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Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry (matin)
▪️ Units of the Russian Armed Forces advanced up to 14 kilometers in a day. During the offensive, control was established over the southern districts of Blagodatnoye, Vladimirovka, Pavlovka and Nikolskoye settlements.
▪️ In Nikolskoye, the militants of Aidar national battalion, having equipped firing positions right on the territory of the Orthodox Holy Dormition Nikolo-Vasilievsky Monastery, held about 300 civilians and monks hostage.
During the liberation of this settlement by Russian units, some of the nationalists were wiped out, the rest were scattered. The hostages and buildings of the monastery were not harmed.
▪️ The grouping of the People’s Militia troops of the Lugansk Republic, continuing offensive actions, completely blocked Borovskoye and gained a foothold in the northern districts of Popasnaya city.
▪️ In Severodonetsk, units of the Lugansk People’s Republic blocked the eastern and southern parts of the city.
✈️💥 Aviation and air defence of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down 1 Su-24 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force in Lyubimovka area and 2 unmanned aerial vehicles.
💥 188 assets of the Ukrainian military infrastructure were hit by operational-tactical, army and unmanned aircraft, including: 4 control points and communication centres, 2 Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile systems, 1 guidance and target designation radar station, 3 multiple launch rocket systems, 1 electronic warfare station, 3 ammunition depots and 56 areas of military equipment concentration.
💥 In total, 3,687 assets of military infrastructure of Ukraine were neutralized during the operation.
💥 Destroyed: 128 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,194 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 121 multiple rocket launchers, 443 field artillery and mortars, 991 units of special military vehicles.
Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry (soir)
▪️The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during the offensive took control over Pavlovka, Nikolskoye, Blagodatnoye Vodianovka and Vladimirovka. The advance was 9 kilometers.
▪️The grouping of troops of the Lugansk People’s Republic, continuing offensive operation, liberated Popasnaya city from the nationalists.
▪️On the morning of March 13, a high-precision long-range weapon struck the training centres of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Starichi and at Yavorovsky training ground.
On the basis of these centres, the Kiev regime deployed: a training and combat coordination point for foreign mercenaries before being sent to combat areas against Russian military personnel, as well as a storage base for weapons and military equipment coming from foreign countries.
As a result of the strike, up to 180 foreign mercenaries and a large batch of foreign weapons were destroyed.
The destruction of foreign mercenaries who have arrived on the territory of Ukraine will continue.
▪️💥On the afternoon of March 13, aviation and air defence of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down in the air: 1 Su-24 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force near Novy Bykiv settlement, as well as 11 unmanned aerial vehicles, including 2 Bayraktar TB-2.
✈️💥Operational-tactical, army and unmanned aviation hit 46 military infrastructure assets of Ukraine, including: 3 command posts, 1 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3 MLRS, 1 electronic warfare station, 2 ammunition and fuel depots and 33 areas of military equipment concentration.
💥In total, during the operation, 3,736 objects of the military infrastructure of Ukraine were disabled. Destroyed: 100 aircraft, 139 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,234 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 122 multiple launch rocket systems, 452 field artillery guns and mortars, 1,013 units of special military vehicles.
Operative information on Russian invasion as of 06.00 on 13.03.2022
The eighteenth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion began.
The state, position and nature of the defence’s actions are unchanged. The enemy continues to use civilian infrastructure for military purposes. In violation of the requirements of International Humanitarian Law, it continues to deploy units and equipment at high-risk facilities, shells, civilians, conducts illegal searches of personal belongings and investigations of residents and disguises itself in civilian clothes and uniforms of the AFU.
The moral and psychological condition of the enemy’s troops, which took part in the battles with the AFU, continues to deteriorate. As a result, the number of desertion and refusals to carry out orders grows. In addition, many Russian soldiers wounded in the hostilities in Ukraine are reportedly being treated in medical institutions in the southeastern region of Belarus.
Blood reserves for surgical operations are insufficient. The reserves accumulated for the citizens of the RB are being used – about 2/3 of the reserves have been redirected to the needs of the military personnel of the RF. In addition, a blood donation campaign has been intensified among public sector workers and civilians.
In connection with the losses, the armed forces of the RF are forming new units. In particular, the enemy command plans to involve about 1,500 people from the 40th Separate Marine Brigade (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Pacific Fleet)
In cooperation with other components of the Defense Forces, the AFU is giving a decent rebuff to the enemy troops, in particular, two helicopters, two fighters (one of which is a Su-34) and two UAVs that were destroyed the previous day.
We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Let’s win together! Glory to Ukraine!
Operational information on 18.00, 13.03.2022 regarding the Russian invasion
The eighteenth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion continues.
The Defense Forces continues to conduct a defense operation in the South, East and North.
Defensive battles are being fought, the state border of Ukraine and the sea coast of the state are being covered.
Stabilization operations in some areas and territorial defense tasks are being carried out.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine repulses concentrated missile and air strikes and means of air attack of the enemy, air cover of objects of critical infrastructure of Ukraine and groups of troops.
From the beginning of the day, the enemy focused its main efforts on advancing in the direction of the city of Kryvyi Rih and capturing the city of Mykolayiv.
He does not stop trying to capture the city of Mariupol.
The occupiers continue to accumulate reserves for the attack on Uhledar and inflict artillery strikes on residential areas of the city.
In order to strike on the territory of Ukraine from the Black Sea, there is a naval group of the enemy in combat readiness « full ».
In violation of the requirements of International Humanitarian Law, the occupiers continue to take civilians hostage, launch missile bombings and artillery strikes on densely populated neighborhoods, schools and kindergartens, plunder the local population, and looting.
According to available information, the enemy is intensifying activities to carry out sabotage on the routes of transport convoys with humanitarian aid and military aid.
Trust only proven sources and stay calm.
We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and continue total resistance!
Let’s win together!
Glory to Ukraine!
Operational information on 24.00, 13.03.2022 regarding the Russian invasion
The eighteenth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion is coming to an end.
russian occupation forces continue the offensive operation against our state. They are trying to gain a foothold in the occupied positions and maintain the pace of the offensive in certain areas.
In order to increase the number of groups in the Polissya, Tavriya and Pivdennobuzhsky operational areas, the enemy is forming and moving strategic reserves to our borders.
There have been cases of mass refusals by russian servicemen to « travel to Ukraine » to take part in hostilities, despite promises of « war veteran » status, additional daily allowances and higher salaries.
Ignoring the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the russian occupiers continue to destroy stationary military and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. Thus, on March 13, missile strikes were carried out on objects in the settlements of Uman, Ivano-Frankivsk, Starychi with the use of strategic aircraft. In addition, the launch of mobile short range ballistic missile system « Iskander » (SS-26 Stone) from the territory of Belarus continues.
In the Volyn direction, the enemy carried out demonstration operations by units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus along the State Border of Ukraine.
In the Polissya direction, units of the occupying forces carried out measures to restore combat capability and regroup troops, and improved logistics. In order to exclude the suddenness of actions by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy is actively conducting reconnaissance.
In the Northern direction, the enemy focused on regrouping, replenishing supplies, preparing to resume the offensive in the direction of Brovary.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is trying to gain a foothold on the achieved frontiers, regrouping troops and trying to resume offensive operations on the cities of Kharkiv and Sumy.
In the Izyum direction, as a result of active offensive actions of Ukrainian defenders, the enemy suffered losses in the area of the settlements of Topolske, Shpakivka, Donetsk and retreated.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, enemy units are trying to carry out assault operations, concentrating their main efforts on advancing in the direction of Severodonetsk.
Attempts to capture Mariupol remain unsuccessful.
In the South Bug direction, the enemy is trying to conduct raids and gain a foothold on the achieved frontiers.
We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Let’s win together! Glory to Ukraine!