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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., July 13, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 13 July 2023 18:59

    Day 505 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    During the day July 13, the russian occupiers launched a missile-air strike on the territory of Ukraine, using 2x Caliber cruise missiles, 1x Iskander-M ballistic missile and 20x Iranian strike UAVs "Shahed-136/131". As a result of the successful combat work of Anti-Air Defense units, fighter jets, mobile fire groups and other components of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, 2 Caliber cruise missiles and 20x strike drones were destroyed.

    In addition, the enemy carried out 46x airstrikes and about 40x MRLS attacks on Ukrainian cities and Ukrainian Armed Forces. Unfortunately, some civilians, including children got under fire, houses and other civil and administrative infrastructure were destroyed.

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

    The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka axes, heavy battles continue. About 20x combat clashes took place during the day.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes detected. There are no signs of the formation of offensive groupings. Armed Forces of belarus continue to perform tasks in the Ukrainian border.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces maintain an enhanced military presence. They carried out an airstrike at Veterinary of the Kharkiv Oblast. The adversary shelled with mortars and artillery more than 15x settlements, in particular, Kamin of the Chernihiv Oblast; Pokrovka, Ryasne of Sumy Oblast and Muravske, Oliynikove, Riznikove, Bologivka of Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: our soldiers are holding their ground. The enemy launched an airstrike at Kislivka of the Kharkiv Oblast. Stroivka, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kupyansk of the Kharkiv Oblast shelled by enemy artillery and mortars.

    Lyman axis: the enemy forces carried out unsuccessful offensives east of Nevske in the Luhansk Oblast and east of Terni in Donetsk Oblast. They carried out airstrikes at Nevske and Belogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast. More than 10x settlements, including Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Torske, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Rozdolivka of the Donetsk Oblast, were under artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: under heavy fire from the enemy aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled all enemy attacks in the Berkhivka area. More than 15x settlements, including Vasyukivka, Chasiv Yar, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Diliivka, and North of Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by enemy artillery.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy launched an air strike at Avdiivka. russians shelled more than 10x settlements, in particular Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: Defense Forces continue to hold back the advance of russian troops in the vicinities of Maryinka of the Donetsk Oblast. The enemy shelled more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Georgiivka in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Shakhtarsk axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the Novomykhailivka area and carried out an airstrike near Makarivka, Donetsk Oblast. It shelled the settlements of Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Novoukrainka, Storozheve, Blagodatne, and Makarivka in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy is concentrating forces to prevent further advance of our troops. russians carried out airstrikes at Priyutny of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast and Kozatskyi – Kherson Oblast. They shelled more than 20x settlements, including Novodarivka, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Biloghirya, Orihiv of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Antonivka, Chornobayivka, Kizomys of the Kherson Oblast and Kherson. Defense Forces of Ukraine continue offensive operations on the Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, are equipping captured positions, and carry out counter-battery measures.

    The russian occupiers continue to use the practice of artificial resettlement and forced assimilation of Ukrainians in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Thus, in Henichesk district of the Kherson Oblast, the occupiers began the forced eviction to russia of Ukrainian citizens who had not received or refused to receive russian citizenship, including families with children and the elderly. Their places of residence are taken over by the occupiers, by representatives of national minorities from the poor sections of the population of the russian federation.

    Ukrainian Air Force conducted 5x strikes on enemy manpower and 2x on enemy anti-air defense systems.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment concentrations, 10x artillery units at firing positions and 1 counter-battery radar station.

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