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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 18.00, May 4, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 04 May 2023 18:42

    Day 435 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite the significant losses, they do not give up their plans to occupy our territory. The enemy continues to disregard the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, strikes, and fires both at military and civilian targets.

    During the night, the russian federation made another massive attack on the territory of Ukraine, using iranian strike UAVs "Shahed-136/131", 18x out of 24x were destroyed by our defenders.

    Today, the enemy launched 6x missile strikes on the cities of Kramatorsk and Zaporizhzhia, carried out 66x airstrikes and launched 33x rounds from MLRS on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Unfortunately, there are deaths and injuries among the civilian population, private residential buildings, educational institutions and other civilian infrastructure have been destroyed and damaged.

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

    The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive actions on the Lyman, Bakhmut, and Mar’yinka axes – about 50x enemy attacks were repelled. The fiercest battles continue for Bakhmut and Mar’yinka.

    Volyn’ and Polissya axes: no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were detected.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy carried out artillery and mortar attacks on the settlements of Yeline, Mykolaivka, Ivanivka, Buchki, Gremyach of the Chernihiv Oblast; Uralove, Porokhon, Studenok, Shalygine, Rivne and Boyaro-Lezhachi, Stukalyvka, Bilopillya, Oleksiivka, Yunakivka and Slavhorod of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Hlyboke, Vesele, Vovchanski Khutory, Karaichne, Bochkove and Budarky in the Kharkiv Oblast. Private houses were destroyed and damaged. There are wounded among the civilian population.

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy did not conduct offensive operations. The settlements of Kam’ianka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Liman Pershiy, Kislivka, Krokhmalne, and Berestov of the Kharkiv Oblast were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

    Lyman axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of the southwestern outskirts of Spirnyi. Makiivka, Andriivka, Grekivka, Dibrova, Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast were hit by artillery fire, as well as Torske, Verkhnokamyanske, Spirne of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Bakhmut axis: fighting continues in the city of Bakhmut. In addition during the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the vicinities of Bohdanivka and Markove. Nikiforivka, Vasyukivka, Novomarkove, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Diliivka, Zalizne, and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations. Fired at Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Netaylovye and Karlivka in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Mar’yinka axis: the enemy is trying to improve its tactical position. Numerous enemy attacks in the Mar’yinka area were repelled. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Pobyeda and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk Oblast got under enemy fire.

    Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy shelled Vugledar, Novoukrainka, Prechistivka and Shakhtars’ke in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy continues to conduct defensive operations. More than 50x settlements were shelled. Among them are Vremivka, Novosilka and Novopil’ of the Donetsk Oblast; Gulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, and Orihiv, Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Nikopol’, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast; Dudchany, Zmiivka, Ivanivka, Dniprovske, Kizomys of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

    russian occupying forces continue to suffer heavy losses on the battlefield. All medical facilities in the temporarily occupied territory are full of wounded occupiers. As a result, the enemy continues to equip civilian educational institutions as medical institutions. For example, in the village of Myrne, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the occupiers are converting the sports hall of the local school into a military hospital. At the same time, the russians force the teaching staff to continue the educational process with compulsory school attendance by children.

    During the day, aviation of the Defense Forces conducted 6x strikes on areas of concentration of enemy personnel. In addition, during this day, 4x barrage munition "Lancet" were destroyed. Missile and artillery troops hit 5x enemy areas of concentration of manpower, 2x enemy ammunition depots and 1x electronic warfare station.

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