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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., March 21, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 21 March 2023 06:30

    Day 391 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun.

    During the day, the enemy launched 21x air strikes and 9x missile strikes. One of them was on the city of Sloviansk. There are no losses among residents. Another missile strike hit Kramatorsk, a civilian infrastructure object. 7x high-rise buildings and 3x private cars were damaged. Fortunately, there were no casualties among the civilian population. Also, the enemy launched 57x MLRS attacks.

    The probability of launching missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains quite high.

    During the past day, the main objective of the enemy remained attempts to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. For this purpose, the occupiers concentrated their main efforts on conducting offensive actions on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mar’yinka, and Shakhtars’k axes. Thanks to professional and coordinated actions, our defenders repelled more than 120x attacks by the occupiers in the specified directions.

    Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly. The russian federation continues to maintain a significant military presence on the territory of the republic of belarus, however, without the obvious formation of offensive groups. At the same time, the enemy continues to engineer terrain in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk Oblasts. During the day, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the areas of 26x settlements. Among them are Seredyna-Buda, Sopych, Starykove, Atynske, Kostyantynivka, Kindrativka, Volfine, Oleksandrivka, Popivka, Studenok and Turya of the Sumy Oblast; Kamianska Sloboda and Khrinivka in Chernihiv Oblast, as well as Hlyboke, Morokhovets, Vovchansk, Zemlianki, Krasne Pershe, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kamianka, Krasne, Novomlynsk, Strelecha and Chuguivka in Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk and Lyman axes: the adversary unsuccessfully tried to break through the defenses of our troops, carrying out artillery shelling of the areas of 11x settlements along the line of combat confrontation. Suffered, in particular, Kupyansk, Krokhmalny and Berestovo districts of Kharkiv Oblast; Nevsky, Pischany, Bilogorivka and Dibrova in the Luhansk Oblast, as well as Spirny, Torsk and Novoselivka in the Donetsk Oblast. The enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Novoselivskogo.

    Bakhmut axis: the occupiers are not stopping their assault on the city of Bakhmut. At the same time, our soldiers repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Bohdanivka, Ivanovske, Predtechine and Severnye settlements. Minkivka, Vasyukivka, Zaliznyanske, Bakhmut, Hryhorivka, Ivanovske, Oleksandro-Shultine, Diliivka, New York, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Privillia and Chasiv Yar of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled. In general, 12x settlements on the Bakhmut axis were affected by the fire of the occupiers.

    Avdiivka, Mar’yinka, and Shakhtars’k axes: the enemy unsuccessfully tried to advance in the vicinities of Berdychi, Avdiivka, Severna, Pervomaiske, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk Oblast. Areas of 17x settlements were subjected to numerous enemy shelling. In particular, Novobakhmutivka, Kam’ianka, Avdiivka, Lastochkine, Krasnohorivka, Gostre, Georgiivka, Mar’yinka, Vugledar, Velyka Novosilka, Orlivka and Tonenka of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy continues its defense. Intensive shelling, in particular, of Olhivske, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Biloghirya, Orihiv and Charivne of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Vremivka, Novopil’ and Pervomayske – Donetsk Oblast, as well as Dudchany, Kozatske, Blagovishchenske, Dniprovske, Belozerka, Berehove, Chervonyi Mayak and Yantarne of Kherson Oblast. The total number of shelled settlements is 41x.

    During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 12x strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers, and units of rocket forces and artillery struck 3x areas of concentration of the enemy’s manpower.

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