24 May: The Ukrainian military did not take part in the raid on the Belgorod region, CBS investigation about crimes of Wagner Group

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Situation summary of the war in Ukraine by region for Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
Avdiivka, Donetsk region / Photo: Vitalii Barabash’s facebook

Avdiivka, Donetsk region / Photo: Vitalii Barabash’s facebook

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By Pavlo Vitenko

Summary by regions

Luhansk Region

the enemy tried to storm Bilohorivka, Russian ground attacks were supported by artillery and aviation, but they did not succeed. Stelmakhivka, Nevske, and Bilohorivka were subjected to artillery and mortar shelling yesterday. 

During the day, the enemy fired 95 rounds (418 shells). The enemy continues to use civilian medical facilities for their own purposes. In the Central District Hospital of Bilovodsk, which the invaders turned into a military hospital, there are no vacant places left – the institution is overcrowded with Russian occupiers with injuries of varying degrees of severity.

Donetsk Region

During the day, the Russians carried out 24 shellings, shelling 10 settlements. Avdiivka, Kostyantynivka, Krasnohorivka, Toretsk, Chasiv Yar, Karlivka, Mykolayivka, Novodmytrivka, Velyka Novosilka, Yampil were under fire. 25 residential buildings (10 of which are multi-apartment buildings), a railway track, church premises, a cultural center, a school, the «Ukrtelecom» building, the premises of the village council, the premises of PRJSC «AKHZ» were damaged. In one day, 11 people were injured in the Donetsk region, including a child.

Chernihiv Region

The enemy fired four times in the Chernihiv region the previous day. 40 explosions were recorded. Koryukivka and Novhorod-Siverskyi districts were subjected to mortar and artillery shelling. 

Yesterday, two men were detonated by a landmine in the Koryukivka district – one was killed, one was injured, according to a report from Regional Military Administration as of this morning.

Sumy Region

The Russians shelled the Khotyn community. They were fired from a mortar (four explosions) and AGS – six explosions. Previously – without human losses and destruction. 

Yesterday morning, the Russians fired salvo fire from the Russian Federation in the vicinity of Velyka Pysarivka – four explosions. A private residential building, a garage, a crane, a tractor, and other equipment were damaged. There was no information about the victims. The data is being verified. 

Yesterday, during the day, the Russians carried out 10 shelling of border communities. 37 explosions were recorded. Velyka Pysarivka, Shalyhyne, Nova Sloboda, Bilopillia, Yunakiv, and Krasnopillia communities came under fire.

Kharkiv Region

This night, rescuers put out fires in the Velykyi Burluk community. In the village As a result of shelling in Ploske Kupiansk district, the school premises were on fire, as were the office premises of the administrative building and the House of Culture. According to preliminary data, the occupiers were attacked by Shaheds. No casualties. 

In the Slobozhansk direction, the enemy carried out an airstrike near Dovzhanka, Stohnii, Udy, Staritsa, Hlyboke, Morokhovets, Lyptsi, Neskuchne, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Pletenivka, Vovchansk, Varvarivka, Nesterne, Budarky, and Zemlianka. 

In the Kupiansk direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Masyutivka. Airstrikes near Kislivka and Kotlyarivka. Kamianka, Topoli, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Masyutivka, Mala Shapkivka, Kindrashivka, Kupiansk, Tabaivka, and Berestove in the Kharkiv region were hit by enemy artillery and mortar fire. 

In Lyptsi, Kharkiv district, as a result of shelling by the occupiers, private houses were damaged, and windows were broken. There are no victims. Approximately after 10:30, the enemy launched intense attacks on Vovchansk, Chuhuiv District. Residential buildings, residential areas, and vehicles were damaged. In Vovchansk, a 33-year-old man received a mine-explosive injury during the shelling, the condition is of moderate severity. In Lyptsi, a garage was on fire as a result of the shelling, and there were no casualties. In Kupiansk, a 56-year-old man with an explosive injury, in moderate condition, turned to doctors.

Dnipropetrovsk Region

Yesterday, Nikopol, Marhanets and Myrove communities were under enemy attack. The aggressor fired with heavy artillery. People were not injured. A hotel and six private houses were damaged. Four outbuildings were gutted, one was destroyed. Broken gas pipeline.

Zaporizhzhia Region

The enemy carried out 102 shellings per day: three airstrikes, seven drone attacks, and 92 artillery strikes. 23 settlements of the Polohy and Vasylivka districts were under the fire of the occupier: Gulyaipole, Orikhiv, Mala Tokmachka, Charivne, Stepove, Zaliznychne, and other front-line villages. Fortunately, no one was hurt. So far, the destruction of 26 civilian objects – these are private houses and apartments – has been recorded. Data on the consequences are being clarified.

Mykolayiv Region

Yesterday, the enemy fired artillery at Ochakiv, as a result of which one person was injured. Private houses, cars, and infrastructure facilities were damaged and partially destroyed. Gas, electricity, and Internet lines were also damaged. Everything is now restored. In addition, enemy artillery shelling was recorded in the water area of the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.

Kherson Region

The Russians fired 64 rounds (271 shells) in the Kherson region during the day, of which 11 rounds (47 shells) were fired at Kherson. 

The Russian military targeted the districts of 21 settlements of the region, objects of social infrastructure in the Beryslav district. Once again, the Russian army strikes Kozatske in the Nova Kakhovka community. A 62-year-old woman died as a result of morning mortar shelling. Two more people were injured. They were hospitalized. 

The occupiers also shelled the Lvove Tyahinka community. Unfortunately, a 71-year-old man died, and a 49-year-old man was injured. In just one day, two people died and three were injured due to Russian aggression. 91 people were evacuated from the de-occupied territory of the region.

Regional Military Administrations and their membership are sources of information about events in each region of Ukraine

UKRAINE: Almost 205,000 occupiers were eliminated during the war: the General Staff updated the data on Russian losses in the war

The invaders are advancing in 5 directions, the Armed Forces destroy warehouses and weapons: the General Staff – about the situation at the front

Prigozhin called the Ukrainian army one of the strongest and declared the failure of the goals of the «special operation»

In Bakhmut, the pace of hostilities decreased: ISW reported the details

During demining in Ukraine, 600,000 explosive items were discovered – Shmyhal

The situation in the Belgorod region does not affect the defense of Ukraine in any way – Danilov

WORLD: Operation in Belgorod region: ISW analysts spoke about the situation in the region

The USA commented on information about the alleged use of weapons transferred to Ukraine to attack the Belgorod region

The Ukrainian military did not take part in the raid on the Belgorod region – The New York Times

Danilov announced the appearance of Russian volunteers in the Bryansk, Kursk, and Voronezh regions

Why Russia is so eager to take Bakhmut: The NYT analysis

Rape and bloody massacre: the crimes of the «Wagnerians» that shocked the world – CBS investigation

Ukrainian aviation will change: Zelensky announced a new concept for the development of the Air Force after Stavka

Volodymyr Zelensky gathered Stavka. The country’s military leadership talked about new types of aircraft that Ukraine will receive.

On May 24, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held another meeting of the Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief.

He announced this in his Telegram.

«Planned Stavka. The Chief of Staff, the General Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, the commanders of the Joint Strategic Grouping of the Khortytsia and Tavria troops reported on the operational situation,» the president said.

According to him, the Ministry of Defense was told about the state of the supply of ammunition to advanced units and reserves.

«We analyzed the existing and potential supply contracts and the dynamics of increasing our own production,» Zelensky noted.

The president also added that Ukraine has already started work on the concept of the development of its aviation «taking into account the transition to new types of aircraft.»

«A new organizational structure, pilot and staff training, necessary infrastructure, material and technical support, etc.,» Zelensky noted.

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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