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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF as of 6 a.m., December 31, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 31 December 2023 07:18

    Day 676 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 30, there were 54x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 9x missile and 55x air strikes, 79x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. The russian occupiers attacked Ukraine yet again, firing Kh-59 guided missiles at the cities of Dnipro and Odesa, 1x Iskander missile at Zaporizhzhia, and S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles at civilian targets in the central part of Kharkiv. Ukrainian air defense destroyed 1x Kh-59 guided missile. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Private residences and multi-storey houses, a hotel, hospitals, and other civilian and industrial infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

    Last night, the russian occupants launched yet another attack on Ukraine, using Shahed-136/131 UAVs. The Ukrainian defenders destroyed 21x strike UAVs.

    Air strikes hit Arkhypivka (Chernihiv oblast), Tovstodubove (Sumy oblast), Synkivka, Pishchane (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Nadiya, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka, Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast), Tyahynka, and Kherson (Kherson oblast).

    Around 150x 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 8x enemy attacks in the vicinities of the settlement of Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast). The enemy made unsuccessful attempts to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops in that area.

    Lyman axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 2x attacks of the adversary near Makiivka (Luhansk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian troops repelled 9x attacks of the occupiers 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. For instance, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 5x enemy attacks near Stepove, Avdiivka, and 13x more attacks near 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). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 8x attacks in that area.

    Shakhrarske axis: the Ukrainian troops repelled 2x adversary attack near Pryyutne (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 4x attacks of the occupiers west of Verbove and east of Kopani (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 intention to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. For instance, the adversary made 13x unsuccessful attempts to assault the positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

    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 30, Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 11x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, and 3x anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 3x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 7x artillery systems, and 3x electronic warfare stations of the russian invaders.

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