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General Staff: Ukrainian forces repel over 80 Russian attacks on March 22

by The Kyiv Independent news desk March 23, 2023 7:40 AM 1 min read
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Ukrainian forces repelled 83 Russian attacks on March 22, the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said in its morning update.

Russian troops are reportedly concentrating their efforts on conducting offensives toward Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mariinka, and Shakhtarsk in Donetsk Oblast.

The Ukrainian Air Force conducted 12 strikes against Russian temporary bases over the past 24 hours, while Ukraine's rocket and artillery forces destroyed a control point, three bases for Russian troops and equipment, an ammunition depot, and an electronic warfare station.

On March 22, Russia launched 48 airstrikes and 75 MLRS attacks against Ukraine, targeting civilian infrastructure in Zhytomyr and Kyiv regions.

Russian forces also launched 21 Shahed-136 drones from Bryansk region, which shares a border with both Ukraine and Belarus. Ukraine downed 16 of those drones.

Two Russian missiles hit a residential building in Zaporizhzhia on March 22, the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration reported. Acting Mayor Anatolii Kurtiev later clarified that two apartment buildings came under attack. The number of people injured in Russia's missile strike on Zaporizhzhia has risen to 33, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, according to local officials.

Russian forces shell 4 communities in Sumy Oblast on March 22
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