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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., April 16, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 16 April 2023 06:50

    Day 417 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun. 

    The tussian federation continues to wage a war of aggression, completely ignores International Humanitarian Law, strikes and bombards non-military objects.

    During the day, the enemy carried out 28 air and 6 missile strikes, carried out 38 rounds from MLRS on the positions of our troops and the civilian infrastructure of populated areas.

    The russian aggressor continues to use terror tactics, the threat of launching missile and air strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine remains high.

    The enemy suffers considerable losses, but does not abandon his plans to occupy our territory. It continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka areas. Bakhmut and Maryinka remain at the epicenter of hostilities. During the day, on the indicated areas of the front, our soldiers repelled more than 60x enemy attacks.

    Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no signs of the formation of offensive groups of the enemy were detected. Complete check of the combat readiness of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus is underway. Some units of the territorial troops of the armed forces of the russian federation continue to be present on the territory of the republic of belarus.

    During the past day, the enemy shelled the settlements of Bunyakyne, Iskriskivshchyna, Volfine, Shpyl, Basivka, Yunakivka, and Popivka in the Sumy Oblast, as well as Kozacha Lopan, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, and Vovchanski Khutory in the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy mined the terrain in the areas of four settlements. They carried out shelling in Novomlynsk, Dvorichny and Berestovo Oblasts of Kharkiv Oblast.

    Lyman axis the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives near the settlements of Dibrova and Bilogorivka. Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Ivanivka, Torske and Spirne of the Donetsk Oblast were hit by artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions. The battles for the city of Bakhmut do not stop. The enemy launched an attack near the settlement of Khromov, but was unsuccessful. Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Stupochki, Kostyantynivka, Diliivka and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy carried out offensive actions in the Avdiivka and Severny Oblasts of the Donetsk Oblast, without success. Fired more than 15 settlements near the contact line. Among them are Keramik, Stepove, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske and Karlivka of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: our defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of Maryinka settlement of Donetsk Oblast. At the same time, Georgiyivka, Maryinka, Kurakhove, Pobieda and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk Oblast came got enemy fire.

    Shakhtars’ke axis: during the past day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the. They shelled the settlements of Vugledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Velika Novosilka of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy continues to conduct defensive operations. Last day, they shelled the settlements near the frontline. Among them are Vremivka, Novopil’ of the Donetsk Oblast; Olgivske, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Orikhov of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Antonivka, Zelenivka of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson. Civilians died.

    The russian federation is suffering daily losses in the war it has waged against Ukraine, which is evident. It is known that the Minister of Defense of the russian federation has made a decision to postpone the start of the training process for officers in some higher military educational institutions from September 1 to December 1.

    There is also a decrease in the number of personnel in units that have undergone training at training grounds. Which is probably related to the constant sending of small groups to combat areas to replenish the losses of combat units.

    Recently, an open letter from the terrorist organization "PVK Wagner" appeared in the information space with a kind of "invitation" to its ranks of volunteers. It is known that units of this organization suffered heavy losses during the offensive on Bakhmut.

    Over the past day, the Ukrainian Air Force has carried out 11 strikes on areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers, as well as 3 - on anti-aircraft missile complexes.

    Yesterday, our soldiers shot down an enemy Su-25 aircraft.

    Units of missile and artillery troops struck 3 areas of concentration of enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment, as well as an area of concentration of artillery, a radar station, 2 electronic warfare stations, an anti-aircraft missile system and an ammunition depot.

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