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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of April 19

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of April 19 Photo: Russians continue to advance in Donetsk region ( Border Guard Service of Ukraine)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

In Ukraine, 86 combat engagements took place in the frontline over the last day. Russia is actively storming positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces in three directions in the Donetsk region, according to the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff.

Russian attacks on Ukraine

In total, Russia launched 11 missile and 78 air strikes, fired 82 times from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements. Unfortunately, Russian attacks have resulted in civilian casualties. A number of multi-story buildings and other civilian infrastructure facilities were destroyed and damaged.

At night, the Russians launched another massive attack on Ukraine, using cruise missiles of various types and Shahed UAVs. Data on this attack is being clarified.

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

  • Orlivka, Sumy region;
  • Vovchansk, Strilecha, Borova, Kharkiv region;
  • Nevske, Luhansk region;
  • Yampolivka, New York, Novokalynove, Berdychi, Semenivka, Netailove, Selydove, Oleksandropil, Krasnohorivka, Vodiane, Vuhledar, Urozhaine, Staromaiorske, Donetsk region;
  • Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, Zaporizhzhia region;
  • Krynky, Ivanivka, Kherson region.

Over 120 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions were under Russian artillery fire.

In the morning, the Russians fired missiles at Dnipro. As a result of the attack, a five-story building in the city is on fire, with dead and injured.

Situation at frontlines

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

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

Russian troops did not conduct offensive (assault) actions in the Kupiansk direction.

In the Lyman direction, Russian troops attacked the positions of Ukrainian defenders 4 times in the areas of Torske and Yampolivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, Ukrainian soldiers repelled 25 Russian attacks near the settlements of Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region; Verkhniokamianske, Vyimka, Kalynivka, Chasiv Yar, Novyi, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian troops repelled 16 Russian attacks in the areas of Novokalynove, Ocheretyno, Berdychi, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske in the Donetsk region.

In the Novopavlivka direction, Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back Russian troops in the areas of Heorhiivka, Pobeda, Novomykhailivka, and Urozhaine in the Donetsk region, where Russia tried to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops 20 times.

In the Orikhiv direction, the Russian troops attacked the positions of Ukrainian defenders 4 times near Staromaiorske, Donetsk region, and Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region.

In the Kherson direction, Russia does not abandon its intention to drive Ukrainian units from the footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro River. Thus, over the past day, the Russian troops made 11 unsuccessful attacks on the positions of Ukrainian defenders.

Russia's losses in war against Ukraine

Over the past day, the aviation of the Ukrainian Defense Forces struck at 9 areas where Russian personnel were concentrated. In addition, Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed 2 Russian Kh-59 guided missiles.

The Ukrainian missile troops destroyed 1 Russian control center, 2 artillery units, 1 electronic warfare station, 1 area of concentration of personnel, and 1 ammunition depot.

According to ISW, the Ukrainian Armed Forces recaptured positions near Berdychi, but the Russian troops advanced near Avdiivka.