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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., May 19, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 19 May 2023 18:35

    Day 450 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    During the day of May 19th, the enemy launched 6x missile and 51x air strikes, carried out more than 30x MLRS attacks. The civil infrastructure was destroyed. In particular, as a result of the shelling of Kryvyi Rih in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Stepnohirs’k in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, and Beryslav in the Kherson Oblast, civilians have been killed and injured, private houses and other civilian infrastructure have been destroyed.

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

    The enemy forces continue to focus its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’inka axes. During the day, 70x combat clashes took place on the indicated sections of the front. The heaviest battles for Bakhmut and Maryinka continue.

    Volyn’ and Polissya axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly, there are no signs of the formation of offensive groupings.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the russian forces carried out airstrikes in the vicinities of Volfine, Slavhorod, and Pletenivka settlements of the Sumy Oblast. They carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Bleshnya in Chernihiv Oblast and Malushyna in Sumy Oblast, as well as Udy, Gatishche, Pletenivka, Pokalyan, Budarka, Zemlianka and Topoli in Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kup’yans’k axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinities of Belogorivka, Luhansk Oblast. russians carried out airstrikes near Hryhorivka, Vilshanaya and Kislivka in the Kharkiv Oblast. Figolivka, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Lyman Pershyi, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Berestovka of the Kharkiv Oblast and Stel’makhivka of the Luhansk Oblast were shelled by enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Lyman axis: the enemy forces did not conduct offensive operations. Makiivka, Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Verkhn’okam’ians’ke and Spirne of the Donetsk Oblast were hit by artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the adversary continues to conduct offensive operations. Heavy fighting continues for the city of Bakhmut. The enemy also conducted unsuccessful offensive operations on the axis of Ivanovs’ke and Bila Gora.

    The occupiers carried out airstrikes in the areas of Orihovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovs’ke, Stupochki and Bila Gora settlements. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovs’ke, Chasiv Yar, Predtechine, Bila Gora, Diliivka, Druzhba and Severnyi of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy troops carried out offensive operations on the axis of Novokalynovy, Stepovy, Avdiivka and Pervomaiskyi, ableit without any success. They carried out an airstrike in the Avdiivka area, shelled with artillery fire near Novokalynovy, Berdychiv, Avdiivka, Tonenkoy, Pervomaiskyi, Karlivka, and Nevelskyi, Donetsk Oblast.

    Mar’inka axis: Ukrainian armed forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinities of Mar’inka. Krasnohorivka, Georgiivka, Mar’inka, Kurakhove and Katerynivka of the Donetsk Oblast got under fire.

    Shakhtars’k axis: during the day, the russian forces conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the area of Novomykhailivka. At the same time, they carried out airstrikes vicinities of Vugledar, Prechistivka and Zolota Niva. russians shelled the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, Bogoyavlenka, Maksimivka, Zolota Niva and Velyka Novosilka.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: russian forces are on the defensive. They launched an airstrike on the settlement of Kizomys.

    russians carried out shelling of populated areas. Among them are Hulyaipole, Novodanilivka, Mali Shcherbaki, Stepove, Kam’ians’ke and Plavni of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; as well as Zolota Balka, Beryslav, Stepanivka and the city of Kherson.

    According to confirmed information, the russian occupying forces connected the island of Dzharylgach with the occupied mainland part of the Kherson Oblast near the settlement of Lazurne, covering the crossing to the island with sand. It’s done with the aim to intensify the use of nature conservation area of the national park for military purposes. In particular, the occupiers set up a military training ground on the island.

    russian occupation forces continue to suffer heavy losses on the battlefield. As a result, the enemy continues to turn civilian educational institutions into medical facilities in the temporarily occupied territories. In particular, in the Golubivka settlement, Luhansk Oblast, the occupiers are turning a local school into a military hospital. About 50x wounded invaders were sent there for treatment.

    During the day, Ukrainian Air Force carried out 12x strikes on manpower and military equipment concentration areas, as well as 4x strikes on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

    During this day, our defenders destroyed 3x "Kalibr" cruise missiles, 16x "Shahed" iranian attack UAVs and 2x enemy reconnaissance UAVs of various types.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 1x control post, 6x concentration areas of weapons and military equipment, 2x artillery units at firing positions and 6x radio electronic warfare stations of the enemy.

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