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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., March 16, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 16 March 2023 07:01

    Day 386 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun.

    The russian federation does not give up its intentions regarding the occupation of Ukraine, continues to conduct offensive actions, regardless of losses. The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mar’yinka, and Shakhtars’k axes. Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has carried out more than 75x attacks on the indicated axes.

    Receiving strong resistance from the Defense Forces, the russian federation continues to use terror tactics against the civilian population of Ukraine, does not stop striking and shelling populated areas.

    Over the past day, the enemy launched 3x missile strikes, in particular, on the object of the civil infrastructure of the city of Kharkiv. Also, the enemy carried out 29x airstrikes and launched 79 attacks from MLRS.

    The probability of further enemy missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine remains high.

    Volyn’, Polissya, Siverhchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly, and the formation of offensive groups has not been detected. The training of units of the russian occupation forces continues at the training grounds of the republic of belarus. The enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas. During the day, the enemy shelled the areas of Hrinivka, Tymonovychy, Berylivka settlements of Chernihiv Oblast; Yelyne, Starykov, Atynske, Volfyne, Stepne, Kindrativka, Pokrovka and Grabovske of the Sumy Oblast and Lemishchyne, Strelecha, Krasne, Staritsa, Vovchansk, Bochkove, Budarky, Ambarne and Kolodyazne of the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk and Lyman axes: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Hryanikyvka, Belogorivka, and Spirny. They carried out artillery shelling of the districts of Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, Kupyansk, Krokhmalne settlements of the Kharkiv Oblast; Novoselivske, Nevske, Dibrova and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast, as well as Kolodyazi, Siversk, Spirne and Fedorivka in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy does not stop trying to storm the city of Bakhmut. Our defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinities of Orihovo-Vasylivka and Bohdanivka settlements. Settlements near the contact line were shelled by the enemy, including Privillia, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Predtechine, Oleksandro-Shulgyne, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Dachne and Shumy of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Avdiivka, Mar’yinka, and Shakhtars’k axes: the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Stepove, Kam’ianka, Avdiivka, Severne, Netaylove, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Mar’yinka, and Vugledar settlements. On the specified section of the front, during the past day, the most attacks were recorded in the Mar’yinka area – 12x, all of which were repelled by our defenders. Areas of Novokalynovy, Kam’ianka, Lastochkiny, Avdiivka, Tonenkoy, Georgiyivka, Nevelskyi, Pobyeda, Vugledar, Vremyvika, and Velikay Novosilka of the Donetsk Oblast were under enemy shelling.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy is conducting defensive operations. Areas of settlements near the contact line, in particular, Olhivske, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Yehorivka, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka, and Kam’ianske of the Zaporizhia Oblast, were shelled; Manganets – Dnipropetrovsk Oblast; Chervonyi Mayak, Tokarivka, Antonivka, Dniprovske of Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

    During the past 24x hours, the Ukrainian Air Force carried out 16x strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers. Our soldiers shot down an enemy Su-25 aircraft and 13x unmanned aerial vehicles of various types. Units of missile and artillery troops hit the control post, 3x areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the enemy, as well as 2x radar stations, an electronic warfare station and an anti-aircraft missile complex at the firing position.

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