General Staff operational report April 13, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 414th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 13.04.2023.

The Russian Federation continues to wage its war of aggression. Russian troops continue to disregard the International Humanitarian Law, as they target and shell the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian infrastructure alike.

During the day of April 13, the Russian army launched 19x air strikes, 39x MLRS attacks, causing civilian casualties.

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

The Russian army has not abandoned its plans to occupy Ukrainian territory, despite significant losses. Russian soldiers continue to focus their main efforts on the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka directions. The fiercest fighting is for Bakhmut and Marinka. Coordinated actions and the heroism of the Ukrainian Defense Forces allowed to repel 49x Russian attacks during the day of April 13.

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  • Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna directions: no significant changes in the operational situation, no signs of the formation of Russian offensive groups were found. Certain units of the territorial troops of the Russian Armed Forces continue their deployment on the territory of Belarus. The Russian army continues to maintain military presence in the areas of Kursk and Belgorod oblasts (Russia) bordering Ukraine. During the day of April 13, Russian military shelled the settlements of Halahanivka (Chernihiv oblast), Studenok, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne (Sumy oblast), Udy, Kozacha Lopan, Ternova, Starytsya, Hatyshche, Mykolaivka, and Budarky (Kharkiv oblast).
  • Kupyansk direction: Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Masyutivka, and Tabaivka (Kharkiv oblast) came under Russian fire.
  • Lyman direction: during during the day of April 13, Russian soldiers conducted unsuccessful offensives near of settlements of Dibrova and Bilohorivka. Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Andriivka, Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), and Spirne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.
  • Bakhmut direction: the Russian army continues its offensive operations. Heavy battles for the city of Bakhmut continue. The Russian army attempted to attack in the vicinities of Bohdanivka and Predtechyne, to no success. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Khromove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Bila Hora, Novodmytrivka, Kurdyumivka, Pivnichne, and Zalizne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the Russian army.
  • Avdiivka direction: the Russian army conducted unsuccessful offensives towards Sjeverne, firing artillery at Novokalynove, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Pervomaiske, Netaylove, and Karlivka (Donetsk oblast), among other settlements.
  • Marinka direction: during the day of April 13, Ukrainian troops repelled numerous Russian attacks in the vicinity of Marinka (Donetsk oblast). At the same time, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the Russian army.
  • Shakhtarske direction: the Russian army did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of April 13. Russian troops shelled the settlements of Shakhtarske, Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, Novoukrayinka, Prechystivka, and Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast).
  • Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions: the Russian army continues to defend. Russian military shelled settlements near the line of active combat. Among them are Olhivske, Chervone, Hulyaipole, Huliaipilske, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, Novoandriivka, Stepnohirsk (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Stepanivka, Antonivka (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson.

The Russian Federation continues to impose the so-called “passportization” on Ukrainian citizens. In certain settlements of Kakhovskyi district (Kherson oblast), Russian troops are forcing people to re-register their vehicles under Russian regulations, which requires the owners to have Russian passports.

Activities aimed at accelerating the issuance of Russian passports have particularly intensified in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk oblast. Departments of Migration Service of the Russian Federation are reported to work seven days a week. Priority is given to civil servants and soldiers of the First Army Corps.

During the day of April 13, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 3x air strikes on the concentrations of Russian troops and military equipment.

Units of the Ukrainian missile troops and artillery hit 3x command posts, 3x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the Russian army, 1x ammunition depot, 1x radar station, and 1x electronic warfare station.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

See also: Russian soldiers shelled 19 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia region: photo




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