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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., April 20, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 20 April 2023 18:16

    Day 421 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    During the day, the enemy launched 17x air strikes and conducted 33x MLRS attacks on Ukrainian settlements and positions of Ukrainian Defense Forces. The attacks caused casualties among civilian population.

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

    russia concentrates main efforts on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mar’yinka and Shakhtars’ke axes – more than 40x enemy attacks were repelled. The fiercest battles are being fought for the city of Bakhmut.

    Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: operational situation has not changed significantly. Certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus remain in the areas bordering Ukraine. Certain units of russian territorial troops undergo training in belarus.

    russia maintains enhanced military presence in its Bryansk, Kursk, and Belgorod oblasts bordering Ukraine.

    During the day, the enemy shelled Yanzhulivka, Halaganivka, and Hremyachka (Chernihiv oblast); Stukalyvka and Pavlivka (Sumy oblast); Kozacha Lopan, Hoptivka, Neskuchne, and Khatne (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k axis: Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast) were subjects to artillery fire.

    Lyman axis: attempting to improve tactical situation, russian forces conducted unsuccessful attacks in the vicinities of Serebryansk forestry.

    Stelmakhivka, Nevs’ke, Dibrova, and Biloghorivka (Luhansk oblast); Ivanivka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke and Spirne (Donetsk oblast) came under artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to conduct offensive operations.

    The battle for Bakhmut continues. Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 22x enemy attacks.

    Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Zaliznyans’ke, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivs’ke, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Bila Hora, Druzhba, Zalizne, Nelipivka, and New York (Donetsk oblast) were shelled.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful attacks in the vicinities of Kamianka, Pervomais’ke, and Nevels’ke (Donetsk oblast). russian occupiers shelled Keramik, Stepove, Kamianka, Tonen’ke, Sjeverne, Karlivka, Pervomais’ke, and Nevels’ke.

    Mar’yinka axis: Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinities of Mar’yinka and Pobieda (Donetsk oblast).

    The enemy shelled Krasnohorivka, Maksimilianivka, Heorghiivka, Mar’yinka, Pobieda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtars’ke axis: during the day, the enemy attempted to advance in the vicinities of Prechistivka and Vuhledar. All attacks have failed.

    russian occupiers shelled Novoukrayinka, Velyka Novosilka, Zolota Niva, Prechistivka, and Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy stays on the defensive.

    russian occupiers shelled more than 40x settlements along the contact line, including Vremivka and Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast); Chervone, Hulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, and Orihiv (Zaporizhia oblast); Beryslav, Ivanivka, and Vesele (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson.

    Fearing leakage of information about their units, the russian occupiers have reinforced counter-intelligence measures in several districts of Kherson oblast. They dispatch additional patrols and conduct frequent searches of local houses. At the same time, during such inspections, the occupiers conduct surveys of citizens and offer them service in the armed forces of the russian federation.

    During the day, Ukrainian Air Force attacked 1x concentration of enemy troops, weapons and military equipment.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery troops attacked 3x enemy command posts.

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