Bakhmut remains the epicenter of hostilities, the General Staff noted.
During the day, the Ukrainian military repelled more than 80 attacks from the Russian invaders in five directions.
This is discussed in the summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 6:00 on Sunday, March 19. “Despite human losses, the Russian Federation continues to wage a war of conquest. The main efforts of the enemy are concentrated on attempts to completely capture the Donetsk and Lugansk regions,” the General Staff said.
To achieve its goals, it continues offensive operations in the Limansky, Bakhmutsky, Avdeevsky, Maryinsky and Miners directions. So, over the past day, Ukrainian defenders repulsed 83 attacks on this sector of the front.
It is noted that now Bakhmut remains the epicenter of hostilities. In this direction, the units of the Defense Forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the northern part of Bakhmut, as well as in the areas of the settlements of Orekhovo-Vasilyevka, Grigorovka and Bogdanovka.
In addition, in the Kupyansk and Limansk directions, the enemy continues to attempt to break through the defenses of our troops. In particular, the invaders carried out unsuccessful offensive operations in the areas of the settlements of Kremennaya, Dibrova, Verkhnekamenskoye and Disputed.
According to the General Staff, in the Avdeevsky, Maryinsky and Mining directions, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive operations in the areas of the settlements of Krasnogorovka, Kamenka, Avdeevka, Vodyanoye, Pervomayskoye, as well as Maryinka, which the invaders attacked 15 times.
The war of Russia against Ukraine – today it is worth knowing
On the morning of March 18, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Russians had made more than 100 attacks in the Bakhmut, Limansky, Avdeevsky, Shakhtersky and Maryinsky directions over the past day, and they were repelled by Ukrainian soldiers.
On Dobras, the enemy suffers very heavy losses. According to official figures, the loss of Russians in Ukraine as of March 19 is 164,200 invaders.