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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 18.00, March 22, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 22 March 2023 18:46

    Day 392 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues. 

    The russian federation continues its armed aggression against Ukraine, focusing its main efforts on attempts to completely capture the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts within the administrative borders. The enemy continues to conduct offensive operations on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mar’yinka, and Shakhtars’k axes. The fiercest battles continue in the southern and northern parts of Bakhmut, and the enemy also carried out offensive actions on the Avdiivka axis in order to establish control over Avdiivka and Mar’yinka.

    The russian aggressor continues to use his usual terror tactics against the civilian population, shelling populated areas and critical infrastructure facilities.

    During the day, the enemy launched a missile attack on Zaporizhzhia, as a result of which 2x russian rockets hit a residential multi-storey building, there were deaths and injuries among civilians. The enemy also carried out 41x air strikes. In particular, the occupiers used 21x UAVs of the Shahed-136 type from the Bryansk Oblast of the russian federation, 16x of these drones were shot down. As a result of enemy UAV strikes, the russians hit the territory of a dormitory of a vocational college in Rzhyshchev in Kyiv Oblast, there were deaths and injuries among civilians, and a critical civilian infrastructure object in Zhytomyr Oblast was damaged. In addition, the invaders launched more than 30x attacks from MLRS.

    The threat of enemy missile strikes remains throughout the territory of Ukraine.

    Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly, the formation of offensive groups of the enemy has not been detected. The russian leadership continues to use the infrastructure of the republic of belarus to train its troops. The enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas. During the day, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Khrinivka, Myhalchyna Sloboda, Chernihiv Oblast; Atynske, Volfine and Popivka in the Sumy Oblast and Basove, Strelecha, Hlyboke and Vovchansk in the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk and Lyman axes: the enemy continues to try to break through our defenses. They led unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Makiivka and Bilogorivka settlements. The adversary carried out artillery shelling of the districts of Dvorichna, Kupyansk and Krokhmalne settlements of Kharkiv Oblast; Belogorivka - Luhansk, as well as Kolodyazi and Verkhnokamianske in Donetsk Oblast.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions, but its offensive potential is decreasing. The enemy does not stop trying to capture the city, losing a significant amount of manpower, weapons and military equipment. Our defenders repel numerous enemy attacks around the clock in the areas of Bakhmut, Bohdanivka and Predtechine settlements. Settlements near the contact line, including Vasyukivka, Mynkivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Bila Gora, Druzhba, Mayorsk, Zalizne and New York of the Donetsk Oblast, were hit by enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka, Mar’yinka, and Shakhtars’k axes: the enemy carried out offensive actions in the areas of Novokalynov, Stepove, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Lastochkine, Severna, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Mar’yinka, and Pobieda settlements without any success. In particular, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Karlivka, Krasnohorivka, Mar’yinka, Vugledar and Velika Novosilka of the Donetsk Oblast were under enemy fire.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy is conducting defensive operations. Areas of settlements near the contact line, in particular, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipilske, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Kamianske of the Zaporizhia Oblast, as well as Havrylivka, Beryslav, Vesele, Antonivka, Dniprovske, and the city of Kherson, were shelled.

    In the settlement of Vesele in the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, on the territory of the kindergarten, the russian occupying forces set up a military hospital.

    The russian criminal authorities continue measures for forced passporting of the population on the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Thus, in the settlements of the Kherson Oblast, the russian occupying so-called "authorities" have been threatening local residents since April to stop paying pensions in case of absence of a russian passport.

    At the same time, in the Starobil Vocational College of the Luhansk National Agrarian University, a meeting of teachers was held, who expressed dissatisfaction with the forced passporting of the teaching staff, due to the instruction of the occupying so-called "leadership" of the educational institution, that all employees of the college should receive a passport of a citizen of the russian federation by June 1. Teachers are not given the opportunity to resign at their own will. The occupiers took measures to forcibly disperse and stop the meetings.

    During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces struck the enemy's anti-aircraft missile complex, as well as 12x strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers.

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