Operational information on 18.02.2023

Day 360 of the full-scale Russian military aggression continues.

During the day, the Russian federation launched 16 missile strikes, in particular on the civilian infrastructure of the city of Khmelnytskyi and a settlement Ukrainsk of the Donetsk region. As a result, there is damage to residential buildings and victims among the civilian population. In addition, the enemy carried out 4 air strikes and more than 30 attacks from MLRS.

The threat of further strikes by the Russian federation remains high throughout Ukraine.

The enemy does not give up his invasion plans, despite significant losses. The main efforts are focused on conducting offensive operations in the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtarsk axes.

No enemy offensive groups were detected by Volyn, Polissya, Siversk, and Slobozhansk axes. Areas of more than 20 settlements were subjected to enemy shelling. Among them are Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Strilecha, Ohirtseve, Vesele, Krasne Pershe in Kharkiv region.

Kupyansk and Lyman axes: the enemy shelled the settlements of Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, Kupyansk, and Berestove in the Kharkiv region; Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Chervonopopivka, Dibrova, Bilogorivka of Luhansk region and Spirne – Donetsk region.

Bakhmut axis: more than 18 areas of settlements, in particular, Zaliznianske, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka and New York of the Donetsk region, were shelled.

Avdiivka and Shakhtar axes: the enemy fired artillery at 13 settlements. Among them are Avdiivka, Vodyane, Vesele, Nevelske, Georgiivka, Maryinka, Bogoyavlenka, Velyka Novosilka, Zolota Nyva, Vugledar and Neskuchne of the Donetsk region.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the areas of the settlements of Vremivka of the Donetsk region and Malynivka, Stepove, Mali Shcherbaky, Novodanylivka, Mala Tokmachka and Biloghirya – Zaporizhzhia region were damaged by fire.

Kherson axes: the suburbs and the city of Kherson, as well as the districts of more than 20 settlements, including Beryslav, Kozatske, Vesele, Antonivka, Veletenske, and Berehove of the Kherson region, were affected by enemy artillery fire.

To form a negative attitude towards Ukraine and discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine among the civilian population in the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region, the enemy conducts artillery fire on the territories controlled by them. Medical institutions, residential buildings and educational institutions are affected.

Aviation of the Defense Forces during the day made 4 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers.

During the current day, the defense forces destroyed 2 Kalibr cruise missiles.

Units of missile and artillery troops of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, at the same time, struck one area of concentration of the enemy’s manpower.

Glory to Ukraine!

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