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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., September 23, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 23 September 2023 08:14

    Day 577 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    The russian occupiers continue to ignore the International Humanitarian Law, as they target shell not only the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian infrastructure in various settlements.

    Thus, during the day of September 22, the russian federation attacked Ukraine with 6x Shahed-136/131 combat UAVs, 2 of which were intercepted by Ukrainian air defense. In addition, more than 30 people, including three children, suffered as a result of a missile attack on the city of Kremenchuk. Also, civilians in Yurkivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast) suffered as a result of a cynical missile strike. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

    Last night, the occupiers once again attacked Ukraine with missiles and Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones. Information on the aftermath of this terrorist attack is currently being updated.

    The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to defend in the east and the south of Ukraine, conduct the offensive on Melitopol axis, and offensive operations on Bakhmut axis. As they destroy the enemy, they liberate the temporarily occupied territories and consolidate new positions. 

    During the day of September 22, there were more than 30 combat engagements. The enemy launched 5 missile, 49 air strikes, 24 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian targets across Ukraine. 

    Air strikes hit Bolohivka (Kharkiv oblast), Nadiya, Makiyivka, Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Bohdanivka, Klishchiyivka, Pivnichne, Avdiyivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Vodyane, Vuhledar, Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast), Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Kozatske, Mykolaivka, Odradokamyanka, Tyahynka, and Antonivka (Kherson oblast).

    More than 120 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson 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 the border areas 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, Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces successfully repelled enemy attacks in the vicinity of Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, and Hryhorivka (Donetsk oblast). The adversary attempted to regain the lost position in the vicinity of Andriyivka (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue assault operations south of Bakhmut (Donetsk oblast), inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the enemy, and consolidate their new positions.

    Tavria operational-strategic group, Avdiyivka axis: the Ukrainian soldiers successfully repelled enemy attacks in the vicinities of Avdiyivka and Sjeverne (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast), where it made 12 unsuccessful attempts to force Ukrainian troops out of their positions during the day of September 22. 

    Zaporizhzhia axis: enemy attacks in the vicinities of Robotyne and Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast) resulted in significant losses in both manpower and equipment for the occupiers. The Ukrainian defenders continue to hold the line at their position, inflicting losses on the occupying forces.

    Melitopol axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their offensive operation, inflicting significant losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, exhausting the enemy all along the front line, and forcing it to withdraw from its positions.

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue counter-battery fire, destroy the supply depots, and successfully strike behind the enemy lines. 

    During the day of September 22, Ukrainian Air Force launched 1 air strike on the headquarters of the russian Black Sea Fleet in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, 12 air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, and 4 air strikes on the anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 2 anti-aircraft missile systems and 4 artillery systems of the adversary.

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