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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., April 25, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 25 April 2023 18:22

    Day 426 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues. 

    During the day of April 25, the russian occupiers launched 2 S-300 air defense system missile strikes at the center of the city of Kupyansk (Kharkiv oblast). The attacks have killed and wounded civilians, destroyed the building of a local history museum, which is not located near any military facility. Other civilian infrastructure was damaged as well. In addition, the enemy launched 6x air strikes and more than 10 MLRS attacks in other locations. 

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

    The adversary’s main efforts are the offensive operations on Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Maryinka axes. Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 36 enemy attacks in the above areas of the frontline during the day of April 25. The fiercest fighting is for Bakhmut and Maryinka.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of the formation of an enemy offensive group were found.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary fired artillery and mortars at the settlements of Leonivka (Chernihiv oblast), Koreniok, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne (Sumy oblast), Veterynarne, Zelene, Neskuchne, Strilecha, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, and Ambarne (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k axis: the settlements of Topoli, Kamyanka, Krasne Pershe, Fyholivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, and Kupyansk (Kharkiv oblast) were shelled by the enemy artillery and mortars.

    Lyman axis: the adversary did not conduct any offensive operations. Novoselivske, Nevske, Dibrova, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Yampil, Verkhniokamyanske Pereyizne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations. Heavy battles for the city of Bakhmut continue. In addition, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions towards the settlements of Bohdanivka, Khromove, and Klishchiivka during the day of April 25. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Bila Hora, Pivnichne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary conducted offensive operations near Sjeverne and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The invaders shelled the settlements of Novobakhmutivka, Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Lastochkyne, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Karlivka, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: during the day of April 25, Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous adversary attacks in the vicinity of settlement of Maryinka. Heorhiivka, Maryinka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, and Paraskoviivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of April 25. The invaders shelled the settlements of Vuhledar, Yehorivka, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Shakhtarske, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary stays on the defensive. More than 30 settlements were shelled, including Zatyshshya, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Hirke, Bilohirya (Zaporizhzhya oblast), Dudchany, Beryslav, Vesele, Vysuntsi, Inzhenerne, Kizomys (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson. A hit of 2 guided aerial bombs at the settlement of Kizomys, damaged more than 10 civilian houses, completely destroying 2 of them. A local church and other civilian infrastructure were also damaged.

    The adversary continues to use the children’s educational institutions in the temporarily occupied territories as it sees fit. The invaders re-purpose these as military facilities, hiding behind the “human shield” of children and teaching staff. 

    For example, up to 200 mobilized russian servicemen were deployed on the territory of one of the children’s camps in the settlement of Urzuf (Mariupol district, Donetsk oblast).

    The russian invaders continue their looting practices on the territory of Ukraine. In particular, servicemen of the russian occupation forces are searching houses in the settlement of Kardashynka (Skadovsk district, Kherson oblast) at night. They steal household appliances and cars from civilians. 

    During the day of April 25, Ukrainian Air Force launched 5 air strikes on the concentrations of russian troops and military equipment, and attacked 1 anti-aircraft missile system.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1 anti-aircraft missile system, 1 concentration of troops and military equipment, and 1 radar station of the russian aggressors.

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