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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., December 15, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 15 December 2023 07:01

    Day 660 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 civilian targets across Ukraine.

    During the day of December 14, there were 110x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 4x missile and 50x air strikes, 56x 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.

    Last night, the russian occupants launched yet another attack on Ukraine, using 1x S-300 anti-aircraft guided missile and 14x Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense forces and means destroyed all of the strike UAVs.

    Air strikes hit Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast), Serebryanske forestry (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Ivanivske, Andriivka, Toretsk, Avdiivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka, Prechystivka (Donetsk oblast), Preobrazhenka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Darivka, Krynky, and Prydniprovske (Kherson oblast).

    More than 100x settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, and Mykolayiv 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 15x enemy attacks in the vicinity of Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 1x enemy attack east of Terny (Luhansk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian troops repelled 11x attacks of the adversary near Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue inflicting 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 and inflicting major losses on the occupiers. The Ukrainian Defense Forces successfully repelled 23x enemy attacks east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, and 22x more attacks south of Sjeverne, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces are holding back the enemy in the vicinity of Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled 17x attacks in that area.

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

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 9x adversary attacks north of Pryyutne, west, and northwest of Verbove (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 troops 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 14, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 2x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary. During the day of December 14 also, the Ukrainian defenders destroyed 1x Kh-47M Kinzhal air-launched ballistic missiles.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 2x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 1x command post, and 2x ammunition depots of the russian invaders.

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

    Glory to Ukraine!