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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of March 30

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of March 30 Photo: the enemy is actively attacking the Defense Forces in three directions (Getty Images)

In Ukraine, 72 combat clashes took place at the front during the day. The enemy is actively trying to advance in the Lyman, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russian attacks

Overall, the enemy launched 38 missile strikes and 75 airstrikes, conducted 98 shelling operations with reactive multiple-launch rocket systems against the positions of our troops and civilian settlements. Unfortunately, due to Russian terrorist attacks, there are casualties and injuries among the civilian population. Numerous high-rise buildings, medical facilities, vehicles, schools, kindergartens, and other objects of civilian infrastructure have been damaged or destroyed.

During the night, Russian occupiers once again attacked Ukraine, using UAVs of the Shahed type and various types of guided missiles. Details regarding the attack are being clarified.

Over the past day, populated areas in Kyrykivka, Sumy region; Bochkove, Uspenivka, Khrypuny, Iziumske, Zybyne, Lyman, Kharkiv region; Novoyegorivka in Luhansk region; Terny, Yampolivka, Andriivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Oleksandropil, Karlivka, Kurakhove, Berdychi, Nevelske, Novobakhmutivka, Mezhove, Yasnobrodivka, Krasnohorivka, Kostiantynivka, Staromayorske, Donetsk region; Orihiv, Novodanylivka, and Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia region were subjected to airstrikes.

Approximately 120 populated areas of Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions were under artillery fire.

Situation at frontlines

The operational situation remains unchanged in the Volyn and Polissia direction.

In the Siversk and Slobozhanske direction, Russia maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts sabotage activities to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened areas, and increases the density of minefields along the state border.

Russians did not conduct any offensive (assault) actions in the Kupiansk direction.

In the Lyman direction, Ukrainian troops repelled 16 Russian attacks in the vicinity of Terny, Donetsk region and Bilohorivka, Luhansk region, where the enemy, supported by aviation, tried to break through the defense of our troops.

In the Bakhmut direction, Ukrainian troops repelled 4 attacks near Klishchiivka and Andriivka in Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 20 Russian attacks in the areas of Berdychi, Umanske, Tonenke, Semenivka, Pervomaiske and Nevelske, where the enemy, supported by aviation, tried to knock out our units from the occupied lines.

In the Novopavlivka direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the Russians in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka and Vodyane, where the Russians tried to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops 25 times.

In the Orikhiv direction, the enemy carried out 4 unsuccessful attacks on the positions of our defenders near Staromayorske, Donetsk region and north-west of Verbove in Zaporizhzhia region.

In the Kherson direction, Russians do not give up their intentions to knock out our units from the footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro River. Over the past day, 3 attacks were made on the positions of Ukrainian troops.

Russian losses

During the past day, the Defense Forces' aviation conducted strikes on 1 command post, 1 anti-aircraft defense facility, and 10 areas of enemy personnel, armament, and military equipment concentration.

Rocket troops units inflicted damage on 2 areas of enemy personnel concentration, two anti-aircraft defense facilities, and an enemy artillery piece.

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Russia is likely preparing for a new offensive, which could occur at the end of May or in June.

However, General Charles Brown, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, believes that these concerns may be exaggerated.

According to ISW data, the Russians are attempting to advance on the Kupiansk direction.