Day 399 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun.
Over the past day, the enemy launched 18x air and 3x missile strikes, and conducted 50x MLRS attacks against civilian infrastructure and positions of Ukrainian Defense Forces.
There is a high probability of further missile and air strikes across Ukraine, as russia continues to ignore laws and customs of war, and continues to use terror tactics against civilian population. russian missile strike on the infrastructure of the city of Bogodukhiv (Kharkiv oblast) on March 28, 2023 resulted in casualties among civilian population and damage to private houses.
The enemy concentrates main efforts on further offensives on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’yinka axes. Biloghorivka, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mar’yinka and their surroundings remain at the epicenter of hostilities. Thanks to professional and coordinated actions Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 57x enemy attacks on the indicated axes during the past day.
Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly; and there were no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groupings reported. russian militaries continue their combat trainings at the training grounds in the republic of belarus. russia maintains military presence in the border areas of its Kursk and Belgorod oblasts. During the past day, the enemy shelled the vicinities of Kucherivka, Bilopylla, and Volfyne (Sumy oblast); Timofiivka, Chervona Zorya, Veterynarne, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Krasne, Starytsya, Ohirtseve, Komisarov, Ustynivka, Vilkhuvatka, and Stroivka (Kharkiv oblast).
Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: during the past day, the enemy attempted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Krokhmalne, Novoselivs’ke, Stelmakhivka, Biloghorivka, Verkhn’yokam’yans’ke, and Berestov settlements. The vicinities of Kam’yanka, Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Kutkivka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Vilshana, Kislivka, and Berestov (Kharkiv oblast); Novoselivs’ke, Nevs’ke, Kuzmyne, Dibrova, and Biloghorivka (Luhansk oblast), as well as Spirne (Donetsk oblast) were subjects to artillery fire.
Bakhmut axis: the enemy makes further attempts to seize the town of Bakhmut. However, our defenders courageously hold the city, while repelling numerous enemy attacks. During the past day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the vicinities of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivs’ke, Predtechine, and Ozaryanivka settlements (Donetsk oblast). russian forces shelled Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Khromove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Druzhba, Shumy, and Mayorsk.
Avdiivka and Mar’yinka axes: the enemy attempted to advance towards Novokalynove, Krasnohorivka, Stepove, Pervomais’ke, and Mar’yinka. However, all attempts have failed. russian artillery shelled the vicinities of Novokalynove, Krasnohorivka, Hostre, Heorgiivka, Stepove, Lastochkine, Avdiivka, Tonen’ke, Pervomais’ke, Maryinka, Pobieda, Paraskoviivka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).
Shakhtars’ke axis: during the past day, the enemy shelled the vicinities of Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka, and Vremivka settlements (Donetsk oblast).
Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy stays in the defensive. russian forces shelled Novosilka and Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast); Hulyaipole, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, and Novoandriivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast); Antonivka and the city of Kherson.
russia continues to cynically use medical facilities of the temporarily occupied territories for their own purposes. Thus, Bilovodsk city hospital (Luhansk oblast) has been converted into a military hospital with 200x beds, that provides treatment to russian occupiers with minor injuries. Meanwhile, local population is denied access to the medical facility.
Recently, there has been a tendency for the russian invaders to refuse to follow the orders of their commanders. So, on March 23 of this year, due to refusing to perform a combat mission, about 70x people from the units of the Nevsky and Veterans volunteer formations were disarmed and taken to Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast. A similar incident occurred on March 25, when the personnel of the enemy’s reconnaissance company operating on the Avdiivka axis refused to carry out the order.
Over the past day, Ukrainian Air Force attacked 5x concentrations of russian troops and military equipment. At the same time, our defenders shot down 1x “Orlan-10" and 1x "ZALA" UAVs.
Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x command post, 6x concentrations of enemy troops, weapons and military equipment, 1x anti-aircraft missile complex, and 1x ammunition depot.
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