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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF as of 6 p.m., April 28, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 28 April 2023 18:16

    Day 429 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    During this day of April 28, the russian federation launched yet another massive missile attack on civilian facilities and residential buildings. Unfortunately, there were hits that killed and wounded civilians. Having failed to achieve the desired results on the battlefield, the russian aggressor cynically continues to use tactics of terror in gross violation of the rules of International Humanitarian Law.

    During the day of April 28, the adversary launched a total of 23 X-101 and X-555 cruise missiles. Ukrainian defenders destroyed 21 cruise missiles and 2 operational-tactical level UAVs. The cities of Uman (Cherkasy oblast), Dnipro, and Ukrainka (Kyiv oblast) suffered from russian missile terror. According to preliminary information, more than 20 civilians were killed, including 3 children. More than 10 apartment buildings and other civilian infrastructure were damaged. The enemy also launched 28 air strikes and 11 MLRS attacks.

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

    The adversary is focusing its main efforts on the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes. The invaders conducted more than 40 attacks in these areas of the frontline during the day of April 28. Bakhmut and Maryinka remain at the epicenter of the fighting, Ukrainian soldiers are bravely holding the line.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no major changes in the operational situation. No signs of formation of an offensive group.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary continues to maintain military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. During the day of April 28, the enemy launched air strikes on the settlements of Semenivka and Leonivka. The invaders shelled the settlements of Halahanivka, Leonivka, Buchky (Chernihiv oblast), Romashkove, Vilna Sloboda, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne, Obody (Sumy oblast), Morokhovets, Lyptsi, Hatyshche, Volokhivka, Nesterne, and Budarky (Kharkiv oblast) with mortars and artillery.

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations, actively using UAVs to spot for artillery fire. The adversary fired artillery and mortars at the settlements of Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Fyholivka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Lyman Pershyi, Synkivka, Kyslivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast), and Novoselivske (Luhansk oblast).

    Lyman axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives towards Bilohorivka. The invaders launched air strikes on the settlements of Nevske, Bilohorivka, Torske, Serebryanka, Spirne, and Ivanivka. Makiyivka, Nevske, Dibrova, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Verkhniokamyanske, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations. Battles in the city of Bakhmut continue. In addition, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive operations towards the settlements of Bohdanivka and Chasiv Yar during the day of April 28. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Hryhorivka, Ivanivske, Kostyantynivka, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Pivdenne, Nelipivka, and New York (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

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

    Maryinka axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled adversary attacks in the vicinity of settlements of Maryinka and Novomykhailivka. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Heorhiivka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of April 28. The invaders launched air strikes on Vuhledar, Prechystivka, and Shakhtarske (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary continues to defend. Yet, russian forces shelled more than 40 settlements, including Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Huliaipilske, Bilohirya, Vysoke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Mylove, Beryslav, Odradokamyanka, Vesele, Antonivka, Kherson, and Bilozerka (Kherson oblast).

    The adversary continues to use educational institutions of the temporarily occupied territories, having them re-purposed as military facilities, hiding behind a human shield of schoolchildren and the teaching staff.

    For example, russian occupation troops are stationed in the building of a local school in the settlement of Lubyanka (Luhansk oblast). The personnel is stationed in the buildings of educational institutions, as they force the teaching staff to continue the educational process, with the attendance of children and teaching staff being mandatory.

    The occupiers re-purposed the local hospital in Kalanchak (Kherson oblast) into a military hospital, where a large number of gravely wounded russians were brought to on April 27. The enemy used a KAMAZ-based medical truck to transport the casualties.

    During the day of April 28, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 4 air strikes on the concentrations of occupants’ troops and military equipment.

    Ukrainian of missile and artillery troops hit 3 command posts, 1 ammunition depot, and 4 concentrations of the adversary troops.

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