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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF as of 6 p.m., December 18, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 18 December 2023 19:52

    Day 663 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    The adversary continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, strikes and shells both military and civilian objects.

    During the day of December 18, there were 92x combat engagements. The enemy launched 1x missile and 6x air strikes, 33x 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.

    The operational situation in the east and the south of 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 fired artillery and mortars at more than 35x settlements, including Volfyne, Yunakivka, Sadky, Myropilske (Sumy oblast), Bolohivka, Stroivka, Kamyanka, and Topoli (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 4x enemy attacks near Synkivka and east of Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Kovalivka, Ivanivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the adversary made unsuccessful attempts to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops. The Ukrainian defense forces repelled 10x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Makiivka (Luhansk oblast) and east of Terny, Spirne (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Serebryanka, Verkhnokamyanske, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian troops repelled 17x attacks of the adversary near Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, and Kurdyumivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 9x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Avdiivka and 13x more attacks near Sjeverne, south of Tonenke, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Sukha Balka, Novobakhmutivka, Ocheretyne, Avdiivka, Berdychi, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy near Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). With the air support, the adversary launched 12x unsuccessful attacks. Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Maryinka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive (assault) operations. Around 10x settlements, including Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne, and Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 13x adversary attacks west of Novopokrovka and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 25x settlements, including Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaky, Pyatykhatky, and Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Kherson axis: the adversary artillery shelled Chornobaivka (Kherson oblast) and civilian targets of the city of Kherson.

    The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River and fire for effect at the adversary.

    Also, the Ukrainian air defense forces and means destroyed 1x Kh-59 guided missile.

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    Glory to Ukraine!