General Staff operational report April 30, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 431st day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 30.04.2023.

Russian military aggression continues.

Russian troops don’t give up plans to occupy Ukraine and continue its war against our state. Russia continues to target both civilian and military targets.

The Russian Federation continues to use terror tactics. Today, the Russian army launched 2x missile attacks on the cities of Kramatorsk and Kostiantynivka. Also, during the day Russian forces launched 15x air strikes and conducted about 30x MLRS attacks on Ukrainian settlements and positions of Ukrainian troops.

The threat of missile and air strikes remains high across Ukraine.

The Russian army continues to focus its main efforts on offensive operations on Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka directions. During the past day, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled more than 20x Russian attacks on the specified directions. Bakhmut and Avdiivka remain places of fierce fights.

Ukrainian soldiers hold defense.

  • Volyn and Polissya directions: no signs of the formation of offensive groupings reported. Russia maintains presence of its military contingent on the territory of Belarus.
  • Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna directions: Russia maintains enhanced military presence in the areas bordering Ukraine. During the last 24 hours  Russian aircraft attacked Krasnyi Khutir (Chernihiv and oblast); and Seredyna-Buda (Sumy oblast). The air strikes damaged local houses. Mykolaivka, Halaganivka, and Leonivka (Chernihiv oblast); Seredyna-Buda, Druzhba,Bachivsk (Sumy oblast); as well as Chervona Zorya, Veterynarne, Strelecha, Hlyboke, Krasne, Vovchansk, and Loshakovo (Kharkiv oblast) came under Russian mortar and artillery fire.
  • Kupyansk direction: the Russian army did not conduct offensive operations. The settlements of Kamyanka, Krasne Pershe, Dvorichna, Lyman Pershyi, Kislivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast); Novoselivske (Luhansk oblast) were subjects to Russian artillery and mortar fire.
  • Lyman direction: Russian artillery bombarded various Ukrainian settlements along the contact line, including: Nevske, Dibrova, and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast); Kolodyazi, Verkhnokamyanske, Spirne and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).
  • Bakhmut direction: the Russian army continues to conduct offensive operations. Fierce battle for the city of Bakhmut is ongoing. During the day, Russian military conducted unsuccessful attacks in the vicinities of Ivanovske. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, , Kostyantynivka, Bila Hora, Diliivka, Sjeverne, Zalizne, Pivdenne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) came under Russian fire.
  • Avdiivka direction: the Russian army conducted unsuccessful attacks in the vicinities of Avdiivka and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast). Russian forces shelled Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Tonenke,, Karlivka, Vodyane, and Pervomaiske.
  • Marinka direcrion: the Russian army continues to attack Ukrainian Defense Forces. The battle for Marinka continues. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Pobieda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) suffered from Russian  attacks.
  • Shakhtarske direction: during the day, the Russian army did not conduct offensive operations. Russian forces shelled Vuhledar, Prechistivka, Novoukrainka, and Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast).
  • Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions: Russian forces stay on the defensive. During the day, Russian military shelled several settlements, including: Vremivka, Burlatske, Novosilka, and Novopil Donetsk oblast); Olhivske, Hulyaipole, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, and Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia oblast); as well as the city of Kherson. The village of Kizomys, Kherson oblast suffered from air strikes.

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Local hospitals of the temporarily occupied Luhansk are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the growing number of wounded. A group of medical workers, in particular, surgeons, recently arrived in the city from the Moscow region to treat and rehabilitate Russian soldiers. The official purpose of the visit is to exchange experience and help medical institutions in Luhansk.

Recently, irreversible losses from the residents of Luhansk and its region who were forcibly mobilized to the Russian army amount to about 70x people per day. In order to prevent possible manifestations of discontent among the population, ritual services are recommended to adjust the number of people present at funeral processions to 6x people. In addition, in this context of the so-called “MDB” insists precisely on cremation of the dead instead of burial.

During the day, Ukrainian Air Force launched 3x air strikes against concentrations of Russian troops.

Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 4x concentrations of Russian troops, weapons and military equipment, 1x ammunition depot, 2x concentrations of Russian artillery and 1x logistics center of Russian soldiers.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

See also: Ukrainian combat aircraft hit the concentration area of Russian troops in the south



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