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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., January 3, 2024
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 03 January 2024 07:15

    Day 679 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 2, there were 57x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 89x missile and 72x air strikes, including strikes with Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs, carried out 48x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed civilians, with more than 130x wounded, including children. More than 100x private residential and apartment buildings, other civil and industrial infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Odesa oblasts were destroyed or damaged.

    Air strikes hit Bilohorivka, Serebryanske forestry (Luhansk oblast), Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka, Heorhiivka (Donetsk oblast), Novodanylivka, and Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    Around 120x 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 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 did not conduct any offensive (assault) operations.

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian soldiers repelled 6x adversary attacks in the vicinities of 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 invaders. For instance, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 8x adversary attacks near Novobakhmutivka, Berdychi, Avdiivka, and 16x more attacks in the vicinities of Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defenders improved their tactical position southeast of Novobakhmutivka.

    Maryinka and Shakhtarske axes: the enemy did not conduct any offensive (assault) operations.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1x enemy attack near Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The Ukrainian troops advanced in the vicinity of Verbove, forcing the enemy to abandon certain positions.

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to expand the bridgehead. Despite significant losses, the occupiers do not abandon their attempts to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. For instance, the adversary made 9x unsuccessful attempts to assault during the day of January 2.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces 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 January 2, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 12x concentrations of adversary troops.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 2x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 3x anti-aircraft missile systems, 2x command posts, 1x artillery system, 2x radar system, and 1x fuel and lubricant depot of the russian invaders.

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

    Glory to Ukraine!