General Staff operational report April 15, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 416th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 15.04.2023.

The Russian Federation continues to wage its war of aggression. It completely ignores the International Humanitarian Law, as it launches strikes and shells civilian targets.

During the day of April 15, Russian troops launched 19x air, 4x missile strikes, more than 15x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian infrastructure in various settlements.

The Russian army keeps using terror tactics. The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.

The Russian army suffers considerable losses, but does not abandon its plans to occupy Ukrainian territory. Russian soldiers  continue to focus their main efforts on the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka directions. Bakhmut, and Marinka remain at the epicenter of the fighting. During the day of April 15, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 40x Russian attacks in these areas of the frontline.

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  • Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna directions: no signs of the formation of Russian offensive groups were found. A comprehensive inspection of the combat readiness of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus is underway. Certain units of the territorial troops of the Russian Armed Forces continue their deployment on the territory of Belarus. Certain Russian units are still present in the areas of Bryansk, Kursk, and Belgorod oblasts (Russia) bordering Ukraine. During the day of April 15, Russian soldiers shelled the settlements of Bunyakyne, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne, Shpyl, Yunakivka (Sumy oblast), Kozacha Lopan, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, and Vovchanski Khutory (Kharkiv oblast).
  • Kupyansk direction: the Russian army mined the area in the vicinities of four settlements. Russian troops shelled the settlements of Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).
  • Lyman direction: the Russian army conducted unsuccessful offensives near the settlement of Dibrova. Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Ivanivka, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.
  • Bakhmut direction: the Russian army continues its offensive operations. Fighting for the city of Bakhmut continues. The Russian army attempted an attack in the vicinity of settlement of Khromove, to no success. Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Stupochky, Dyliivka, and New York, (Donetsk oblast) suffered from Russian shelling.
  • Avdiivka direction: the Russian army conducted offensive operations in the vicinities of Sjeverne and Pervomaiske, to no success. More than 10x settlements near the line of contact were shelled by the Russian army. In particular, these are Keramik, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, and Karlivka (Donetsk oblast).
  • Marinka direction: Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous Russian attacks in the vicinity of Marinka (Donetsk oblast). At the same time, Heorhiivka, Marinka, Kurakhove, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by Russian soldiers.
  • Shakhtarske direction: the Russian army did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of April 15. Russian troops shelled the settlements of Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).
  • Zaporizhzhia and Kherson direction: the Russian army continues to defend. During the day of April 15, Russian troops shelled several settlements. Among them are Vremivka, Novopil (Donetsk oblast), Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast), and the city of Kherson.

To replenish its casualties, Russia is conducting a campaign to support mobilization. All available methods are being used to popularize military service. The Russian leadership promises its citizens high salaries and a social benefits package. In addition to the media, propagandists use propaganda leaflets of the respective content in public places. Recently, the campaigning was reported to intensify in Voronezh.

During the day of April 15, Ukrainian Air Force launched 5x air strikes on the concentrations of Russian troops. In the meantime, missile and artillery units hit 3x concentrations of troops, as well as 1x concentration of artillery, 1x radar station, 1x anti-aircraft missile system, and 1x ammunition depot.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

See also: Russians shelled a city in the Donetsk region, 9 civilians were killed: photos, video

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