Russia – Ukraine war updates as of March 17, 2023

Russia - Ukraine war operational update of the General Staff of Ukraine for the last 24 hours of Russia - Ukraine war as of 6:00 a.m., March 17, 2023.

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

The russian Federation does not give up its intentions regarding the occupation of Ukraine, continues to conduct offensive actions, regardless of losses. The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka, and Shakhtarsk directions. During the past day, the enemy launched more than 70 attacks on them.

Over the past day, the enemy launched 5 missile and 18 air strikes, as well as launched 73 attacks from rocket salvo systems. As a result of another shelling of Kostyantynivka in Donetsk oblast, 6 civilians were injured, more than 20 houses, a school and other objects of civil infrastructure were damaged.

The probability of russian missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.

In the Volyn, Poliske, Siversk and Slobozhansk directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly, the formation of enemy offensive groups has not been detected. The training of units of the russian occupation forces continues at the training grounds of the Republic of Belarus. During the day, the enemy shelled the areas of Berylivka, Khrinivka, Yeline and Tymonovichi settlements of Chernihiv Oblast; Starykov, Atynske, Volfine, Stepne, Kindrativka, Pokrovka and Grabovske in Sumy Oblast, as well as more than 20 districts of settlements in Kharkiv Oblast. Among them are Strelecha, Krasne, Morokhovets, Ohirtseve, Mala Vovcha, Milove, Obukhivka, Novomlynsk, Kutkivka and Shevchenkove.

The enemy is trying to break through the defenses of Ukrainian troops on the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. He led unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Hryanikyvka, Kreminna, Kuzmyne, Verkhnokamianske and Spirne settlements. Conducted artillery shelling of the Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, and Krokhmalne settlements of the Kharkiv region; Novoselivske, Nevske and Bilogorivka - Luhansk and Spirne and Rozdolivka in Donetsk oblast.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy does not stop trying to storm the city of Bakhmut. Numerous enemy attacks were repulsed in the areas of Orihovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske and Hryhorivka settlements. More than 15 settlements near the contact line came under enemy fire. Among them are Vasyukivka, Zaliznyanske, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Novomarkove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Predtechine and Oleksandro-Shultyne of the Donetsk oblast.

On the Avdiivka, Marinka, and Shakhtarsk directions, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Kamianka, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, and Marinka settlements. On the specified section of the front during the past day, the enemy carried out the most attacks in the Maryinka area - 12. All of them were repulsed. More than 20 settlements, in particular, Paraskoviivka, Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Orlivka, Tonenka, Severne, Pervomaiske, Netaylove, Maryinka, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka, and Vugledar of the Donetsk oblast, came under enemy fire.

In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy is conducting defensive operations. In particular, Chervone, Charivne, Novodanilivka, Preobrazhenka, Stepove and Novosilka of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast came under fire; Mykhailivka, Novooleksandrivka, Kachkarivka, Mylove, Odradokamyanka, Mykolaivka of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

Forced passporting of the population of the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhia Oblast continues. In particular, in the city of Melitopol, the so-called russian occupation authorities, together with representatives of the russian Federal Tax Service, prohibited any payments and settlements to citizens who do not have a registration number of the russian taxpayer's registration card. It, in turn, can be obtained only in the presence of a passport of a citizen of the russian Federation.

The enemy continues to suffer losses. So, on the territory of the Oleshkiv district hospital of the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson Oblast, more than 20 seriously injured occupiers were brought for treatment.

During the past 24 hours, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 7 strikes on the concentration areas of the occupiers, and units of missile forces and artillery hit 5 control points, 5 areas of concentration of enemy personnel and military equipment, a warehouse of fuel and lubricants, 2 radar stations, an electronic warfare station and an anti-aircraft - a missile complex in a firing position.

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

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