Russia – Ukraine war updates as of March 15, 2023

The operational update of the General Staff of Ukraine for the last 24 hours of Russia - Ukraine war as of 6:00 a.m., March 15, 2023.

385 day of the russian large-scale invasion has begun.

During the day, the enemy carried out 40 air strikes, 12 missile strikes and launched more than 100 attacks from rocket salvo systems.

One of the rocket strikes hit the city of Kramatorsk - a three-story residential building was damaged, there were dead and wounded among the local population. Another missile attack took place in the city of Zatoka, Odesa oblast - one of the buildings of the "Zolota Rybka" children's educational institution was damaged by the fragments of the missile. There were no victims or losses among the local population. The enemy also launched a rocket attack on a civil infrastructure object in the settlement of Ivanivka, Kherson Oblast. There are casualties among the local population and at least one private house has been damaged.

The probability of further missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine remains quite high.

The russian forces's main goal during the past day, as before, remained attempts to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. To do this, he concentrated his efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka, and Shakhtarsk areas. Thanks to professional and coordinated actions, our defenders repelled more than 90 enemy attacks in the indicated directions.

On the Volyn, Poliske, Siversk and Slobozhansk directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. The enemy maintains a military presence near the state border of Ukraine, but the formation of offensive groups has not been detected. At the same time, the enemy continued to engineer terrain in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions. During the past day, the enemy shelled the districts of Arkhipivka, Mykhalchyna Sloboda, Kolos and Yeliny in Chernihiv Oblast; 9 settlements of Sumy Oblast: Ukrainy, Znob-Novgorod, Seredyna-Buda, Romashkov, Bachivsk, Starykov, Volfine, Grabovske and Porozok and 15 settlements of Kharkiv Oblast. Among them are Gur'iv Kozachok, Kozacha Lopan, Graniv, Hlyboke, Krasne and Bologhivka.

At the Kupyansk and Lymansk directions, the russian occupiers maintains its military presence in the border areas with Ukraine in order to prevent our units from being transferred to other directions. Also, during the previous day, the enemy unsuccessfully tried to break through the defense of our troops. The occupiers carried out artillery shelling of 4 settlements along the line of combat in the Kharkiv Oblast (Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, Masyutivka and Krokhmalne); 7 settlements of Luhansk Oblast: Novoselivske, Makiivka, Nevske, Dibrova, Bilogorivka, Zolotarivka and Chervopopivka. Spirne and Fedorivka in Donetsk oblast also suffered under the influence of fire.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy does not stop trying to capture the city of Bakhmut, where constant positional battles continue. At the same time, our defenders repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Yagidne, Khromov and Orikhovo-Vasylivka settlements. 15 settlements of the Donetsk oblast near the contact line came under enemy shelling. Among them are Nikiforivka, Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske and Kostyantynivka.

On the Avdiivka, Marynka, and Shakhtarsk directions, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of the settlements of Kamianka, Nevelske, Novokalynove, Severne, Pervomaiske, Novomykhailivka, Pobyeda, and Vodyane of the Donetsk oblast. Areas of 16 settlements of Donetsk oblast were hit by enemy shelling: Berdychi, Kamianka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Netaylove, Krasnohorivka, Nevelske, Marinka, Georgiivka, Vugledar, Paraskoviivka, Ocheretine, Orlivka, Pobyeda, Prechistivka, and Neskuchne.

In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy conducted defensive operations. 17 settlements of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, near which hostilities are taking place, were shelled. In particular, Olhivske, Gulyaipole, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka and Stepnohirsk. Primyske of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast was also affected by the fire; Ochakiv - Mykolaiv Oblast, as well as 20 settlements of Kherson Oblast. Among them are Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Kachkarivka, Vesele, Ivanivka, Mykilske, Antonivka, Zelenivka, Dniprovske and Kherson.

In Horlivka, which is located on the territory of the temporarily occupied Donetsk oblast, about 90 servicemen of the russian army, who are being treated in medical institutions of the city, will soon be sent to the city of Urzuf to undergo a medical examination to determine their suitability for further military service. In parallel with this, the occupiers in Horlivka received an order to conduct another wave of mobilization in the city to replenish the composition of the units, which are temporarily withdrawn from the combat zone due to the loss of combat capability. It is planned to mobilize about 500 people from those categories who previously received armor for reasons of limited or complete unfitness for military service.

During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces made 9 strikes on the areas where the occupiers were concentrated, 3 strikes on the enemy's SAM deployment sites, and 3 strikes on other important objects of the occupiers.

Last, but not the least, russia's losses in manpower for the last 24 hours are as follows:

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