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Russia launches 16 missile strikes over past day – General Staff report

Saturday, 18 February 2023, 17:12
Russia launches 16 missile strikes over past day – General Staff report

Over the course of the past 24 hours, Russian troops have launched 16 missile strikes on Ukraine, in particular on the civilian infrastructure of the city of Khmelnytskyi and the settlement of Ukrainsk in Donetsk Oblast.

Source: General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces on Facebook

Quote: "The Russian Federation has launched 16 missile strikes over the past day, in particular on the civilian infrastructure of the city of Khmelnytskyi and the settlement of Ukrainsk in Donetsk Oblast. As a result, there is damage to residential buildings and civilian casualties.  In addition, the enemy launched 4 airstrikes and carried out more than 30 attacks from multiple-launch rocket systems."

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Details: Russian occupying forces do not give up their invasion plans, despite significant losses. The main efforts are focused on conducting offensive operations on the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut,  Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk fronts.

On the Volyn, Polissia, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, no offensive groups were detected. Areas in and around 20 settlements came under Russian fire. Among them are Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Strilecha, Ohirtseve, Vesele, Krasne Pershe in Kharkiv Oblast.

On the Kupiansk and Lyman fronts, the Russian army attacked the areas in and around the settlements of Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Hrianykivka, Kupiansk, Berestove in Kharkiv Oblast; Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Chervonopopivka, Dibrova, Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast and Spirne in Donetsk Oblast.

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On the Bakhmut front, areas of over 18 settlements came under Russian fire, in particular, Zaliznianske, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Kurdiumivka, Niu-York in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk fronts, Russian artillery fire hit the areas of 13 settlements. Among them are Avdiivka, Vodiane, Vesele, Nevelske, Heorhiivka, Marinka, Bohoiavlenka, Velyka Novosilka, Zolota Nyva, Vuhledar and Neskuchne in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Zaporizhzhia front, areas of the following settlements came under Russian fire: Vremivka in Donetsk Oblast and Malynivka, Stepove, Mali Shcherbaky, Novodanylivka, Mala Tokmachka and Bilohiria in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

On the Kherson front, Russian artillery fire hit suburbs of Kherson and the city itself, as well as the areas of more than 20 settlements, in particular Beryslav, Kozatske, Vesele, Antonivka, Veletenske and Berehove in Kherson Oblast.

Over the course of 17-18 February, the Air Forces of Ukrainian Defence Forces conducted four air strikes on the clusters of Russian military personnel and equipment.

During the current day, the Defense Forces destroyed two Kalibr cruise missiles.

Units of Rocket Forces and Artillery, at the same time, struck an area of concentration of manpower of the occupiers.

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