War update: Ukraine Army repels enemy attacks near 14 settlements

War update: Ukraine Army repels enemy attacks near 14 settlements

Ukraine’s Defense Forces have repelled enemy attacks near 14 settlements in the Donetsk region and the Luhansk region in the past 24 hours.

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, Russian troops have launched 15 air strikes and five missile strikes, including two on civil infrastructure in the Donetsk region’s Kostiantynivka. The enemy opened fire with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) over 95 times, namely on the city of Kherson.

The threat of missile and air strikes is persisting all over Ukraine.

According to the General Staff, Russian troops continue making attempts to seize the Donetsk region within its administrative borders and conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut direction. The enemy is also conducting unsuccessful offensive actions in the Avdiivka direction and continues attempts to improve their tactical position in the Kupiansk and Lyman directions.

Ukraine’s Defense Forces repelled enemy attacks neat the Luhansk region’s Ploshchanka, Bilohorivka and Chervonopopivka, and the Donetsk region’s Rozdolivka, Sil, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Vodiane, Kreminna, Pobieda, Maiorsk, Marinka and Velyka Novosilka.

In the Volyn, Polissia, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, no enemy offensive groupings were detected. The enemy shelling was recorded near the Chernihiv region’s Mykhailivka and Yanzhulivka, the Sumy region’s Popivka, Yastrubshchyna, Studenok and Pavlivka, and the Kharkiv region’s Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Budarky, Mali Prokhody, Zelene, Neskuchne, Strilecha, Ternova, Bilyi Kolodiaz, Bolohivka, Dvorichna and Hryhorivka.

In the Kupiansk direction, Russian invaders opened fire on the Kharkiv region’s Vilshana, Kupiansk, Orlianka, Kyslivka, Petropavlivka, Krokhmalne, Tabaivka and Berestove, and the Luhansk region’s Stelmakhivka.

In the Lyman direction, the Luhansk region’s Makiivka, Nevske and Chervonopopivka came under enemy fire.

In the Bakhmut direction, Russian occupiers shelled the Donetsk region’s Spirne, Bilohorivka, Rozdolivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Verkhniokamianske, Vesele, Kurdiumivka, Druzhba and Pivnichne.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy shelling was recorded near the Donetsk region’s Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Heorhiivka, Marinka, Berdychi, Vodiane and Novomykhailivka.

In the Novopavlivka direction, Russian troops opened fire on the Donetsk region’s Vuhledar, Vremivka and Zolota Nyva.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy used tanks, mortars, cannon and rocket artillery to shell the Donetsk region’s Vilne Pole, and the Zaporizhzhia region’s Huliaipilske, Dorozhnianka, Zaliznychne, Huliaipole, Shevchenko, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, Kamianske, Zelenyi Hai and Malynivka.

In the Kherson direction, Russian invaders opened fire on such settlements as Zolota Balka, Havrylivka, Lvove, Sadove and Kherson.

According to the data from the General Staff, Russian occupiers are intensifying counter-sabotage and counter-intelligence measures within the temporarily occupied areas. In particular, in the Kherson region’s Velyka Lepetykha, Russian invaders randomly check phones of local residents for the presence of photos and videos of Russian military equipment. As of January 12, 2023, three civilians were detained and taken to an unknown destination.

Meanwhile, over the past day, Ukrainian air forces have launched nine strikes on enemy positions. Ukraine’s missile and artillery units hit two Russian command posts, eight enemy personnel clusters, one air defense missile, three ammunition depots, and two more important enemy targets.

Photo: 45th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


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