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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., April 17, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 17 April 2023 07:11

    Day 418 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun. 

    Over the past day, the russian occupiers launched 25 missile strikes with S-300 air defense system missiles on the peaceful cities of Zaporizhzhia and Komyshuvakha (Zaporizhzhia oblast); and Snihurivka (Mykolayiv oblast). Moreover, the enemy launched 42 air strikes and conducted 46 MLRS attacks that targeted civilian infrastructure and Ukrainian Defense Forces. The attacks caused casualties among civilian population and damage to residential buildings, educational institutions, hospitals, churches and other civilian infrastructure.  

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

    Despite heavy losses the russian federation does not give up on plans to occupy our territory. The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on offensive actions on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes. russian forces make active use of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. Heavy fighting continues in Bakhmut and Maryinka, where Ukrainian defenders repelled more than 60 enemy attacks during the day.

    Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups detected.

    During the past day, the russian invaders shelled Svesa, Shalygine, Bunyakyne, Bilopillia, Iskriskivshchyna, Shpyl, Volfyne, Yunakivka, Basivka, and Velyka Pisarivka (Sumy oblast); as well as Veterynarne, Neskuchne, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Bochkove, Mala Vovcha, Zemlianka, and Topoli (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy shelled Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, and Kindrashivka (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the enemy attempted unsuccessful offensives in the area north of Hryhorivka and in the vicinities of Spirne. 

    Stelmakhivka, Nevske and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast); Ivanivka, Spirne, and Torske (Donetsk oblast) came under artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions. Heavy fighting is ongoing in Bakhmut. The enemy launched unsuccessful attacks in the vicinities of Khromove and Ivanivske. 

    Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Novodmytrivka, Svivnihne, Pleshchiivka, and Shcherbynivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by russian forces. 

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy attempted unsuccessful attacks in the vicinities of Novokalynove, Severne, Vodiane, Pervomaiske, and Nevelsk. 

    russian occupiers shelled more than 15 settlements, including Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Vodyane, Pervomaiske and Netaylove.

    Maryinka axis: our defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinities of Maryinka (Donetsk oblast). Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Heorgiivka, Maksimilianivka, Pobieda and Novomykhailivka came under enemy fire.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy stays on the defensive. Vuhledar, Prechistivka, Novoukrainka, Velyka Novosilka, and Vremivka (Donetsk oblast) were subjects to enemy attacks.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy stays on the defensive. Over 40 settlements were shelled during the day, including Vremivka and Novopil (Donetsk oblast); Chervone, Charivne, Orihiv, Novopavlivka, and Stepove (Zaporizhzhia oblast); Zolota Balka, Kozatske, Lviv, and Mykilske (Kherson oblast); as well as the city of Kherson.

    Over the past day, Ukrainian Air Force launched 5 air strikes on the concentrations of russian troops and anti-aircraft missile complex.

    4 enemy UAVs were shot down (2 Orlan-10 type, 1 Eleron reconnaissance and 1 Lancet kamikaze drone).

    Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1 command post, 1 anti-aircraft missile complex, 1 concentration of troops, 1 fuel and lubricant warehouse and 2 ammunition depots of the occupiers.

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