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

The 357th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 15.02.2023.

Despite significant losses, the Russian army does not abandon its intentions to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. To that end, Russian main focus continues to be the offensive operations on Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtarske directions.

During the day of February 15, Russian military launched 17x air strikes. In addition, the Russian army launched 28x MLRS attacks at the civilian infrastructure of Pokrovsk (Donetsk oblasts) and Kherson oblasts. The attacks killed and wounded civilians, almost destroyed a residential high-riser building, and a hospital in Beryslav was shelled again.

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

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  • Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna directions: no signs of the formation of the Russian offensive groups were found. Certain units of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the armed forces forces of the Russian Federation continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine. Russian troops continue their combat training at the training grounds of the Republic of Belarus. At the same time, the Russian army does not stop mortar and artillery shelling of the positions of Ukrainian units, as well as settlements near the line of contact. The vicinities of settlements of Yanzhulivka (Chernihiv oblast), Rozhkovychi, Tovstodubove, Bilokopytove, Vovkivka, Volfyne, Basivka (Sumy oblast), Hraniv, Krasne, Vovchansk, Zemlyanky, Rublene, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, and Kreidyanka (Kharkiv oblast) came under Russian fire. Russian soldiers attacked Naumivka (Sumy oblast), Hraniv, and Udy (Kharkiv oblast) with army aircraft from the territory of the Russian Federation.
  • Kupyansk and Lyman directions: the Russian army fired tanks, mortars, and artillery at more than 15x settlements, including Krokhmalne, Cherneshchyna (Kharkiv oblast), Novojehorivka, Makiivka, Stelmakhivka, Nevske, and Chervonopopivka (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Novoselivka, Spirne, Rozdolivka, and Stepove (Donetsk oblast).
  • Bakhmut direction: the Russian army fired mortars and artillery at the vicinities of more than 15x settlements, including Mykolaivka, Vasyukivka, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Stupochky, Kurdyumivka, Druzhba, and Maiorsk.
  • Avdiivka and Shakhtarske directions: the vicinities of 14x settlements, including Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Pobjeda, Mykilske, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka, and Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with tanks, mortars, and artillery.
  • Zaporizhzhia direction: the Russian army shelled the vicinities of more than 15x settlements, including Temyrivka, Malynivka, Chervone, Charivne, Huliaipilske, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, and Zaporizke (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
  • Kherson direction: Russian artillery fire hit Kherson and the vicinities of more than 10x settlements, including Zolota Balka, Havrylivka, Kachkarivka, Zmiivka, Beryslav, Vesele, Lvove, Tyahyntsi, Berehove (Kherson oblast), and Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast).

Russian troops established military hospital on the premises of surgical department of Starobilsk city hospital (Luhansk oblast) to treat gravely wounded Russian soldiers. The surgical building is completely closed to civilians. As of February 11, the arrival of about 20x military trucks with wounded Russians has been reported.

In Nova Kakhovka (Kherson oblast), Russian troops are searching private estates of local residents to seize waterborne platforms, which are then used for sabotage and provocations.

During the day of February 15, Ukrainian Air Force launched 11x air strikes on the concentrations of Russian troops and military equipment, and 5x air strikes on the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems.

At the same time, Ukrainian soldiers on the eastern front destroyed 1x Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter.

During the day of February 15, Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 1x command post of the Russian army, 3x concentrations of troops, and 2x ammunition depots.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

See also: Bodies of 8 Ukrainian civilians killed by Russian troops were exhumed in the Kherson region: photos

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