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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., December 4, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 04 December 2023 07:39

    Day 649 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    The russian federation 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 3, there were 68x combat engagements.

    The enemy launched a total of 1x missile and 45x air strikes, 49x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

    During the night of December 3, the russian occupants launched 1x air strike on Ukraine, using 1x Kh-59 guided missile and 12x Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense forces and means destroyed 10x attack UAVs.

    During the night of December 4, the russian occupants launched yet another attack on Ukraine, using 1x Kh-59 guided missile and 21x Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs. 16x enemy drones and 1x Kh-59 guided missile were destroyed.

    Air strikes hit Serebryanske forestry (Luhansk oblast), Spirne, Klishchiivka, Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), and Krynky (Kherson oblast).

    More than 130x settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, 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 soldiers defenders repelled 8x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 3x adversary attacks in the vicinity of Serebryanske forestry (Luhansk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian soldiers repelled 16x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Andriivka, and Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue assault operations south of Bakhmut (Donetsk oblast), inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the enemy, and consolidate their new positions.

    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 as they inflict major losses on the enemy. The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 21x attacks of the adversary in the areas east of Novokalynove and Novobakhmutivka, as well as in the vicinities of Stepove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the vicinities of Maryinka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 8x attacks in that area.

    Shakhtarske axis: the Ukrainian soldiers repelled 1x attack of the adversary in the vicinity of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 3x attacks of the enemy who attempted to regain the lost ground in the areas south of Robotyne. Also, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 3x adversary attacks in the vicinity of Novopokrovka (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their active operations on Melitopol axis to inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, and exhaust the enemy all along the front line.

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces maintain their positions held on the left bank of the Dnipro River, continue to conduct counter-battery fire, as they strike behind the enemy lines.

    During the day of December 3, Ukrainian Air Force launched 8x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 2x air strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems, and 2x air strikes on the ammunition depots of the adversary.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1x heavy flamethrower system, and Pantsir anti-aircraft artillery and missile system of the russian invaders.

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    Glory to Ukraine!