The Russian Federation is using terror tactics and shelling Ukrainian border villages with prohibited weapons.
The three hundred and eighty-fourth day of the Russian large-scale invasion continues.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces reports in detail about the situation on the entire front line.
Despite significant losses, the enemy continues offensive operations in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiiv, Marin, and Shakhtar directions. Last day, units of the Defense Forces repelled more than 100 enemy attacks in the indicated directions.
The Russian Federation uses terror tactics, indiscriminately shelling populated areas, thereby grossly violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law.
Over the past day, the enemy launched 5 rocket attacks, in particular, on civil infrastructure facilities in the Sumy and Donetsk regions. There are dead and wounded civilians. Also, the enemy carried out 35 airstrikes and launched 76 attacks from rocket salvo systems.
The level of missile threat remains high throughout the territory of Ukraine.
On the Volyn, Poliske, Siversk and Slobozhansk directions, operational conditions have not changed significantly.
Works on the engineering equipment of enemy positions in the border areas of the Belgorod region are ongoing. During the day, the enemy shelled the areas of Myhalchyna Sloboda, Chernihiv Oblast, Znob-Novgorodskoe, Seredyna-Buda, Bachivsk, Esman, Starykovo, Shalygine, Bilopylla, and Krasnopillya, Sumy Oblast, and Strelecha, Hlyboke, Lukyantsi, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, Dvorichna, and Kindrashivka. in Kharkiv region.
The enemy is trying to break through the defenses of our troops on the Kupyansk and Lymansk directions. He led futile offensives in the areas of Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, Nevske, Chervopopivka, Kreminna, Dibrova, Bilogorivka and Berestovka settlements.
He carried out artillery shelling of the areas of Hryanikyvka, Masyutivka, Kup’yansk, Krokhmalne, Novoselivske, Kharkiv Region settlements; Makiivka, Dibrova and Bilogorivka — Luhansk and Spirne in Donetsk region.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy does not stop trying to capture the city of Bakhmut. Our soldiers repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Hryhorivka and Ivanivske settlements. In particular, Bondarne, Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Predtechine, Kurdyumivka, Bila Gora, Kostyantynivka, Zalizne, and New York of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire.
On the Avdiivsk, Marinsk and Shakhtarsk directions, the enemy carried out futile offensive actions in the areas of Kamianka, Avdiivka, Severna, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Netaylove, Maryinka, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka and Vugledar settlements. Areas of more than 15 settlements near the contact line were hit by enemy shelling. Among them are Kamianka, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Severne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Georgiivka, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar and Neskuchne of the Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy is conducting defensive operations. Areas of more than 50 settlements near the contact line, including Olhivske, Charivne, Novoandriyivka, Stepove of the Zaporizhia region, as well as Kachkarivka, Novosilka, Kozatske, Ivanivka, Inzhenerne, Kherson and Komysany of the Kherson region, were shelled.
During the day, our aircraft made 10 strikes on areas where the occupiers were concentrated. And units of missile troops and artillery hit 5 areas of concentration of enemy personnel and military equipment, 3 ammunition warehouses and 4 means of radio-electronic warfare of the invaders during the day.
The CBU finally confirmed the identity of the Hero who was shot after: “Glory to Ukraine!” He turned out to be Oleksandr Matsievskyi. President Volodymyr Zelenskyi has already awarded him the title of Hero of Ukraine. In the evening of March 12, the investigators of the Security Service reported that the shot after the words: “Glory to Ukraine!” The hero was a Ukrainian military man, a sniper of the 163rd battalion of the 119th separate brigade of TRO of the Chernihiv region, Oleksandr Ihorovych Matsievskyi.
The SBU clarifies: it was possible to finally confirm Hero’s data after a complex of investigative actions, which included communication with relatives and relatives of the deceased, as well as the processing of photo and video materials.