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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., April 26, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 26 April 2023 06:44

    Day 427 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun.

    The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite the significant losses, they do not give up plans to occupy our territory. Strikes and fires at both military and civilian targets.

    During the past day, the enemy launched 3x rocket strikes, of which 2x rockets are from S-300 air defense system – at the center of the peaceful city of Kupyansk, Kharkiv Oblast. There are dead and wounded among the civilian population, the building of the local history museum was destroyed, next to which there is no military object, and other civilian infrastructure was damaged. The enemy also carried out 13x airstrikes and fired 49x shots from MLRS at the positions of our troops and the critical infrastructure of populated areas.

    The probability of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.

    The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive actions on the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’yinka axes. The units of the defense forces of Ukraine repelled 39x enemy attacks on the specified areas of the front during the past day. The fiercest battles continue for Bakhmut and Mar’yinka.

    Volyn’ and Polissya axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly. There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy maintains a military presence in the Bryansk, Kursk and Belgorod regions bordering Ukraine. During the day, they carried out artillery and mortar attacks on the settlements of Leonivka, Chernihiv Oblast; Seredyna-Buda, Korenyok, Stukalyvka, Iskriskivshchyna, Novoivanivka, Volfyne, Pavlivka, Kostyantynivka, and Basivka in the Sumy Oblast, as well as Udy, Veterinarne, Zelene, Neskuchne, Strelecha, Ohirtseve, Gatyshche, and Ambarne in the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: Topoli, Kam’ianka, Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Liman Pershiy, Kupyansk and Kislivka of the Kharkiv Oblast were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Lyman axis: the enemy did not conduct offensive operations. Novoselivske, Nevske, Dibrova, Belogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Torske, Yampil, Siversk, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne and Pereizne of the Donetsk Oblast were hit by artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions. Heavy fighting continues for the city of Bakhmut. In addition, during the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions on the axis of the settlements of Bohdanivka, Khromov and Klishchiivka. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Chasiv Yar, Bila Gora, Severnye and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy carried out offensive actions near Severna and Pervomaiske settlements of the Donetsk Oblast, without success. Shelled settlements near the contact line, in particular, Novobakhmutivka, Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Lastochkine, Stepove, Tonenke, Vodyane, Netaylove, Pervomaiske, Karlivka and Nevelske of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Mar’yinka axis: during the past day, our defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the Mar’yinka settlement. Georgiivka, Mar’yinka, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka and Paraskoviivka of the Donetsk Oblast got under enemy fire.

    Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy did not conduct offensive operations. They shelled the settlements of Vugledar, Yehorivka, Pavlivka, Prechistivka, Novoukrayinka, Zolota Niva, Novomayorske, Shakhtarske, Neskuchne and Velika Novosilka of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy continues to conduct defensive operations. At the same time, during the day, russians shelled more than 40x settlements. Among them are Malynyvka, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaki, Plavni of the Zaporizhia Oblast and Kozatsk, Odradokamyanka, Olhivka, Lvove, Kizomys, as well as the city of Kherson. As a result of two guided air bombs hitting the settlement of Kizomys, more than 10x residential buildings of civilians were damaged. 2x – completely destroyed, the local church and other civil infrastructure were also destroyed.

    Over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Air Force has carried out 6x strikes on areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers, as well as a strike on an anti-aircraft missile complex. Also, 2x enemy reconnaissance UAVs – of the "Zala" type and "Orlan-10" type were shot down.

    Over the past day, units of missile and artillery forces hit the anti-aircraft missile complex, 4x personnel concentration areas and the aggressor’s radar station.

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