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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., January 1, 2024
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 01 January 2024 07:18

    Day 677 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    The adversary continues to ignore the laws and customs of warfare, using the terror tactics, launching missile and air strikes, and firing multiple launch rocket systems not only at the military, but also at numerous civilian targets across Ukraine.

    During the day of December 31, there were 55x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 13x missile and 127x air strikes, 181x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Private residences and multi-storey houses, other civilian and industrial infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

    During the day of December 31, the russian occupiers attacked Ukraine yet again, using 96x Shahed-136/131 UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense forces and means shot down 66x strike UAVs.

    Also, during the day of December 31, the invaders launched yet another air strike on Ukraine using 26x Shahed-136/131 UAVs. The Ukrainian defenders destroyed 21x enemy UAVs.

    Air strikes hit Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast), Serebryanske forestry (Luhansk oblast), Hryhorivka, Riznykivka, Zvanivka, Spirne, Pivnichne, Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), Robotyne, Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Kachkarivka, Chervonyi Mayak, Zmiivka, and Virivka (Kherson oblast).

    Around 150x settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, and Mykolaiv oblasts came under artillery fire.

    Pivnich operational-strategic group, Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy troops conduct active subversive activities in order to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened axes. The adversary increases the density of minefields along the state border in Belgorod oblast (russia).

    Khortytsia operational-strategic group, Kupyansk axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled 11x enemy attacks near Synkivka and Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast). The adversary made unsuccessful attempts to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops in that area.

    Lyman axis: the occupiers conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Makiivka (Luhansk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian soldiers repelled 10x adversary attacks near Bohdanivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Tavria operational-strategic group, Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back the enemy who keeps trying to encircle Avdiivka. The Ukrainian soldiers are standing their ground and inflicting major losses on the occupiers. For instance, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 4x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Stepove, Avdiivka, and 14x more attacks near Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the vicinity of Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian troops repelled 4x attacks in that area.

    Shakhrarske axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1x attack of the adversary near Urozhaine (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian troops repelled 5x enemy attacks near Robotyne and south of Novodarivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to expand the bridgehead. Despite significant losses, the enemy does not abandon its intention to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. For instance, the adversary made 13x unsuccessful attempts to assault the positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian defenders continue their active operations to inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation troops, and exhaust the enemy all along the front line.

    During the day of December 31, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 11x concentrations of adversary troops.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 9x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 3x ammunition depots, and 1x command post of the russian invaders.

    Support the Armed Forces of Ukraine! United we will be victorious!

    Glory to Ukraine!