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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., December 19, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 19 December 2023 19:36

    Day 664 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    During the day of December 19, there were 69 combat engagements. The enemy launched 1 missile and 10 air strikes, 40x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have 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. More than 20 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Karpovychi (Chernihiv oblast), Seredyna-Buda, Esman, Ulanove, Volfyne, Stepok (Sumy oblast), Huryiv Kozachok, Veterynarne, Starytsya, Vovchansk, and Budarky (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled all of the occupiers’ attacks in the vicinities of Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast). In that area, the enemy used air support in unsuccessful attempts to break through the defenses of Ukrainian troops. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Dvorichna, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the Ukrainian soldiers repelled 4 enemy attacks in the vicinities of Serebryanske forestry (Luhansk oblast) and east of Terny (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Serebryanka, Verkhniokamyanske, Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 10 attacks of the adversary near Bohdanivka, Klishchiyivka, and Andriyivka (Donetsk oblast). Around 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiyivka, Andriyivka, and New York (Donetsk oblast).

    Avdiyivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 22 enemy attacks east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiyivka, and 7 more attacks in the vicinities of Pervomaiske and Nevelke (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Avdiyivka, Sjeverne, Karlivka, Netailove, and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the adversary launched 11 unsuccessful attacks on the positions of Ukrainian defenders. Heorhiyivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Paraskoviyivka, Kostyantynivka, and Antonivka were under artillery and mortar fire from the occupiers.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive (assault) operations. The adversary fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Staromaiorske, and Rivnopil (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 13 adversary attacks west of Novopokrovka and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). In that area, the adversary used air support in attempts to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. Around 20 settlements, including Levadne, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Orikhiv, Novoandriyivka, and Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Kherson axis: the adversary fired artillery at Kherson, Tyahynka, Ivanivka, Tokarivka (Kherson oblast), and Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast).

    The enemy did not abandon its intention to drive our units from the left bank of the Dnipro, made 8 attempts to assault. The attacks were repelled and the enemy retreated having suffered losses. The Ukrainian troops are holding the line, continuing to retain their positions and firing for effect on the enemy. The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to expand the bridgehead.

    During the day of December 19, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 6 concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 2 concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 1 command post, 3 artillery systems, and 4 ammunition depots of the russian invaders.

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