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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., November 18, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 18 November 2023 19:49

    Day 633 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    During the day of November 18, there were 64 combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 5 missile and 58 air strikes, 33 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Moreover, on the night of November 18, the enemy conducted air strikes on critical infrastructure facilities in Ukraine using Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. Ukrainian air defense shot down 29 of the 38 attack UAVs. russian terrorist attacks have unfortunately resulted in deaths and injuries among civilians. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The invaders launched an air strike near Stepok (Sumy oblast). Around 20 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Klyusy, Yanzhulivka, Mykhalchyna Sloboda (Chernihiv oblast), Znob-Novhorods’ke, Rozhkovychi, Chuikivka (Sumy oblast), Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Pletenivka (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy conducted failed assault operations in the vicinities of Synkivka and east of Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 6x attacks. The occupiers launched air strikes near Holubivka, Petropavlivka, Kucherivka, Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the adversary conducted offensives actions in the vicinity of Torske (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched an air strike near the settlements of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Terny, Spirne (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at around 15 settlements, including Makiyivka, Nevske (Luhansk oblast), Yampolivka, Torske, Dibrova, Spirne (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the invaders made assaults in the vicinities of Klishchiivka and Andriyivka (Donetsk oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 7 attacks. More than 20 settlements, including Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiyivka, Andriyivka, Druzhba, Pivdenne (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

    Avdiyivka axis: the enemy conducted failed assault operations east of Keramik, east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiyivka (Donetsk oblast), where the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 23 attacks. The invaders launched air strikes near Avdiyivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 15 settlements, including Keramik, Berdychi, Orlivka, Avdiyivka, Sjeverne, Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the adversary made unsuccessful assaults with air support in the vicinities of Maryinka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 21 attacks. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka, Yelyzavetivka (Donetsk oblast) were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

    Shakhtarske axis: the invaders conducted assault operations near Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast), to no success. Ukrainian defenders repelled 3 attacks in the area. The adversary launched an air strike near Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast). Around 10 settlements, including Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the invaders made unsuccessful assaults near Robotyne, Novoprokopivka and west of Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 25 settlements, including Luhivske. Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, Robotyne, Kamyanske Prymorske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

    Kherson axis: The settlements of Mykhailivka, Tyahynka, Veletenske (Kherson oblast) and the city of Kherson suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their offensive operation on Melitopol axis and offensive (assault) operations on Bakhmut axis, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, exhausting the enemy all along the front line.

    Near the settlement of Krynky, (Kherson oblast), about 20 servicemen of the russian occupation forces from the 144th separate motorized rifle brigade of the russian armed forces deserted from their combat positions.

    The russian occupiers continue to rob the civilian population of Ukraine, appropriating the grain harvest of civilians. For example, in the city of Berdyansk (Zaporizhzhia oblast), the so-called russian occupation “authorities” are trying to transport stolen wheat to their ports by barge.

    During the day of November 18, Ukrainian Air Force launched 6x air strikes on concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the occupiers. 

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1 concentration of troops, weapons and military equipment, 1 artillery system, 1 command post and 1x ammunition depot of the russian invaders.

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