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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., 31 May 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 31 May 2023 18:38

    Day 462 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    During the day of 31 May, russians carried out 2x missile and 22x air strikes, launched about 20 MLRS attacks on Ukrainian settlements and Ukrainian Defence Forces.

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

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on attempts to completely occupy the Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts. During the day, Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled 16x enemy attacks.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: the operational situation remains stable, there are no signs of the formation of offensive groupings.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the russian forces continue to maintain an enhanced military presence on the border of Ukraine. They carried out mortar and artillery strikes on the Galaganivka in the Chernihiv Oblast, Seredyna-Buda, Fotovizh, Hirky, Atynske in the Sumy Oblast, as well as Udy, Hoptivka, Liptsi, Strelecha, Zelene, Ternova, Staritsa, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Pletenivka, Vovchanski Khutory, Ohirtseve, Mala Vovcha, Varvarivka, Chugunivka, Ambarne, Hryhorivka in Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy forces carried out unsuccessful offensives west of Masyutivka in the Kharkiv Oblast and on Novoselyvskyi and Stelmakhivka axes in the Luhansk Oblast. Enemy airstrikes recorded in Kislivka and Kotlyarivka districts of Kharkiv Oblast. Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Kislivka, Berestov in the Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivske in the Luhansk Oblast were under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Lyman axis: the occupiers carried out unsuccessful offensive operations in the Bilogorivka area. They carried out airstrikes in Terni and Siversk districts of Donetsk Oblast. Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Novosadove, Torske, Spirne of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the russian forces conducted unsuccessful offensive near the Orihovo-Vasylivka and Bila Gora. Kramatorsk, Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Predtechine, Bila Hora, Diliivka, Zalizne and New York of the Donetsk Oblast suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy forces did not conduct offensive. They carried out an airstrike in the Avdiivka area of the Donetsk Oblast. russians also shelled Novokalynove, Orlivka, Avdiivka, Tonenka, Severne, Netaylove, Karlivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: our defenders repelled all enemy attacks in the vicinities of Maryinka. The enemy launched an air strike, while Kurakhove, Maksimilyanivka, Heorgiivka, Maryinka, Pobyeda, Elizavetivka, Katerynivka, Kostyantynivka and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by artillery.

    Shakhtarsk axis: the enemy forces launched airstrikes in the area of Vugledar, Prechistivka. They shelled Bogoyavlenka, Vugledar, Novoukrainka, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Shakhtarske, and Velyka Novosilka.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: russian forces are on the defensive. Shelled settlements bordering the contact line, including: Vremivka, Vilne Pole, Novosilka, Zelene Pole, Novopil, Temyrivka of the Donetsk Oblast; Olgivske, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Hulyaipilske, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka and Stepove Kamianske, Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Beryslav, Kozatske, Ivanivka, Antonivka, Komysany, Dniprovske, Kizomys, Shiroka Balka of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

    Ukrainian Air Force conducted 9x strikes on manpower and military equipment concentration areas.

    Ukrainian Defence Forces shot down 2x enemy reconnaissance UAVs.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 1x control post, 1x artillery unit at a firing position, 2x ammunition depots and 2x electronic warfare stations.

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