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Ukrainian forces repel 11 Russian attacks in Avdiivka sector, 67 combat clashes take place — General Staff

19 March, 2024 Tuesday
21:20

On March 19, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 11 attacks by occupying Russian troops in the Avdiivka direction, 67 combat clashes were recorded at the front

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported the information.

Russian attacks on Ukraine

Over the day, Russia launched 3 missile strikes, 62 air strikes,and 64 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements. Unfortunately, Russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Multi-storey buildings and private houses were destroyed and damaged.

Frontline update

Near the state Ukrainian border with Russia and Belarus, the operational situation has not changed.

In the northeastern border area, the Russian army maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts active sabotage activities to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened areas, and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. Russia launched air strikes near 4 settlements in Sumy and Kharkiv regions. Over 20 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Kupyansk direction, Russian troops launched 3 unsuccessful assaults on the positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces near the town of Synkivka, Kharkiv region. More than 10 settlements came under Russian artillery and mortar fire.

In the Lyman direction, Ukrainian soldiers repulsed 8 attacks near Terny, Donetsk region, and Bilohorivka, Luhansk region, where Russian troops tried to break through Ukraine’s defense. They launched air strikes near 4 settlements About 15 settlements suffered from artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Bakhmut direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 6 attacks near 3 settlements in the Donetsk region. Russian troops launched air strikes near Kostiantynivka, Donetsk region. Over 10 settlements came under Russian artillery and mortar fire.

In the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian defenders thwarted 11 attacks near 5 settlements. Russian troops launched air strikes near 2 settlements in the Donetsk region. More than 20 settlements were subjected to Russian artillery and mortar fire.

In the Novopavlivka direction, Ukrainian troops keep holding back the Russian army near 5 settlements in the Donetsk region. Despite 18 attempts, Russian forces, supported by aviation, were unable to alter the tactical situation. Russian artillery and mortar fire targeted over 20 settlements, meanwhile air strikes affected 3 settlements.

In the Orikhiv direction, Russian troops attacked the positions of Ukrainian defenders near Staromayorske, Donetsk region, 4 times with the support of aviation. About 15 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Kherson direction, Russia persists in attempting to dislodge Ukrainian units from their positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River. One unsuccessful attempt to storm Ukrainian troop positions was made during the day. Over 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire.

Strikes by the Ukrainian Defense Forces on Russian positions

During the day, Ukrainian aviation struck 6 concentrations of Russian personnel, weapons and military equipment.

Ukrainian missile troops destroyed 2 ammunition depots and one electronic warfare station.

  • There were 56 combat clashes on the frontline yesterday. In the Novopavlivka direction, Russian troops, supported by aviation, tried to break through the Ukrainian defense 21 times without success.
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