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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., September 16, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 16 September 2023 07:21

    Day 570 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    The russian occupiers continue to violate the International Humanitarian Law, as they target and shell the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian infrastructure alike, terrorizing civilians. Unfortunately, these acts of terrorism committed by the enemy have wounded civilians, destroyed residential buildings and civilian infrastructure.

    The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to defend in the east and the south of Ukraine, conduct the offensive on Melitopol’ axis, and offensive operations on Bakhmut axis. As they destroy the enemy, they liberate the temporarily occupied territories and consolidate new positions. 

    During the day of September 15, there were 24 combat engagements. The enemy launched 59 air strikes and 36 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian targets across Ukraine. The occupiers attacked Ukraine with 17 Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones, all of which were intercepted by Ukrainian air defense. 

    The following settlements were hit by air strikes: Leonivka, Hrem’yach (Chernihiv oblast), Strilecha, Kotlyarivka (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivske, Novojehorivka, Makiyivka, Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Spirne, Vesele, Bohdanivka, New York, Krasnohorivka, Urozhaine, Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast), Mala Tokmachka, and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    More than 100 settlements in Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson oblasts came under artillery fire.

    Pivnich operational-strategic group, Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary continues to maintain a group of troops safeguarding the state border. The enemy troops conduct active subversive activities in the border areas in order to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened axes. The adversary increases the density of minefields along the state border in Belgorod oblast (russia).

    Khortytsia operational-strategic group, Bakhmut axis: the adversary made unsuccessful attempts to break through the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the vicinities of Yahidne and Bohdanivka (Donetsk oblast). In turn, the Defense Forces’ offensive (assault) operations near Klishchiyivka (Donetsk oblast) were successful.

    Tavria operational-strategic group, Maryinka axes: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Maryinka (Donetsk oblast). Here, the enemy made 13 unsuccessful attempts to force Ukrainian units out of their positions during the day of September 15. In addition, all of the enemy attacks in the vicinity of Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast) resulted in significant losses in both manpower and equipment for the occupiers. At the same time, on Avdiyivka, Maryinka, and Shakhtarske axes, the Ukrainian forces maintain the initiative, put pressure on the enemy, conduct assault operations, and win back Ukrainian land.

    Melitopol axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their offensive operation, inflicting significant losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, forcing the enemy to withdraw from their positions. As a result of the assault operations, the Defense Forces have partial success in the vicinities of Verbove and Novoprokopivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), pushing the enemy out of their positions and consolidating the new positions.

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: our defenders continue to conduct counter-battery fire, destroy supply depots, and successfully strike behind the enemy lines.

    During the day of September 15, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 3 air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary.

    The Ukrainian missile, artillery, and unmanned aerial systems troops hit 3 concentrations of manpower, weapons, and military equipment of the enemy.

    Support the Armed Forces of Ukraine! United we will be victorious! Glory to Ukraine!