Operational information on 20.02.2023
The three hundred and sixty-second day of the large-scale Russian invasion continues.
During the day, the enemy launched 3 missiles and 22 air strikes. He carried out more than 30 attacks from multiple rocket launchers.
The threat of further Russian air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.
The enemy continues focusing on conducting offensive actions in the Kupyansk, Lymansk, Bakhmutsk, Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk directions.
No signs of the formation of offensive groups of the enemy were detected in the Volyn, Polissya, Siversk and Slobozhansk directions.
During the day, areas of Karpovychi, Tymonovichi, and Yanzhulivka settlements of the Chernihiv region were subjected to enemy shelling; Bunyakyne, Atynske, Stukalyvka, Iskryskivshchyna, Zapsillia, Pokrovka and Mayske of Sumy region, as well as more than 20 districts of settlements in Kharkiv region. Among them are Veterinarne, Hlyboke, Morokhovets, Vovchansk, Okhrimivka, Budarky, Bologhivka, Kamianka, Topoli and Zapadne.
On the Kupyansk and Lymansk directions, the enemy shelled the settlements of Dvorichna, Pishchane, Krokhmalne, and Pershotravneve of the Kharkiv region; Stelmakhivka, Ploshanka, Nevske, Chervonopivka, Dibrova in the Luhansk region and Spirne in the Donetsk region.
In the direction of Bakhmut, more than 15 districts of settlements, in particular, Rozdolivka, Vasyukivka, Zaliznyanske, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Stupochki, Druzhba, Severnye and Zalizne of the Donetsk region, were shelled.
On the Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk directions, the enemy fired artillery at more than 20 settlements. In particular, these are Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Vesele, Bogoyavlenka, Novoukrainka, Prechistivka, Shakhtarske and Neskuchne of the Donetsk region. The enemy also carried out airstrikes in the area of Alexandropol, Avdiivka, Marynka, and Vugledar.
Areas of 23 settlements, including Novopil of Donetsk region, were hit by fire in the Zaporizhzhia region; Olhivske, Biloghira, Mala Tokmachka, Pavlivka, Novoivanivka, Kamianske, Zaporizhia, Vyshchetarasivka and Illinka of the Zaporizhia region. Enemy airstrikes were recorded near Novopol in the Donetsk region and Malynyvka and Mala Tokmachka in the Zaporizhzhia region.
In the Kherson direction, Kherson and the districts of more than 30 settlements were affected by enemy artillery fire. Among them are Zmiivka, Beryslav, Vesele, Burgunka, Ivanivka, Inzhenerne, Kherson, Bilozerka, Dniprovske, Berehove, and Veletenske of the Kherson region.
On February 19, with artillery, the Russian occupying forces shelled the city of Gola Prystan, Kherson region, to accuse and discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Also, in order to form a negative attitude towards the Defense Forces of Ukraine, the occupiers continue shelling civilian objects in individual settlements of the Kakhovskyi and Holoprystanskyi districts of the Kherson region.
The enemy continues the forced Russian passportization of Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territories of the Kherson region. In particular, the Russians occupying authorities in Skadovsk and Kalanchak, threatening to confiscate personal property, forces to speed up the process of obtaining Russian passports and reregistration of movable and immovable property business under Russian law. In the absence of a Russian passport, pensioners are threatened with being left without pension payments. As a result, local citizens experienced social tension and fear of losing their property and business.
During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 16 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers and struck the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile system in a firing position.
Glory to Ukraine