Russia – Ukraine war updates as of May 30, 2023

Russia - Ukraine war updates as of May 30, 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 30, 2023. 

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

Tonight, the enemy again attacked the territory of Ukraine, using Iranian strike UAVs of the "Shahed" type. Information regarding the consequences of this attack is currently being clarified.


During the past day, the russian Federation launched two massive air and missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine. Last night, the enemy used Kh-101/Kh-555 air-based cruise missiles and Iranian strike UAVs "Shahed-136/131".

The forces and means of air commands, in cooperation with the air defense of other components of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, destroyed 36 out of 40 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles and 30 out of 38 "Shahed" attack UAVs.

Yesterday afternoon, the enemy used cruise and ballistic missiles of the operational-tactical missile complex "Iskander" against the objects of the civil and critical infrastructure of the city of Kyiv. 11 out of 11 missiles were destroyed by the forces and means of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


In total, during the past day, the enemy carried out 62 airstrikes and carried out 54 attacks from rocket salvo systems. Unfortunately, there are victims among the civilian population, private residential buildings and other infrastructure have been damaged.


The probability of launching missile and air strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine remains high.


The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on attempts to completely occupy the Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts. During the past day, units of the defense forces repelled 27 enemy attacks.


In the Volyn and Poliske directions, the operational situation remains stable, no signs of the formation of offensive groups have been detected.


In the Siver and Slobozhan directions, the enemy continues to maintain a military presence in the areas bordering Ukraine. During the past day, there was an airstrike in the Milovi area of the Kharkiv region. He carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the settlements of Seredyna-Buda, Pavlivka, Katerynivka, Shevchenkive, Velika Pisarivka of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Udy, Strelecha, Hlyboke, Morokhovets, Ternova, Izbytske, Staritsa, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, Pletenivka, Tyche, Vovchanski Khutory, Mala Vovcha, Varvarivka, Budarka, Zemlyanka, Chugunivka in the Kharkiv Oblast.


In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy during the past day conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Masyutivka, Krokhmalne of the Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka - Luhansk. Conducted an airstrike in the Stelmakhivka area. Kolodyazne, Kamianka, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Petropavlivka, Kucherivka, Kislivka, Hlushkivka, Berestov and Bohuslavka of the Kharkiv Oblast were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.


During the past day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Lyman direction. Launched a missile strike in the Lyman area and airstrikes in the Belogorivka areas of the Luhansk Oblast; Siversk and Spirne, Donetsk oblast. Nevske, Dibrova, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Spirne of the Donetsk oblast were hit by artillery fire.


During the day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Bakhmut direction. He carried out an airstrike in the Toretsk district of the Donetsk oblast. Vasyukivka, Kramatorsk, Tikhonivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Ivanovske, Predtechine, Bila Gora, Zalizne and New York of the Donetsk oblast were affected by enemy shelling.


The enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Avdiivka direction. The russian troops carried out airstrikes in the Avdiivka and Vodyanyi districts. russian occupiers out artillery shelling of the settlements of Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske and Karlivka of the Donetsk oblast.


In the Marinka direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 12 enemy attacks in the area of the city of Marinka. The enemy launched an air strike in the Georgiivka area. At the same time, Mariinka and Georgiivka in the Donetsk oblast came under enemy fire.


In the Shakhtarsky direction, the enemy launched airstrikes in the areas of Vugledar and Prechistivka. russian occupiers shelled the settlements of Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, Novoukrainka, Prechistivka, and Shakhtarske.


The russian forces continues to conduct defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. They carried out airstrikes in the Gulyaipole and Mala Tokmachka districts of the Zaporizhia Oblast. He shelled the settlements of Vremivka, Zelene Pole, Novopil of the Donetsk region; Olhivske, Gulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Orihiv, Novoandriivka and Stepnogrisk of the Zaporizhia region; Kachkarivka, Mylove, Kozatske, Burgunka, Lviv, Ivanivka, Antonivka, Komysany, Dniprovske, Kizomys of the Kherson region and the city of Kherson.


The enemy intensified counter-reconnaissance measures in the temporarily captured Skadovsky district of the Kherson Oblast. The occupiers carry out mass raids on the houses and apartments of local residents. Personal documents and mobile devices are checked. In this way, the occupiers are trying to intimidate the local population and identify those who help the Defense Forces of Ukraine.


Over the course of the day, aviation made 15 strikes on areas where the enemy's personnel and military equipment were concentrated. Also, 4 enemy reconnaissance UAVs of various types were destroyed last day.


Units of missile troops and artillery struck 3 areas of concentration of weapons, i.e and military equipment, a warehouse of ammunition, 3 means of air defense and 3 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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