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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., April 21, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 21 April 2023 18:29

    Day 422 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    During the day of April 21, the adversary launched 2x missile and 28x air strikes, about 20x MLRS attacks. Last night, the enemy employed 12x Shahed-136 combat UAVs to launch air strikes, 8x of which were destroyed by Ukrainian defenders.

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

    The adversary’s main focus is the offensive operations on Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mar’inka, and Shakhtars’ke axes. Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled about 30x enemy attacks in these areas of the frontline during the day of April 21. The city of Bakhmut remains at the epicenter of the fighting.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. Certain units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine. Certain units of the territorial troops of the russian Armed Forces continue their deployment on the territory of belarus.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: a certain number of enemy troops remains stationed in the areas of Bryansk, Kursk, and Belgorod oblasts (russia) bordering Ukraine. During the day of April 21, the invaders shelled the settlements of Leonivka (Chernihiv oblast), Kindrativka (Sumy oblast), Hoptivka, and Vovchans’ki Khutory (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k axis: during the day of April 21, the adversary attempted to improve the tactical situation and conducted an assault near the settlement of Lyman Pershyi. To no success. Krasne Pershe, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kotlyarivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast) came under enemy fire.

    Lyman axis: the adversary did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of April 21. Stel’makhivka, Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Dibrova, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Ivanivka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Zvanivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations.

    Fierce fighting for the city of Bakhmut continues. The adversary attempted an advance near the settlement of Bohdanivka. Rozdolivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Oleksandro-Shul’tyne, Bila Hora, Dyliivka, Zalizne, Pivnichne, Pivdenne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary conducted offensive operations in the vicinities of Novokalynove, Stepove, and Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The invaders shelled the settlements of Novokalynove, Stepove, Avdiivka, Tonen’ke, Pervomais’ke, and Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast).

    Mar’inka axis: during the day of April 21, Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous adversary attacks in the vicinity of settlement of Mar’inka. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Heorhiivka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

    Shakhtars’ke axis: during the day of April 21, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Vuhledar. The invaders shelled the settlements of Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary stays on the defensive. During the day of April 21, the invaders fired mortars and artillery at the vicinities of Ol’hivs’ke, Pavlivka, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), as well as the city of Kherson.

    Recently, an occupation unit of about 300x recruited convicts arrived in the temporarily occupied Skadovs’k (Kherson oblast), allegedly to ensure law and order. Rumors are being spread among the occupiers about the prompt end of active combat to be followed by territorial concessions in favor of russia. The rumors are probably intended to boost the invaders’ morale. At the same time, certain combat units previously located in the city are reported to be gradually withdrawn from the settlement to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

    During the day of April 21, Ukrainian Air Force launched 1x air strike on a concentration of occupants’ troops and military equipment.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x concentrations of enemy troops, 1x anti-aircraft missiles and system, as well as 2x other important military targets of the enemy.

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