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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 p.m., February 18, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 18 February 2023 18:20

    Day 360 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    During the day, the russian federation launched 16x missile strikes, in particular on the civilian infrastructure of the city of Khmelnytskyi and a settlement Ukrains`k of the Donetsk Oblast. As a result, there is damage to residential buildings and victims among the civilian population. In addition, the enemy carried out 4x air strikes and more than 30x attacks from MLRS.

    The threat of further strikes by the russian federation remains high throughout the territory of Ukraine.

    The enemy does not give up his invasion plans, despite significant losses. The main efforts are focused on conducting offensive operations in the Kup’yansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk axes.

    Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no enemy offensive groups were detected. Areas of more than 20 settlements were subjected to enemy shelling. Among them are Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Strilecha, Ohirtseve, Vesele, Krasne Pershe in Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kup’yansk and Lyman axes: the enemy shelled the settlements of Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, Kup’yansk, and Berestove in the Kharkiv Oblast; Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Chervonopopivka, Dibrova, Bilogorivka of Luhansk Oblast and Spirne – Donetsk Oblast.

    Bakhmut axis: more than 18 areas of settlements, in particular, Zaliznianske, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka and New York of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled.

    Avdiivka and Shakhtar axes: the enemy fired artillery at 13 settlements. Among them are Avdiivka, Vodyane, Vesele, Nevelske, Georgiivka, Mar’yinka, Bogoyavlenka, Velyka Novosilka, Zolota Nyva, Vugledar and Neskuchne of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the areas of the settlements of Vremivka of the Donetsk Oblast and Malynivka, Stepove, Mali Shcherbaky, Novodanylivka, Mala Tokmachka and Biloghirya – Zaporizhzhia Oblast were damaged by fire.

    Kherson axes: the suburbs and the city of Kherson, as well as the districts of more than 20 settlements, including Beryslav, Kozatske, Vesele, Antonivka, Veletenske, and Berehove of the Kherson Oblast, were affected by enemy artillery fire.

    In order to form a negative attitude towards Ukraine and discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine among the civilian population in the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson Oblast, the enemy conducts artillery fire on the territories controlled by them. Medical institutions, residential buildings and educational institutions are affected.

    Aviation of the Defense Forces during the day made 4x strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers.

    During the current day, the defense forces destroyed 2x ‘Caliber’ cruise missiles.

    Units of missile and artillery troops of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, at the same time, struck one area of concentration of the enemy’s manpower.

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