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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6:00 a.m., May 5, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 05 May 2023 06:56

    Day 436 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    During the day of May 4, the russian federation launched a massive attack on the territory of Ukraine employing Iranian Shahed combat UAVs. 18 of them were intercepted by Ukrainian Defense Forces.  

    The russian federation continues to use terror tactics. During the day of May 4, the adversary launched 10 missile strikes on the cities of Kramatorsk and Zaporizhzhia, 75 air strikes and 65 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. The attacks have killed and wounded civilians, destroyed and damaged private residential buildings, educational institutions, kindergartens, and other civilian infrastructure.

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

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, and Maryinka axes, where Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled about 60 attacks during the day of May 4. The fiercest fighting is underway for Bakhmut and Maryinka.

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

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary continues to shell Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia, improves the engineering development of the area. During the day of May 4, the invaders shelled the settlements of Yeline, Mykolaivka, Ivanivka, Buchky, Hremyach (Chernihiv oblast), Uralove, Porokhon, Studenok, Shalyhyne, Rivne, Boyaro-Lezhachi, Stukalivka, Bilopillya, Tymofiivka, Kindrativka, Oleksiivka, Yunakivka, Slavhorod (Sumy oblast), Chervona Zorya, Hlyboke, Lyptsi, Vesele, Ohirtseve, Vovchans’ki Khutory, Karaichne, Bochkove, Budarky, Komisarove, Kolodyazne, and Krasne Pershe (Kharkiv oblast). Private houses were destroyed and damaged. Civilians were wounded.

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations. The adversary fired artillery and mortars at Fyholivka, Novomlynsk, Kamyanka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Lyman Pershyi, Kyslivka, Kotlyarivka, Krokhmalne, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast). 

    Lyman axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Bilohorivka and the southwestern outskirts of Spirne. Stelmakhivka, Andriivka, Hrekivka, Makiivka, Nevske, Pishchane, Dibrova, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Siversk, Verkhniokamyanske, Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: fighting in the city of Bakhmut continues. The enemy also conducted unsuccessful offensive operations towards the settlements of Bohdanivka and Markove. Nykyforivka, Vasyukivka, Novomarkove, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Dyliivka, Zalizne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary did not conduct any offensive operations.  The invaders shelled Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Netaylove, and Karlivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the adversary is attempting to improve its tactical position. Numerous enemy attacks in Maryinka were repelled during the day of May 4. At the same time, the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

    Shakhtarske axis, the enemy shelled Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka, and Shakhtarske (Donetsk Oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the occupiers stay on the defensive. More than 55 settlements were shelled, Including Vremivka, Novosilka, Novopil (Donetsk oblast), Malynivka, Novoandriyivka, Mali Shcherbaky, Stepove, Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk oblast), Mykhailivka, Kozatske, Lvove, Novotyahynka, Sofiyivka (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson. 

    The invaders keep forcing their passports on the Ukrainian citizens in Stanychno-Luhanskyi district (Luhansk oblast). Thus, according to an order of the russian so-called “administration” put in office by the occupation forces, the heads of local organizations and enterprises were instructed to report the progress of the passportization among the locals.

    During the day of May 4, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 6 air strikes on the concentrations of enemy troops. 

    In addition, 4 Lancet loitering munitions were intercepted.

    During the day of May 4, Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1 command post, 8 concentrations of enemy troops, 2 ammunition depots, and 1 enemy electronic warfare system.

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