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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., March 28, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 28 March 2023 06:51

    Day 398 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    During the day of March 27, the adversary launched 24x air and 12x missile strikes, and conducted 55x MLRS attacks.

    The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics against civilians in Ukraine. On March 27, a missile attack on the infrastructure of Slovyansk (Donetsk oblast) caused civilian casualties, killing several people. Multistory and private houses were damaged. In the town of Beryslav (Kherson oblast), a civilian facility was damaged by an enemy air strike.

    At night, the enemy employed 15x Shahed-136 combat UAVs to launch air strikes. 14x of them were destroyed by Ukrainian defenders.

    The threat of further missile and air strikes remains high across Ukraine.

    The adversary is focusing its main efforts on the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mar’inka axes. The fiercest fighting is for Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mar’inka. Thanks to their professional and coordinated actions, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 62x enemy attacks on the above axes during the day of 27 March.

    Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes in the operational situation, no signs of the formation of offensive groups were found. The units of the armed forces of the of the russian federation continue their combat training at the training grounds of the republic of belarus. During the day of 27 March, the enemy shelled the vicinities of settlements of Bleshnya (Chernihiv oblast), Baranivka, Tovstodubove, Studenok, Holyshivs’ke, Stukalivka, Volfyne, Tur’ya, Mais’ke, Mezenivka, Popivka (Sumy oblast), Tymofiivka, Krasne, Ustynivka, and Chorne (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: during the day of 27 March, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of settlements of Krokhmal’ne, Kreminna, Kuz’myne, Bilohorivka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, and Berestove. The invaders fired artillery in the vicinities of settlements of Kam’yanka, Kolodyazne, Krasne Pershe, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kup’yans’k (Kharkiv oblast), Stel’makhivka, Novoselivs’ke, Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Sivers’k, Spirne, and Vyimka (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to assault the city of Bakhmut that is held by Ukrainian defenders, as well as the vicinity of settlements of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, and Ozarianivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders shelled Vasyukivka, Hryhorivka, Min’kivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Bakhmut, Predtechyne, Kurdyumivka, Ozarianivka, Druzhba, and Maiors’k (Donetsk oblast).

    Avdiivka and Mar’inka axes: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations towards the settlements of Stepove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke, and Mar’inka. The occupiers used non-lethal aerosol “tear gas” grenades in the vicinities of Novokalynove, Lastochkyne, Pervomais’ke, and Mar’inka. The enemy shelled more than 10x settlements. Among them are Novokalynove, Krasnohorivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, Tonen’ke, Sjeverne, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtars’ke axis: during the day of 27 March, the enemy shelled the vicinities of settlements of Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Velyka Novosilka, and Vremivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary stays on the defensive. The invaders shelled Vil’ne Pole, Novosilka, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Poltavka, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohir’ya, Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Kherson, Kozats’ke, and Antonivka (Kherson oblast).

    The russian occupiers continue to reinforce security regime in the temporarily occupied territories. Recently, there has been a trend of restricting the free movement of Ukrainian citizens between settlements. In particular, it is impossible to get to certain settlements without local registration in Horlivka district (Donetsk oblast) and in Kakhovs’kyi district (Kherson oblast).

    During the day of March 27, Ukrainian Air Force launched 9x air strikes on the concentrations of enemy troops and 1x air strike on an anti-aircraft missile system. Moreover, Ukrainian troops shot down 5x enemy reconnaissance UAVs of various types.

    In the meantime, Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 3x command posts, as well as 1x concentration of russian troops, 1x artillery unit at its firing position, 1x ammunition depot, 1x fuel and lubricants depot, and 2x other important targets of the occupants.

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