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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., January 12, 2024
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 12 January 2024 19:22

    Day 688 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, conducts strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets. The enemy is actively using tactical aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armored vehicles.

    During the day of January 12, there were 68 combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 2 missile and 43 air strikes, carried out 25 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Private residential and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

    The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The enemy launched an air strike near Vovchansk (Kharkiv oblast). More than 30 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Sosnivka, Karpovychi, Semenivka, Hremyach (Chernihiv oblast), Marchykhyna Buda, Iskryskivshchyna, Basivka, Pokrovka, Ryasne, Velyka Pysarivka (Sumy oblast), Huriv Kozachok, Udy, Zybyne, Budarky, Dvorichanske (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 6 attacks in the vicinity of Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast), where the occupiers made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Synkivka and Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Dvorichna, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 4 assaults near Makiyivka (Luhansk oblast), Hryhorivka, Vesele (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers made attempts to improve their tactical situation. The vicinities of settlements of Novojehorivka (Luhansk oblast), Zelena Dolyna, Kolodyazi (Donetsk oblast) were under air strikes. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 15 settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Serebryanka, Verkhniokamyanske, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 4 attacks in the vicinities of Andriyivka and Klishchiyivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched an air strike near Bohdanivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiyivka, Andriyivka, New York (Donetsk oblast). 

    Avdiyivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 4 enemy attacks near Avdiyivka, and 16 more attacks in the vicinities of Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of the settlements of Oleksandropil, Novobakhmutivka and Avdiyivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15 settlements, including Novobakhmutivka, Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiyivka, Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the invaders in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiyivka, Marinka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the adversary, with air support, made 15 attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Kurakhove, Heorhiyivka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

    Shakhtarske axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 3 assaults south of Zolota Nyva and west of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast). The adversary fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Vuhledar, Staromaiorske, Rivnopil (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 5 assaults near Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). In that area, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to regain lost ground. Around 20 settlements, including Zaliznychne, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, Novoandriyivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the adversary fired artillery at the city of Kherson, the settlements of Zolota Balka, Tyahynka, Ivanivka (Kherson oblast), as well as Dmytrivka, Ivanivka, Yaselka (Mykolaiv oblast). 

    The occupiers do not abandon their intention to drive Ukrainian units out of their footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro. Thus, during the day, the enemy made 8 unsuccessful assaults. The Ukrainian troops are holding the line and keep inflicting significant losses on the enemy.

    During the day of January 12, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 21 concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 4 air defense systems of the occupiers. 

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 6 concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 1 command post, 1 artillery system, 2 air defense systems, 1 ammunition depot, 1 radar station of the russian invaders.

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