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  • Situation update as of 6 p.m., May 17, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 17 May 2023 18:44

    Day 448 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues. 

    During the day, the russian invaders launched 5 missile strikes on the cities of Bakhmut and Kherson using the S-300 air defense system. Furthermore, they carried out 32 airstrikes and launched more than 40MLRS attacks on our troops and civilian areas. Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilians, private houses and other civil and administrative infrastructure have been damaged.

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

    The enemy continues to concentrate its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Maryinka axes. During the day, up to 25 firefights took place on specified axes. Heavy fighting continues in the cities of Bakhmut and Maryinka.

    Volyn and Polissia axes: no significant changes detected.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: russian forces carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Khotiyivka, Chernihiv Oblast; Novovasylivka, Komarivka, Volfyne of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Huryiv Kozachok, Udy, Okip, Kozacha Lopan, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Budarky, Zybyne, Ustynivka and Zarubinka in the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy does not stop trying to improve the tactical position. During the day. the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinities of Masyutivka and Novoselivske. Made an air strike near Pershotravnevogo. The settlements of Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Tabaivka, Berestovka of the Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka of the Luhansk Oblast were shelled by enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Lyman axis: during the day, the adversary carried out offensive operations in the Nevsky district of the Luhansk Oblast. russian forces carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bilogorivka, Verkhnokamyansky and Vesely. Makiyivka, Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Torske, Dibrova, Verkhnokamianske and Spirne of the Donetsk Oblast were hit by artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to conduct offensive operations. Heavy fighting continues for Bakhmut. Moreover, the enemy forces conducted unsuccessful offensive operations near the settlement of Ivanovske. They carried out airstrikes in the vicinities of Bakhmut, Kurdyumivka. 

    Vasyukivka, Zaliznyanske, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Predtechine, Bila Gora, Severny, Shumy of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by the enemy.

    Avdiivka axis: russian troops did not conduct any offensive opperations. They carried out airstrikes in the vicinities of Novokalynove, Avdiyivka, Novoselivka Persha and Pervomaiske settlements, and shelled Avdiyivka, Pervomaiskyi, Karlivka and Nevelskyi in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: Ukrainian Armed Forces forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinities of Maryinka. At the same time, the enemy carried out an airstrike on Krasnohorivka and shelled the settlements of Maryinka, Paraskoviyivka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Shakhtarsk axis: during the day, the enemy forces did not conduct offensive operations. They carried out an air strike in the area of Velyka Novosilka and shelled Vugledar, Prechistivka, and Novoukrayinka.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: russian forces are on the defensive. They carried out an airstrike on the settlement of Novopil in the Donetsk Oblast and Mala Tokmachka in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. At the same time, they shelled more than 20 settlements. Among them are Vremivka, Novosilka, Zelene Pole, Novopil of the Donetsk Oblast; Olhivske, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Shcherbaki, Stepove and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Zolota Balka, Kachkarivka, Chervonyi Mayak, Zmiyivka, Berislav, Tyaginka, Antonivka, Dniprovske, Kizomys, Shiroka Balka of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson itself.

    During the day, Ukrainian Air Force carried out 14 strikes on concentration of enemy's personnel and military equipment: 5 strikes hit the occupiers' anti-aircraft missile systems. In addition, our defenders destroyed 2 reconnaissance UAVs of the "Orlan-10" type.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 1 command post, 6 manpower concentration areas, 2 ammunition depots, 2 fuel and lubricant depots, 1 artillery unit in a firing position, 2 air defense facilities and 2 more important enemy targets.

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