Operational information on 16.02.2023
Day 358 of the full-scale Russian invasion continues.
On February 16, the adversary launched another missile attack on the territory of Ukraine. Ukrainian defenders shot down 16 out of 36 enemy missiles. In addition, the enemy launched 12 air strikes and more than 10 MLRS attacks, killing and wounding civilians.
The threat of strikes by the Russian Federation across Ukraine remains high.
The enemy has not yet abandoned its aggressive plans, despite significant losses. The invaders’ main focus is the offensive operations on Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtarske axes.
Volyn, Polissya, Siversk and Slobozhansk axes: certain adversary units remain stationed in the areas bordering Ukraine, but no offensive groups have been found. On February 16, the vicinities of settlements of Popivka, Bachivsk, Partyzanske (Sumy region), Veterynarne, Hraniv, and Vovchansk (Kharkiv region) were shelled by the enemy. In addition, the adversary launched a helicopter gunship attack on the settlement of Udy (Kharkiv region) from the territory of the Russian Federation.
Kupyansk and Lyman axes: the enemy shelled the settlements of Dvorichna, Hryanykivka (Kharkiv region), Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Chervonopopivka (Luhansk region), and Berestove (Donetsk region).
Bakhmut axis: Spirne, Vyimka, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Rozdolivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Stupochky, Predtechyne, Oleksandro-Shultyne, and Kurdyumivka came under fire.
Avdiivka and Shakhtarske axes: the adversary fired artillery at the settlements of Vesele, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Velyka Novosilka, Vremivka, and Neskuchne (Donetsk region).
Zaporizhzhia axis: the vicinities of settlements of Zelene Pole (Donetsk region), Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, Novoandriivka, and Kamyans’ke (Zaporizhzhia region) came under fire.
Kherson axis: Zmiivka, Tokarivka, Antonivka, and Kherson were again hit by enemy artillery fire that caused civilian casualties.
The occupation administration of Hola Prystan (Kherson oblast) is pressuring the local residents to re-register their property rights under Russian law. In particular, information is being spread that Ukrainian citizens who do not comply with the occupiers’ demands by May 2023 will be deported to Russia.
In Mariupol, temporarily occupied by the enemy, Russian invaders are taking measures to “mobilize” certain members of society. From now on, homeless people and alcohol or drug addicts are being taken to the enemy’s army.
On February 16, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 13 air strikes on concentrations of Russian troops, as well as 1 air strike on the position of the anti-aircraft missile system.
Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 3 concentrations of enemy troops, 1 artillery unit at its firing position, 1 ammunition depot, and 2 other important targets of the invaders.
Glory to Ukraine!