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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., April 15, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 15 April 2023 18:43

    Day 416 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    The russian federation continues to wage its war of aggression. It completely ignores the International Humanitarian Law, as it launches strikes and shells civilian targets.

    During the day of April 15, the adversary launched 19x air, 4x missile strikes, more than 15x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian infrastructure in various settlements.

    The russian aggressor keeps using terror tactics. The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.

    The adversary suffers considerable losses, but does not abandon its plans to occupy Ukrainian territory. The invaders continue to focus their main efforts on the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mar’inka axes. Bakhmut, and Mar’inka remain at the epicenter of the fighting. During the day of April 15, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 40x enemy attacks in these areas of the frontline.

    Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no signs of the formation of adversary offensive groups were found. A comprehensive inspection of the combat readiness of the armed forces of the republic of belarus is underway. Certain units of the territorial troops of the russian Armed Forces continue their deployment on the territory of belarus.

    Certain enemy units are still present in the areas of Bryansk, Kursk, and Belgorod oblasts (russia) bordering Ukraine.

    During the day of April 15, the enemy shelled the settlements of Bunyakyne, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne, Shpyl’, Yunakivka (Sumy oblast), Kozacha Lopan’, Hatyshche, Vovchans’k, and Vovchans’ki Khutory (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy mined the area in the vicinities of four settlements. The invaders shelled the settlements of Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives near the settlement of Dibrova. Stel’makhivka, Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Ivanivka, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations. Fighting for the city of Bakhmut continues. The adversary attempted an attack in the vicinity of settlement of Khromove, to no success. Min’kivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Stupochky, Dyliivka, and New York, (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary conducted offensive operations in the vicinities of Sjeverne and Pervomais’ke, to no success. More than 10x settlements near the line of contact were shelled by the enemy. In particular, these are Keramik, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Pervomais’ke, and Karlivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Mar’inka axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinity of Mar’inka (Donetsk oblast). At the same time, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, Kurakhove, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

    Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of April 15. The invaders shelled the settlements of Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary continues to defend. During the day of April 15, the invaders shelled several settlements. Among them are Vremivka, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast), and the city of Kherson.

    To replenish its casualties, russia is conducting a campaign to support mobilization. All available methods are being used to popularize military service. The russian leadership promises its citizens high salaries and a social benefits package. In addition to the media, propagandists use propaganda leaflets of the respective content in public places. Recently, the campaigning was reported to intensify in Voronezh.

    During the day of April 15, Ukrainian Air Force launched 5x air strikes on the concentrations the occupiers. In the meantime, missile and artillery units hit 3x concentrations of troops, as well as 1x concentration of artillery, 1x radar station, 1x anti-aircraft missile system, and 1x ammunition depot.

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