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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., May 23, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 23 May 2023 18:44

    Day 454 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    No missile strikes during the day of May 23. However, the adversary launched 25 air strikes and more than 20 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the attacks have killed and wounded civilians, damaged private residential buildings and administrative infrastructure.

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

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, and Mayinka axes. These areas of the frontline saw a total of 16 combat engagements during the day of May 23, with Bakhmut and Maryinka remaining at the epicenter of the fighting.

    Volyn and Polissia axes: no significant changes. 

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary continues to maintain military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. During the day of May 23, the invaders fired mortars and artillery at the settlements of Khrinivka, Yeline (Chernihiv oblast), Hudove, Vovkivka, Novomykolaivka, Velyka Pysarivka (Sumy oblast), Stohnii, Udy, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Morokhovets, Lyptsi, Neskuchne, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Pletenivka, Vovchansk, Varvarivka, Nesterne, Budarky, and Zemlyanky (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of May 23. The adversary fired artillery and mortars at Kamyanka, Topoli, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Masyutivka, Mala Shapkivka, Kindrashivka, Kupyansk, Tabaivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast), and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk oblast). 

    Lyman axis: during the day of May 23, the enemy conducted an unsuccessful offensive operations towards Bilohorivka, and launched an air strike. Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: during the day of May 23, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives toward the settlement of Khromove. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements of Bila Hora, Ozarianivka, and Toretsk. Kramatorsk, Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Stupochky, Kostyantynivka, Bila Hora, Toretsk, Pivnichne, Pivdenne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiyivka axis: the adversary did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of May 23. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novokalynove and Avdiyivka. The invaders fired artillery at the vicinities of settlements of Keramik, Ocheretyne, Lastochkyne, Avdiyivka, Sjeverne, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Netaylove, Karlivka, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinity of the city of Maryinka. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Maksymil’yanivka, Kurakhove, and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy launched an air strike in the vicinity of Prechystivka, shelled the settlements of Paraskoviyivka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, Zolota Nyva, and Velyka Novosilka.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary stays on the defensive. The invaders do not cease their tactics of destruction of the infrastructure of settlements near the line of active combat. During the day of May 23, the occupiers launched air strikes on Hulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Stepove (Zaporizhzhia oblast), fired artillery at Vremivka, Burlatske, Novosilka, Zelene Pole (Donetsk oblast), Olhivske, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaky, Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Zolota Balka, Vesele, Kozatske, Lvove, Antonivka, Kizomys, Stanislav (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson.

    The adversary continues to use civilian medical facilities in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine for its own purposes. Thus, the occupants turned Bilovodsk central district hospital into a military hospital. The medical facility is currently overcrowded with russian occupants with injuries of varying severity. 

    During the day of May 23, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 14 air strikes on the concentrations of enemy troops and military equipment, including 3 air strikes on the anti-aircraft missile systems. Also, 4 Shahed combat UAVs of the enemy were intercepted.

    The Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 3 command posts, 4 concentrations of weapons and military equipment, 1 ammunition depot, 2 artillery units at their firing positions, and 3 other important targets of the adversary.

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