Russia – Ukraine war updates as of May 12, 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., May 12, 2023.

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

During the past day, the russian forces launched 6 missile attacks, in particular on the cities of Sloviansk, Kostiantynivka and Zaporizhzhia.

In addition, 59 russian airstrikes and 95 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of Ukrainian troops and populated areas were recorded. Civilians suffered, private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

The probability of further missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high, because the russian Federation does not stop its terror tactics.

The russian occupiers continues to focus its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdyivka and Maryinka directions - 44 enemy attacks were repulsed. The fiercest battles continue for the cities of Bakhmut and Maryinka.

No signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were detected on the Volyn and Poliske directions. The russian federation continues to use the territory and material and technical base of the Republic of Belarus for the training and combat coordination of units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation formed by mobilization. Then these units are involved in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine.

On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions during the past day, the enemy carried out airstrikes on the areas of Krasniy Khutir of Chernihiv Oblast and Krenidivka, Znob-Novgorodskoe and Uralovye of Sumy Oblast. He carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the settlements of Galaganivka, Leonivka, Chernihiv region, Novovasylivka, Ukrainy, Znob-Novgorodsk, Muravyi, Chervone, Iskriskivshchyna, Bilopylla, Yastrubyne, Kindrativka, and Basivka, Sumy Oblast, as well as Guriv, Hlyboke, Staritsa, Bugruvatka , Ohirtseve, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, Tykh, Synelnikove, Zybyne, Bochkove, Budarky and Velikiy Burluk in Kharkiv Oblast.

The russian occupiers did not conduct offensive operations on the Kupyansk direction during the past day. They conducted an airstrike in the area of Pischany. To this end, Odradne, Dvorichanske, Kamianka, Topoli, Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Tabaivka in Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk oblast were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

On the Lyman direction, the occupiers carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the Serebryansk Forestry area. Airstrikes were carried out by the enemy in the vicinity of Grekivka, Verkhnokamyanskyi, Spirnyi and Bilogorivka. Also, Makyivka and Nevske in the Luhansk Oblast as well as Belogorivka, Torske, Serebryanka, Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Berestov and Vesele in the Donetsk Oblast were hit by artillery fire.

On the direction of Bakhmut, the russian occupiers continues the offensive actions. Fighting reported in the city of Bakhmut. During the past day, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Stupochy. The russian occupiers carried out airstrikes in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Bila Hora, Kurdyumivka and New York. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Markove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Kostyantynivka, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Pivdenne, Toretsk, Severnye and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

On the Avdyivka direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the Avdyivka area. He shelled the settlements of Novokalynove, Berdychi, Stepove, Severna and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk Oblast.

On the Maryinka direction, units of the defense forces repelled numerous attacks in the Maryinka area. Gostre, Georgiyivka, and Pobyeda in the Donetsk Oblast also came under enemy fire.

On the Shakhtarsky direction, during the day, the enemy carried out offensive actions in the area of Novomykhailivka, without success. russian airstrikes reported near Vugledar and Prechistivka. He shelled the settlements of Paraskoviivka, Kostyantynivka, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, Novoukrainka and Prechistivka.

The russian occupiers defend their positions on the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. Mala Tokmachka, Omelnyk and Kizomys came under the russian fire there. The settlements of Vremivka and Novopil of the Donetsk Oblast were also shelled; Olhivske, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipilske, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Nikopol - Dnipropetrovsk; Zolota Balka, Vesele, Lviv, Ivanivka, Antonivka, Dniprovske, Kizomys of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

Aviation of the Defense Forces made 14 strikes during the day on areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the enemy. In addition, 9 enemy UAVs of various types were destroyed. And units of missile troops and artillery hit 11 control points, 19 areas of concentration of manpower, 1 ammunition warehouse, 1 fuel and lubricant warehouse, 9 artillery units in a firing position, 1 means of air defense and 2 more important enemy targets.

Last, but not the least, during the last day russia's losses in manpower was the following:

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