Russia – Ukraine war updates as of May 13, 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.

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

The russian Federation does not abandon its plans to occupy our territory and continues to wage a war of aggression.

The russian forces does not stop striking, shelling not only military, but also civilian objects.

During the past day, the enemy launched 7 missile and 49 air strikes, carried out 81 attacks from rocket salvo systems. The enemy once again used the S-300 air defense system to launch missile strikes on Kramatorsk, Druzhkivka, and Zaporizhzhia.

The probability of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high, because the enemy will continue to use terror tactics.

The russian occupiers continues to concentrate its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdyivska and Maryinka directions. In total, during the past day, 47 combat clashes took place on the indicated sections of the front, Bakhmut and Maryinka remain at the epicenter of hostilities.

On the Volyn and Poliske directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of offensive groups have been detected.

On the Siversk and Slobozhansk directions, the enemy continues to maintain a military presence in the areas bordering Ukraine. He carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the settlements of Karpovychi, Medvedivka, Chernihiv Oblast; Sokhany, Volfine, Slavhorod, Popivka of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Chervona Zorya, Veterinarne, Hlyboke, Lyptsi, Staritsa, Ohirtseve, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, Nesterne, Velikiy Burluk in the Kharkiv Oblast.

On the Kupyansk direction, during the day the enemy made an attempt to improve the tactical position, carried out offensive actions in the direction of Masyutivka, but was unsuccessful. The settlements of Kamianka, Krasne Pershe, Mitrofanivka, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kislivka, Tabaivka of the Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka of the Luhansk Oblast were hit by enemy artillery and mortar fire.

On the Lyman direction, the enemy shelled the settlements next to the combat line, namely: Makyivka, Bilogorivka, Luhansk region, Serebryanka, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Donetsk Oblast.

The enemy continues to advance on the direction of Bakhmut. Continuous fighting continues in the city of Bakhmut. In addition, during the past day, he conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of the settlements of Orihovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, and Stupochki. He carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bohdanivka, Bakhmut and New York. Vasyukivka, Fedorivka Druga, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Chasiv Yar, Stupochki, Pivdenne, Toretsk, Druzhba, Severnye, and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

On the Avdyivka direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Avdyivka and Vodyane settlements, shelled the settlements of Stepove, Avdiivka, Netaylove and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk Oblast.

On the Maryinka direction, units of the defense forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the city of Maryinka. At the same time, the settlements of Gostre, Georgiyivka, Maksimilianivka, Maryinka and Pobyeda of the Donetsk Oblast were subjected to enemy shelling.

During the past day, the russian occupiers did not conduct offensive operations on the Shakhtarsky direction. He carried out airstrikes in the areas of Prechistivka and Velyka Novosilka settlements. They shelled the settlements of Paraskoviivka, Kostyantynivka, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, Novoukrainka and Prechistivka.

The russian forces continues to conduct defensive operations on the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. They carried out an airstrike on the areas of populated areas of Novopil, Donetsk region; Malynyvka and Chervone of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, as well as Kizomys of the Kherson Oblast.

In the meantime, they carried out shelling of populated areas, which are next to the line of military confrontation. In particular: Vremivka, Novopil, Donetsk region; Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Biloghirya, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka, Novopavlivka, Mali Shcherbaki and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Kozatske, Ivanivka, Sadove, Antonivka of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

In order to replenish the losses in manpower, one of the enemy's units operating in the Swativ district of the Luhansk Oblast was replenished from the number of demobilized persons. It is known that among the newly arrived personnel there are servicemen who underwent treatment and rehabilitation due to mental disorders.

Recently, against the backdrop of significant losses, the russian occupiers have been intensifying counter-intelligence measures in temporarily captured settlements. In particular, the number of posts and patrols increased in Yalta, Donetsk Oblast. Representatives of the russian commandant's office are searching for such serious "informants", searches are being conducted.

Over the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine made 12 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment, as well as 5 strikes on the enemy's anti-aircraft missile systems.

During the past day, our defenders shot down 22 enemy UAVs of various types.

Missile troops and artillery units hit 2 control points, 3 manpower concentration areas, 7 artillery units in firing positions, an ammunition depot, as well as 2 radio electronic warfare stations of the enemy.

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

Ukraine Front Lines

Photo credit: The General Staff of Ukraine


WE NEED YOUR HELP! 24/7, every day, since 2014 our team based in Kyiv is bringing crucial information to the world about Ukraine. Please support truly independent wartime Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism in #Ukraine.

You are welcome to fund us:

Support Ukraine Front Lines

Share this:


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Copyright ©2014-2023 Ukraine Front Lines


You can send us an email and we'll get back to you, Ukraine Front Lines team


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?

%d bloggers like this: