The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this in its update as of 18:00 on May 24 on Facebook, Ukrinform report.
"During the day, the enemy launched 17 airstrikes, carried out about 20 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops and populated areas. The probability of further missile attacks and airstrikes across the entire territory of Ukraine remains high," the report says.
The General Staff notes that the enemy continues to concentrate most of its efforts on the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka directions. In total, during the day, 23 combat clashes were recorded in the indicated sectors of the front.
In the Volyn and Polissia directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly, and there have been no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups.
In the Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna directions, the Russian invaders continue to maintain a military presence in the districts bordering Ukraine. Throughout the day, the Russian forces launched mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Yanzhulivka, Chernihiv region; Buniakyne, Shpyl, Oleksiivka of Sumy region, as well as Udy, Veterynarne, Lyptsi, Zelene, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Budarky, Zemlianka of Kharkiv region.
In the Kupiansk direction, the enemy is attempting to improve its tactical position. The Russian forces conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the area of Masiutivka. Stroyivka, Kamianka, Krasne Pershe, Ridkodub, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Tabaivka, Berestove in Kharkiv region, and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk region came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.
In the Lyman direction, the aggressor did not carry out offensive actions. The invaders launched an airstrike on the area of Dibrova. Nevske, Bilohorivka of Luhansk region; Torske and Spirne of Donetsk region came under artillery fire.
In the Bakhmut direction, Russian troops conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the area of Ivanivske settlement. An airstrike was launched on the settlement of Bila Hora. Vasiukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Stupochky, Kostiantynivka, Bila Hora, Toretsk, Pivnichne, Pivdenne, and New York of Donetsk region came under enemy shelling.
In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Novokalynove and Avdiivka. The Russian forces launched airstrikes on the areas of Novokalynove and Stepova. Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Karlivka, Pervomaiske and Netailove in Donetsk region came under artillery fire.
In the Marinka direction, units of the Defense Forces repelled numerous enemy attacks near Marinka. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Novomykhailivka and Pobieda in Donetsk region came under enemy fire.
In the Shakhtarske direction, the enemy shelled the settlements of Vodiane, Vuhledar and Velyka Novosilka.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, Russians continue to conduct defensive operations. The settlements of Vremivka and Novosilka of Donetsk region; Olhivske, Malynivka, Huliaipole, Huliaipilske, Novoselivka, Omelnyk, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Kamianske of Zaporizhzhia region; Veletenske of Kherson region and Kherson came under enemy shelling.
"Aircraft of the Defense Forces launched 7 strikes on the areas where enemy personnel and military equipment were concentrated. During the day, our defenders destroyed 2 enemy Shahed-type attack UAVs and one Orlan-10 type reconnaissance UAV,” the General Staff said.
In addition, units of the Ukrainian rocket forces and artillery hit two enemy manpower clusters, four ammunition depots, an electronic warfare station, 4 artillery units in firing positions and four more important enemy targets.
As Ukrinform reported, from February 24, 2022 to May 24, 2023, the Defense Forces of Ukraine eliminated about 204,760 Russian invaders, including 400 occupiers in the past day alone.
Photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine