Russia – Ukraine war updates as of May 24, 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 24, 2023. 

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

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy carried out 41 airstrikes and launched 53 attacks from rocket salvo systems. Civilians suffered, private residential buildings and other civil and administrative infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

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

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lymansk, Bakhmutsk, Avdiivsk and Marinsky directions - 26 combat clashes took place. Bakhmut and Maryinka remain at the epicenter of hostilities.

In the Volyn and Poliske directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy carried out an air strike near Dovzhanka, carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Hrinivka, Yeline, and Gremyach of the Chernihiv Oblast and Gudovo, Vovkivka, Bunyakyne, Stukalyvka, Volfyne, Novomykolaivka, Ryasne, and Velyka Pysarivka of the Sumy region, as well as Stognii, Udy, Strelecha, Hlyboke, Morokhovets, Lyptsi, Neskuchne, Ohirtseve, Gatishche, Pletenivka, Vovchansk, Varvarivka, Nesterne, Budarky and Zemlianka in Kharkiv Oblast.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Masyutivka. russian airstrikes reported near Kislivka and Kotlyarivka. The settlements of Kamianka, Topoli, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Masyutivka, Mala Shapkivka, Kindrasivka, Kupyansk, Tabaivka, and Berestov in the Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk Oblast were hit by the russian artillery and mortar fire.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy carried out offensive actions in the direction of Bilogorivka, without success. The russian troops carried out an airstrike there. Nevske and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Torske and Spirne in the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

In the direction of Bakhmut during the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Khromovoy. He carried out airstrikes in the districts of Bakhmut, Ivanivskyi, Bila Hora, Ozaryanivka, and Toretsk. The settlements of Kramatorsk, Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Stupochki, Kostyantynivka, Bila Gora, Toretsk, North, South and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by the russian shelling.

In the Avdyivska direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Pervomayskyi. russian forces carried out airstrikes in the Novokalynovoy and Avdiyivka districts. Keramik, Ocheretyne, Lastochkine, Avdiyivka, Severne, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Netaylove, Karlivka and Nevelske of the Donetsk Oblast came under the fire of the occupiers.

In the Marinka direction, numerous russian attacks were repulsed in the area of the city of Mariynka. Krasnohorivka, Georgiivka, Maksimilianivka, Kurakhove, and Pobyeda of the Donetsk Oblast also came under russian fire.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, the russian troops carried out an air strike in the area of Prechistivka. The settlements of Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, Bogoyavlenka, Zolotaya Niva, and Velika Novosilka came under the heavy russian shelling.

The russian occupiers are defending themselves in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. russian airstrikes reported in the settlements of Gulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, and Stepove in the Zaporizhia Oblast, as well as shelling of Vremivka, Burlatskyi, Novosilka, and Zeleny Polye in the Donetsk oblast, were recorded; Olhivskyi, Gulyaipol, Zaliznychny, Biloghirya, Malya Tokmachka, Malyy Shcherbaki and Kamianskyi of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Zolota Balka, Vesele, Kozatske, Lviv, Antonivka, Kizomys, Stanislav of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson also came under enemy artillery fire.

During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces made 15 strikes on areas where enemy personnel and military equipment were concentrated, of which 3 were on anti-aircraft missile systems.

Also, last day our soldiers destroyed an enemy attack and reconnaissance helicopter Ka-52, 4 attack UAVs of the "Shahed" type and 1 reconnaissance drone of the "Zala" type.

Units of missile forces and artillery hit 3 control points, 4 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, 1 ammunition depot, 2 artillery units in firing positions 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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