Russians advance on four fronts, and fierce battles for Bakhmut and Mariinka continue
Russian troops are focusing their main efforts on conducting offensive operations on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mariinka fronts; the cities of Bakhmut and Mariinka remain in the epicenter of hostilities.
During the day, the Russians carried out 19 airstrikes, four missile strikes, and more than 15 attacks from multiple launch missile systems on the positions of Ukrainian troops and the civilian infrastructure.
The Russian forces suffer considerable losses but do not abandon their plans to occupy more Ukrainian territory. They continue to focus their main efforts on conducting offensive operations on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mariinka fronts. The cities of Bakhmut and Mariinka remain in the epicenter of hostilities. During the day, 40 Russian attacks were repelled by our defenders on these sectors of the front.
No signs of the formation of Russian offensive groups were detected on the Volyn, Polissia, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna fronts. A thorough check of the combat readiness of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus continues. There are still some units of the territorial forces of the Russian Armed Forces which remain in Belarus. Several Russian units are stationed in the border areas of Bryansk, Kursk, and Belgorod Oblasts.
During the day, the occupiers shelled the settlements of Buniakyne, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne, Shpyl, Yunakivka in Sumy Oblast, as well as Kozacha Lopan, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, and Vovchanski Khutory in Kharkiv Oblast.
On the Kupiansk front, the Russians mined the territory in the areas of four settlements. The settlements of Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, and Berestove in the Kharkiv Oblast were shelled.
On the Lyman front, the Russians conducted unsuccessful offensive operations near the village of Dibrova. Stelmakhivka, Nevske, and Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast and Ivanivka and Spirne in Donetsk Oblast suffered artillery attacks.
On the Bakhmut front, the Russians continue to conduct offensive operations. The battles for the city of Bakhmut do not cease. The occupiers launched an attack in the village of Hromove, but it was unsuccessful. The settlements of Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Stupochky, Dyliivka and Niu-York in Donetsk Oblast all suffered from Russian shelling.
On the Avdiivka front, the Russians conducted offensive operations in the areas of Sieverne and Pervomaiske but had no success. They also carried out shelling of more than ten settlements located near the frontline. In particular, these are Keramik, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, and Karlivka in Donetsk Oblast.
On the Mariinka front, the Ukrainian forces repelled numerous attacks in the area of the village of Mariinka, Donetsk Oblast. At the same time, the settlements of Heorhiivka, Mariinka, Kurakhove, Pobieda, and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk Oblast were subjected to Russian shelling.
On the Shakhtarsk front, as of now, the occupiers do not conduct any offensive operations. However, the Russian forces fired at the settlements of Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka in Donetsk Oblast.
On the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson fronts, the occupiers continue to conduct defensive actions. During the day, the Russians shelled the settlements in the oblast. Among them was Vremivka, Novopil in Donetsk Oblast, Malynivka, Huliaipole, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, as well as the city of Kherson.
To replenish their losses in manpower, the Russian Federation is conducting a campaign to support mobilization. All available methods are used to promote military service. The Russian leadership promises its citizens high remuneration and a social package. In addition to the media, propagandists use propaganda leaflets of appropriate content in public places. Recently, such campaigning has been intensifying in the city of Voronezh.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out five attacks on the clusters of Russian personnel. The units of Rocket Forces and Artillery hit 3 clusters of manpower, as well as a cluster of artillery, a radar station, an anti-aircraft missile system, and an ammunition storage point.
Mother and daughter killed in Russian attack on Kherson
Kherson Oblast Military Administration later said that Russian forces deployed artillery to shell the Tavriiskyi district in Kherson.
Russian shells hit the area near an educational establishment.
A 48-year-old woman and her 28-year-old daughter were killed in this Russian shelling.
Russians attack Vovchansk, damaging medical facility
Russian occupiers have attacked Vovchansk in Kharkiv Oblast, injuring an employee of a medical facility. The Russians fired on the border towns and villages of the Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, and Kupiansk districts of Kharkiv Oblast throughout 14 April.
As a result of the attack, a medical facility was damaged in Vovchansk. A 62-year-old employee of the facility was injured and hospitalized in moderate condition.
The building of the facility was significantly damaged. In addition, five private residential buildings were damaged by bombardment in Vovchansk.
Starytsia, Strilecha, Dvorichna, Krasne Pershe, and other settlements also came under Russian fire yesterday.