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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., March 23, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 23 March 2023 06:33

    Day 393 of the russian full-scale invasion has begun.

    The russian federation continues its armed aggression against Ukraine, and does not abandon its intentions to fully occupy Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The adversary continues its offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mar’inka, and Shakhtars’ke axes, while defending on others. During the day of March 22, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 83x enemy attacks in the eastern part of the frontline.

    The russian aggressor continues to use its usual tactics of terrorizing the civilians, shells settlements and critical infrastructure.

    During the day of March 22, the adversary launched 1x missile attack on Zaporizhzhia. russian missiles hit a residential apartment building. There are killed and wounded civilians. The enemy also launched 48x air strikes, in particular, on critical civilian infrastructure in Zhytomyr and Kyiv oblasts. The occupiers employed 21x Shahed-136 UAVs from Bryansk oblast (russia), 16x of these drones were shot down. As a result of enemy UAV strikes, there are dead and wounded civilians. The invaders also launched 75x MLRS attacks.

    The threat of further enemy attacks across Ukraine remains.

    Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes in the operational situation, no formation of offensive groups of the adversary were found. The russian leadership continues to use the infrastructure of the republic of belarus to train its troops. The adversary maintains its military presence in the border areas. During the day of March 22, the enemy shelled the vicinities of settlements of Khrinivka, Arkhypivka, Mykhal’chyna Sloboda (Chernihiv oblast), Dem’yanivka, Esman, Atyns’ke, Iskryskivshchyna, Bilopillya, Volfyne, Pavlivka, Basivka, Yunakivka, Krasnopillya (Sumy oblast), Basove, Hoptivka, Strilecha, Vesele, Vovchans’k, Okhrimivka, Krasne Pershe, and Kindrashivka (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the adversary continues its attempts to break through the Ukrainian defense. The enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinities of settlements of Makiivka, Bilohorivka, and Verkhn’okam’yans’ke. The invaders fired artillery at the vicinities of settlements of Krokhmal’ne (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivs’ke, Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk), Terny, Kolodyazi, Sivers’k, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to conduct offensive operations, suffering major casualties, losing significant amount of weapons and military equipment. Ukrainian defenders have been repelling numerous round-the-clock enemy attacks in the vicinities of Bakhmut, Bohdanivka, and Predtechyne. More than 15x settlements near the line of contact were shelled, including Vasyukivka, Min’kivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Oleksandro-Shul’tyne, Pivnichne, and Pivdenne (Donetsk oblast).

    Avdiivka, Mar’inka, and Shakhtars’ke axes: the adversary conducted offensive operations in the vicinities of settlements Novokalynove, Stepove, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Lastochkyne, Sjeverne, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Mar’inka, and Pobjeda. To no success. Vicinities of more than 20x settlements came under enemy fire, including Avdiivka, Tonen’ke, Sjeverne, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke, Netaylove, Mar’inka, Novomykhailivka, and Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary is defending. Vicinities of more than 45x settlements near the line of contact came under fire, including Malynivka, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaky (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Havrylivka, Ivanivka, Zelenivka, Dniprovs’ke, and the city of Kherson (Kherson oblast).

    In the settlements of Reshetylivs’ke, Chumats’ke, and Kostyantynivka (temporarily occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia oblast), russian occupants made rounds of local residents’ houses warning them to stay in safe places and prohibiting from leaving their homes. This may indirectly indicate that the russian occupiers’ attempt to prevent the locals from observing the planned transfer of the enemy’s manpower and military equipment to the line of contact.

    The russian federation does not give up its war of aggression, despite the numerous casualties. It is constantly taking actions to replenish its losses in manpower. For example, conscripts in one of the military units stationed in South Ossetia (russian federation) are being actively coerced into signing contracts to proceed to take part in combat in Ukraine. It has been established that between March 1 and March 10, more than 50x russian conscripts have signed their contracts. With no appropriate combat training, they were sent to Melitopol (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    During the day of March 22, Ukrainian Air Force launched 1x air strike at the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile system, as well as 12x air strikes at the concentrations of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers. In the meantime, Ukrainian missile troops and artillery hit 1x command post, 3x concentrations of manpower, 1x ammunition depot, and 1x electronic warfare station of the enemy.

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