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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., December 30, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 30 December 2023 19:58

    Day 675 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, and has increased the number of air strikes.

    During the day of December 30, there were 49 combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 3 missile and 36 air strikes, carried out 31 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. russian occupiers have once again attacked Ukraine, firing Kh-59 guided missiles at the cities of Dnipro and Odesa and 1 Iskander missile at Zaporizhzhia. Air defense forces destroyed 1 Kh-59 guided missile.

    Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Private residential and apartment buildings, hospitals, and other civilian and industrial 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 invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Arkhypivka (Chernihiv oblast) and Tovstodubove (Sumy oblast). More than 40 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Liskivshchyna, Mykhalchyna Sloboda, Hremyach (Chernihiv oblast), Fotovyzh, Volfyne, Oleksandrivka (Sumy oblast), Bochkove, Krasne Pershe (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 8 attacks in the vicinity of Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast). The occupiers launched air strikes near Pishchane (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Nadiya (Luhansk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Dvorichna, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 2 attacks near Makiyivka (Luhansk oblast). The occupiers launched an air strike in the vicinity of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Nevske (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Serebryanka, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 9 attacks in the vicinities of Bohdanivka, Klishchiyivka and Andriyivka (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy made attempts to regain lost ground. More than 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Kalynivka, Klishchiyivka, Andriyivka, Stupochky (Donetsk oblast). 

    Avdiyivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 4 enemy attacks near Stepove, Avdiyivka, and 13 more attacks in the vicinities of Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the enemy, with air support, conducted unsuccessful attempts to improve his tactical situation. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Keramik, Stepove, Avdiyivka, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, 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), where the enemy, with air support, conducted 5 failed attacks on Ukrainian positions. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Kurakhove, Pobjeda, Yelyzavetivka, Katerynivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

    Shakhtarske axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled 2 attacks near Pryyutne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The adversary fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Urozhaine, (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled the adversary attack east of Kopani (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 25 settlements, including Poltavka, Luhivske, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Shcherbaky, Kamyanske, Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the adversary fired artillery at the settlements of Tyahynka, Ivanivka, Antonivka and Kherson (Kherson oblast). Also, the enemy launched air strikes near Tyahynka and Kherson. 

    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 11 unsuccessful assaults. The Ukrainian troops are holding the line and keep inflicting significant losses on the enemy.

    During the day of December 30, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 11 concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the occupiers. 

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1 concentration of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 3 air defense systems, 7 artillery systems, 3 electronic warfare stations of the russian invaders.

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