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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., July 13, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 13 July 2023 07:14

    Day 505 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    The russian federation continues to wage its war of aggression. Despite the significant losses, russia has not abandoned its plans to fully occupy Ukrainian territory.

    The adversary continues to kill civilians in Ukraine, ignore the laws and customs of war, and use terror tactics.

    Last night, the russian federation launched yet another air strike on Ukraine, using Iranian Shahed combat UAVs.

    Information on the aftermath of this terrorist attack is currently being updated.

    During the day of July 12, the russian occupiers attacked Ukraine with Iranian-made Shahed combat drones. A total of 15x kamikaze drones were used. Air defense of the Ukrainian Defense Forces intercepted 11x of the combat UAVs. In total, the enemy launched more than 60x air strikes and 64x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the attacks have killed and wounded civilians, including children, destroyed residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure.

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

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes, heavy fighting continues. During the day of July 12, there were more than 35x combat engagements.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary continues to maintain its military presence. During the day of July 12, the adversary fired mortars and artillery at more than 10x settlements, including in the vicinities of Huta-Studenetska (Chernihiv oblast), Vyntorivka, Manukhivka (Sumy oblast), Vidrodzhenivske, Izbytske, Zemlyanky (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the Ukrainian troops are standing their ground. The adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast). Fyholivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kupyansk, and Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire of the adversary.

    Lyman axis: during the day of July 12, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Novoselivske (Luhansk oblast). The invaders launched air strikes near Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Spirne, Vesele, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 15x settlements, including Nevske, Serebryanskyi forest, Bilohorivka (Luhansk), Spirne, Berestove, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast), were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Stupochky, Oleksandro-Shultyne, and Dyliivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 15x settlements, including Oleksandro-Shultyne, Dyliivka, Druzhba, Pivnichne, and Pivdenne (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled russian troops’ attacks in the vicinities of Avdiivka and Keramik (Donetsk oblast). The enemy launched an air strike near Panteleimonivka (Donetsk oblast). At the same time, the enemy fired artillery at more than 15x settlements, including Keramik, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Yasnobrodivka, and Karlivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinity of Maryinka. The enemy launched an air strike near Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders shelled more than 15x settlements, including Maryinka, Heorhiivka, Maksymilyanivka, Pobjeda, Yelyzavetivka, and Katerynivka.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Novomykhailivka and launched air strikes near Zolota Nyva, Makarivka, and Rivnopil (Donetsk oblast). The invaders shelled the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary focuses its main efforts on preventing further advance of Ukrainian troops. The invaders fired artillery at more than 20x settlements, including Levadne, Olhivske, Malynivka, Yehorivka, Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk oblast), Shlyakhove, Tyahynka, Romashkove, Sofiivka, Stanislav (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson. At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct the offensive operation on Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, consolidating their positions, firing artillery for effect on the identified enemy targets, and conducting counter-battery fire.

    During the day of July 12, Ukrainian Air Force launched 6x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, as well as 4x air strikes on the anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy.

    During the day of July 12, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x command post, 16x artillery systems at their firing positions, 4x anti-aircraft missile systems, and 2x electronic warfare stations of the adversary.

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