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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., May 15, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 15 May 2023 07:07

    Day 446 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    Last night, russian terrorists attacked Ukraine with Shahed kamikaze drones yet again. Information on the aftermath of this attack is currently being updated.

    During the day of May 14, the adversary launched 11x missile attacks, in particular on the cities of Kharkiv, Kostyantynivka, and village of Zolochiv. In addition, the invaders launched 41x air strikes and 74x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. The attacks caused civilian casualties, damage and destruction of private housing and other civilian infrastructure.

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

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mar’inka axes, with 46x combat engagements taking place. Bakhmut, and Mar’inka remain at the epicenter of the fighting.

    Volyn, and Polissya axes: no significant changes or signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were found.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary continues to maintain military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine.

    The invaders shelled Hirs’k, Leonivka, Popivka (Chernihiv oblast), Volfyne, Sadky, Mohrytsya (Sumy oblast), Oleksandrivka, and Starytsya (Kharkiv oblast) with mortars and artillery.

    Kup’yans’k axis: the occupiers conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Masyutivka and Syn’kivka. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements of Vil’shana and Kyslivka. The adversary fired artillery and mortars at Kam’yanka, Topoli, Krasne Pershe, Fyholivka, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kindrashivka, Tabaivka (Kharkiv oblast), and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast).

    Lyman axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements of Yampil’, Dibrova, Bilohorivka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, and Spirne. Makiivka (Luhansk oblast), Bilohorivka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, and Berestove (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations. Heavy battles for the city of Bakhmut continue. In addition, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive operations towards the settlements of Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, and Predtechyne during the day of May 14. The invaders launched air strikes near Ivanivske and Stupochky. Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Chervone, Kostyantynivka, Druzhba, Pivnichne, Toretsk, Shumy (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novokalynove and Avdiivka, shelled Stepove, Lastochkyne, Avdiivka, Tonen’ke, Netaylove, Pervomais’ke, and Karlivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Mar’inka axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinity of the city of Mar’inka. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

    Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of May 14. The invaders shelled the settlements of Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, and Prechystivka.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary stays on the defensive. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements of Kizomys and Stanislav (Kherson oblast). Also, russian forces shelled around 40x settlements, including Vremivka, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohir’ya, Mala Tokmachka, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Nikopol’ (Dnipropetrovsk oblast), Zolota Balka, Vesele, L’vove, Antonivka, Dniprovs’ke, Kizomys (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson.

    The adversary continues its attempts to replenish casualties through forced mobilization in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Thus, in a number of settlements of Kherson oblast, men who had previously renounced Ukrainian citizenship in favor of russian citizenship were reported to be forcibly detained. After the detention, during initial interview, the occupiers demand that these citizens pay an illegal monetary reward to postpone the mobilization. Persons who refuse or do not have the required amount of money to pay the bribe are sent to field camps and undergo an accelerated boot camp course. After that, these people are sent to settlements bordering the line of contact.

    During the day of May 14, Ukrainian Air Force launched 17x air strikes on the concentrations of troops and military equipment of the adversary. Also, Ukrainian defenders intercepted 2x Orlan-10 reconnaissance UAVs and 1x Supercam UAV of the enemy.

    The Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x command post, 6x concentrations of troops, 4x artillery units at their firing positions, 1x air defense asset, and 7x other important targets of the adversary.

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