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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., July 17, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 17 July 2023 07:01

    Day 509 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    Last night, the russian federation launched yet another missile and air strike on Ukraine. Information on the aftermath of this terrorist attack is currently being updated.

    During the day of July 16, the enemy launched 11x missile and 49x air strikes, 48x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. The russian terrorist attacks caused civilian casualties, damage to residential buildings, business and administrative buildings, and private vehicles.

    The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains very high.

    The adversary focuses its main efforts on Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes, with 28x combat engagements taking place during the day of July 16.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: during the day of July 16, the adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Shpyl (Sumy oblast). The adversary fired mortars and artillery at more than 20x settlements, including Seredyna-Buda, Kozache, Stepne, Popivka, Hrabovske (Sumy oblast), Basove, Vysoka Yaruha, Ternova, and Vovchansk (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the Ukrainian troops are standing their ground. During the day of July 16, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives south of Masyutivka (Kharkiv oblast). russian forces launched an air strike in the vicinity of Kyslivka. Kamyanka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Kupyansk, and Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire of the adversary.

    Lyman axis: during the day of July 16, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives east of Vesele (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast) and Siversk (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled all enemy attacks in the vicinities of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, and Ivanivske. The adversary also made attempts to regain the positions lost northwest of Kurdyumivka, to no success. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Pivnichne and New York (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Bila Hora, and Druzhba (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of the city of Avdiivka. At the same time, the enemy fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinity of Maryinka. The adversary shelled more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Heorhiivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtarske axis: in the northern part of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast), the adversary made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost ground. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novomykhailivka, Vremivka, Blahodatne, and Makarivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy shelled the settlements of Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka, and Blahodatne.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary focuses its main efforts on preventing further advance of Ukrainian troops. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novodarivka, Mala Tokmachka, and Stepove (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The enemy fired artillery at more than 15x settlements, including Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Charivne (Zaporizhzhia oblast),Dudchany, Kozatske, Lvove, Ivanivka, Antonivka, Berehove, Kizomys, Rozlyv (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations on Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, consolidating their positions, and conducting counter-battery fire.

    During the day of July 16, Ukrainian Air Force launched 15x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 1x of which hit an anti-aircraft missile system of the adversary.

    During the day of July 16, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x concentration of troops, 20x artillery systems at their firing positions, 2x air defense assets, and 2x electronic warfare stations of the occupiers.

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