Russia – Ukraine war updates as of May 14, 2023

Russia - Ukraine war updates as of May 14, 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 14, 2023.

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

Tonight, russian terrorists launched another missile attack on Ukraine. Information regarding the consequences of this terrorist attack is currently being clarified.


During the last day, the russian Federation launched another massive attack on the territory of Ukraine, using Iranian attack UAVs "Shahed-136/131".


According to updated information, 18 out of 23 were destroyed by our defenders. As a result of the hits, about 50 high-rise buildings, private houses, cultural and medical institutions were damaged by blast waves. There are more than 30 wounded among civilians.


In total, during the past day, the russian occupiers launched 4 missiles strikes, in particular on the cities of Ternopil and Mykolaiv, as a result of which civilians were injured, a multi-story building and other civilian infrastructure were damaged.

In addition, the enemy carried out 79 airstrikes and launched 99 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. In particular, as a result of the shelling of Kostyantynivka, Donetsk region, there are dead and wounded civilians, including children. A private house was destroyed, 4 high-rise buildings and other civil infrastructure were damaged.


The probability of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.
The enemy continues to concentrate its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Maryinka directions. In total, during the past day, 57 combat clashes took place on the indicated sections of the front, Bakhmut and Maryinka remain at the epicenter of hostilities.


In the Volyn and Poliske directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly.


In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of the settlements of Progress, Mkhi, Semenivka, Novgorod-Siverskyi in the Chernihiv Oblast and Budarka in the Kharkiv Oblast. He carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the settlements of Klyusy, Yeline, Zareche, Mkhi, Medvedivka, Yanzhulivka, Gremyach of the Chernihiv Oblast and Stara Huta, Demyanivka, Bachivsk, Vilna Sloboda, Bobylivka, Volfine, Stepok, Ryasne, Popivka of the Sumy Oblast, and also Udy, Kozacha Lopan, Staritsa, Ohirtseve, Khatnye, Gatishche, Pletenivka, Bochkove, Nesterne, Budarky in Kharkiv Oblast.


In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Masyutivka, Novoselivskyi and the eastern outskirts of Stelmakhivka. He carried out airstrikes in the areas of the settlements of Vilshan and Kotlyarivka. Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Tabaivka, Nikopol of the Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka of the Luhansk Oblast were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.


During the day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Lyman direction. He carried out airstrikes in the areas of the settlements of Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Terna, Verkhnokamianske and Spirne in the Donetsk Oblast. Makyivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Belogorivka, Verkhnokamianske, Spirne and Berestov in the Donetsk Oblast were hit by artillery fire.


In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions. Heavy fighting continues for the city of Bakhmut. In addition, during the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of the settlements of Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Khromove, Bakhmut, and Bila Gora. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of the settlements of Vasyutynske, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Kurdyumivka and Severnye. Vasyukivka, Fedorivka Druga, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Chasiv Yar, Bila Gora, Druzhba, Northern, Southern, Toretsk, Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.


In the direction of Avdyivka, the enemy carried out an airstrike on the Avdiyivka area and shelled Pervomaiske and Karlivka in the Donetsk Oblast.


In the Maryinka direction, units of the defense forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the city of Maryinka. At the same time, Georgiyivka and Pobeda in the Donetsk Oblast came under russian fire.


During the last day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Shakhtarsky direction. The russian occupiers just made an airstrike near Prechistivka and shelled the settlements of Vugledar, Novoukrayinka, Prechistivka, and Shakhtarske.


The russian occupiers are defending themselves in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. Airstrikes were carried out in the areas of the settlements of Vremivka in the Donetsk Oblast, Burlatske, Malynyvka, Zatyshsha, Gulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaki in the Zaporizhia Oblast, as well as Beryslav and Kozatske in the Kherson Oblast.


The settlements of Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Biloghirya, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka, Novopavlivka, Mali Shcherbaki, and Kamianske of the Zaporizhia Oblast were shelled; Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Dmytrivka, Antonivka, Chornobayivka of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.


The enemy continues to try to replenish its losses in manpower at the expense of prisoners from the russian Federation. Recently, the arrival of about 200 such people to one of the enemy's field camps in the temporarily occupied Rogovy of Luhansk Oblast to undergo a 4-week course of combined military training was noted. Up to 250 convicts are expected to arrive by the end of the month.


Also, in the area of Mozhnyakivka, Luhansk Oblast, the russian occupiers organized training for 800 newly arrived Russian prisoners. At the same time, about 400 mercenaries from the composition of russian prisoners, recruited by the "Wagner" PMC, recently arrived in the area of the settlement of Novopetrivka, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, on the territory of the training ground for military training.

Preparation will last several weeks. In the near future, another 400 mercenaries from the composition of Russian convicts are expected to arrive for military training.


During the past day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces made 10 strikes on areas where enemy personnel and military equipment were concentrated, and 4 strikes on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. Also, our defenders shot down 3 enemy reconnaissance UAVs of the "Orlan-10" type, destroyed 2 reconnaissance drones of the "Zala" type, 4 "Lancet" barrage ammunition and 5 more - of an unknown type.
Units of missile troops and artillery struck 4 areas of concentration of manpower, a rocket salvo fire system at a firing position, 2 means of anti-aircraft defense, 2 ammunition warehouses, 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:

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