Enemy attempting to advance in four directions, suffering heavy losses
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this in its latest operational update published on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.
"The Russian Federation does not stop its intentions to destroy the critical infrastructure of our state, continues to strike civilian objects and homes of the civilian population. Over the past day, the enemy launched 4 missile strikes, including 2 on the civilian infrastructure of Kramatorsk city, Donetsk region, as well as 5 air strikes. They carried out more than 70 attacks on civilian objects in Kherson and Mykolaiv regions using multiple launch rocket systems. Enemy strikes killed and injured civilians," the report says.
The threat of further Russian air strikes and missile attacks on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high, the General Staff warned.
The enemy, suffering heavy losses, continued to conduct offensive operations in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions. Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled Russian attacks in the areas of Stelmakhivka, Nevske, and Bilohorivka in Luhansk region and Verkhniokamianske, Mykolaivka, Krasna Hora, Paraskoviivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, and Kurdiumivka in Donetsk region.
In the Volyn, Polissia, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna directions, the situation has changed significantly. No signs of enemy offensive groups’ formation have been recorded. The occupiers shelled the districts of Kliusy, Hremyach and Yeline in Chernihiv region; Muraveynia, Tovstodubove, Studenok, Katerynivka, Vovkivka, and Volfyne in Sumy region, and Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Strelecha, Hlyboke, Zelene, Starytsia, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Vovchanski Khutory, Okhrimivka, and Novomlynsk in Kharkiv region.
In the Kupiansk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Dvorichna, Holubivka, Kupiansk, Kucherivka, Kyslivka and Kotliarivka in Kharkiv region and Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk region.
In the Lyman direction, Terny, Makiivka, Chervonopopivka, Dibrova and Torske in Luhansk region came under enemy strikes.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy shelled Spirne, Bilohorivka, Paraskoviivka, Vesele, Bakhmut and Ivanivske in Donetsk region.
In the Avdiivka direction, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Vesele, Sieverne, Vodiane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Maryinka, Pobieda, and Novomykhailivka came under enemy fire.
In the Novopavlivka direction, the occupiers shelled Bohoiavlenka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Velyka Novosilka, and Neskuchne in Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, areas of more than 40 settlements came under mortar, barrel and rocket artillery strikes. Among them are Vremivka of Donetsk region; Huliaipilske and Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia region, as well as Kherson, Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Havrylivka, Mylove, Burhunka, Novotiahynka and Kizomys in Kherson region.
During the past day, the Ukrainian Air Force launched four strikes on the areas of concentration of Russian troops. In addition, Ukrainian defenders destroyed a Russian Merlin UAV. Units of the missile forces and artillery of Ukraine’s Defense Forces, for their part, struck three areas of concentration of enemy manpower and a command post.
As reported by Ukrinform, as of February 2, 2023, the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated about 129,030 Russian invaders.
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