Russia – Ukraine war updates as of March 20, 2023

Russia - Ukraine war updates as of March 20, 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 20, 2023.

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

The russian Federation continues to conduct offensive operations in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Maryinka, and Shakhtarsk areas. During the past day, our forces repelled 69 enemy attacks in the indicated directions. Bakhmut remains the epicenter of hostilities.

For the last day, the russian Federation continued to use terror tactics against the civilian population of Ukraine. By shelling populated areas and critical infrastructure facilities, the enemy completely ignores the laws and customs of war.

The russian occupiers launched 6 missile and 13 air strikes, carried out 56 attacks from rocket salvo systems, in particular, on the civilian infrastructure of Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts. There are dead and wounded civilians, civil infrastructure objects have been damaged.

The probability of strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine remains high.

On the Volyn, Polisya, Siversk and Slobozhansk directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. The training of units of the territorial troops of the armed forces of the russian Federation continues at the training grounds of the republic of Belarus. During the day, the enemy shelled the areas of Hrinivka, Klyusy, Oleksandrivka and Kamianska Sloboda settlements of Chernihiv Oblast; Sopych, Kharkivka, Starykove, Volfyne and Stepok in Sumy Oblast and Chervona Zorya, Strelecha, Hlyboke, Krasne, Staritsa, Vovchansk, Kolodyazne, Kamianka, Novomlynsk, Krasne Pershe, Dvorichna, Zapadne and Kindrashivka in Kharkiv Oblast.

On the Kupyansk and Lymansk directions, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of the settlements of Novoselivske, Kreminna and Bilogorivka. He carried out artillery shelling of the areas of the settlements of Vesele, Kup'yansk, Krokhmalne, Pishchane and Berestov in the Kharkiv region and Novoselivske, Nevske, Bilogorivka, Siversk and Spirne in the Luhansk Oblast.

In the Bakhmut direction, our defenders repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Bohdanivka and Hryhorivka settlements. In particular, Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Hryhorivka, Ivanivske, Kostyantynivka, Mayorsk, Zalizne and New York of the Donetsk oblast came under enemy fire.

On the Avdiyivka, Maryinka, and Shakhtarsk directions, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the districts of Kamianka, Avdiyvka, Severny, Vodyany, Berdychiv, and Maryinka. Kamianka, Avdiivka, Berdychi, Orlivka, Tonenka, Severne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka, Krasnohorivka, Georgiivka, Maryinka, Vugledar, Velyka Novosilka and Neskuchne came under enemy fire.

The enemy is defending in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. Areas of 27 settlements were shelled. Among them: Olhivske, Charivne, Novodanilivka and Orihiv of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, as well as Tamarine, Odradokamyanka, Tyaginka, Novotyaginka, Ponyativka, Sadove, Rozlyv and the city of Kherson.

In the Kherson region, the russian occupiers threaten peaceful citizens with punitive actions for not having a russian passport. In particular, at checkpoints in the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region, the occupiers threaten the local population with illegal deprivation of liberty and violent actions in the event of the absence of russian passports during the next document check.

During the past 24 hours, the Aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine struck three Buk-M1-2 anti-aircraft missile systems, 7 strikes - on areas where the occupying personnel were concentrated, and destroyed the enemy's ammunition depot.

At the same time, our defenders destroyed a Russian UAV of the "Zala" type.

Units of missile troops and artillery struck the russian anti-aircraft missile complex "Tor", 3 areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the enemy and 3 means of radio-electronic warfare 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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  1. A Grammer Nerd 1 year ago

    Just a thought …. when you do not initial capitalise named entities, it makes you look semi-literate.

    All too often when people insult others, they forget (or in your case I suspect, don’t know) the insult always reflects back on the one doing the insulting.

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