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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF as of 6 a.m., December 20, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 20 December 2023 07:28

    Day 665 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 December 19, there were 87x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 1x missile and 26x air strikes, 87x 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 day of December 19, the russian occupiers attacked Ukraine, using 17x Shahed-136/131 UAVs. All of the enemy drones have been destroyed.

    Also, during the day of December 20, the adversary launched yet another air strike using 4x Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense forces and means destroyed 3x UAVs.

    Air strikes hit Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast), Novolyubivka (Luhansk oblast), Mala Tokmachka, and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    More than 110x 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 3x enemy attacks near Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the Ukrainian troops repelled 6x attacks of the adversary in the vicinities of Serebryanske forestry (Luhansk oblast) and east of Terny (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian troops repelled 12x attacks of the adversary near Bohdanivka, 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 repelled 26x attacks of the adversary east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, and 9x more attacks south of Sjeverne, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). 13x adversary attacks were repelled in that area.

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

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 12x adversary attacks west of Novopokrovka and Robotyne (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 continue to expand the bridgehead. The enemy did not abandon its intention to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions and, despite previous failures, made 8x attempts to assault. The attacks were repelled and the invaders retreated having suffered losses. The Ukrainian defenders conduct counter-battery fire, as they strike behind the enemy lines.

    Given the shortage of russia-manufactured ammunition, the russian occupation troops are forced to use poor quality artillery shells and mortar charges supplied by north korea. Due to the poor quality, there are numerous reports of the ammunition exploding inside the barrels of the occupiers’ guns and mortars. This causes losses of weapons and personnel of the invaders. The reports included cases that happened in the Dnieper group of troops, under the command of General Teplinskiy.

    During the day of December 19, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 6x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 3x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 1x command post, 3x artillery systems, and 4x ammunition depots of the russian invaders.

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