War for Ukraine: 53 days of invasion. AFU counter-offensive in Kharkiv region.

The Ukrainian armed forces counterattacked in several areas of Kharkiv region, as a result of which a number of settlements were liberated.

The head of the Kharkiv OVA Oleg Sinegubov reported about it in the channel in Telegram. “In the Kharkiv region, our defenders are conducting several successful operations, pushing the occupiers away from the regional center. As a result of a counteroffensive, the Armed Forces liberated Bazaliivka, Lebiazhe, part of Kutuzivka.

According to him, the Armed Forces continue to effectively deter the occupiers in other directions from Kharkiv. “The other day, a separate airmobile brigade near Kharkiv destroyed five russian tanks and 10 armored vehicles by jet fire. About a hundred occupiers will never be able to attack again,” the head of the Kharkiv OVA said.

Oleg Sinegubov added that all attempts by the enemy to capture Kharkiv were and will be in vain and will only lead to even greater losses among the occupiers. “The city is under the reliable protection of the Armed Forces, we have repeatedly said that we have calculated all the scenarios of the russians. And we are well prepared for all,” he said.

However, the head of the Kharkiv military administration said that the enemy continues to terrorize the civilian population of Kharkiv, which indicates the weakness and despair of the enemy army. “Today in broad daylight there were again shellings from MLRS and artillery of the central part of the city, Saltivka residential area. Unfortunately, there are 20 people injured and five killed. Apartment buildings and other civilian infrastructure were damaged,” Oleg Sinegubov wrote.

He urged Kharkiv residents to be vigilant and careful, not to ignore alarms and not to stay on the streets unnecessarily. “The shelling of the occupiers is chaotic and brutal. There are casualties every day,” he wrote.

He also thanked the emergency physicians and rescuers of the SES in Kharkiv region, calling them heroes.

Today, April 17, Russian cities were bombed by russian missiles.

In particular, the russians killed five people in the shelling of the center of Kharkiv. Another 13 people were injured.

According to preliminary information, no one was injured in the April 17 rocket attack in Brovary, Kyiv region.

However, the city had power and water outages. In particular, some houses on 14 streets were left without electricity. Currently, specialists are making emergency switches to ensure power supply in the city. According to the mayor of Brovary Igor Sapozhko, it will take some time to resolve the situation with water supply and sewerage.

On April 17, the russian military attacked Severodonetsk, Novodruzhesk, and Kreminna in the Luhansk region. At least one person was injured and five homes were destroyed in enemy attacks.

The situation on all strategic approaches to Odessa region is completely under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Navy is ready to repel the forces and means of the russian occupier.

This was announced by the Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Vice Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa.

Russia has previously tried to land its sabotage groups from the sea, and also approached the shores of the Odessa region on its ships to launch missile strikes on civilians. Ukrainian artillery hit two naval targets, the rest of the “non-analogue vessels” of the aggressor country to be driven away.

From February 24 to April 17, the russian military lost:

  • 773 tanks, +11
  • 2 002 armored combat vehicles, +20
  • 376 units of artillery systems, +5
  • 127 units of multiple rocket launchers, +2
  • 66 units of air defense,
  • 165 aircraft, +2
  • 146 helicopters, +1
  • 1,471 units of motor vehicles, +13
  • 8 ships (boats),
  • 76 tanks with fuel and lubricants,
  • 148 drones of operational and tactical level, +10
  • 27 units of special equipment, +1
  • 4 launchers of operational and tactical missile system.

During the war in Ukraine, russia losts about two hundred more soldiers.

The total loss of personnel of russia from February 24 to April 17 is about 20.3 thousand.

According to Internet publications.