Russia – Ukraine war updates as of May 23, 2023

Russia - Ukraine war updates as of May 23, 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 22, 2023. 

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

The russian Federation continues to wage a war of aggression, does not stop striking, shelling not only military, but also civilian objects.

Previously. That night, the enemy attacked 4 shahed drones, all of them were shot down. The information is being clarified.

In total, during the past day, the enemy launched 20 missile strikes. Air-based cruise missiles, Iskander-M ballistic missiles, and S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles were used in the cities of Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, and Kharkiv Oblasts. In addition, it carried out 48 airstrikes using Iranian shahed drones.

Also, he carried out about 90 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. There are wounded among the civilian population, residential apartment buildings, private houses, a kindergarten and other civilian infrastructure were damaged.

The probability of further missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains very high.

The russian forces continue to focus its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lymansk, Bakhmutsk, Avdyivsk and Marinsk directions - more than 30 combat clashes took place. Bakhmut and Maryinka remain at the epicenter of hostilities.

In the Volyn and Poliske directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly.
In the Siver and Slobozhan areas, the enemy continues to maintain a military presence in the areas bordering Ukraine. During the past day, airstrikes were carried out in the areas of Oleksiivka and Sosnivka in the Chernihiv Oblast. He carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the settlements of Karpovychi, Tymonovichi, Galaganivka, and Zareche in the Chernihiv Oblast; Starykove, Khodine, Hirky, Budky, Katerynivka, Timofiivka, Oleksandrivka, Yunakivka, Myropyllya, Popivka and Dmitrivka of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Morozova Dolyna, Shevchenka, Kozacha Lopan, Hoptivka, Lukyantsi, Zelene, Staritsa, Gatyshche, Pletenivka, Vovchansk, Varvarivka, Nesterne, Budarky and Chugunivka in Kharkiv Oblast.

In the Kupyansk direction, the vorosh carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the Masyutivka area of the Kharkiv Oblast. He carried out airstrikes near Orlyanskyi, Kislivka and Tabaivka, Kharkiv Oblast. Kamyanka, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kupyansk, Gusynka, Tabaivka, Berestov in the Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk Oblast came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

In the Lyman direction, the occupiers carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Belogorivka, Luhansk region. Airstrikes were carried out there and near Verkhnokamyansky, Donetsk region. In particular, Nevske and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk region and Torske, Spirne and Vesele in the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions. Battles for the city of Bakhmut continue. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the Bakhmut, Ivanovsky, and Bila Hora areas. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Stupochki, Bila Gora, Toretsk, Severnye, Pivdene, and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

In the Avdyivsk direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the directions of Novokalynovy, Severnoy, Vodyany, and Pervomaisky. During the day, he carried out airstrikes near Avdyivka and Pervomaiskyi. He carried out artillery shelling in the areas of Novokalynove, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske and Karlivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast.

In the Maryinka direction, numerous enemy attacks were repulsed in the area of the city of Maryinka. The nearby village of Pobyeda also came under enemy fire.

The enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Shakhtarsky direction. He carried out airstrikes in the areas of Vugledar, Prechistivka and Zolotaya Niva. He shelled the settlements of Vugledar, Novoukrayinka, and Prechistivka.

The enemy is defending in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. During this day, airstrikes were carried out in the Malynyvka, Malaya Tokmachka, and Novodanilivka districts of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. He carried out shelling of the settlements of Vremivka and Novopil of the Donetsk region; Olhivske, Gulyaipole, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaki of the Zaporizhia Oblast and the city of Zaporizhzhia; Kachkarivka, Vesele, Kozatske, Antonivka, Stanislav of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

Over the past day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces made 8 strikes on areas where enemy personnel and military equipment were concentrated, as well as 2 on anti-aircraft missile systems.

During the past day, our defenders destroyed 4 Kh-101/Kh-555 air-based cruise missiles, a Russian Mi-24 attack helicopter, 23 shahed strike drones and 9 enemy reconnaissance UAVs.

Units of missile forces and artillery hit 4 control points, 3 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, 4 ammunition warehouses, 11 artillery pieces, a radar station and 3 electronic warfare stations of the russian occupiers.

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

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