Operational information on 15.03.2023
Day 385 of the full-scale Russian invasion continues.
The Russian Federation does not abandon its intentions to occupy Ukraine and continues its offensive despite the losses. The adversary focuses its main efforts on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka, and Shakhtarske axes.
Due to being incapable of defeating the Ukrainian Defense Forces, the Russian Federation is using terror tactics. It is shelling settlements in gross violation of the rules of International Humanitarian Law.
On March 15, the adversary launched 3 missile attacks, including on a civilian infrastructure facility in Kharkiv. The enemy also launched 26 air strikes and over 23 MLRS attacks.
The likelihood of further missile attacks across Ukraine remains high.
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no changes, no formation of offensive groups of the enemy were found. Training of Russian occupation troops at the training grounds of the republic of Belarus is ongoing. The adversary maintains its military presence in the border areas. On March 15, the enemy shelled the vicinities of settlements of Khrinivka (Chernihiv region), Atynske, Volfyne, Stepne, Kindrativka, Pokrovka, Hrabovske (Sumy region), Strilecha, Krasne, Starytsya, Vovchansk, Bochkove, Budarky, Ambarne, and Kolodyazne (Kharkiv region).
Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the adversary does not abandon its attempts to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops. The enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinities of the settlements of Bilohorivka and Spirne. The invaders fired artillery at the vicinities of settlements of Dvorichna, Hryanykivka, Kupyansk, Krokhmalne (Kharkiv region), Novoselivske, Nevske, Dibrova, Bilohorivka (Luhansk), Kolodyazi, Siversk, Spirne, and Fedorivka (Donetsk region).
Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to assault the city of Bakhmut. Ukrainian defenders repelled adversary attacks in the vicinities of the settlements of Orikhovo-Vasylivka and Bohdanivka. In particular, Pryvillya, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Predtechyne, Oleksandro-Shul’tyne, Kurdyumivka, Ozarianivka, and Shumy (Donetsk region) came under enemy fire.
Avdiivka, Marinka, and Shakhtarske axes: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinities of settlements of Stepove, Kamyanka, Sjeverne, Marinka, and Vuhledar. Kam’yanka, Lastochkyne, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Heorhiivka, Nevelske, Pobjeda, Vuhledar, Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, and several other settlements of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire.
Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary is defending. The enemy shelled the vicinities of settlements near the line of contact, including Olhivske, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia region), Tokarivka, Antonivka, and the city of Kherson.
Due to being powerless against the Ukrainian Defense Forces, the occupiers are fighting against the civilians in the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region. After the enemy concentrations were effectively hit over March 12-13 and the resulting heavy losses, the invaders are intensifying security measures in certain settlements. The Russian occupiers usually travel in civilian cars taken from local residents. Also, a convoy of occupants carrying looted property was reported moving toward Crimea on March 14.
In another village in the Kherson region, the enemy is conducting counter-sabotage activities. To justify their actions, they accuse the villagers of killing a Russian soldier whose body was found.
On March 15, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 8x air strikes on the concentrations of occupants’ personnel and military equipment.
Also, Ukrainian units shot down 1 enemy Su-25 aircraft.
On March 15, missile troops and artillery units hit 1 command post, 3 concentrations of enemy personnel and military equipment, 2 radar stations, 1 electronic warfare station, and 1 anti-aircraft missile system at its firing position.
Glory to Ukraine!