General Staff operational report March 16, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 386th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 16.03.2023.

During the day of March 16, the Russian army launched 2x missile and 16x air strikes, launched 25x MLRS attacks.

The threat of missile attacks remains high across Ukraine.

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  • Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna directions: no significant changes. During the day of March 16, the Russian army shelled the vicinities of settlements fo Berylivka, Tymonovychi (Chernihiv oblast), Atynske, Volfyne, Stepne, Kindrativka, Pokrovka, Hrabovske (Sumy oblast), Lemishchyne, Kozacha Lopan, Hlyboke, Hatyshche, Budarky, Ambarne, Kamyanka, and Zapadne (Kharkiv oblast).
  • Kupyansk and Lyman directions: the Russian army conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Hryanykivka, Kreminna, Kuzmyne, Verkhnokamyanske, and Spirne. Russian military fired artillery at the vicinities of settlements of Dvorichna, Hryanykivka, Krokhmalne (Kharkiv oblast), Nevske, and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast).
  • Bakhmut direction: the Russian army continues to assault the city of Bakhmut. Ukrainian troops repelled Russian attacks in the vicinities of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, and Hryhorivka. In particular, Vasyukivka, Zaliznyanske, Hryhorivka, Novomarkove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Maiorsk, Zalizne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by Russian soldiers.
  • Avdiivka, Marinka and Shakhtarske directions: Russian military conducted unsuccessful offensives towards Kamyanka, Avdiivka, Nevelske, and Marinka. Russian soldiers continue preparations to resume their offensive on Vuhledar. In particular, Kamyanka, Avdiivka, Lastochkyne, Vodyane, Nevelske, Netaylove, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Heorhiivka, and Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the Russian army.
  • Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions: the Russian army is defending. Russian troops shelled the vicinities of settlements near the line of contact, including Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaky, Kamyanske, Zaporizhzhia (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Zolota Balka, Beryslav, Vesele, Ivanivka, Inhulets, Antonivka, Zelenivka, Zymivnyk, Dniprovske (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson.

Russia continues to export looted grain from Ukraine. According to reports, a Russian self-propelled barge loaded with wheat was  being transported by tugboats from the seaport in the city of Berdyansk (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

Residents of the temporarily occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia oblast  continue to undergo forced passportization. Thus, in the city of Tokmak, the Russian so-called “authorities” put in office by the occupation forces, together with representatives of the Russian Federal Security Service, threaten local citizens of Ukraine rejecting the Russian passports with deportation of their children to the eastern oblasts of Russia. The parents themselves are threatened to be taken to Vasylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

During the day of March 16, Ukrainian Air Force launched 7x air strikes on the concentrations of Russian troops and military equipment.

Ukrainian missile troops and artillery units attacked 3x command posts, 2x concentrations of troops and military equipment of the Russian army, 2x radar stations, and 1x fuel and lubricant depot.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

See also: Russians fired at city in the Donetsk region, 6 civilians were injured: photos

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