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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., December 30, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 30 December 2023 07:14

    Glory to Ukraine! Day 675 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    During the day of December 29, there were 56x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 150x missile and 74x air strikes, 84x 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 10x Shahed-136/131 UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense destroyed 5x strike UAVs. 

    Air strikes hit Syn’kivka, Ivanivka, Petropavlivka, Kurylivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast), Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Serebryans’ke forestry (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Serebryanka, Oleksandropil’, Novobakhmutivka, Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia 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, Kup’yans’k axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled 7x enemy attacks near Syn’kivka (Kharkiv oblast). The adversary made unsuccessful attempts 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 soldiers repelled 2x attacks of the occupiers in the vicinities of Bohdanivka 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. For instance, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 8x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Stepove, Avdiivka, and 21x attacks near Sjeverne, Pervomais’ke, and Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast).

    Mar’inka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian troops repelled 9x attacks in that area. 

    Shakhtars’ke axis: the occupiers did not conduct any offensive (assault) operations.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 2x adversary attacks west 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 attempts to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. For instance, the adversary made more than 10x unsuccessful attempts to assault during the day of December 29.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their active operations to inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, and exhaust the enemy all along the front line. 

    During the day of December 29, Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 10x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, and 3x anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary. 

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 2x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 3x artillery systems, 5x ammunition depots, and 2x other important targets of the russian invaders. 

    In the russian occupation forces, there are numerous cases of military personnel refusing to carry out criminal orders and participate in hostilities. For instance, on December 19, 2023, 43x servicemen from the 150th motorized rifle division of the russian armed forces who refused to participate in hostilities were convoyed by military police officers from the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk region to russia.

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