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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., May 22, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 22 May 2023 18:30

    Day 453 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues. 

    The russian federation does not cease its plans to occupy our territory. The enemy cynically continues to use terror tactics.

    During the day of May 22th, the russian federation launched another massive missile and air strike against the civilian and critical infrastructure of Ukraine.

    In general, the enemy launched 21 missile strikes on the cities of Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia and populated areas of Kharkiv Oblast using 4 Kh-101/Kh-555 air-launched cruise missiles (destroyed by our defenders), 5 Kh-22 cruise missiles, 2 Iskander-M ballistic missiles, 5 S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles and 4 others (types to be determined).

    In addition, the enemy forces carried out 42 airstrikes, in particular, using Iranian strike UAVs of the "Shahed" type. According to detailed information, 21 out of 21 drones were destroyed by our defense forces. Also, the occupiers launched about 50 MLRS attacks on Ukrainian settlements and Ukrainian Defense Forces. Unfortunately, there are injuries among the civilian population, residential buildings, private houses, a kindergarten and other civilian infrastructure were damaged.

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

    The enemy forces continue to concentrate main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Maryinka axes.

    In total, up to 25 firefights occurred on specified axes. Heavy fighting continues in the cities of Bakhmut and Maryinka.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly, there are no signs of the formation of offensive groupings. 

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: russia continues to maintain enhanced military presence in the areas bordering Ukraine. The adversary shelled with artillery and mortars such settlements: Tymonovychy, Halaganivka, and Zarechye of the Chernihiv Oblast; Khodyne, Hirky, Budky, Katerynivka, Tymofiyivka, Oleksandrivka in the Sumy Oblast, as well as Morozova Dolyna, Shevchenka, Kozacha Lopan, Hoptivka, Lukyantsi, Zelene, Staritsa, Hatyshche, Pletenivka, Vovchansk, Varvarivka, Nesterne, Budarky and Chugunivka in the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: russian invaders carried out airstrikes near the settlements of Orlyanske, Kislivka and Tabaivka of the Kharkiv Oblast. Kamianka, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kupyansk, Husynka, Tabaivka, Berestov in Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk Oblast were under artillery and mortar fire.

    Lyman axis: the enemy forces carried out airstrikes in the vicinities of Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Verkhniokamianske in the Donetsk Oblast. In particular, Nevske and Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast, Torske, Spirne and Vesele of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: russian troops continus to conduct offensive operations. Battles for the city of Bakhmut continue. The occupier forces launched airstrikes near Bakhmut and Ivanovsky. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Stupochki, Bila Hora, Toretsk, Severne, Pivdenne, and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were under enemy shelling.

    Avdiyivka axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful assault operations on Novokalynovy and Vodyanyi settlements. During this day, enemy airstrikes were carried out in the Avdiivka and Pervomaisky areas. russians shelled with artillery areas of Novokalynove, Berdychi, Avdiyivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske and Karlivka of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinities of Maryinka. In addition, the village of Pobieda, Donetsk Oblast, got under enemy shelling.

    Shakhtarsk axis: the enemy forces did not conduct any offensive operations. At the same time, they carried out airstrikes in the vicinities of Vugledar, Prechistivka and Zolotaya Niva and carried out artillery shelling of Vugledar, Novoukrainka and Prechistivka. 

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: russian forces are on the defensive. At the same time, they do not stop destroying the infrastructure of settlements, which are near the frontline. Enemy airstrikes were carried out in the vicinities of Mala Tokmachka and Novodanilivka of Zaporizhzhya Oblast. russian forces shelled: Vremivka, Novopil of the Donetsk Oblast; Olhivske, Hulyaipole, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriyivka, Mali Shcherbaki of the Zaporizhia Oblast and Zaporizhzhia city; Havrylivka, Beryslav, Vesele, Kozatske, Burgunka, Antonivka, Veletenske of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

    Ukrainian Air Force carried out 8x strikes on manpower and military equipment concentration areas, as well as 2 strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems.

    Ukrainian Armed Forces also destroyed a russian Mi-24 attack helicopter and an enemy reconnaissance UAV.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 3 weapons and military equipment concentrations, 3 ammunition warehouses, 11 artillery pieces and the enemy's radar station.

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