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 24, 2023.
455 day of the russian large-scale invasion has begun.
The russian Federation, at the cost of heavy losses, continues to wage a war of aggression.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy carried out 30 airstrikes and 39 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas.
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 Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdyivka and Maryinka directions. There were 28 combat clashes on the specified areas of the front.
In the Volyn and Poliske directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. Certain units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus continue to perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.
In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy carried out an airstrike on Yunakivka, Sumy Oblast, carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Hrinivka, Khotiivka, and Yanzhulivka, Chernihiv region; Bunyakyne, Volfine, Shpyl, Pavlivka, Kindrativka, Oleksiivka, and Yunakivka in the Sumy Oblast, as well as Udy, Veterinarne, Lyptsi, Zelene, Ohirtseve, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, Budarky, and Zemlyanka in the Kharkiv region.
In the Kupyan direction, the enemy does not stop trying to improve the tactical position. He led unsuccessful offensive actions in the Masyutivka area. Conducted an airstrike in the Kislivka area. Stroivka, Kamianka, Krasne Pershe, Ridkodub, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Tabaivka, Berestov, Kharkiv Oblast, and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk Oblast came under enemy artillery and mortar shelling.
The enemy did not carry out any offensive actions in the Lyman direction last day. He carried out an airstrike in the area of the settlement of Dibrova. Nevske and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Torske and Spirne in the Donetsk oblast were hit by artillery fire.
In the Bakhmut direction, during the past day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the Ivanivskyi direction. He carried out an airstrike in the area of Bila Gora. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Stupochki, Kostyantynivka, Bila Gora, Toretsk, Severnye, Pivdene and New York of the Donetsk oblast came under enemy fire.
In the Avdiyiv direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the direction of the settlements of Novokalynove and Avdiyivka. Carried out airstrikes near Novokalynovy, Stepovy, and Avdyivka. Artillery shelling was recorded in the areas of Novokalynove, Avdiyivka, Karlivka, Pervomaiske and Netaylovye settlements of the Donetsk oblast.
In the Marinka direction, units of the defense forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the city of Maryinka. At the same time, the enemy launched airstrikes in the areas of Georgiivka and Kurakhovo. Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka and Pobyeda of the Donetsk oblast were hit by artillery fire.
In the Shakhtask direction, the occupiers shelled Vodyane, Vugledar and Velika Novosilka.
The enemy is defending in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. He carried out shelling of the settlements of Vremivka and Novosilka of the Donetsk oblast; Olhivske, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Gulyaipilske, Novoselivka, Omelnyk, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Mykhailivka, Novotyaginka and Veletenske in the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.
Aviation of the Defense Forces made 7 strikes on areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the enemy.
During the past day, our soldiers also destroyed 3 enemy attack UAVs of the "Shahed" type and 1 reconnaissance drone of the "Orlan-10" type.
Missile troops and artillery units hit 2 manpower concentration areas, 4 ammunition depots, an electronic warfare station, 4 artillery units in firing positions and 4 more important enemy targets.
Last, but not the least, during the last day russia's losses in manpower was the following: