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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of April 17

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of April 17 The situation on the front today, April 17 (photo: GettyImages)

Ukrainian military repelled 20 enemy attacks in the Novopavlivka direction, held positions, and repelled assaults by Russian forces in the Kherson direction. Missile troops struck at the area of concentration of enemy personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russian shelling

During the past day, there have been 68 combat engagements. Overall, the enemy delivered 2 missile strikes and 64 aviation strikes and carried out 75 shelling attacks with rocket artillery systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas.

As a result of Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are casualties and injuries among the civilian population.

The following locations were subjected to airstrikes:

  • Popivka, Vozdvizhenska in the Sumy region;
  • Zolochiv, Veseloye, Volokhivka, Hlushkivka, Kolisnykivka, Berestove in the Kharkiv region;
  • Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region;
  • Terni, Zarichne, Verkhniokamianske, Chasiv Yar, Spirne, Novokalynove, Berdychi, Semenivka, Pervomaiske, Soloviove, Bila Hora, Novobakhmutivka, Oleksandrivka, Antonivka, Kostiantynivka, Staromaiorske in the Donetsk region;
  • Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia region;
  • Beryslav, Odradokamianka, Kozatske in the Kherson region.

Over 110 populated areas in the Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions were under artillery fire.

Frontline situation

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation remains relatively unchanged.

In the Siversk and Slobozhanske directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in border areas, conducts sabotage activities to prevent the redeployment of our troops to threatened directions, and increases the density of mine-explosive barriers along the state border.

In the Kupiansk direction, the enemy did not conduct offensive (assault) actions.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy attacked the positions of our defenders in the areas of Terny, Torske, and Hryhorivka in the Donetsk region, as well as the Serebrianske Forestry Area in the Luhansk region, nine times.

In the Bakhmut direction, our soldiers repelled 19 attacks in the areas of the settlements of Verkhniokamianske, Vyiimka, Bilohorivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, and Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region, where the enemy, supported by aviation, tried to improve their tactical position.

In the Avdiivka direction, our defenders repelled 11 attacks in the areas of the settlements of Ocheretyne, Novokalynove, Berdychi, Semenivka, Netailove, and Pervomaiske in the Donetsk region.

In the Novopavlivka direction, the Defense Forces continued to hold back the enemy in the areas of the settlements of Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region, where the enemy attempted 20 times to break through the defense of our troops.

In the Orikhiv direction, the enemy attacked the positions of our defenders four times in the areas of the settlements of Staromaiorske in the Donetsk region, Robotyne, and northwest of Verbove in the Zaporizhzhia region.

In the Kherson direction, the enemy is not giving up on its intention to dislodge our units from the bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnipro. During the past day, the enemy made 5 unsuccessful attacks on our troops' positions.

At the same time, our soldiers continue active operations to inflict casualties on the occupation forces in personnel and equipment, exhausting the enemy along the entire line of contact.

Enemy losses

During the past day, the Air Force struck 6 areas of enemy personnel concentration and 2 command posts.

Missile forces units targeted 1 area of enemy personnel concentration.

The total number of losses in the Russian army since the beginning of the invasion is 455,340 military personnel.