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Russian army storms Ukrainian positions 63 times in 6 directions - General Staff

6 March, 2024 Wednesday
21:17

On March 6, the Russian army tried to attack the Ukrainian positions in the Avdiivka sector 20 times. The 3rd Assault Brigade commented on the situation

The Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff reported this on March 6.

Russian attacks across Ukraine

During the day, Russia launched 5 missile strikes, 75 airstrikes, and 65 attacks with multiple launch rocket systems at the Ukrainian troops’ positions and populated areas. Unfortunately, Russian terrorist attacks resulted in civilian casualties. Multi-storey and private houses, as well as other infrastructure facilities, were destroyed and damaged.

Frontline situation

Near the state Ukrainian border with Russia and Belarus, the situation hasn't changed significantly, and no enemy offensive groups have been detected. Certain units of the Belarusian Armed Forces are performing tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.

At the same time, the Russian army continued shelling the entire borderline with mortars and artillery: over 30 settlements across the Chernihiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv regions were attacked. 

In the Kupyansk sector, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled three enemy attacks near Tabaivka, Kharkiv region. More than 20 localities came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Lyman sector, Ukrainian troops repelled seven enemy attacks near the towns of Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region and Terny, Spirne in the Donetsk region, where the Russian army, supported by air power, tried to break through the Ukrainian defense. About 15 localities suffered from artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Bakhmut sector, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 11 Russian attacks near Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka in the Donetsk region, where the Russian troops were trying to improve their tactical position. More than 10 localities came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Avdiivka sector, Ukrainian troops repelled 20 enemy attacks near Berdychi, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske in the Donetsk region. About 15 localities were subjected to artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Novopavlivka sector, the Ukrainian army is holding back the Russians in the areas of Heorhiivka, Pobieda, and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region, where the Russian forces, with the support of aviation, tried to break through the Ukrainian 18 times. More than 20 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Orikhiv sector, Russia launched 4 unsuccessful attacks near Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region. More than 15 localities came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Kherson sector, Russia did not conduct any assault operations over the last day. More than 30 localities came under artillery and mortar fire.

Ukrainian strikes against Russian military positions 

Over the course of the day, Ukrainian aviation struck 7 manpower concentration areas.

Missile troops destroyed 1 Russian munitions depot and 4 artillery pieces.

On the situation in the Avdiivka sector

Maksym Zhorin, deputy commander of the 3rd Assault Brigade, spoke about the situation in the Avdiivka sector.

"So far, Russia has not been able to push through the defense line in the Avdiivka sector. But they are trying to advance constantly, and trying to advance at least a little where possible. Most of all, they are now attacking the village of Orlivka," he wrote.

According to him, the invading Russian forces are suffering huge losses there, but despite this, they are trying to storm the area day and night.

  • At least 86 combat engagements took place at the front over the past day, March 5. Ukrainian troops repelled Russian attacks in 6 directions and killed 1,250 soldiers.
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