Russia – Ukraine war updates as of March 16, 2023

The operational update of the General Staff of Ukraine for the last 24 hours of Russia - Ukraine war as of 6:00 a.m., March 16, 2023.

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

The russian Federation does not give up its intentions regarding the occupation of Ukraine, continues to conduct offensive actions, regardless of losses. The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Maryinka, and Shakhtarsk directions. Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has carried out more than 75 attacks in the indicated directions.

Receiving strong resistance from units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, the russian Federation continues to use terror tactics against the civilian population of Ukraine, does not stop striking and shelling populated areas.

Over the past day, the enemy launched 3 missile strikes, in particular, on the object of the civil infrastructure of the city of Kharkiv. Also, the enemy carried out 29 airstrikes and launched 79 attacks from rocket salvo systems.

The probability of further enemy strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine remains high.

In the Volyn, Polissia, Siversk, and Slobozhanshchyna directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly, and the formation of offensive groups has not been detected. The training of units of the russian occupation forces continues at the training grounds of the Republic of Belarus. The enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas. During the day, the enemy shelled the areas of Hrinivka, Tymonovychy, Berylivka settlements of Chernihiv Oblast; Yelina, Starykov, Atynske, Volfyne, Stepne, Kindrativka, Pokrovka and Grabovske of the Sumy Oblast and Lemishchyne, Strelecha, Krasne, Staritsa, Vovchansk, Bochkove, Budarky, Ambarne and Kolodyazne of the Kharkiv Oblast.

On the Kupyansk and Lymansk directions, the russian occupiers conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Hryanikyvka, Belogorivka, and Spirny. He carried out artillery shelling of the districts of Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, Kup'yansk, Krokhmalne settlements of the Kharkiv Oblast; Novoselivske, Nevske, Dibrova and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast, as well as Kolodyazi, Siversk, Spirne and Fedorivka in the Donetsk oblast.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy does not stop trying to storm the city of Bakhmut. Our defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the areas of Orihovo-Vasylivka and Bohdanivka settlements. Settlements near the contact line were hit by enemy shelling, including Privillia, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Predtechine, Oleksandro-Shulgyne, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Dachne and Shumy of the Donetsk oblast.

On the Avdiyivka, Marynka, and Shakhtarsk directions, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Stepove, Kamianka, Avdiivka, Severne, Netaylove, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Maryinka, and Vugledar settlements. On the specified section of the front, during the past day, the most attacks were recorded in the Maryinka area - 12, all of which were repelled by our defenders. Areas of Novokalynovy, Kamianka, Lastochkiny, Avdiyivka, Tonenkoy, Georgiyivka, Nevelskyi, Pobyeda, Vugledar, Vremyvika, and Velikay Novosilka of the Donetsk oblast came under enemy shelling.

In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy is conducting defensive operations. Areas of settlements near the contact line, in particular, Olhivske, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Yehorivka, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka, and Kamianske of the Zaporizhia Oblast, were shelled; Manganets - Dnipropetrovsk; Red Lighthouse, Tokarivka, Antonivka, Dniprovske of Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

During the past 24 hours, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 16 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers. Ukrainian soldiers shot down an enemy Su-25 aircraft and 13 unmanned aerial vehicles of various types. Units of missile troops and artillery, in turn, hit the control post, 3 areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the enemy, as well as 2 radar stations, an electronic warfare station and an anti-aircraft missile complex at the firing position.

In addition, last day our defenders destroyed 12 tanks, 11 armored fighting vehicles and 11 artillery systems. The enemy also lost 1 anti-aircraft gun, 3 anti-aircraft vehicles and 17 vehicles.

Last, but not the least, russia's losses in manpower for the last 24 hours are as follows:

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