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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., February 21, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 21 February 2023 07:06

    Day 363 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun.

    During the day, the enemy launched 6x missile and 28x air strikes on the civilian infrastructure of Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson oblasts. russian occupiers also conducted 86x MLRS attacks. The attacks caused casualties among civilian population and damage to civilian residential buildings, schools and shops.

    The threat of further russian air and missile strikes remains high across Ukraine.

    The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on offensive operations on Kup’yans’k, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtars’k axes in the vicinities of Nevs’ke, Bakhmut, Novobakhmutivka, Vodyane, and Maryinka.

    Over the past day, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled attacks of the occupiers in the vicinities of Hryanykivka and Masyutivka settlements (Kharkiv oblast); Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast); Vasyukivka, Berkhivka, Bakhmut, Vasylivka, Novobakhmutivka, Vodyane, Nevels’ke, and Mar’yinka (Donetsk oblast).

    Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no signs of the formation of offensive groupings of the enemy were identified.

    During the day, the vicinities of Senkivka and Yelina settlements (Chernihiv oblast); Novoslobidske, Bilopillya, Yunakivka, Myropilske and Krasnopillya (Sumy oblast), as well as the vicinities of more than 25x settlements in Kharkiv oblast were subjects to enemy shelling. Among them are Strilecha, Krasne, Zelene, Ternova, Bochkove, Mala Vovcha, Ozerne, Hryhorivka, Dvorichna, and Kup’yansk. Moreover, the enemy launched a cross-border airstrike on Hraniv (Kharkiv oblast) from the airspace of the russian federation.

    Kup’yansk and Lyman axes: the enemy shelled Dvorichna, Hryanykivka, Pishchane, Krokhmalne, and Pershotravneve (Kharkiv oblast); Stelmakhivka, Nevs’ke, Chervonopivka, and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast); Dibrova, Fedorivka, Ivanivka, and Kotlyarivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders conducted an airstrike in the vicinities of Bilohorivka and Spirne.

    Bakhmut axis: more than 20x settlements were shelled, in particular, Rozdolivka, Bilohorivka, Vasyukivka, Zaliznians’ke, Bakhmut, Ivanivs’ke, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Oleksandro-Shultine, New York, and Vesele (Donetsk oblast).

    Avdiivka and Shakhtars’k axes: more than 30x settlements suffered russian artillery fire, including, Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Nevels’ke, Krasnohorivka, Heorgiivka, Mar’yinka, Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, and Prechistivka (Donetsk oblast). Moreover, the enemy also carried out airstrikes near Alexandropol, Kamianka, Avdiivka, Mar’yinka, and Vuhledar.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: more than 25x settlements, including Novoandriivka, Vremivka and Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast); Olhivs’ke, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Orihiv, Novodanilivka, and Stepove (Zaporizhzhia oblast) suffered enemy attacks.

    Kherson axis: the vicinities of more than 35x settlements were targeted by russian artillery fire. Among them are Zolota Balka, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, Beryslav, Kozats’ke, Mykolaivka, Antonivka, Kherson, Dniprovs’ke, Berehove, and Veletens’ke (Kherson oblast).

    russia continues the so-called “forced passportization” of Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk oblast. In particular, the employees of state organizations were ordered by the so-called russian occupation administration of Horlivka to acquire citizenship of the russian federation under their personal signature. Employees who fail to obtain passports by July 1st, 2023, will be dismissed from their positions.

    During the day, Ukrainian Air Force conducted 16x air strikes against concentrations of russian troops and military equipment, and attacked 1x anti-aircraft missile complex on its firing position.

    Moreover, Ukrainian forces shot down 3x “Lancet-type” unmanned aerial vehicles.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery troops attacked 2x positions of enemy air defense systems and russian MLRS battery.

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