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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., April 29, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 29 April 2023 18:34

    Day 430 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues. 

    During the day of April 29, the adversary launched 1 missile and 29 air strikes and around 12 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. The attacks have killed and wounded civilians, destroyed and damaged private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure.

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

    The adversary’s main efforts are the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, and Maryinka axes, with more than 40 adversary attacks repelled. The fiercest fighting is for Bakhmut and Maryinka, Ukrainian soldiers are bravely holding the line.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no major changes in the operational situation. No signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were found.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: during the day of April 29, the adversary launched air strikes on the settlements of Halahanivka and Leonivka. The invaders shelled the settlements of Khrinivka, Zarichchya (Chernihiv oblast), Ukrainske, Seredyna-Buda (Sumy oblast), Chervona Zorya, Hoptivka, Krasne, Ternova, Vovchansk, Vovchanski Khutory, and Nesterne (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 Stroivka, Kam’yanka, Topoli, Fyholivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Lyman Pershyi, Kyslivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast), and Novoselivske (Luhansk oblast). 

    Lyman axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives towards Bilohorivka. Nevske (Luhansk oblast), Novosadove, Torske, Bilohorivka, Verkhniokamyanske, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast) came under artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations. Heavy battles for the city of Bakhmut continue. In addition, during the day of April 29, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives towards the settlement of Predtechyne. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Kostyantynivka, Bila Hora, Oleksandro-Shul’tyne, Dyliivka, Pivnichne, Toretsk, Shumy, Pivdenne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Pervomais’ke. The invaders shelled the settlements of Novokalynove, Avdiyivka, Karlivka, Vodyane, and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast).

    Mar’inka axis: during the day of April 29, Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous adversary attacks in the vicinity of settlement of Maryinka and Novomykhailivka. Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobjeda, Paraskoviivka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of April 29. The invaders shelled the settlements of Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka, Shakhtarske, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary stays on the defensive. At the same time, during the day of April 29, the invaders shelled more than 20 settlements near the line of active combat. Among them are Vremivka, Novosilka, Novopil, Zelene Pole (Donetsk oblast), Ol’hivske, Hulyaipole, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhya oblast), Havrylivka, Zmiivka, Beryslav, Kozatske, Ivanivka, Zymivnyk, Bilozerka, Dniprovske, Kizomys (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson. 

    Cases of collective refusal to participate in active combat have become more frequent in the units of the russian occupation forces stationed in the vicinity of Maryinka. It has been established that the main drivers for the refusals are heavy casualties, late ammunition supplies, short supply of personal protective equipment, and russian troops being forced to launch assault operations with no heavy equipment or artillery support. 

    The russian occupation forces have reinforced the counterintelligence and police regime in the temporarily occupied territory of the Kerch Peninsula (Autonomous Republic of Crimea). Thus, since April 26, the occupiers have increased the number of patrols, reinforced police posts on local roads with russian Federal Security Service officers. They randomly check civilians, searching through their mobile phones, and whether they have russian passports.

    During the day of April 29, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 3 air strikes on the concentrations of occupants’ troops. Also, Ukrainian defenders intercepted 2 Shahed-136/131 UAVs, 1 Orlan-10 reconnaissance UAV, and 1 more unidentified UAV of the enemy.

    During the day of April 29, Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x concentrations of enemy troops, 2 fuel and lubricant depots, 2 air defence assets, 1 artillery unit, and 1 other important target of the adversary.

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