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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., June 18, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 18 June 2023 19:02

    Day 480 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite the significant losses, they do not give up plans for the full occupation of Ukraine.

    The occupiers continue to kill the civilian population of Ukraine, and continue to ignore the laws and customs of war, using terror tactics, striking and bombarding both military and civilian objects.

    During the day of June 18, the enemy carried out more than 40 airstrikes, launched 60 MLRS attacks on Ukrainian settlements and Ukrainian Defense Forces. Unfortunately, there are civilian deaths and injuries, including children, and damage to critical infrastructure done, more than 20 residential buildings, schools and other civilian infrastructure destroyed and damaged.

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

    The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Maryinka axes – 21 combat clashes took place.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes detected. There is no signs of the formation enemy groupings.

    On the training grounds of the republic of belarus, combat training and coordination of units of the russian armed forces are ongoing before they are sent to the frontlines in Ukraine.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces maintain an enhanced presence in the Ukrainian border. They carried out airstrikes at Ohirtseve, Budarka, and Vesele of the Kharkiv Oblast. Shelled with mortars and artillery Karpovych, Chernihiv Oblast; Seredyna-Buda, Porokhon, Rozhkovichi, Tovstodubov, Bachivsk, Bilopylla, Iskriskivshchyna, Hiryne, Popivka, Kindrativka, Stepne, Pisarivka, Basivka, Loknia, Myropylla, Stepok of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Velyka Pisarivka, Huryev Kozachok, Veterinarne, Vovchansk, Budarky, Zemlyanky, Bologivka, Odnorobivka, Udy, Strelecha, Lukyantsi, Vovchanski Khutory in Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: the occupiers conducted offensives near Novoselivskyi, Luhansk Oblast, albeit without success. They launched an airstrike at Kislivka in the Kharkiv Oblast. Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kupyansk, Kislivka and Berestov of the Kharkiv Oblast were shelled byenemy artillery and mortars.

    Lyman axis: the enemy forces carried out offensive operations in the vicinities of Spirnyi, Luhansk Oblast, without success. They carried out airstrikes at Belogorivka and Myrne in the Luhansk Oblast. Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Torske, Verkhniokamyanske, Rozdolivka and Spirne of the Donetsk Oblast were under artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the adversary carried out unsuccessful offensive operations in the direction of Orihovo-Vasylivka. They carried out airstrikes on the settlements of Ivanovske, Severnye, Bila Hora and Toretsk. Areas of Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Bohdanivka, Kalynivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Ozaryanivka, Bila Hora, Kostyantynivka, Pivnichne of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by enemy artillery.

    Avdiyivka axis: russian forces launched an airstrike in the area of the city of Avdiyivka. Shelled Keramik, Novokalynove, Stepove, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Karlivka, Berdychi, Lastochkine, Avdiyivka, and Severne settlements of Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: our defenders repelled all enemy attacks in the vicinities of Maryinka. The enemy launched an air strike there. At the same time, they shelled Krasnohorivka, Hostre, Georgiyivka, Maryinka, Pobieda, Maksimilianivka and Illinka settlements of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Shakhtarsk axis: the enemy forces carried out offensives in the vicinities of Novomykhailivka and Vugledar of the Donetsk Oblast, albeit without success. They carried out airstrikes in the areas of Zoloty Niva and Blagodatny of the Donetsk Oblast. Shelled Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka, Blagodatne, Vugledar, Bogoyavlenka, Novoukrayinka, Prechistivka, Shakhtarske, Velyka Novosilka of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: russian forces are on the defensive. The enemy forces carried out airstrikes in the vicinities of Makarivka in Donetsk Oblast, Levadny, Malaya Tokmachka and Novodanilivka in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, and Kozatskyi in Kherson Oblast. They shelled the settlements of Vremivka and Makarivka in the Donetsk Oblast; Zelene Pole, Novodarivka, Levadne, Malynivka, Zatyshsha, Hulyaipole, Hulyaipilske, Orihiv, Lobkovo, Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Mykhailivka, Novodmytrivka, Havrylivka, Kachkarivka, Berislav, Tomarine, Vesele, Kozatske, Burgunka, Virivka, Ivanivka, Antonivka, Kherson, Dniprovske, Kizomys, Sofiyivka, Myrolyubivka of the Kherson Oblast and Ochakiv of the Mykolaiv Oblast.

    In the settlement of Pokrovske, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the engineering units of the russian forces are mining the private land plots of local residents who refused to obtain a russian passport and left to the territory controlled by Ukraine.

    However, agricultural plots of local collaborators are not subject to mining.

    Ukrainian Air Force carried out 7 strikes on enemy manpower concentrations and destroyed 1 anti-aircraft missile system.

    Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed an enemy Ka-52 helicopter, 3 Iranian strike UAVs of the "Shahed" type and 5 reconnaissance UAVs.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 2 enemy control points, 4 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2 concentrations of manpower and military equipment, and 2 of ammunition depots.

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