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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF as of 6 a.m., December 21, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 21 December 2023 06:58

    Day 666 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 20, there were 99x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 5x missile and 68 air strikes, 88x 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 35x Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense forces and means destroyed 34x strike UAVs.

    Air strikes hit Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast), Serebryanske forestry (Luhansk oblast), Ivanivske, Toretsk, Ocheretyne, Orlivka, Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka, Novoukrainka (Donetsk oblast), Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Krynky, and Olhivka (Kherson oblast).

    More than 100x 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 16x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Synkivka, east of Petropavlivka and Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). The adversary attempted to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops in that area.

    Lyman axis: the Ukrainian soldiers repelled 13x attacks of the occupiers near Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), east of Terny and Spirne (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian troops repelled 7x attacks of the adversary near 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. The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 14x attacks of the adversary in the vicinities of Novokalynove, east of Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, and 22x more attacks near Sjeverne, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the vicinities of Maryinka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 10x attacks in that area.

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

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 6x adversary attacks west of Verbove and south of 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 troops continue to expand the bridgehead. The enemy did not abandon its intention to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions and, despite previous failures, made more than 30x unsuccessful 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.

    During the day of December 20, Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 16x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, and 1x anti-aircraft missile system of the adversary. Also, the Ukrainian air defense forces and means destroyed 1x Kh-59 guided missile.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 5x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 1x ammunition depot, and 6x artillery systems of the adversary.

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