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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., November 17, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 17 November 2023 07:02

    Day 632 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    During the day of November 16, russian occupants launched yet another air strike on Ukraine, using 18x Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense forces and means shot down 16x strike UAVs. Last night, the enemy attacked Ukraine with Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs again. Information on the aftermath of this terrorist attack is currently being updated.

    During the day of November 16, there were 72x combat engagements. The adversary launched a total of 12x missile and 47x air strikes, 38x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have wounded civilians. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

    Air strikes hit Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast), Serebryanske forestry (Luhansk oblast), Dyliivka, Maryinka, Urozhaine, Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast), Novodarivka, and Mala Tokmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

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

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

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy troops conduct active subversive activities 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, Kupyansk axis: the enemy conducted assault operations in the vicinities of Synkivka and Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast), where Ukrainian soldiers repelled 4x attacks.

    Lyman axis: the enemy conducted assault operations near Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), to no success.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy conducted assault operations near Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 18x attacks in that area. Also, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue assault operations south of Bakhmut (Donetsk oblast), inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the enemy, and consolidate their new positions.

    Tavria operational-strategic group, Avdiivka axis: the enemy keeps trying to encircle Avdiivka, but the Ukrainian soldiers are standing their ground, inflicting major losses on the adversary. The occupiers’ offensive operations east of Stepove, Avdiivka, and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast) were unsuccessful. The Ukrainian soldiers repelled 17x attacks in that area.

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 19x invaders’ attacks in the vicinities of Maryinka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations near Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful assault operations in the vicinities of Robotyne and west of Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 6x attacks in that area.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their offensive operation on Melitopol axis, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, exhausting the enemy all along the front line.

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the Ukrainian soldiers conduct counter-battery fire and strike behind the enemy lines.

    During the day of November 16, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 2x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 3x concentration of troops, weapons and military equipment, 6x artillery systems, 2x command posts, and 2x ammunition depots of the russian invaders.

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    Glory to Ukraine!