russian occupiers continue to carry out full-scale armed aggression against our country, and do not stop striking civilian infrastructure. In the Lyman, Bakhmut, and Avdiivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on the offensive. In other directions, it tries to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates its efforts on restraining the actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, carries out engineering equipment of defensive lines and positions, conducts reconnaissance.
The enemy does not stop striking and shelling settlements and positions of our troops along the contact line. During the day, he made 4 missile strikes, carried out up to 10 MLRS attacks.
It continues to strike critical infrastructure and civilian homes in violation of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war.
During the day, the enemy's rocket attacks damaged the civil infrastructure of the settlement of Stepne, Zaporizhzhia oblast.
The threat of missile strikes on the objects of the energy system and critical infrastructure throughout the territory of Ukraine remains in the future.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation remains without significant changes, no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected. Training of enemy units continues on the training grounds of the republic of belarus.
The republic of belarus continues to support the russian federation's armed aggression against Ukraine, providing territory and airspace for launching missile and air strikes.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy carried out mortar attacks on the settlements of Zapsilya and Myropillya of the Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the russian occupiers continue to keep their troops in the border areas of the Belgorod region. Areas of settlements of Strilecha, Ternova, Starytsa, Vovchanski Khutory, Chuhunivka of the Kharkiv oblast were shelled by tanks, mortars, and barrel artillery.
In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy is conducting defensive operations on captured lines. It carried out shelling from tanks and the entire range of artillery in the areas of Dvorichna, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Pishchane, Berestove settlements of the Kharkiv oblast; as well as Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka, Luhansk oblast.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy fired tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Makiivka, Ploshchanka and Nevske of the Luhansk oblast; Terny and Lyman of Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. More than 20 settlements were shelled by tanks and artillery of various types, including Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Bila Gora, Druzhba, Zalizne, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka Donetsk oblast.
The enemy is defending in the Novopavlovsk direction. It carried out artillery and mortar attacks on the areas of Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, Prechystivka and Zolota Nyva settlements of the Donetsk oblast.
In the Zaporozhzhia direction, the enemy is trying to improve the tactical position. Fired tanks, mortars and artillery in more than 10 settlements, including Vremivka, Novopil of the Donetsk oblast; Dorozhnyanka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Stepove and Plavni of the Zaporizhzhia oblast;
In the Kherson direction, the enemy is conducting defensive operations, strengthening the grouping of troops. It carried out artillery shelling of areas of settlements bordering the contact line, in particular Osokorivka, Zolota Balka, Dudchany, Bilohrudove of the Kherson oblast and the city of Kherson.
The enemy suffered losses, so on December 4 in the Zaporizhzhia region, as a result of fire, up to 20 units of enemy military equipment of various types were destroyed, and about 70 occupiers were injured.
On November 30, in the Verkhnyotoretsky district of the Donetsk oblast, the fact of desertion of servicemen of the russian occupation forces with weapons from their combat positions was discovered. Among them, 13 out of 21 are persons recruited from prisons. The command of the russian occupation forces ordered the arrest and liquidation of violators. As of December 5, all deserters have been eliminated.
During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine carried out 14 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as 2 strikes on the positions of the enemy's anti-aircraft missile systems.
Units of the missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit the control post, 2 personnel concentration areas and the enemy's ammunition depot within a day.
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