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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., May 20, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 20 May 2023 18:36

    Day 451 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    During the day of May 20th, the enemy launched 3x missile and 56x air strikes, carried out more than 40x MLRS attacks. The civil infrastructure was destroyed. Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among civilians, private houses and other civilian infrastructure have been destroyed.

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

    The enemy is concentrating main efforts on the Kup’yans’k, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’inka axes. During the day, 39x combat clashes took place on the specified areas of the front. The fiercest battles are fought for Bakhmut and Mar’inka.

    Volyn’ and Polissya axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: during this day, the enemy forces carried out an airstrike in the area of Nesterne settlement of the Kharkiv Oblast, carried out mortar and artillery strikes on the settlements of Galaganivka in the Chernihiv Oblast; Golyshivske, Volfine, Kindrativka, Yunakivka, Uhroidy of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Udy, Kozacha Lopan’, Ternova, Hatyshche, Vovchans’k, Pletenivka, Pokalane, Nesterne, Budarky, Zemlianka, Ustinivka, and Hatne in the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kup’yans’k axis: during the day, the russian forces did not conduct offensive operations. They carried out airstrikes in the districts of Kislivka and Kotlyarivka of the Kharkiv Oblast. Topoli, Figolivka, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka and Berestovka of Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka of Luhansk Oblast were shelled by artillery and mortars.

    Lyman axis: during the day, the adversary did not conduct offensive operations. russians carried out airstrikes in the areas of Yampil’ and Spirne settlements. Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Belogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast; Tors’ke, Verkhn’okam’ians’ke and Spirne of the Donetsk Oblast were hit by artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy troops continue to conduct offensive actions. Heavy battles for the city of Bakhmut do not stop. In addition, the invaders conducted unsuccessful offensive actions on the axis of Bila Hora. Delivered missile strikes on the areas of Slov’iansk and Druzhkivka, and air strikes on the areas of Slov’iansk, Druzhkivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovs’ke, Bila Hora and Torets’k. Vasyukivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Chasiv Yar, Stupochki, Predtechine, Bila Hora of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by the enemy.

    Avdiivka axis: the russian forces conducted offensive actions in the vicinities of Novokalynovy, Avdiivka, Severny, albeit without success. During the day, they carried out an airstrike near Avdiivka, and conducted artillery shelling near the settlements of Novokalynove, Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, Karlivka and Nevels’ke of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Mar’inka axis: Ukrainian armed forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the city of Mar’inka. The enemy launched an air strike in the Krasnohorivka area. At the same time, Hostre, Heorgiyivka, Mar’inka and Pobeda of the Donetsk Oblast got under enemy fire.

    Shakhtars’k axis: the enemy forces carried out unsuccessful offensive operations in the Novomykhailivka area. At the same time, they carried out airstrikes near Vugledar and Prechistivka. russians shelled Paraskoviivka, Kostyantynivka, Novomykhailivka, Novoukrainka, Vugledar, and Prechistivka.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: russian forces are on the defensive. They carried out airstrikes on Poltavka settlement in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast and Beryslav and Kindyka in the Kherson Oblast. At the same time, they shelled more than 30x settlements. Among them are Vremivka, Novosilka, Zelene Pole, Novopil’ of the Donetsk Oblast; Ol’hivske, Hulyaipole, Biloghir’ya, Mala Tokmachka and Kam’ians’ke of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Nikopol’, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast; Zolota Balka, Vesele, Lviv, Antonivka, Dniprovs’ke, Veletens’ke of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

    The enemy continues to use civilian medical facilities in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine for their own purposes. Thus, the occupiers turned the upper floors of the Lutuginsky District Territorial Medical Association into a military hospital, and to cover it up, they left a children’s ward on the first floor. Currently, about 100x russian soldiers with injuries of varying degrees of severity are being treated at the medical facility. This number is the peak of the military hospital’s capacity. At the same time, medical assistance to the civilian population is not provided by the personnel of the military hospital.

    Ukrainian Air Force per day carried out 8x strikes on manpower and military equipment concentration areas.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 4x areas of weapons and equipment concentration, 1x ammunition depot, 4x artillery units at firing positions, 1 air defense system and 1x more important enemy target.

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