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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., March 24, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 24 March 2023 07:07

    Day 394 of the russian military aggression has begun. 

    During the day of March 23, the russian occupiers launched 37x air strikes, and 4x missile strikes, 1x of them targeted Kramatorsk. The enemy also launched 82x MLRS attacks. 

    The likelihood of missile strikes across Ukraine remains quite high.

    The adversary is focusing its main efforts on the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mar’inka, and Shakhtars’ke axes. Thanks to their professional and coordinated actions, Ukrainian defenders repelled more than 79x enemy attacks on these axes.

    Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes. The russian federation continues maintain military presence to the territory of the republic of belarus. No formation of any offensive groups was found. At the same time, the adversary continued engineering development of terrain in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk oblasts (russia). The enemy fired mortars and artillery at the vicinities of more than 20x settlements. Among them are: Tymonovychi (Chernihiv oblast), Zaruts’ke, Popivka (Sumy oblast), Morozova Dolyna, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Krasne, Ternova, Starytsya, Zemlyanky, Kreidyanka, Vil’khuvatka, Shev’yakivka, Ambarne, and Bolohivka (Kharkiv oblast). 

    Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the adversary fired artillery at the vicinities of Hryanykivka, Kup’yans’k, Krokhmal’ne, Tabaivka, Terny (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivs’ke, Stel’makhivka, Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Pishchane, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Hryhorivka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast) during the day of March 23.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy has not stopped its assault of Bakhmut. It was in the vicinity of this city that most of the combat engagements on this axis took place during the day of March 23. Adversary attacks were also repelled in the vicinities of settlements of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, and Predtechyne (Donetsk oblast). The enemy shelled Vasyukivka, Min’kivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Predtechyne, Zalizne, Pivnichne, and New York (Donetsk oblast). In total, more than 15x settlements were affected by these criminal actions of the occupiers.

    Avdiivka, Maryinka, and Shakhtars’ke axes: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations towards the settlements of Novokalynove, Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Pervomais’ke, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). In particular, Novokalynove, Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Kam’yanka, Avdiivka, Netaylove, Lastochkyne, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, Vuhledar, Velyka Novosilka, Orlivka, Novomykhailivka, and Prechystivka (Donetsk oblast) came under numerous enemy attacks. 

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary continues to defend. At the same time, it carried out intensive shelling, in particular, of Ol’hivs’ke, Malynivka, Chervone, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Bilohir’ya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhove, Novoandriivka, Stepove, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Chervonyi Mayak, Beryslav, L’vove, Novotyahynka, Antonivka, and the city of Kherson (Kherson oblast). 

    Due to the significant losses suffered by the occupiers on a daily basis, the enemy decided to increase bed capacity in the hospitals operating in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk oblast. In particular, the number of beds in the military hospital in Troits’ke has been doubled from 200 to 400. At the same time, all wounded officers were evacuated to the territory of the russian federation by helicopters between March 17 and 18.

    An increase in mortality among the wounded invaders between March 17 and 21 was reported. This was due to an increased number of severe wounds and poor medical care, in particular, due to inadequate professionalism in the medical staff.

    During the day of March 23, Ukrainian Air Force launched 12x air strikes on the concentrations of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers. Ukrainian defenders also shot down two Kh-59 guided aircraft missiles and 4x UAVs of various types.

    At the same time, missile and artillery units hit 1x command post, 1x concentration of manpower, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary, 1x anti-aircraft missile system, and 2x fuel and lubricant depots.

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