Russia – Ukraine war updates as of May 7, 2023

Russia - Ukraine war updates as of May 7, 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 7, 2023.

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

During the past day, the enemy launched 6 rocket attacks, in particular on the cities of Chasiv Yar, Kostiantynivka and Kherson. In addition, he carried out 48 airstrikes and launched 77 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged, and there were victims.


The probability of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains quite high.


The russian occupiers continues to concentrate its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdyivka and Maryinka directions. Heavy battles are being fought for the cities of Bakhmut and Maryinka. In general, during the past day, the enemy carried out about 50 attacks.


No signs of the formation of offensive enemy groups were found on the Volyn and Poliske directions. Training of enemy territorial defense units continues at the training grounds of the Republic of Belarus.


On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions during the past day, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Zareche, Leonivka and Krasnyi Khutir settlements of the Chernihiv Oblast. He carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the settlements of Khrinivka, Karpovychi, Tymonovichi, Zaliznyi Myst and Leonivka in the Chernihiv Oblast; Ukrainy, Rivne, Sopych, Boyaro-Lezhachi, and Volfyne of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Lemishchyne, Graniv, Kozacha Lopan, Strelecha, Lukyantsi, Neskuchne, Staritsa, Vovchanski Khutory, Okhrimivka, Chorne, and Khatnye in the Kharkiv Oblast.


On the Kupyansk direction, the enemy conducted an unsuccessful offensive against Synkivka. russian forces shelled at Krasne Pershe, Mitrofanivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Sinkivka, Pishchane, Vyshneve and Stelmakhivka of the Kharkiv Oblast.


On the Lyman direction, the enemy carried out offensive actions in the direction of Bilogorivka and Spirny, without success. Makyivka and Nevske of Luhansk Oblast and Belogorivka and Spirne of Donetsk Oblast were hit by the russian artillery fire.


On the Bakhmut direction, the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions. Fighting continues in the city of Bakhmut. Along with this, during the past day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the directions of Bohdanivka, Ivanovsky, Predtechyny, and New York. Vesele, Minkivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Kostyantynivka, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Pivdenne, Toretsk, Severnye and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

The enemy did not carry out any offensive operations on the Avdyivka direction last day. russian occupiers shelled Berdychi, Avdiivka, Severna, Karlivka, Netaylove and Pervomaiske in 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 Georgiyivka and Pobyeda of the Donetsk Oblast were subjected to enemy shelling.


No enemy offensive actions were recorded on the Shakhtarsky direction. The occupiers shelled Vodyane, Vugledar, Prechistivka and Zolota Niva on the Donetsk Oblast.


The russian forces continue to defend itself on the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. Meanwhile, they shelled, in particular, Burlatsk, Vilne Pole, Novosilka, Novopil of the Donetsk Oblast; Olhivske, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipilske, Charivne, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Mali Shcherbaki, Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Nikopol - Dnipropetrovsk; Zolota Balka, Antonivka and the city of Kherson. They also carried out airstrikes on the settlements of Vesele and Kozatske in the Kherson Oblast.


The russian occupiers are evacuating local residents from the temporarily captured Energodar of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast in the direction of the settlements of Berdyansk and Primorsk, to local recreation centers. People with russian passports are subject to evacuation. What's more, those who agreed to russian citizenship in the first months of the occupation fall in the first place.


The russian occupiers continue to use the infrastructure of temporarily occupied settlements to provide medical care to their wounded servicemen. Recently, in one of the villages of the Starobil district of the Luhansk Oblast, the invaders set up a field hospital where up to 70 people are being treated.


Over the past 24 hours, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine has carried out 7 strikes on areas where the enemy's personnel and military equipment are concentrated, as well as a strike on the enemy's anti-aircraft missile complex.


During the past day, our defenders destroyed 7 attack and 8 reconnaissance UAVs. And units of missile forces and artillery hit the control post, 3 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment of the enemy, as well as an artillery unit in a firing position.

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

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