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Russia’s war on Ukraine. 13.04.2024

In the operational zone of the Ukrainian Operational-Strategic Group of Forces (OSG) “Khortytsia”, on the Lyman direction, the enemy attacked the positions of the Ukrainian Defense Force in the area of Torske once. On the Bakhmut direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 33 Russian attacks in the areas of Bilohorivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Vyimka, Rozdolivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka. 

In the “Tavriya” OSG operational zone on the Avdiivka direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 18 enemy attacks in the areas of Novokalynove, Novobakhmutivka, Berdychi, Pervomaiske, and Netaylove. On the Novopavlivka direction, they continued to hold back the enemy in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka, Vodyane, Urozhaine, where the adversary attempted to breach Ukrainian troops’ defenses 29 times. On the Orikhiv direction, the enemy attacked the positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces 7 times in the area of Staromayorske and Robotyne.

In the operational zone of the “Odesa” OSG on the Kherson direction, the enemy remains determined to dislodge the units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces from the bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnipro River and launched 6 unsuccessful attacks on their positions.

General conclusion: 

  • In the strike on Trypillia Thermal Power Plant, the enemy deployed 2 advanced air-launched Kh-69 cruise missiles, striking from a distance of 400 km.
  • The reinforcement of Russian troops on the Chasiv Yar direction indicates that the enemy command is focusing its main efforts there.

Change in the line of contact (LoC):

  • There were 97 combat engagements on various fronts.
  • On the Lyman direction, positional battles were ongoing in the area of Bilohorivka.
  • On the Bakhmut direction, enemy forces are attacking Chasiv Yar with air support from the north through Bohdanivka and Kalynove, from the east along the O0506 highway towards the “Kanal” neighborhood, and from the south along the O0504 highway through Ivanivske, where they have entrenched on the western outskirts and are advancing towards Hryhorivka. The 98th Airborne Division and the 11th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade, operating on the Chasiv Yar direction, have been reinforced by the 123rd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 2nd Army Corps and units of the 106th Airborne Division.
  • Russian forces have made slight advances west of Zolotarivka towards Verkhnyokamianske, in the areas of Vesele and Vyimka. Positional battles are ongoing near Spine. The 137th Airborne Regiment of the 106th Airborne Division attempted an attack near Rozdolivka. The enemy’s 83rd Separate Airborne Assault Brigade attacked near Klishchiivka.
  • On the Avdiivka direction, the enemy is conducting intense air and artillery strikes on the rear objects of the “Tavriya” OSG to a depth of up to the Halitsynivka – Novobakhmutivka line, attempting to advance towards Umanske, Yasnobrodivka, and Netaylove.
  • Russian forces have made slight advances north of Berdychi and south of Umanske, advancing in the fields to the north and south of Novokalynove, where they are conducting intense air strikes using CAB precision-guided glide bombs. Positional battles are ongoing in the areas of Novobakhmutivka, Tonenke, Semenivka, Yasnobrodivka, Pervomaiske, and Netaylove.
  • On the Novopavlivka direction, the enemy continues to assault Heorhiivka, conducting strikes with CAB precision-guided glide bombs.
  • Russian forces have made slight advances on the southeastern outskirts of Krasnohorivka and continued to advance west within the limits of Novomykhailivka. Positional battles are ongoing near Pobieda, Kostyantynivka, and Vodyane.
  • On the Berdyansk direction, the enemy conducted air strikes using precision-guided glide bobs on “Tavriya” OSG positions in Urozhaine and Vremivka. Russian forces have crossed the Mokri Yaly river and reached the southern outskirts of Urozhaine. Positional battles are ongoing near Staromayorske.
  • On the Orikhiv direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled another assault on Robotyne. Positional battles continued near Verbove.
  • In the Black Sea-Azov naval operational area, the enemy naval group on combat duty consists of:
    • Black Sea: 1 ship.
    • Mediterranean Sea: 1 ship, including 1 “Kalibr” sea launched cruise missile carrier. The total salvo is 8 cruise missiles.

Changes in the enemy disposition:

  • The Commander of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy has halted the force rotation in Syria and is preparing to deploy approximately 2,000 personnel to Ukraine to reinforce the 155th and 40th Separate Marines Brigades of the Pacific Fleet engaged in combat operations near Novomykhailivka and Velyka Novosilka, respectively.
  • Around 400 personnel from the 11th Army of the Russian Aerospace Forces and Air Defense will be redeployed from the Russian Khabarovsk Krai.
  • In Voronezh Oblast of the Russian Federation, a new separate motorized rifle brigade is being formed.

Possible operation situation developments:

  • The forces of the 20th and 25th Army are unable to complete the forming operation on the Lyman direction and will not be able to occupy a favorable starting position for the offensive on Lyman and the Slovyansk-Kramatorsk agglomeration before the beginning of summer.
  • The command of the enemy’s “Yug (South)” Operational Grouping, 2nd Army Corps, and 106th Airborne Division will make efforts to eliminate the Siversk salient and set conditions for the encirclement of the Slovyansk-Kramatorsk agglomeration from the southeast.
  • The “Center” Operational Grouping command is focused on executing the following operational plan: to establish conditions for the blockade and encirclement of the Kurakhove area or to create advantageous circumstances for launching an offensive operation to encircle “Tavriya” OSG’s defense in Toretsk area from the south.

Russian operational losses from 24.02.22 to 13.04.24  

Personnel – almost 452,760 (+1030); 

Tanks 7,169 (+23); 

Armored combat vehicles – 13,745 (+47); 

Artillery systems – 11,518 (+32);

Multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) – 1,045 (+3);

Anti-aircraft warfare systems – 756 (+1);

Vehicles and fuel tanks – 15,396 (+57);

Aircraft – 347 (0);

Helicopters – 325 (0);

UAV operational and tactical level – 9,201 (+40);

Intercepted cruise missiles – 2,088 (+1);

Boats/ships – 27 (0).


  • According to information provided by the Situation Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Russian forces shelled 9 regions of Ukraine over the past day. A total of 123 towns and villages and 135 infrastructure objects were attacked with various types of weapons. The number of casualties is being updated/clarified.
  • On April 12th, Russian forces attacked Donetsk Oblast, resulting in two fatalities in New-York and Krasnohorivka. Additionally, eight civilians were wounded: two in New-York, one in Krasnohorivka, and five in Kostyantynivka. Excluding Mariupol and Volnovakha, the civilian fatalities in the region have reached 1,912.
  • On April 13, 2024, the Russian Armed Forces carried out airstrikes on the villages of Netaylove and Novoselydivka in Pokrovsky district of Donetsk Oblast. The shells hit residential areas, resulting in three fatalities and four injuries.
  • In Chernihiv Oblast on Saturday morning, Russian troops attacked a vehicle transporting food supplies to border villages, resulting in the death of the driver.
  • After 1300 hours on April 13, the Russian military conducted a strike on Kupyansk district in the Kharkiv Oblast, launching an explosive device at an ambulance. Due to the ordinance dropped from an FPV drone, the driver of the emergency medical brigade sustained injuries.
  • Due to consistent Russian shelling in the border areas of Chernihiv Oblast, approximately 3,500 local residents have been relocated to temporary shelters.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin informed the IAEA that the Kremlin plans to restart the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, which is currently under Russian occupation. Russia’s apparent goal is to bring at least one reactor back online. This significantly increases the risk of an incident at Europe’s largest nuclear facility.

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