure were damaged. 

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

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, and Maryinka axes. These areas of the frontline saw a total of 57 combat engagements during the day of May 13, with Bakhmut and Maryinka remaining at the epicenter of the fighting. 

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary launched air strikes near the settlements of Prohres, Mkhy, Semenivka, Novhorod-Siverskyi (Chernihiv oblast), and Budarky (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired mortars and artillery at the settlements of Klyusy, Yeline, Zarichchya, Mkhy, Medvedivka, Yanzhulivka, Hremyach (Chernihiv oblast), Stara Huta, Demyanivka, Bachivsk, Vilna Sloboda, Bobylivka, Volfyne, Stepok, Ryasne, Popivka (Sumy oblast), Udy, Kozacha Lopan, Starytsya, Ohirtseve, Khatnje, Hatyshche, Pletenivka, Bochkove, Nesterne, and Budarky (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives near Masyutivka, Novoselivske, and the eastern outskirts of Stelmakhivka. The invaders launched air strikes at the vicinities of settlements of Vilshana and Kotlyarivka. Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Tabaivka, Nikopol (Kharkiv oblast), and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire. 

    Lyman axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of May 13. The invaders launched air strikes at the vicinities of settlements of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Verkhniokamyanske, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast). Makiyivka (Luhansk oblast), Bilohorivka, Verkhniokamyanske, and Berestove (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations. Heavy battles for the city of Bakhmut continue. In addition, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions towards the settlements of Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Khromove, Bakhmut, and Bila Hora during the day of May 13. The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Vasyutynske, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Kurdyumivka, and Pivnichne. Vasyukivka, Fedorivka Druha, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Bila Hora, Druzhba, Pivnichne, Pivdenne, and Toretsk (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary launched an air strike at the vicinity of Avdiyivka, shelled Pervomayske and Karlivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinity of the city of Maryinka. At the same time, the settlements of Heorhiyivka and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of May 13. The occupant forces launched an air strike near Prechystivka. The invaders shelled the settlements of Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka, and Shakhtarske.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the occupiers stay on the defensive. The enemy launched air strikes at the vicinities of settlements of Vremivka (Donetsk oblast), Burlatske, Malynivka, Zatyshshya, Hulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaky (Zaporizhzhya oblast), Beryslav, and Kozatske (Kherson oblast). 

    Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Bilohirya, Novodanylivka, Novoandriyivka, Novopavlivka, Mali Shcherbaky, Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Dmytrivka, Antonivka, Chornobaivka (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson were shelled.

    The enemy continues to try to replenish its casualties with convicts from russia. Recently, about 200 such persons have been reported to arrive at one of the enemy’s field camps in the temporarily occupied Rohove (Luhansk oblast). They are to undergo a 4-week general military training course. Up to 250 more convicts are expected to arrive by the end of the month. 

    Also, in the area of Mozhnyakivka (Luhansk oblast), the occupiers organized training for up to 800 newly arrived russian prisoners.

    At the same time, in the vicinity of Novopetrivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), about 400 russian prisoners recruited by PMC Wagner have recently arrived at the training ground for military training.  The training is planned for several weeks. In the near future, another 400 mercenaries (russian prisoners) are expected to arrive for military training.

    During the day of May 13, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 10 air strikes on the concentrations of troops and military equipment of the adversary, and 4 air strikes on the enemy of anti-aircraft missile systems. The Ukrainian defenders also shot down 3 Orlan-10 reconnaissance UAVs of the enemy, intercepted 2 Zala reconnaissance drones, 4 Lancet loitering munitions, and 5 more of an unspecified type. 

    The Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 4 concentrations of enemy troops, 1 MLRS at its firing position, 2 air defense assets, 2 ammunition depots, and 2 electronic warfare stations of the adversary.

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