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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., April 12, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 12 April 2023 18:12

    Day 413 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues. 

    During the day of April 12, the adversary launched 19 air strikes, more than 10 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and infrastructure in various settlements. Civilians were wounded.

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

    Despite the numerous losses in equipment and manpower, the enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes. 34 enemy attacks were repelled during the day of April 12. 

    Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes. Certain units of the territorial troops of the russian Armed Forces remain stationed in belarus. A comprehensive inspection of the combat readiness of the armed forces of the republic of belarus is underway. Individual formations and units have been brought to the highest levels of combat readiness. The inspected units were manned to strength by conscripting reserve servicemen. 

    The adversary retains presence of certain units in the areas of Kursk and Belgorod oblasts (russia) bordering Ukraine and continues the engineering development of terrain. During the day of April 12, the enemy shelled the settlements of Halahanivka, Zaliznyi Mist, Arkhypivka (Chernihiv oblast), Mefodivka, Bilopillya, Volfyne, Kindrativka, Varachyne, Basivka, Zapsillya (Sumy oblast), Veterynarne, Vovchansk, Varvarivka, Zemlyanky, Komisarove, and Kolodyazne (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: Topoli, Krasne Pershe, Dvorichna, Zapadne, and Kindrashivka (Kharkiv oblast) came under enemy fire.

    Lyman axis: during the day of April 12, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Bilohorivka. Novoselivske, Nevske, Pishchane, Kuzmyne, and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations, attempting to take full control of the city of Bakhmut. Fierce fighting continues. During the day of April 12, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives to the north of Khromove and near Bohdanivka.  The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled about 18 enemy attacks in this area of the frontline. Vasyukivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Kurdyumivka, Druzhba, and Zalizne (Donetsk oblast), among other settlements, were shelled by the enemy.

    Avdiivka and Maryinka axes: the adversary conducted offensive operations in the vicinities of Maryinka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). None of them were successful. The fiercest fighting in this area of the frontline is for Maryinka, where 14 enemy attacks were repelled. At the same time, the enemy shelled the settlements of Keramik, Novokalynove Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Netaylove, Nevelske, Karlivka, Heorhiivka, and Maryinka (Donetsk oblast). 

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of April 12. The enemy shelled the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Shakhtarske, Novoukrainka, Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, and Prechystivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary is defending. The invaders shelled Vremivka, Novopil (Donetsk oblast), Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Kachkarivka, Vesele, Antonivka, Inzhenerne, Zelenivka (Kherson oblast) and the city of Kherson, among other targets.

    The russian occupiers continue to leverage educational institutions of the temporarily occupied territories and use them for their own purposes. They set them up as military facilities, hiding behind human shields – the schoolchildren and the teaching staff. 

    For example, mobilized units of the russian occupation forces have arrived in the city of Skadovsk (Kherson oblast) in recent days. The personnel are accommodated in the buildings of educational institutions. At the same time, the occupiers are forcing the teaching staff to continue the educational process with the attendance being compulsory for the children. 

    This said, a humanitarian crisis is imminent in temporarily russia-occupied Skadovsk due to the growing shortage of medicines. The the russian so-called “authorities” put in office by the occupation forces have significantly limited the supply of all types of medicines to pharmacies. 

    During the day of April 12, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 6 air strikes on the concentrations of occupants’ personnel and military equipment. Also, 1 Orlan-10 UAV of the enemy was shot down.

    Units of the Ukrainian missile troops and artillery hit 4 concentrations of manpower, weapons, and military equipment, 1 ammunition depot, and 1 radar station of the enemy.

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