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Ukrainian troops have advanced up to 1,200 meters in some areas in the Bakhmut direction, Serhii Cherevaty, the spokesperson for the eastern command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said on June 9.

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General Staff: Russia strikes Ukraine 50 times with missiles, aerial bombs over past 24 hours

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 16, 2023 7:21 PM 1 min read
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Russia hit Ukraine with 25 S-300 surface-to-air missiles and conducted 28 airstrikes over the past day, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported in its 6 p.m. briefing on April 16.

Zaporizhzhia and Kamyshevakha in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, as well as Snihurivka in Mykolaiv Oblast were hit with S-300 missiles, according to the report.

Moreover, Russian forces shelled over 70 settlements in Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson oblasts.

The Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka sectors in eastern Donetsk Oblast remain Russia's top assault priorities, according to the report.

The most severe battles are ongoing for the towns of Bakhmut and Marinka, where Ukraine’s forces repelled around 45 Russian attacks.

The General Staff also reported that Russia continues to station units close to the border in Russia’s Kursk, Bryansk, and Belgorod regions.

Ukraine war latest: Russia intensifies Bakhmut assault; 2-year-old killed in Russian missile strike (GRAPHIC)
Editor’s note: This story contains graphic images that some readers may find uncomfortable. Key developments on April 14: * UK Defense Ministry: Russia ‘re-energized’ assault on Bakhmut as the Kremlin and Wagner improve cooperation * Ukrainian army rejects Russia’s claim of being surrounded in B…
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