Fiercest fighting ongoing for 3 cities, over 40 Russian attacks repelled in a day – General Staff report

The Russian forces continue conducting offensive actions on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka fronts.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 18:00 on 27 March

Details: The General Staff emphasised that the fiercest fighting is currently happening for the cities of Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka. Ukrainian troops repelled 41 Russian attacks in these 4 areas on 27 March.

The General Staff reports that the Russian army carried out 7 air strikes and 10 missile attacks over the course of the past 24 hours, and conducted 15 attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian infrastructure in the settlements using multiple rocket launchers.

Russia continues to use S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles for missile strikes.

Quote: "On the Kupiansk and Lyman fronts, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions around the settlements of Synkivka and Bilohorivka. They carried out artillery shelling of the settlements of Kamianka, Kolodiazne, Krasne Pershe, Dvorichna, Zapadne, and Kupiansk in Kharkiv Oblast; Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast, as well as Terny, Spirne and Vyimka in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Bakhmut front, the Russian army continues their assault on the city of Bakhmut, which is held by Ukrainian forces, as well as in the area of the village of Ivanivske in Donetsk Oblast...

On the Avdiivka and Marinka front, Russian forces conducted offensive actions near the settlements of Novokalynove, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sieverne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske and Marinka in Donetsk Oblast.

They used non-lethal aerosol tear gas grenades in the areas of the settlements of Novokalynove, Lastochkyne, Pervomaiske and Marinka. Russian troops struck over 10 settlements, particularly Krasnohorivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Marinka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Shakhtarsk front, the settlements of Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Velyka Novosilka and Vremivka in Donetsk Oblast came under Russian fire."

Details: The General Staff reported that the Ukrainian Air Force carried out nine strikes on the clusters of Russian military personnel and equipment and one on an anti-aircraft missile system. Ukrainian soldiers shot down a Russian Orlan-10 UAV throughout the past 24 hours.

Ukrainian Rocket Forces and Artillery units hit two command posts and a cluster of Russian military personnel.

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