General Staff operational report February 19, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 361st day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 19.02.2023.

During the day of February 19, the Russian army launched 9x missile and 11x air strikes. Russian troops launched more than 20x MLRS attacks, killing and wounding civilians.

The threat of strikes by the Russian Federation across Ukraine remains high.

Russiam main focus continues to be the offensive operations on Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtarske directions.

  • Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna directions: no signs of the formation of the Russian army‘s groups were found. The Russian army maintains its military presence, and training of Russian troops at the training grounds of the Republic of Belarus is ongoing. During the day of February 19, the vicinities of settlements of Karpovychi, Tymonovychi, Yanzhulivka (Chernihiv oblast), Atynske, Stukalivka, Zapsillya (Sumy oblast), Strilecha, Starytsya, Vovchanski Khutory, and Stroivka (Kharkiv oblast) came under Russian fire.
  • Kupyansk and Lyman directions: the Russian army shelled the settlements of Kamyanka, Dvorichna, Hryanykivka, Kupyansk, Berestove, Pershotravneve (Kharkiv oblast), Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Dibrova, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Bilohorivka, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).
  • Bakhmut direction: Berkhivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Bila Hora, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Kurdyumivka, Maiorsk, and New York came under fire. In addition, the Russian army employed army aircraft to strike in the vicinity of Bakhmut.
  • Avdiivka and Shakhtarske directions: Vesele, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Marinka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Shakhtarske, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka, Vremivka, and Neskuchne (Donetsk oblast) came under artillery fire.
  • Zaporizhzhia direction: the vicinities of settlements of Novosilka (Donetsk oblast), Poltavka, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, and Shcherbaky (Zaporizhzhia oblast) came under fire.
  • Kherson direction: Kherson, Burhunka, Tyahynka, Antonivka (Kherson oblast), and Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast) were shelled by Russian artillery. The shelling caused civilian casualties.

Russian soldiers set up another military hospital in the central hospital of Kalanchak (Kherson oblast). Ukrainian citizens living there are reported to be denied medical care in this institution. The hospital has become a makeshift “hub” for the wounded and dead Russian servicemen. During the day of February 18 alone, more than 50x wounded and killed Russian soldiers were brought to the medical facility.

In the temporarily occupied settlements of Zaporizhzhia oblast, Russian occupation administration continues to exert pressure on the local residents, in particular on Ukrainian children.  For example, in schools in Tokmak, students are forced to sing the anthem of Russia before the school day starts. Also, schoolchildren are forced to make postcards to mark the anniversary of the large-scale invasion expressing words of support and gratitude to Russian troops who encroached upon Ukrainian land.

During the day of February 19, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 20x air strikes on the concentrations of Russian troops, 7x on anti-aircraft missile systems at their firing positions, and 2x on important Russian targets.

During the day of February 19, Ukrainian Defence Forces shot down 1x Su-25 aircraft of the Russian army, 2x Orlan-10 UAVs, and 1x Lancet-3 kamikaze drone.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

See also: Russians shelled 10 settlements in the Kharkiv region, there are killed and injured: photos

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