Chronicle of the Special Military Operation for 24 Mar 2023
#Russia's Border Areas:
In the #Kursk region, the enemy terrorists continue to shell border settlements. Two houses and power lines were damaged in #Plyokhovo, with no civilian casualties.
In the village of Gordeyevka there are also no casualties or damage.
The Su-35 fighters of the Russian Aerospace Forces dropped more than ten FAB-500M62 guided bombs at enemy personnel bases in the village of Viri and Belopolye, #Sumy region. Dozens of Ukrainian militants were killed, over two hundred were injured.
#Starobelsk (#Svatovo) Direction:
The situation along the entire front line remains steadily tense, with both sides exchanging fire and sorties on the rear positions of reconnaissance groups
#Soledar (#Bakhmut) Direction:
Northwest of #Bakhmut, Wagner PMC assault squads continue to push through enemy defences in Orekhovo-Vasilyevka.
In #Bakhmut, Russian troops are fighting on the northern and southern outskirts of the city.
In the north, the Wagnerians continue advancing in the Selischensky district along Kolpakova Avenue, as well as in the adjacent.
In the centre, Russian units succeeded in forcing the Bakhmutka river and engaging in combat near a garage cooperative. "Vostokmash" shops.
In the south, a heavy assault on AFU positions in the area of Sobachevka, Budyonovka continues.Fighting is going on for the Avangard stadium.
Southwest of #Bakhmut, positional battles continue for enemy strongholds adjacent to the road to #Konstantinovka.
The RF Armed Forces continue to expand their zone of control near #Novobakhmutovka north of #Avdeyevka, pushing the enemy further and further away from the liberated settlement.
In Addition, Russian servicemen managed to fully liberate the #Kamenka village northeast of #Avdeyevka.
Ukrainian terror formations shelled #Gorlovka from HIMARS MLRS. Several residential buildings were damaged and one was completely destroyed, with no casualties.
#Zaporozhye Direction (MAP):
The AFU command was planning to launch an offensive on the #Orekhov section on 23-24 March, but the RF Armed Forces, having revealed the enemy's plans, launched a massive strike on its positions.
At least 20 Ukrainian army facilities came under fire. The AFU lost several ammunition depots, equipment and at least a hundred men. The wounded were evacuated via #Zaliznichnoye to #Gulyaypole.
Overnight, Russian troops launched a massive Geran-2 drone strike against Ukrainian army facilities in Krivoy Rog. Five devices are known to have reached their target, one has been shot down.