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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., May 15, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 15 May 2023 18:27

    Day 446 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    During the day of May 15th, the enemy launched 2x missile strikes on Kostyantynivka, Donetsk Oblast, using the S-300 air defense system. In addition, russian forces carried out 38x airstrikes and launched more than 25 MLRS attacks.

    The threat of missile and air strikes remains across Ukraine.

    The enemy continues to concentrate its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’inka axes. In total, up to 37x firefights took place on specified axes. Heavy fighting continues in the cities of Bakhmut and Mar’inka.

    Volyn and Polissia axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Yeline, Murav’yi, Chernihiv Oblast; Vovkivka, Iskriskivshchyna, Volfyne, Shpyl’, Stepok of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Kozacha Lopan, Hoptivka, Luk’yantsi, Gatyshche, Budarky, Nesterne, Krugle, Zemlyanki, Staritsa in the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy does not stop trying to improve the tactical position. During this period, they conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the Masyutivka area. They carried out an airstrike in the area of the settlement of Kislivka. Dvorichanske, Kamianka, Krasne Pershe, Mitrofanivka, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kindrasivka, Kupyansk, Kislivka, Tabaivka, Berestov of Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka of Luhansk Oblast came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Lyman axis: during the day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations. russian forces carried out an air strike in the area of Spirny. Makiivka and Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Verkhn’okam’yans’ke and Spirne of the Donetsk Oblast were bombarded by russian artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to conduct offensive operations. Heavy fighting continues for Bakhmut. In addition, during the day, the adversary conducted unsuccessful attacks on the settlement of Ivanovske. Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivs’ke, Druzhba, Severnye, Petrivka, Toretsk of the Donetsk Oblast were subjected to enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: russian forces continue to destroy the infrastructure of settlements; carried out airstrikes on Avdiivka; shelled Stepove, Lastochkina, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske and Karlivka in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Mar’inka axis: Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinities of Mar’inka. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Gostre, Heorghiivka, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk Oblast were subjects to enemy fire.

    Shakhtars’k axis: during the day, the enemy shelled the settlements of Vugledar, Prechistivka, Novoukrainka, and Shakhtars’ke.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: russian occupiers stayed on the defensive. They carried out airstrikes on the settlements of Vil’ne Pole in the Donetsk Oblast, Mala Tokmachka in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, and Stanislav in the Kherson Oblast.

    Meanwhile, the occupiers shelled the settlements of Burlatske, Vilne Pole, Novopil’ of the Donetsk Oblast; Ol’hivske, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Hulyaipil’ske, Biloghir’ya, Mala Tokmachka, Orihiv and Kam’ians’ke of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, and the city of Kherson.

    Recently, in the temporarily captured territory of the Zaporizhia Oblast, the people who had agreed to cooperate with the russian occupiers were asked to write down an agreement of the renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship and accept russian citizenship instead. Those who refuse are threatened by the occupiers with dismissal from their jobs and further persecution.

    In order to strengthen control over the population in the temporarily occupied Crimea, operative groups of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB of the russian federation conduct raids on railway and bus stations. Crimean Tatars are first targets to be inspected.

    During the day, Ukrainian Air Force carried out 7x strikes on areas where the enemy’s personnel and military equipment were concentrated and 7x on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit the control post, 2x concentrations of russian troops, 3x artillery units at firing positions, 2x electronic warfare stations, and an ammunition depot.

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