Ukraine holds ground amid 3,000 Russian strikes on Armed Forces Positions in past day

Armed Forces of Ukraine
Armed Forces of Ukraine

Russian troops fired more than three thousand times at Ukrainian troops’ positions over the past day, continuing to try to capture Vovchansk, the General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook on May 18.

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“The situation at the front remains difficult,” General Staff reported.

“Ukrainian defenders are repelling the onslaught of the Russian occupiers, strengthening our defense and, under favorable conditions, counterattacking.”

According to General Staff, in one day, Russian occupiers have launched three missile and 38 air strikes (including strikes with 56 guided aviabombs), used 404 kamikaze drones, and fired more than three thousand times at positions of Ukrainian troops.

There were 12 combat engagements in Kharkiv sector.

The Armed Forces are trying to push the enemy towards Hlyboke and in the area of Vovchansk.

Yesterday, the enemy lost there 125 soldiers, 31 units of weapons and military equipment, including three tanks, six cannons and mortars. Fifteen enemy positions were also destroyed. The General Staff adds that information is being updated.

The number of combat engagements in the Kupyansk sector increased to 11 over the last day.

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The situation in Liman sector did not change significantly. The enemy launched six unsuccessful attacks in areas of Novosadove, Torske and Hryhorivka.

In the Kramatorsk sector, enemy attempted to break through Ukrainian troops’ defenses 15 times.

The situation in the Pokrovsk sector remains difficult. The Russians made 23 unsuccessful attacks.

Preliminary, enemy losses in this sector amounted to 235 killed and wounded, one tank, an ammunition depot, a cannon, a vehicle and two UAVs. In addition, three tanks, three howitzers, an infantry fighting vehicle and a car were damaged. The information is being clarified.

In the Kurakhove sector, number of combat engagements increased to 11.

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In the Vremivka sector, enemy made three unsuccessful attempts to break through defenses of Ukrainian troops in direction of Staromayorske.

In the Orikhiv sector, Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled enemy’s assault northwest of Verbove. No positions were lost. The General Staff says the situation remains controlled.

In the Prydniprovskyi sector, Ukrainian troops repelled four enemy attacks near Krynky, Kherson Oblast. The General Staff notes that Russian occupiers were not successful during battles, and Ukrainian defenders did not allow any losses of positions.

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