General Staff operational report April 12, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 413th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 12.04.2023.

During the day of April 12, the Russian army launched 19 air strikes, more than 10x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and infrastructure in various settlements. Civilians were wounded.

The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine still remains high.

Despite the numerous losses in equipment and manpower, the Russian army continues to focus its main efforts on the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka directions. 34x Russian attacks were repelled during the day of April 12.

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  • Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna directions: no significant changes. Certain units of the territorial troops of the Russian Armed Forces remain stationed in Belarus. A comprehensive inspection of the combat readiness of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus is underway. Individual formations and units have been brought to the highest levels of combat readiness. The inspected units were manned to strength by conscripting reserve servicemen. The Russian army retains presence of certain units in the areas of Kursk and Belgorod oblasts (Russia) bordering Ukraine and continues the engineering development of terrain. During the day of April 12, Russian troops shelled the settlements of Halahanivka, Zaliznyi Mist, Arkhypivka (Chernihiv oblast), Mefodivka, Bilopillya, Volfyne, Kindrativka, Varachyne, Basivka, Zapsillya (Sumy oblast), Veterynarne, Vovchansk, Varvarivka, Zemlyanky, Komisarove, and Kolodyazne (Kharkiv oblast).
  • Kupyansk direction: Topoli, Krasne Pershe, Dvorichna, Zapadne, and Kindrashivka (Kharkiv oblast) came under Russian fire.
  • Lyman direction: during the day of April 12, Russian soldiers conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Bilohorivka. Novoselivske, Nevske, Pishchane, Kuzmyne, and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast) were shelled with artillery.
  • Bakhmut direction: the Russian army continues its offensive operations, attempting to take full control of the city of Bakhmut. Fierce fighting continues. During the day of April 12, Russian military conducted unsuccessful offensives to the north of Khromove and near Bohdanivka.  The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled about 18x Russian attacks in this area of the frontline.  Vasyukivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Kurdyumivka, Druzhba, and Zalizne (Donetsk oblast), among other settlements, were shelled by Russian troops.
  • Avdiivka and Marinka directions: the Russian army conducted offensive operations in the vicinities of Marinka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). None of them were successful. The fiercest fighting in this area of the frontline is for Marinka, where 14x Russian attacks were repelled. At the same time, Russian troops shelled the settlements of Keramik, Novokalynove Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Netaylove, Nevelske, Karlivka, Heorhiivka, and Marinka (Donetsk oblast).
  • Shakhtarske direction: the Russian army did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of April 12. Russian troops shelled the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Shakhtarske, Novoukrainka, Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, and Prechystivka (Donetsk oblast).
  • Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions: the Russian army is defending. Russian troops shelled Vremivka, Novopil (Donetsk oblast), Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Kachkarivka, Vesele, Antonivka, Inzhenerne, Zelenivka (Kherson oblast) and the city of Kherson, among other targets.

Russian troops continue to leverage educational institutions of the temporarily occupied territories and use them for their own purposes. They set them up as military facilities, hiding behind human shields – the schoolchildren and the teaching staff.

For example, mobilized units of Russian troops have arrived in the city of Skadovsk (Kherson oblast) in recent days. The personnel are accommodated in the buildings of educational institutions. At the same time, Russian soldiers are forcing the teaching staff to continue the educational process with the attendance being compulsory for the children.

This said, a humanitarian crisis is imminent in temporarily Russian-occupied Skadovsk due to the growing shortage of medicines. The Russian so-called “authorities” put in office by the Russian forces have significantly limited the supply of all types of medicines to pharmacies.

During the day of April 12, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 6x air strikes on the concentrations of Russian personnel and military equipment. Also, 1x Orlan-10 UAV of the Russian army was shot down.

Units of the Ukrainian missile troops and artillery hit 4x concentrations of manpower, weapons, and military equipment, 1x ammunition depot, and 1x radar station of the Russian army.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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