Russia – Ukraine war updates as of March 19, 2023

Russia - Ukraine war updates as of March 19, 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., March 19, 2023.

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

Despite the human losses, the russian Federation continues to wage a war of aggression. The main efforts of the enemy are focused on attempts to completely capture the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. To achieve its goals, it continues offensive operations in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka, and Shakhtarsk areas. During the past day, our defenders repelled 83 attacks on this part of the front. Bakhmut remains the epicenter of hostilities.


For the last day, the russian Federation continued to use terror tactics against the civilian population of Ukraine. By shelling populated areas and critical infrastructure facilities, the enemy completely ignores the laws and customs of war.


Over the past day, the enemy launched 11 rocket attacks, 4 of them against the objects of the civil infrastructure of the city of Zaporizhzhia. Also, 16 airstrikes and 99 attacks from rocket salvo systems by the occupiers were recorded.


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


The operational situation remains stable in the Volyn, Poliske, Siversk and Slobozhansk directions. During the day, the enemy shelled the areas of Oleksandrivka and Klyusy settlements of Chernihiv Oblast; Kharkivka, Starykov, Volfine - Sumy and Chervona Zorya, Veterinarne, Strelecha, Staritsa, Vovchansk and Velikiy Burluk in the Kharkiv Oblast.


On the Kupyansk and Lymansk directions, the enemy continues to try to break through the defenses of our troops. He led unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Kreminna, Dibrova, Verkhnokamianske and Spirne settlements. Conducted artillery shelling of Putnykovo, Krasne Pershe, Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, Kupyansk, Krokhmalne and Berestov settlements of Kharkiv Oblast; Novoselivske, Nevske and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast, as well as Spirne and Fedorivka in the Donetsk oblast.


In the direction of Bakhmut, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled numerous russian attacks in the northern part of the city of Bakhmut, as well as in the areas of the settlements of Orihovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, and Bohdanivka. Vasyukivka, Zaliznyanske, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka and Severny of the Donetsk oblast came under enemy fire.


On the Avdiivka, Maryinka, and Shakhtarsk directions, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Kamianka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, as well as Maryinka, which the occupiers attacked 15 times. Kamianka, Lastochkine, Avdiivka, Tonenka, Georgiivka, Nevelske, Maryinka, Vugledar and Velyka Novosilka of the Donetsk oblast came under enemy fire.


The enemy is defending in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. In particular, Olhivske, Chervone, Gulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast came under fire. The city of Kherson and Antonivka were shelled again.


Given the situation under Vugledar, the Russian military leadership is in a hurry to send reinforcements. Since March 13, in the 37th separate motorized rifle brigade of the 36th army of the Eastern Voivodeship, combat coordination of the "Storm" unit has been conducted. It is being prepared for shipment to Ukraine on March 24. The brigade is significantly understaffed, so unit commanders are recalling subordinates for treatment and rehabilitation. Military personnel complain about the low level of security. A very low level of personnel motivation and a large number of attempts to avoid being sent to the area of hostilities are noted.


During the past 24 hours, the Air Force of the Defense Forces of Ukraine carried out 10 strikes on areas where the occupiers are concentrated. At the same time, the "Shahed-136" drones was shot down, and Ukrainian launchers and gunners hit 7 areas of concentration of enemy personnel and military equipment.


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

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