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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., March 24, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 24 March 2023 18:29

    Day 394 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    During the day, the enemy conducted 40x air and 5x missile strikes, and carried out more than 20x MLRS attacks against civilian infrastructure and positions of Ukrainian Defense Forces. The attacks resulted in casualties among civilian population.

    The threat of missile and air strikes remains high across Ukraine as the russia continues to use terror tactics.

    The enemy concentrates main efforts on offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mar’yinka, and Shakhtars’k axes. Ukrainian defenders repelled more than 38x enemy attacks there.

    Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly; there are no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groupings. russian military undergo further combat training in the republic of belarus. russia maintains enhanced military presence in the border areas of Kursk and Belgorod oblasts. During the day, the enemy shelled the vicinities of Horodyshche (Chernihiv oblast); Kharkivka, Iskryskivshchyna, Vorozhba, Bilopillya, Richki, and Myropillya (Sumy oblast); Basov, Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Krasne, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Ambarne, and Topoli (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in Serebryansk forestry area and in the vicinities of Hryanykivka and Bilohorivka. russian artillery units shelled the vicinities of Kam’yanka, Dvorichna, Hryanykivka, Zapadne, Kup’yans’k, and Pishchane (Kharkiv oblast); Stelmakhivka, Nevs’ke, Dibrova, and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast); as well as Terny and Spirne (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy makes further unsuccessful attempts to seize the town of Bakhmut and to attack Ukrainian positions in the vicinities of Orihovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivs’ke, and Stupochky settlements (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers shelled Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivs’ke, Chasiv Yar, Stupochki, Predtechyne, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Zalizne, Severny, and Torets’k.

    Avdiivka, Mar’yinka, and Shakhtars’k axes: the enemy attempted to advance towards Keramik, Stepove, Avdiivka, Severne, Pervomais’ke, and Pobieda settlements (Donetsk oblast). However, all attacks have failed. Avdiivka, Tonen’ke, Netaylove, Lastochkine, Heorgiivka, Mar’yinka, Pobieda, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Prechistivka, and Zolota Niva (Donetsk oblast) were subjects to numerous enemy attacks.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy stays on the defensive. However, the occupiers shelled Olhivs’ke, Malynivka, Chervone, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Orihiv, Novoandriivka, and Stepove (Zaporizhzhia oblast); Bilozerka and the city of Kherson.

    The invaders continue to put pressure on civilian population of the temporarily occupied settlements of Luhansk oblast of Ukraine. It is becoming more and more difficult to move between settlements. In particular, the village of Plugatar can be accessed only by local residents with special passes.

    During the day, Ukrainian Air Force conducted 16x air strikes on the concentrations of russian troops and military equipment.

    Our defenders shot down 1x Shahed-136 and 1x Lancet loitering munitions.

    At the same time, Ukrainian missiles and artillery troops attacked 2x command posts, 4x concentrations of enemy troops, weapons and military equipment, 2x anti-aircraft missile systems, 1x ammunition depot, 1x artillery system, and 2x electronic warfare stations.

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