Day 571 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.
The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, and attacks both military and civilian targets, which unfortunately results in civilian casualties.
During the day of September 17, there were 25 combat engagements. Also, the russian federation launched another strike against Ukraine with air-launched cruise missiles and Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs. As a result of combat operations, air defense destroyed 6x cruise missiles and 6 Shaheds. In total, the russian invaders launched 15 missile strikes, 44 air strikes and 35 MLRS strikes at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements.
The operational situation in the east and south of Ukraine remains difficult.
Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. There are no signs of offensive groups being formed. Certain units of the belarusian armed forces are performing tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy maintains its military presence in the border areas, continues shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Hirky, Pavlivka, Popivka (Sumy oblast). More than 20 settlements suffered enemy artillery and mortars fire, including Halahanivka, Hremyach (Chernihiv oblast), Seredyna-Buda, Koren’ok, Volfyne, Myropillya, Velyka Pysarivka (Sumy oblast), Ivashky, Kozacha Lopan, Nesterne, Kamyanka (Kharkiv oblast).
Kupyansk axis: the enemy launched an air strike in the vicinity of Nadiya (Luhansk oblast). The settlements of Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Kyslivka, Tabaivka, Krokhmalne (Kharkiv oblast) came under enemy artillery and mortars fire.
Lyman axis: the enemy did not conduct offensive (assault) actions. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Terny, Torske, Siversk, Vesele (Donetsk oblast). More than 10 settlements suffered enemy artillery and mortars fire, including Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Zarichne, Torske, Serebryanka, Verkhniokamyanske, Vesele (Donetsk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Forces successfully repelled 5 enemy attacks in the vicinities of Klishchiyivka and Bila Hora (Donetsk oblast). The enemy tried to restore the lost position in the vicinity of Andriyivka (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers launched air strikes near Andriyivka and New York (Donetsk oblast). More than 15 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortars fire, including Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Druzhba, Zalizne (Donetsk oblast).
Avdiyivka axis: the enemy conducted offensives in the vicinity of Avdiyivka (Donetsk oblast) to no success. The settlement of Avdiyivka suffered enemy air strike. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at about 10 settlements, including Stepove, Orlivka, Avdiyivka, Sjeverne, Nevelske, Keramik, (Donetsk oblast).
Maryinka axis: during the day of September 17, the Ukrainian defenders repelled as many as 10 enemy attacks in the vicinity of Maryinka. The adversary launched an air strike near Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy continues to shell artillery and mortars. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at various settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maksymilyanivka, Heorhiyivka, Maryinka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).
Shakhtarske axis: the adversary launched an air strike near the settlement of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast). Various settlements, including Vodyane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne, Urozhaine, Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortars fire.
Zaporizhzhia axis: the occupiers launched air strikes near the settlements of Verbove, Robotyne and Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 15 settlements, including Olhivske, Chervone, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Novoandriivka, Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the invaders launched air strikes near the settlements of Odradokamyanka and Mykolaivka (Kherson oblast) The russian occupiers fired artillery and mortars at about 10 settlements, including Novovorontsovka, Kachkarivka, Boryslav, Lvove, Kizomys (Kherson oblast).
At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct the offensive operation on Melitopol axis and offensives (assaults) on Bakhmut axis, destroying the enemy and step by step liberating the occupied territories.
During the day of September 17, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 9 air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary.
Missile troops hit 3 anti-aircraft missile systems, 9 artillery systems, 1 ammunition depot and 1 electronic warfare station of the russian invaders.
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