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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., March 31, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 31 March 2023 06:49

    Day 401 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun.

    Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched 11x missile and 4x air strikes, and conducted 43x MLRS attacks.

    russia continues to ignore laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics against ordinary Ukrainian citizens. At night, using the S-300 air defense system, the enemy launched 9x rockets at the civilian infrastructure of the city of Kharkiv. Moreover, russia launched 10x "Shakhed-136" loitering munitions, 9x of them were intercepted by our defenders.

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

    Kup’yans’k, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’yinka axes: the enemy concentrates main efforts on further offensive actions. Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled more than 80x enemy attacks. Bilohorivka, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mar’yinka are at the midst of the hostilities.

    Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: operational situation has not changed significantly; and there are no signs of the formation of offensive groupings. russian militaries continue their combat trainings at the training grounds in the republic of belarus. Moreover, russia maintains military presence in the border areas of its Kursk and Belgorod oblasts. During the past day, the enemy shelled Hirs’k (Chernihiv oblast); Novovasylivka, Nova Huta, Stukalyvka, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne, and Katerynivka (Sumy oblast); as well as more than 15x settlements in Kharkiv oblast, including, Kozacha Lopan, Strilecha, Oliynikove, Neskuchne, Vilcha, Krasne Pershe, and Topolia.

    Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the vicinities of Stelmakhivka, Kuzmyne, and Berestove.

    Dvorichans’ke, Zapadne, Dvorichna, Masyutivka, Synkivka, Kup’yans’k, and Krokhmalne (Kharkiv oblast); Novoselivs’ke, Nevs’ke, and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast); as well as Rozdolivka, Kolodyazi, Tors’ke, Sivers’k, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast) were subjects to heavy shelling.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy makes further attempts to seize the town of Bakhmut. Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 22x attacks. At the same time, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the vicinities of Orihovo-Vasylivka (Donetsk oblast). Moreover, the occupiers shelled Minkivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Druzhkivka, and Bakhmut (Donetsk oblast).

    Avdiivka and Mar’yinka axes: the enemy attempted to advance towards Novobakhmutivka, Novokalynove, Stepove, Avdiivka, Severne, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, and Mar’yynka (Donetsk oblast). All attacks have failed.

    The occupiers shelled Novokalynove, Keramik, Novoselivka Persha, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Nevels’ke, Krasnohorivka, Mar’yinka, Heorgiivka, Kurakhove, Ostrivs’ke, Pobieda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy shelled Vuhledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Nyva, Shakhtars’ke and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast) during the day.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the occupiers attacked more than 30x settlements, including, Novosilka and Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast); Olhivske, Charivne, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka, and Shcherbaky (Zaporizhzhia oblast); and Novooleksandrivka, Kozats’ke, Ivanivka, Inzhenerne, Yantarne, and Kizomys (Kherson oblast).

    Over the past day, Ukrainian Air Force delivered 6x air strikes on the concentrations of russian troops. Ukrainian missile and artillery troops attacked 1x command post, 6x concentrations of enemy troops, 2x ammunition depots and 2x fuel and lubricants warehouses.

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