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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., January 2, 2024
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 02 January 2024 07:15

    Day 678 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 January 1, there were 64x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 1x missile and 113x air strikes, 84x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Private residential houses, other civilian and industrial infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

    Last night, the russian occupiers attacked Ukraine yet again, using 35x Shahed-136/131 UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense forces and means shot down all enemy Shahed UAVs.

    Air strikes hit Korenok (Sumy oblast), Petropavlivka, Kucherivka, Cherneshchyna (Kharkiv oblast), Serebryanske forestry (Luhansk oblast), Spirne, Terny, Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka, Maryinka, Heorhiivka, Staromaiorske, Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast), Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    Around 110x settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, 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 7x enemy attacks near Synkivka and east of Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast). The adversary made unsuccessful attempts to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops in that area.

    Lyman axis: the occupiers conducted no offensives.

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian soldiers repelled 10x adversary attacks near Bohdanivka Klishchiivka 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 Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, and 19x more attacks near Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka and Shakhrarske axes: the adversary conducted no offensives.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian troops repelled 3x enemy attacks near Robotyne (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. Thus, on January 1 the adversary made 19x 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 13x concentrations of adversary troops.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1x concentration of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 6x artillery systems, 3x air defense systems, and 1x command post of the russian invaders.

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

    Glory to Ukraine!