War update: Russians fired 98 missiles at Ukraine’s territory on Dec 16

War update: Russians fired 98 missiles at Ukraine’s territory on Dec 16

On December 16, 2022, Russia launched another massive missile attack on Ukraine’s civil and energy infrastructure, having fired 98 missiles and opened fire with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) over 65 times.

The relevant statement was made by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Over the past day, Ukraine’s Defense Forces have repelled enemy attacks near more than 20 settlements, including the Luhansk region’s Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka, Biloohorivka, and the Donetsk region’s Bakhmut, Opytne, Zelenopillia, Andriivka, Marinka, Pobieda and Novomykhailivka.

In the Volyn and Polissia directions, the situation remained rather unchanged. No signs of enemy offensive groupings being formed were detected.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, Russian invaders launched artillery strikes near the Chernihiv region’s Hai, the Sumy region’s Havrylova Sloboda, Seredyna-Buda, Yastrubyne and Kindrativka, and the Kharkiv region’s Strilecha, Starytsia, Ambarne, Vilkhuvatka, Dvorichna and Krasne.

In the Kupiansk direction, Russian troops opened fire near the Kharkiv region’s Synkivka, Orlianka, Tabaivka, Berestove and Vyshneve, and the Luhansk region’s Volodymyrivka and Stelmakhivka.

In the Lyman direction, Russian occupiers shelled the positions of Ukrainian forces near the Luhansk region’s Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka, Dibrova and Hirske.

In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka direction, the enemy struck over 25 settlements, including the Donetsk region’s Verkhniokamianske, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Zalizne, Marinka and Perrvomaiske.

In the Novopavlivka direction, Russian occupiers inflicted fire damage near the Donetsk region’s Bohoiavlenka, Neskuchne, Prechystivka and Vuhledar.

In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, Russian invaders continue to destroy civil infrastructure in settlements situated along the right bank of the Dnieper with artillery. Over 35 settlements came under enemy fire, namely the Zaporizhzhia region’s Plavni, Huliaipole, Dorozhnianka, Olhivske and Nikopol, and the Khersonr region’s Chornobaivka, Antonivka, Kherson and Mylove.

The enemy is redeploying certain units and withdrawing some of its troops from the Kherson region’s Kakhovka and Nova Kakhovka towards Nyzhni Sirohozy. Russian occupiers are telling local residents that they will leave Kakhovna before the end of the year and, thus, loyal residents are offered to move to the temporarily occupied Crimea.

In the Luhansk region, Russian invaders are putting pressure on local entrepreneurs, forcing them to re-register businesses in accordance with Russian laws.

Over the past day, Ukraine’s missile and artillery units have struck five Russian personnel clusters, one command post and one ammunition depot.


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