Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Ukraine Fends Off 40+ Attacks from Russian Forces as Drone Strike Sparks Massive Fire at Crimea Oil Reservoir; RU Conducted Unsuccessful Offensives at the Lyman and Avdiivka Fronts; UKR Warns RU, Says Counteroffensive Will Soon Begin; Zelensky: 'We won't delay counteroffensive', LIVE UPDATES and MORE

Ukraine fends off more than 40 attacks from Russian forces as drone strike sparks massive fire at Crimea oil reservoir:
Ukraine repelled more than 40 attacks by Russian forces on Saturday, with the most intense fighting around the Bakhmut and Marinka fronts, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Russia barraged Ukrainian troops and settlements with “1x missile and 29x air strikes,” in addition to a dozen attacks from rocket salvo systems, the General Staff wrote on Facebook.
Ukrainian civilians were killed and injured in the onslaught, though the report did not specify how many.
Russia’s main effort is continuing to focus on offensives in the Limansky, Bakhmutsky, Avdiiv, Maryinsky and Shakhtar regions, while the heaviest fighting continues to center around Marinka and Bakhmut, which are in the eastern part of the besieged nation, the report noted.
Also Saturday, Russian shelling killed one man and injured a woman in the area of the Bilozerka village, in Kherson province, according to the Kherson prosecutor’s office.
Since the invasion began in February 2022, more than 190,000 Russian soldiers have been killed, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense said.
The attacks came the same day that a Ukrainian drone hit a fuel storage facility in Crimea, sparking a massive fire, according to a local Russian-appointed official.
Mikhail Razvozhayev, the Moscow-installed governor of the port city of Sevastopol, posted videos and photos to his Telegram channel of the intense waterfront blaze, with a thick column of black smoke billowing into the sky. --->READ MORE HERE
Russians conducted unsuccessful offensives at the Lyman and Avdiivka fronts – General Staff:
On Saturday, Russian troops conducted unsuccessful offensives at the Lyman and Avdiivka fronts, heavy fighting continued for Bakhmut, and numerous attacks were repelled in the area of Marinka.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Details: During the day, the Russian launched one missile, 29 air strikes and fired about 12 times from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of our troops and populated areas. There were killed and wounded among the civilian population; private houses and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.
The Russians are focusing their main efforts on conducting offensive operations on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka fronts, with Ukrainian troops repelling over 40 Russian attacks. The fiercest battles are taking place for Bakhmut and Marinka, and our soldiers are bravely holding the line.
On the Volyn and Polissia fronts, there were no significant changes.. No signs of the formation of invaders’ offensive groups were detected.
On the Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, the invaders conducted air strikes on the settlements of Halahanivka and Leonivka during the day; carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Khrinivka, Zarichchia in the Chernihiv Oblast; Ukrainske, Seredyna-Buda in the Sumy Oblast, as well as Chervona Zoria, Hoptivka, Krasne, Ternova, Vovchansk, Vovchanski Khutory, Nesterne in the Kharkiv Oblast.
On the Kupiansk front, Russians did not conduct any offensive actions, actively using UAVs to adjust artillery fire. Stroyivka, Kamianka, Topoli, Fyholivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zakhidne, Lyman Pershyi, Kyslivka, Berestove in Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivske in Luhansk Oblast came under artillery and mortar fire. --->READ MORE HERE
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