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  • Operational update regarding russian invasion as of 18.00, December 19, 2022
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 19 December 2022 18:13

    The two hundred ninety-ninth (299) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military large-scale invasion continues.

    During the day, the enemy launched 1 rocket attack and about 10 MLRS attacks from rocket salvo systems. The enemy also used 28 iranian Shahed-136 attack UAVs, 23 of which were shot down by the Defense Forces of Ukraine. As a result of enemy strikes, civilian infrastructure and civilian population were affected.

    There were no significant changes in the Volyn and Polissya directions, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were detected.

    In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the enemy shelled our positions with artillery in the areas of the settlements of Strilecha, Hlyboke, Vovchansk and Dvorichna of the Kharkiv oblast.

    In the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, the enemy fired at the districts of Kotlyarivka, Krokhmalne, and Berestove in the Kharkiv oblast and Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka, and Dibrova in the Luhansk oblast.

    In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, the enemy continues to conduct assaults, fired from tanks, mortars and rocket artillery at our positions in the areas of twenty-five settlements. Among them are Verkhnokamianske, Berestove, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Hryhorivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Kurdyumivka, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk oblast.

    In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the occupiers continue to shell the areas of Temyrivka, Chervone, Mali Shcherbaki and Plavna settlements of the Zaporizhzhia oblast and the city of Kherson, where civil infrastructure and civilians were once again affected.

    Due to the significant losses of the invaders, the repurposing of hospitals in the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk oblast into military hospitals continues. Thus, the Luhansk Oblast Clinical Hospital, the Luhansk City Multidisciplinary Hospital No. 15 and the Railway Hospital were handed over for use by the russian occupation forces. The local population is refused service and suggested to turn to other medical institutions.

    In the previous days, in the areas of Berdyansk, Tokmak and Polohy of the Zaporizhzhia oblast, an ammunition depot, about 15 units of military equipment of various types were destroyed and more than 150 servicemen of the russian occupation forces were injured.

    During the day, the Ukrainian aviation made 12 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and armament and military equipment and 5 strikes on the positions of the invaders' anti-aircraft missile systems.

    Air defense forces shot down two enemy helicopters today. Information about their type is currently being clarified.

    Units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine during the current day hit an ammunition depot, 2 control points and 2 areas of concentration of the enemy's manpower.

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