The relevant statement was made by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
Ukraine’s missile and artillery units hit two Russian personnel and military equipment clusters and one command post.
“Between 12:40 p.m. and 02:30 p.m., the enemy launched a massive missile attack. According to the preliminary data, about 20 missiles were fired. Some of them failed to reach Ukraine and fell on the territory of Russia (this information is yet to be checked),” the report states.
Ukraine’s air defense forces and units destroyed 12 enemy cruise missiles in such regions as Kyiv, Zhytomyr and Khmelnytskyi. In the Kyiv region, Russia’s Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down, which conducted air reconnaissance during the missile attack in order to reveal Ukraine’s air defense system positions.
Additionally, Russian troops have opened fire with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) 12 times over the past day, namely on civil infrastructure in the Donetsk region and the Kherson region.
According to the General Staff, the threat of Russia’s missile and air strikes is persisting all over Ukraine.
In the Lyman and Bakhmut directions, Russian troops continue conducting offensive actions. In the Kupiansk and Avdiivka directions, Russian invaders are making attempts to improve their tactical position.
In the Volyn, Polissia, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, there are no signs of enemy offensive groupings being formed.
In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, Russian troops launched artillery and mortar strikes on the Sumy region’s Khodyne, Atynske, Velyka Rybytsia, Zapsillia and Riasne, as well as the Kharkiv region’s Udy, Strilecha, Alisivka, Krasne, Starytsia, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Ternova and Katerynivka.
In the Kupiansk direction, the enemy struck the Kharkiv region’s Lozova Persha, Zapadne, Masiutivka, Tokarivka, Kupiansk and Orlianske, as well as the Luhansk region’s Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka and Andriivka.
In the Lyman direction, Russian invaders opened fire on the Luhansk region’s Ploshchanka, Makiivka, Nevske and Dibrova, as well as the Donetsk region’s Chervonopopivka, Terny and Torske.
In the Bakhmut direction, over 20 settlements came under enemy fire, including the Donetsk region’s Spirne, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Kostiantynivka, Kurdiumivka, Maiorsk and New York.
In the Avdiivka direction, Russian troops shelled the Donetsk region’s Vesele, Avdiivka, Nevelske, Marinka, Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka.
In the Novopavlivka direction, Russian occupiers struck the Donetsk region’s Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, Prechystivka, Vuhledar and Mykilske.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, Russian troops used tanks, mortars and cannon artillery to attack over 15 settlements, including the Zaporizhzhia region’s Olhivske, Huliaipole, Stepove, Charivne and Dorozhnianka.
In the Kherson direction, Russian occupiers attacked civil infrastructure in Antonivka, Tokarivka, Mykolaivka and Kherson.
For the duration of New Year holidays, Russians intensified administrative and police measures in some settlements within the temporarily occupied areas. In particular, between December 31, 2022 and January 6, 2023, local residents are not allowed to exit the Kherson region’s city of Henichesk, as well as the adjacent villages.
Russian occupiers are involving civilians in setting up engineering barriers within the temporarily occupied areas in such regions as Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson.