Russia – Ukraine war updates as of May 17, 2023

Russia - Ukraine war updates as of May 17, 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 17, 2023.

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

According to updated information yesterday, the enemy launched 31 missile strikes, in particular, 2 S-300 missiles on the civilian infrastructure of Kostyantynivka, Donetsk oblast, and 2 Kalibr missiles on the civilian infrastructure of Mykolaiv. In addition, the Russian occupiers carried out 57 airstrikes and launched 96 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas.

For missile strikes, the enemy used 6 Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles, 13 Kalibr cruise missiles (2 missiles exploded in the air) and 10 ground-based missiles (S-400, Iskander-M), 25 of them were destroyed by Ukrainian defenders.


The civil infrastructure was destroyed. In particular, as a result of russian shelling of the settlements of Dvorichna, Vovchansk and Tyshchenkovka in the Kharkiv Oblast, civilians were killed and wounded, residential private houses, a hospital and other civil infrastructure were destroyed.


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


The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdyivka and Maryinska directions - 55 combat clashes took place last day. Bakhmut and Maryinka will continue to be at the epicenter of hostilities.


No signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were detected in the Volyn and Poliske directions. The transfer of units of the Russian territorial troops, which were trained at the training grounds of Belarus, to the areas of hostilities continues.


On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Zaliznyi Myst, Gremyach, and Muravyi of the Chernihiv Oblast; Romashkove, Stari Virky, Iskriskivshchyna, Volfine, Kindrativka, Sadky, Zapsilya, Myropyllya, Velika Rybytsa of the Sumy region, as well as Kozacha Lopan, Hoptivka, Lukyantsi, Gatyshche, Pletenivka, Budarky, Nesterne, Krugle, Zemlyanky, Staritsa and Budarky in the Kharkiv Oblast.


In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the districts of Masyutivka in the Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivskyi and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk Oblast. russian occupiers carried out airstrikes in the areas of Budarka, Vilshana, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka and Tabaivka settlements of the Kharkiv Oblast. Dvorichanske, Kamianka, Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Masyutivka, Kindrasivka, Kup'yansk, Kislivka, Tabaivka, Berestov in Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk were subjected to artillery and mortar shelling.


In the Lyman direction, during the day, the enemy carried out offensive actions in the area of Belogorivka, Luhansk region. russian forces carried out airstrikes near Beilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast and Spirny, Siversk and Chervony in Donetsk oblast. The settlements of Makiivka, Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Verkhnokamianske, Torske and Spirne of the Donetsk oblast were hit by the russian artillery fire.


In the Bakhmut direction, the russian troops continues to conduct offensive actions. Heavy fighting continues for Bakhmut. The enemy also conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Ivanivskyi. He carried out airstrikes in Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivskyi and Toretsk districts. Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Stupochki, Severnye and Toretsk of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.


In the Avdyivka direction, the enemy continues to destroy the infrastructure of populated areas. He carried out airstrikes on Avdyivka and Vodyane, shelled the settlements of Novokalynove, Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske and Karlivka in the Donetsk oblast.


In the Marinka direction, units of the defense forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the city of Maryinka. The occupiers launched an airstrike in the Krasnohorivka district. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Gostre, Maryinka and Pobyeda of the Donetsk oblast were subjected to enemy shelling.


In the direction of Shakhtarsk the russian forces carried out airstrikes in the areas of Vugledar and Velika Novosilka. They also shelled with artillery the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Paraskoviivka, Vugledar, Prechistivka, and Novoukrayinka of the Donetsk oblast.


The enemy is defending in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. The russian troops carried out airstrikes on the settlements of Vremivka in the Donetsk oblast, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka in the Zaporizhia Oblast, and Berislav, Kizomys, and Mala Tokmachka in the Kherson Oblast. Meanwhile, it shelled the settlements of Olhivske, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipilske, Biloghirya, Shcherbaki, Stepove and Kamianske of the Zaporizhia Oblast, as well as Tokarivka, Molodizhne and Kizomys of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.


The russian forces continues to cynically use preschools in temporarily captured settlements for their own purposes. For example, the russian occupiers use the building of a kindergarten in the Yuryivka village of Zaporizhzhya Oblast to accommodate personnel. At the same time, the territory of the kindergarten is home to civilians who were evacuated from settlements close to the battle line.


Over the past day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces made 14 strikes on areas where russian personnel and military equipment were concentrated, as well as 4 strikes on russian anti-aircraft missile systems. During the past day, Ukrainian defenses snipers destroyed 10 attack and 6 reconnaissance UAVs.


During the day, units of rocket troops and artillery hit 6 areas of concentration of manpower, 3 stations of radio-electronic warfare, 4 warehouses of enemy ammunition and 1 point of fuel and lubricating materials of the occupiers.

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

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