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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., January 5, 2024
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 05 January 2024 07:05

    Day 681 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 4, there were 59 combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 7 missile and 36 air strikes, 37 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

    Last night, the russian occupants attacked Ukraine yet again with Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs. Ukraine’s Air Defense continues its combat operations using its forces and means. The update will be given later. 

    Air strikes hit Novomykhailivka, Heorhiyivka (Donetsk oblast), Novodarivka, Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast), and Zmiyivka (Kherson oblast).

    Around 100 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 defenders repelled 4 attacks of the occupiers near Synkivka and east of Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive (assault) operations.

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian troops repelled 4 adversary attacks in the vicinities of Bohdanivka, Klishchiyivka, and Andriyivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Tavria operational-strategic group, Avdiyivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back the enemy who keeps trying to encircle Avdiyivka. The Ukrainian soldiers are standing their ground and inflicting major losses on the invaders. For instance, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 16 attacks near Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiyivka, and 16 more attacks in the vicinities of Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy near Maryinka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 7 attacks in that area.

    Shakhtarske axis: the occupiers did not conduct any offensive (assault) operations. 

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 8 adversary attacks in the vicinity of Robotyne and northwest of Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the Ukrainian troops continue to expand the bridgehead. Despite significant losses, the enemy does not abandon its intention to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. During the day of January 4, the adversary made 6 unsuccessful attempts to assault. 

    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 January 4, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 10 concentrations of troops and 2 command posts of the adversary. 

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1 air defense system, 1 concentration of troops, weapons and military equipment, 4 artillery systems, 2 electronic warfare stations, and 3 command posts of the russian invaders. 

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