• Українською
  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., November 19, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 19 November 2023 08:05

    Day 634 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    The adversary continues to ignore the laws and customs of warfare, using the terror tactics, launching missile and air strikes, and firing multiple launch rocket systems not only at the military, but also at numerous civilian targets across Ukraine. 

    During the day of November 18, russian occupants launched 1 air strike on Ukraine, using Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. Ukrainian air defense forces and means destroyed 29 of 38 attack UAVs. Also, during the night of November 19, the enemy attacked Ukraine with Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs. 15 of 20 enemy drones were destroyed.

    During the day of November 18, there were 71 combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 5 missile and 76 air strikes, 50 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

    Air strikes hit Stepok (Sumy oblast), Holubivka, Petropavlivka, Kucherivka, Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast), Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhniokamyanske, Spirne, Stepove, Avdiyivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast), Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), and Tyahynka (Kherson oblast).

    More than 150 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 near Synkivka and east of Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast), where Ukrainian soldiers repelled 7 attacks. 

    Lyman axis: the adversary conducted assault operations in the vicinity of Torske (Donetsk oblast), to no success. 

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 8x attacks of the invaders near Klishchiivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). Also, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue assault operations south of Bakhmut, inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the enemy, and consolidate their new positions.

    Tavria operational-strategic group, Avdiyivka axis: the occupiers keep trying to encircle Avdiyivka. The Ukrainian soldiers are standing their ground and inflicting major losses on the enemy. The adversary’s offensive actions were unsuccessful in the east of Keramik, Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, and Avdiyivka (Donetsk oblast), where the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 26 attacks. 

    Maryinka axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations in the vicinities of Maryinka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 22 attacks in that area.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations in the vicinities of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 3 attacks in that area. 

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the adversary conducted assault operations in the vicinities of Robotyne, Novoprokopivka, and west of Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast), to no success.

    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.

    The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River and fire for effect at the enemy.

    During day of November 18, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 6 air strikes on the concentrations of enemy troops.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 3 command posts, 3 concentration of troops, weapons and military equipment, 1 artillery system, and 1 ammunition depot of the russian invaders.

    Support the Armed Forces of Ukraine! United we will be victorious! Glory to Ukraine!