May 18, 2023
The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 18.05.2023 were approximately:
personnel ‒ about 201100 (+510) persons,
tanks ‒ 3773 (+2),
APV ‒ 7373 (+8),
artillery systems – 3198 (+32),
MLRS – 563 (+1),
anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 318 (+0),
aircraft – 308 (+0),
helicopters – 294 (+0),
UAV operational-tactical level – 2759 (+11),
cruise missiles ‒ 990 (+8),
warships / boats ‒ 18 (+0),
vehicles and fuel tanks – 6073 (+6),
special equipment ‒ 418 (+1).
Day 449 of the Russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine.
The Russian Federation does not stop launching strikes, as it shells military and civilian targets alike.
Last night, Russian terrorists launched yet another missile attack on Ukraine. Information on the aftermath is currently being updated.
During the day of May 17, the adversary launched 15x missile attacks, in particular on the cities of Bakhmut, Kherson, and Odesa. In addition, 42x air strikes and 101x MLRS attacks of the enemy have been reported. The attacks caused civilian casualties, damage and destruction of private housing and other civilian infrastructure.
The likelihood of further missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high. Positively do not ignore the air raid alerts.
The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mar’inka axes, with 36x combat engagements taking place. Bakhmut, and Mar’inka remain at the epicenter of the fighting.
Volyn, and Polissya axes: no significant changes or signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were found.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary continues to maintain military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The invaders fired mortars and artillery at the settlements of Khotiivka (Chernihiv oblast), Novovasylivka, Komarivka, Hirky, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne (Sumy oblast), Hur’iv Kozachok, Udy, Okip, Kozacha Lopan’, Hatyshche, Vovchans’k, Budarky, Zybyne, Ustynivka, and Zarubynka (Kharkiv oblast).
Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Masyutivka and Novoselivs’ke. The invaders launched air strikes near Masyutivka, Kyslivka, and Pershotravneve. The adversary fired artillery and mortars at the settlements of Krasne Pershe, Fyholivka, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Tabaivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast), and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast).
Lyman axis: during the day of May 17, the enemy conducted offensives in the vicinity of Nevs’ke (Luhansk oblast). The invaders carried out air strikes near Dibrova, Bilohorivka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, and Vesele. Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Dibrova, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.
Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations. Heavy battles for the city of Bakhmut continue. In addition, during the day of May 17, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives towards Ivanivske. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements Novomarkove, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Predtechyne, and Kurdyumivka. Vasyukivka, Zaliznyans’ke, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Predtechyne, Bila Hora, Pivnichne, and Shumy (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.
Avdiivka axis: the adversary did not conduct any offensive operations. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements of Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Novoselivka Persha, and Pervomayske; shelled the settlements of Avdiivka, Pervomais’ke, Karlivka, and Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast).
Mar’inka axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinity of the city of Mar’inka. At the same time, the enemy launched an air strike at Krasnohorivka, shelled Mar’inka, Paraskoviivka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).
Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of May 17. The invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Velyka Novosilka, shelled the settlements of Vuhledar, Prechystivka, and Novoukrainka.
Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary stays on the defensive. The occupant forces launched air strikes at Novopol’ (Donetsk oblast) and Mala Tokmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 20x settlements were shelled, including Vremivka, Novosilka, Zelene Pole, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Ol’hivs’ke, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Shcherbaky, Stepove, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Zolota Balka, Kachkarivka, Zmiivka, Beryslav, Tyahynka, Antonivka, Dniprovs’ke, Kizomys, Shyroka Balka (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson.
During the day of May 17, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 20x air strikes on the concentrations of troops and military equipment of the adversary, 8x of them targeted anti-aircraft missile systems. Also, 2x Orlan-10 reconnaissance UAVs of the enemy were intercepted.
The Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x command post, 6x concentrations of troops, 2x ammunition depots, 2x fuel and lubricants depots, 1x artillery unit at its firing positions, 2x air defense assets, and 2x other important targets of the adversary.