AFU repelled more than 70 attacks of invaders

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The troops of the Russian Federation suffer significant losses, but continue to conduct offensive operations in the Kupyansky, Limansky, Bakhmutsky, Avdeevsky and Maryinsky directions. This was announced by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the morning report on April 18.

It is noted that the enemy is actively using operational-tactical and army aviation. During the day, the Defense Forces repelled more than 70 attacks, Bakhmut and Marinka remain at the epicenter of hostilities.

In the Volyn, Polessky, Seversky and Slobozhansky directions, no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groupings were found. A comprehensive check of the combat readiness of the armed forces of Belarus continues.

In the Kupyansky direction, the occupiers conducted unsuccessful offensive operations near Sinkovka, and in the Limansky direction – in the Disputable area, they had no success

In the Bakhmut direction, the battles for Bakhmut do not stop. The Russian army conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the area of ​​the settlements of Ivanovskoye and Predtechino.

In the Avdeevka direction, unsuccessful enemy offensive attempts were recorded in the areas of Novokalinovoe, Severny and Pervomaisky of the Donetsk region.

Numerous enemy attacks in the Maryinka area were repulsed in the Maryinsky direction.

In the Mining direction, the occupiers did not carry out offensive operations.

In the Zaporozhye and Kherson directions, Russian troops continue to defend themselves.

On all the indicated sectors of the front, the enemy fired at peaceful cities and villages from various types of weapons. In total, on April 17, he delivered four missile and 41 air strikes, made 57 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the civilian infrastructure of settlements. There are wounded among the civilian population.

“The probability of launching missile and air strikes across the entire territory of Ukraine remains high,” the General Staff stressed.

Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian aviation has inflicted 12 strikes on areas where enemy personnel and military equipment are concentrated. Merlin-type Russian reconnaissance UAV shot down.

The rocket and artillery units hit two areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment of the invaders, as well as an electronic warfare station.