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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of April 15

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of April 15 Photo: Russia is trying to attack in two directions in the Donetsk region (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

In Ukraine, 54 combat engagements took place in the frontline over the last day. Russians attacked the Bakhmut and Novopavlivka directions the most, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russian attacks

In total, Russia launched 8 missile and 85 air strikes and fired 98 multiple-launch rocket systems at the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements. Unfortunately, Russian terrorist attacks have resulted in deaths and injuries among the civilian population. A number of multi-story buildings and other civilian infrastructure facilities were destroyed and damaged.

Over the past day, the following localities were hit by Russian air strikes:

  • Khliborob, Sumy region;
  • Slatyne, Vovchansk, Kupiansk, Podoly, Petropavlivka, Kyslivka, Kharkiv region;
  • Bilohorivka and Serebrianske forestry, Luhansk region;
  • Novosadove, Novobakhmutivka, Katerynivka, Pervomaiske, Ocheretyno, Novokalynove, Netailove, New York, Berdychi, Umanske, Semenivka, Yasnobrodivka, Krasnohorivka, Vodiane, Oleksandropil, Kostiantynivka, Storozheve and Staromayorske, Donetsk Oblast;
  • Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region.

About 100 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions were under Russian artillery fire.

Situation at frontlines

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

In the Siversk and Slobozhanske directions, the Russians maintain a military presence in the border areas, conduct sabotage activities to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened areas and increase the density of minefields along the state border.

The Russian troops did not conduct any offensive (assault) actions in the Kupiansk and Lyman directions.

In the Bakhmut direction, Ukrainian troops repelled 10 Russian attacks in the areas of Bilohorivka, Luhansk region; Verkhniokamianske, Novyi, Chasiv Yar, New York, and Klishchiivka, Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian troops repelled 8 Russian attacks near Novobakhmutivka, Umanske, Novokalynove, Pervomayske, and Netailove in the Donetsk region.

In the Novopavlivka direction, Ukrainian troops continue to hold back the Russians near Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region, where the Russians, with the support of aviation, tried to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops 16 times.

In the Orikhiv direction, the Russians attacked the positions of Ukrainian defenders 9 times near Staromaiorske in the Donetsk region and Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia.

In the Kherson direction, the Russians have not abandoned their intention to drive Ukrainian units from footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro River. Thus, over the past day, the Russian invaders made 4 unsuccessful attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops.

Russian losses

Over the past day, the aviation of the Ukrainian Defense Forces struck 22 areas of concentration of enemy personnel, weapons, and military equipment.

Ukrainian missile troops destroyed 5 Russian control points and 1 ammunition depot.

To recap, according to ISW, the Ukrainian Defense Forces are advancing south of Kreminna and southwest of occupied Donetsk, where the Ukrainian Armed Forces have regained their positions.

At night, explosions occurred in Dnipro after an air raid alert was issued due to the threat of ballistic missile use.