13 March: Russian losses in Bakhmut, the Chinese leader plans to visit Moscow

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Situation summary of war in Ukraine by region for Monday, March 13, 2023.
Illustrated Photo / Photo: Zelensky’s official Telegram channel

Illustrated Photo / Photo: Zelensky’s official Telegram channel

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By Pavlo Vitenko

Summary by regions

Luhansk Region

Yesterday, the Russians conducted unsuccessful offensives near Nevske, Chervonopopivka, Kreminna, Dibrova, Bilohorivka, and Serebryansk Forestry.

The enemy carried out artillery shelling of the districts of Novoselivka, Makiivka, Nevske, Dibrova and Bilohorivka.

The situation in the region remains tense.

Donetsk Region

During the day, the enemy struck with the S-300 air defense system, aviation (missile type not established), Hrad anti-aircraft missile defense system, artillery, and tanks.

Avdiivka, Slovyansk, Bakhmut, the village of Severne, the village of Tonenke, the village of Karlivka, the village of Lastochkine, the village of Novoselivka Persha, Kostyantynivka, the village of Torske and the village of Zarichne of the Lyman community were fired upon.

During the night, there were active military actions along the line of defense in the Ocheretyn community, especially in the area of the villages of Krasnohorivka and Vesele. This morning Muscovites launched a missile strike on the community (hitting one missile on the outskirts of the village of Lastochkine, the second missile on the outskirts of the village of Krasnohorivka). Information about the destruction and victims is being clarified.

Over the past day, 7 people were injured in the region.

Sumy Region

During the day, March 12, the Russians shelled the territories of the Bilopillia community. 18 mortar attacks were recorded. Fortunately, without consequences.

In the morning, the Russians fired mortars at the Shalyhyne community – 16 volleys.

Previously – without consequences. The data is being verified.

Kharkiv Region

In the direction of Slobozhansk, during the day, the occupiers shelled the areas of the settlements of Strelecha, Mali Prohody, Krasne, Velykyi Burluk, and Bolohivka.

In the Kupian direction, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of the settlement of Dvorichna. He carried out artillery shelling of the areas of the settlements of Dvorichna, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Kupiansk, Krokhmalne, Pischane and Cherneshchyna. No casualties.

Zaporizhzhia Region

During the past day, the occupiers shelled the civilian infrastructure in the area of Olhivske, Hulyaipilske, Hulyaipole, Novoandriivka, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, Stepove, Kamianske settlements.

4 reports were received about the destruction of houses (apartments) of citizens and infrastructure objects as a result of shelling.

Kherson Region

Last day, the enemy shelled the populated areas of the region, in particular Beryslav, Ponyativka, Dniprovske and Bilozerka.

Over the past day, the enemy launched 56 shellings, firing 337 shells from heavy artillery and «Hrads».

The enemy shelled the city of Kherson twice: 3 shells hit residential quarters, private and apartment buildings. One person was injured.

48 people were evacuated from the de-occupied territory of the region.

UKRAINE: The Armed Forces eliminated more than 700 occupiers and a lot of equipment: the General Staff updated data on the losses of the Russian Federation

More than 1,100 occupiers in less than a week: Zelensky – about the insane losses of the Russian Federation near Bakhmut

The General Staff: the Russians sent a train with female prisoners to the Donetsk region

The occupiers have drawn up reserves in the Luhansk region: Haidai told about the plans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to counterattack

Heavy fighting continues: ISW said whether the Russians are advancing in Bakhmut

Wants to starve Ukrainians: NYT – about Putin’s bloody plans

WORLD: Lukashenko signed a decree on the call-up of reserve officers

Lukashenko praised the Iranian president for circumventing Western sanctions

Xi Jinping declared the need to oppose Taiwan’s «separatist activities».

China’s leader to visit Moscow next week – Reuters

The British Prime Minister called China a «systemic threat» to the world order

Instead of prisoners: Prigozhin conducts recruitment for «Wagner» in Russian universities – British intelligence

Russia is dying out: the war exacerbated the demographic crisis – The Economist

Some of the Western weapons transferred to Ukraine end up in Russia and Iran – CNN

In Iran, Western weapons are being disassembled and attempts are being made to analyze their composition.

Western weapons, which Ukraine’s partners provide for protection against aggressors, sometimes remain on the battlefield and end up in the hands of the Russians. They are sending these weapons to Iran so they can try to redesign the systems there.

This was reported by CNN with reference to its own sources.

The message indicates that over the past year, Russian troops have seized samples of small portable Western weapons several times. In particular, the Russians captured Javelin anti-tank systems and Stinger anti-aircraft systems.

The publication’s sources report that the Russians are handing over some weapon samples to Iran for dismantling and analysis. Moscow believes that by supplying Tehran with samples of Western weapons, they will encourage Iran to further help in the war against Ukraine.

US officials do not believe the problem is widespread or systematic. In addition, the Ukrainian military necessarily informs its Western partners if it loses any types of weapons.

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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