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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., January 13, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 13 January 2024 18:47

    Day 689 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    The russian federation continues to wage its war of aggression. Despite significant losses, it has not abandoned its plans to fully occupy Ukrainian territory. The adversary continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, strikes and shells both military and civilian objects. The enemy is actively using aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armored vehicles.

    The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

    During the day of January 13, there were 49 combat engagements. During the day of January 13, the enemy launched a total of 32 missile, 65 air strikes, and 42 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. 

    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 launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements of Vovchansk and Vesele (Kharkiv oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 35 settlements, including Kostyantynivka, Khotin, Popivka, Volfyne (Sumy oblast), Hatyshche, Pletenivka, Vovchansk, and Potykhonove (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 4 adversary attacks in the vicinity of Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast). In that area, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements of Pishchane and Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled 4 attacks in the vicinities of Makiyivka (Luhansk oblast) and Terny (Donetsk oblast). The enemy attempted to improve its tactical position in that area. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Nevske, Bilohorivka, Serebryanske forestry (Luhansk oblast), and Siversk (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 15 settlements, including Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Yampolivka, Torske, Serebryanka, Verkhniokamyanske, Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1 adversary attack in the vicinity of Klishchiyivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy launched 1 air strike in the vicinity of settlement of Bohdanivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiyivka, and Andriyivka (Donetsk oblast). 

    Avdiyivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 5 attacks near Novobakhmutivka, Avdiyivka, and 10 more attacks in the vicinities of Sjeverne, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast). With the air support, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to improve its tactical position in that area. Also, the adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Ocheretyne (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiyivka, 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). With the air support, the adversary made 16 unsuccessful attempts to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiyivka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, and Paraskoviyivka (Donetsk oblast) were under artillery and mortar fire from the occupiers.

    Shakhtarske axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 3 adversary attacks south of Prechystivka and west of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast). The enemy made unsuccessful attempts to improve its tactical position in that area. The enemy launched 1 air strike in the vicinity of settlement of Vodyane (Donetsk oblast). More than 10 settlements, including Vodyane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, and Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 2 attacks in the vicinity of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The enemy made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost ground in that area. The adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of settlement of Novoandriyivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 20 settlements, including Poltavka, Malynivka, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: Kherson and the vicinities of Mykhailivka, Sadove, Dniprovske, and Veletenske (Kherson oblast) came under enemy artillery fire. Also, the invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of settlements of Chervonyi Mayak and Zmiyivka (Kherson oblast).

    The occupiers do not abandon their intention to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnipro River. For instance, during the day of January 13, the adversary attempted 4 unsuccessful assault operations, but the Ukrainian troops continue to hold their positions and inflict significant losses on the adversary.

    During the day of January 13, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 11 concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary. Also, the Ukrainian Air Defense forces and means destroyed 7 Kh-101 / Kh-555 / Kh-55 guided missiles and 1 Kh-59 air-launched guided missile.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 3 concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 9 artillery systems, 4 air defense systems, 1 ammunition depot, and 1 electronic warfare station of the russian invaders. 

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