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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., April 30, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 30 April 2023 07:02

    Day 431 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    Despite the significant losses, russia has not abandoned its plans to occupy Ukrainian territory. The invaders target and shell military and civilian targets alike.

    During the day of April 29, the adversary launched 7x missile and 39x air strikes, 50x MLRS attacks. The attacks have killed and wounded civilians, destroyed and damaged private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure.

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

    The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mar’inka axes. 58x enemy attacks were repelled during the day of April 29. Bakhmut and Mar’inka are at the epicenter of the fighting.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no major changes in the operational situation. No signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were found.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy launched air strikes on Halahanivka and Leonivka. The settlements of Khrinivka, Zarichchya, Yeline, Tymonovychi, Leonivka, Krasnyi Khutir (Chernihiv oblast), Ukrainske, Seredyna-Buda, Stukalivka, Iskryskivshchyna, Shpyl’, Volfyne, Yunakivka, Mohrytsya (Sumy oblast), Chervona Zorya, Hoptivka, Krasne, Ternova, Vovchans’k, Vovchans’ki Khutory, and Nesterne (Kharkiv oblast) were shelled with mortars and artillery.

    Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations, actively uses UAVs to spot for artillery fire. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at Stroivka, Kam’yanka, Topoli, Fyholivka, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Lyman Pershyi, Kyslivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast), and Novoselivs’ke (Luhansk oblast).

    Lyman axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives towards Bilohorivka. Nevs’ke (Luhansk oblast), Novosadove, Tors’ke, Bilohorivka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk) came under artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations. Battles in the city of Bakhmut continue. In addition, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives towards the settlements of Ivanivske and Predtechyne. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Kostyantynivka, Bila Hora, Oleksandro-Shul’tyne, Dyliivka, Pivnichne, Toretsk, Shumy, Pivdenne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary conducted offensive operations in the vicinity of settlements of Avdiivka and Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The invaders shelled Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Karlivka, Vodyane, and Pervomais’ke.

    Mar’inka axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled adversary attacks in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka. In addition, Krasnohorivka, Pobjeda, and Paraskoviivka came under enemy fire.

    Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of April 29. The invaders shelled Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka, Shakhtars’ke, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary stays on the defensive. The invaders shelled numerous settlements, including Vremivka, Novosilka, Novopil’, Zelene Pole (Donetsk oblast), Ol’hivs’ke, Hulyaipole, Bilohir’ya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Havrylivka, Zmiivka, Beryslav, Kozats’ke, Ivanivka, Zymivnyk, Bilozerka, Dniprovs’ke, Kizomys (Kherson oblast), and Kherson.

    It is unsafe in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol. The large-scale fire that broke out at an oil depot near Kozacha bay on April 29 destroyed 10x oil products tanks with a total capacity of about 40,000 tonnes. Because of that, panic rumors spread through the city about the inability of russian air defense to secure its own strategic facilities. In turn, apprehending the beginning of the so-called “hot holiday season” in the temporarily occupied Crimea, russian servicemen started to apply for vacations specifying the desired locations in mainland russia.

    It is noteworthy that this oil depot provided fuel to the ships of the russian Black Sea Fleet, which launched missile strikes on cities of Ukraine. Civilians and civilian infrastructure were the targets of the russian terrorists. At the same time, according to the available information, there have been no casualties as a result of the fire at the oil depot.

    During the day of April 29, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 3x air strikes on the concentrations of occupant troops. Also, Ukrainian defenders intercepted 2x Shahed UAVs, 1x Orlan-10 reconnaissance UAV, and 1x more unidentified UAV of the enemy.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x concentrations of enemy troops, 2x fuel and lubricant depots, 2x air defense assets, 1x artillery unit, and 1x other important target of the adversary.

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