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Operational information on 23.02.2023

23 Feb, 2023
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Operational information on 23.02.2023

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Day 365 of the full-scale Russian invasion continues.

The Russian federation continues to focus its main efforts on offensive operations on Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtarske axes. No changes in the structure and position of the enemy groups of troops were reported.

The adversary is actively conducting aerial reconnaissance to reveal the exact position of Ukrainian units and the spot for artillery fire. As a result, the enemy is losing equipment: Ukrainian Defence Forces destroyed Russian Merlin and Zala UAVs.

On February 23, Russian occupants launched nine missile attacks, one of which caused damage to the civilian administrative building in Dvorichna (Kharkiv region), and conducted 28 air strikes. Moreover, the invaders launched more than 40 MLRS attacks. As a result, civilian facilities in the towns of Beryslav, Zelenivka, and Bilozerka (Kherson region) were damaged.

The attacks caused casualties among the civilian population.

The threat of further Russian missile attacks remains high across Ukraine.

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

On February 23, the enemy fired mortars and artillery at the settlements of Medvedivka, Mykhalchyna Sloboda (Chernihiv region); Sopych, Korenok, Hirky, Boyaro-Lezhachi, Ryzhivka, Vodolahy, Basivka, Maiske (Sumy region), as well as vicinities of 15 settlements in Kharkiv region. In particular, Hraniv, Krasne, Morokhovets’, Zelene, Vilcha, Nesterne, Budarky, Kolodyazne, Dvorichna, and Zapadne.

Kupyansk and Lyman axes: the adversary conducted several unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Stel’makhivka, Bilohorivka, Serebryans’ke forestry, and Fedorivka. The enemy fired artillery at the vicinities of settlements of Hryanykivka, Berestove (Kharkiv region); Chervonopopivka, Nevske, Dibrova, Serebryanske Forestry, Bilohorivka (Luhansk region); Hryhorivka, Spirne, Berestove, Rozdolivka, and Fedorivka (Donetsk region). It conducted air strikes near Hryanikivka, Kotlyarivka, Krokhmalne in Kharkiv oblast, Serebryans’ke forestry, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), and Sakko I Vantsetti (Donetsk region).

Bakhmut axis: the adversary keeps attacking the positions of Ukrainian troops near Ivanivske, Dyliivka, and Bakhmut. 13 settlements came under fire, including Vasyukivka, Zaliznyanske, Berkhivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, and Druzhba (Donetsk region). The occupiers launched an air strike with army aircraft near Vasyukivka.

Avdiivka and Shakhtarske axes: the adversary launched an unsuccessful offensive near Kamyanka, Vodyane, Marinka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka. Vicinities of about 15 settlements were shelled with artillery. Among them are Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Vesele, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Marinka, Neskuchne, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, and Velyka Novosilka.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the enemy shelled the vicinities of 20 settlements. They include Vremivka, Novopil’ (Donetsk region); Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaky (Zaporizhzhia region), Vyshchetarasivka, Dobra Nadiya, and Marhanets’ (Dnipropetrovsk region).

Kherson axis: the Russian occupation forces’ artillery fire hit Kachkarivka, Kozatske, Lvove, Ivanivka, Mykilske, Molodizhne, Zelenivka, Antonivka, Bilozerka, and Dniprovs’ke (Kherson region), among others. In total, vicinities of 25 settlements were targeted.

The adversary continues to suffer losses. Thus, 6 ambulances with wounded service members of the Russian occupation forces arrived at a trauma center in Donetsk on the night of February 21-22.

Children from all over the city of Melitopol’ (Zaporizhzhia region) are supposedly going to take the “voluntary” oath of “Young Army soldiers” in a local school. The above school is also planned as a base to form the so-called “All-Russian Rescue Corps”.

Having caused a humanitarian crisis in the occupied Mariupol, the occupiers are persuading the local residents to take part in the fortification of positions around the city in exchange for food rations. No remuneration for this labor is defined. Most people receive food packages only.

On February 23, Ukrainian Air Force launched 14 air strikes on the concentrations of Russian troops and military equipment and 4 air strikes on the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems. In the meantime, Ukrainian missile and artillery troops attacked 3 concentrations of enemy troops and 1 critical military target.

Glory to Ukraine!


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