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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., February 25, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 25 February 2023 07:08

    Day 367 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun.

    The main efforts of the enemy continue to be focused on conducting offensive operations on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Shakhtars’ke axes. Last day, our defenders repelled about 70x enemy attacks on the indicated axes.

    The russian occupiers carried out 27x airstrikes and launched 75x attacks from MLRS. Once again, cities, villages and civilians were affected. The level of the threat of enemy missile strikes remains high throughout the territory of Ukraine.

    Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly. The enemy continues to maintain a military presence near the state border of Ukraine, prepares its reserves, but no signs of its formation of offensive groups have been detected.

    At the same time, during the day, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Mikhalchyna Sloboda, Chernihiv Oblast; Yunakivka, Vodolagi and Boyaro-Lezhachi of the Sumy Oblast, as well as the districts of 23x settlements in the Kharkiv Oblast, among them: Lemishchyne, Oleksandrivka, Starytsa, Vovchansk, Vilkhuvatka, Ohirtseve and Bologivka.

    Kupyansk and Lyman axes: the enemy tried to improve the tactical position in the Masyutivka area, as well as push out our units from the Serebryansk Forestry. Areas of 17x settlements were shelled with artillery. In particular, Hryanykivka, Kup’yansk and Berestove in the Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Dibrova and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast came under the influence of fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to attack the positions of our troops, carried out several unsuccessful attacks near the settlements of Berkhivka, Ivanovske, and Severne of the Donetsk Oblast. The enemy is actively conducting aerial reconnaissance to adjust artillery fire. 16x settlements, in particular, Spirne, Vesele, Ivanivske, Bakhmut, Kurdyumivka and Ozaryanivka of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled.

    Avdiivka and Shakhtars’ke axes: the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Mar’yinka settlements. Enemy artillery shelling was recorded in 17x settlements. Among them are Avdiivka, Vodyane, Prechystivka, Maryinka, Vugledar and Velyka Novosilka.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: 20x settlements were damaged by fire, in particular, Vremivka and Novopil of the Donetsk Oblast and Olhivske, Gulyaipole, Orikhiv and Biloghirya of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

    Kherson axis: 34x settlements of the Kherson Oblast were damaged by the artillery fire of the russian invaders. Among them are Dudchany, Beryslav, Sadove, Kachkarivka, Antonivka and Kherson.

    In the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson Oblast, the russian invaders are searching houses and seizing boats and other watercraft. Previously, such actions were carried out before leaving the right-bank part of the Kherson Oblast and for carrying out sabotage actions.

    Having destroyed more than 80% of the housing stock of Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, the enemy offers the victims of these bombings to get housing in new buildings on the outskirts of the destroyed city. However, counting on the fact that the documents confirming the right of ownership were destroyed along with the housing, the occupants cynically put forward their presence as a mandatory condition for obtaining a new housing.

    Forced mobilization continues in the Chechen Republic of the russian federation. To prevent possible desertion of those mobilized from the front or sabotage, on February 23 of this year, up to 200 policemen from the "Ahmat" special purpose regiment were additionally dispatched to the Bakhmut area.

    During the day, units of the Defense Forces destroyed 1x Mi-24 attack helicopter and 4x enemy air defense systems (1x type "Orlan-10", 1x – "Zala" and 2x – "Lancet-3"). The Ukrainian aviation made 20x strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers, as well as 2x strikes on anti-aircraft missile complexes in the firing position. Our missile and artillery troops hit the control post, 2x areas where the enemy’s manpower was concentrated, and 3x ammunition depots.

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