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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., April 22, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 22 April 2023 07:06

    Day 423 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    The russian federation continues to violate the International Humanitarian Law, as they target and shell the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian infrastructure alike, terrorizing civilians.

    During the day of April 21, the adversary launched 3x missile, 30x air strikes, and more than 50x MLRS attacks.

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

    The adversary’s main focus is the offensive operations on Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mar’inka, and Shakhtars’ke axes. 53x attacks were repelled. The city of Bakhmut remains at the epicenter of the fighting.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. Certain units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine. Certain units of the territorial troops of the russian Armed Forces continue their deployment on the territory of belarus.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: a certain number of enemy troops remains stationed in the areas of Bryansk, Kursk, and Belgorod oblasts (russia) bordering Ukraine. During the day of April 21, the invaders shelled the settlements of Leonivka, Hrem’yach (Chernihiv oblast), Shalyhyne, Volfyne, Kindrativka (Sumy oblast), Hoptivka, and Vovchans’ki Khutory (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k axis: during the day of April 21, the adversary attempted to improve the tactical situation and conducted an assault near the settlement of Lyman Pershyi. To no success. Krasne Pershe, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kotlyarivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast) came under enemy fire.

    Lyman axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives towards Bilohorivka. Stel’makhivka, Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Dibrova, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Ivanivka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, and Zvanivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: fierce fighting for the city of Bakhmut continues. The adversary attempted an advance near Hryhorivka and Bohdanivka, to no success. Rozdolivka, Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Oleksandro-Shul’tyne, Bila Hora, Dyliivka, Zalizne, Pivnichne, Pivdenne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary conducted offensive operations in the vicinities of Novokalynove, Stepove, Pervomais’ke, and Nevel’s’ke, to no success. Targets of the invaders’ shelling included the settlements of Novokalynove, Stepove, Avdiivka, Tonen’ke, Pervomais’ke, and Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast).

    Mar’inka axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinity of Mar’inka during the day of April 21. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

    Shakhtars’ke axis: during the day of April 21, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Vuhledar. The invaders also shelled Prechystivka, Novoukrainka, Zolota Nyva, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary stays on the defensive. During the day of April 21, the invaders fired mortars and artillery at the vicinities of various settlements, including Ol’hivs’ke, Pavlivka, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Huliaipilske, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Antonivka (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson.

    The adversary continues to suffer losses. Thus, the enemy used 14x trucks in an attempted medical evacuation from the temporarily occupied Luhansk oblast) towards the settlement of Urazovo (Belgorod oblast, russia) on April 17, 2023. As they attempted to cross the state border of Ukraine into the territory of russia, the russian side did not let the military convoy through for some reason and turned it back. According to reports, some of the enemy soldiers had not survived during this movement due to the lack of proper medical care. Another part of the seriously wounded invaders, more than 50x people, were transported to a field hospital deployed at the Troits’ke district central hospital.

    During the during the day of April 21, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 5x air strikes on the concentrations of occupants. In the meantime, missile and artillery troops hit 2x concentrations of enemy troops, 1x anti-aircraft missile system, and 2x more important military targets of the adversary.

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