Russia – Ukraine war updates as of March 29, 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 29, 2023.

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

Over the past day, the enemy launched 18 air strikes and 3 missile strikes, launched 50 rocket salvo fire attacks on the positions of our troops and the civilian infrastructure of populated areas.

The probability of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high, because the enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, and continues to use terror tactics against the civilian population.

On March 28, as a result of a missile attack on the infrastructure of the city of Bogodukhiv, Kharkiv Oblast, civilians were injured and private houses were damaged.

The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdyivka and Maryinka directions. Belogorivka, Bakhmut, Avdyivka, Maryinka and their surroundings remain at the epicenter of hostilities. Thanks to professional and coordinated actions, during the past day units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled 57 enemy attacks in the indicated directions.

In the Volyn, Polissia, Siversk, and Slobozhansk directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of offensive groups have been detected. On the territory of the Republic of Belarus, the combat training of units of the territorial troops of the armed forces of the Russian Federation continues. The enemy continues to maintain a military presence in the border areas of the Kursk and Belgorod regions. During the past day, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Kucherivka, Bilopylla, and Volfyne of the Sumy Oblast, as well as the areas of the settlements of Timofiivka, Chervona Zorya, Veterinarne, Strelecha, Hlyboke, Krasne, Staritsa, Ohirtseve, Komisarov, Ustinivka, Vilkhuvatka, and Stroivka in the Kharkiv Oblast.

In the Kupyansk and Lymansk directions, during the past day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Krokhmalne, Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Bilogorivka, Verkhnyokamianske and Berestov settlements. He carried out artillery shelling in areas of populated areas, in particular, Kamianka, Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Kutkivka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Vilshana, Kislivka, and Berestov of the Kharkiv region; Novoselivske, Nevske, Kuzmyne, Dibrova and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk region, as well as Spirne in the Donetsk region.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy continues its assault on the city of Bakhmut. However, our defenders courageously hold the city, repel numerous enemy attacks. During the past day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Predtechine and Ozaryanivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast. He shelled the settlements of Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Khromove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Druzhba, Shumy, and Mayorsk.

On the Avdiyivka and Maryinka directions, the enemy carried out offensive actions in the direction of the settlements of Novokalynove, Krasnohorivka, Stepove, Pervomaiske and Maryinka, without success. russian forces carried out shelling of populated areas. In particular, Novokalynove, Krasnohorivka, Gostre, Georgiivka, Stepove, Lastochkine, Avdiivka, Tonenka, Pervomaiske, Maryinka, Pobieda, Paraskoviivka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk oblast came under the fire of the occupiers.

In the Shakhtarsky direction, during the past day, the enemy fired in the areas of Vugledar, Zolota Niva, Velyka Novosilka and Vremivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast.

The enemy continues to conduct defensive actions in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. russian occupiers shelled the settlements of Novosilka, Novopil of the Donetsk oblast; Gulyaipole, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka and Novoandriivka of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Antonivka and the city of Kherson.

The enemy continues to cynically use the medical facilities of the temporarily occupied territories for their own purposes. Thus, the local hospital of Bilovodsk, Luhansk Oblast, has been converted into a military hospital with 200 beds. Occupants with minor injuries are currently being treated at a medical facility. At the same time, all civilians seem to have been "written off".

There is a tendency for the russian invaders to refuse to obey the orders of their commanders. So, on March 23 of this year, for refusing to perform a combat mission, about 70 people from the units of the Nevsky and Veterans volunteer formations were disarmed and taken to Makiivka, Donetsk oblast. A similar incident occurred on March 25, when the personnel of the enemy's reconnaissance company operating in the Avdyivka direction refused to carry out the order.

Over the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine carried out 5 strikes on areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers. At the same time, our defenders shot down enemy UAVs "Orlan-10" and "ZALA".

Units of missile forces and artillery hit the command post, 6 areas of concentration of enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment, an anti-aircraft missile complex, and an ammunition depot.
In general, last day our defenders destroyed 7 tanks, 6 artillery systems.

In addition, the enemy lost 1 rocket salvo system, one plane, 4 BpLA operational-tactical level, 5 cars and a unit of special equipment.
Last, but not the least, russia's losses in manpower for the last 24 hours are as follows:

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