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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF as of 6 a.m., December 23, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 23 December 2023 07:13

    Day 668 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 22, there were 75x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 1x missile and 40x air strikes, 57x 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 22, the russian occupiers attacked Ukraine, using 23x Shahed-136/131 UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense destroyed 19x strike UAVs.

    Air strikes hit Kostobobriv (Chernihiv oblast), Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast), Katerynivka, Toretsk, Lastochkyne, Avdiivka, Heorhiivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, (Donetsk oblast), Robotyne, Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Krynky (Kherson oblast).

    Around 110x 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 (Kharkiv oblast). The adversary attempted to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops in that area.

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

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian troops repelled 8x attacks of the adversary near Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, 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 occupiers. The Ukrainian Defense Forces successfully repelled 23x enemy attacks east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, and 17x more attacks in the vicinities of Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the vicinities of Maryinka and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 4x attacks in that area.

    Shakhtarske axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 1x enemy attack west of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled all of the adversary attacks west of Verbove 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 troops continue to expand the bridgehead. Despite previous failures, the enemy did not abandon its intention to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions and made 17x 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 22, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 12x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary. Also, the Ukrainian air defense destroyed 3x Su-34 fighter-bomber aircraft.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 5x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 2x ammunition depots, and 2x command posts of the russian invaders.

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

    Glory to Ukraine!