January 2, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  All 28 Russian attack drones were shot down

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The enemy launched missile and 28 air strikes. It should be noted that the russian occupiers carried out 27 airstrikes against civilian infrastructure using the Shahed-136 UAV. All these drones were shot down.

The threat of further air and missile strikes remains on the entire territory of Ukraine.

The enemy, losing a lot of manpower, continues to focus on conducting offensive actions on the Bakhmut and tries to improve the tactical position on the Kupyansk and Avdiivska directions.

The situation has not changed significantly in the Volyn, Polissya, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions. No signs of the formation of hostile offensive groups were detected.

On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the areas of Yelina settlements of the Chernihiv oblast were hit by shelling; Maiske – Sumy oblast, as well as Strilecha, Starytsa, Vovchansk and Kamianka in Kharkiv oblast.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy fired mortars and rocket artillery at the districts of Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Liman Pershyi, Vilshana, Kupyansk, Orlyanka, Kotlyarivka of the Kharkiv oblast, and Andriivka and Stelmakhivka of the Luhansk oblast.

On the Lyman direction, Makiyivka, Chervonopopivka and Dibrova in the Luhansk oblast, as well as Terny in the Donetsk oblast, came under enemy fire.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the occupiers continue to shell the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Soledar, Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Stupochki, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Kurdyumivka, Mayorsk and New York in Donetsk oblast.

Enemy fire was recorded in the Avdiivka direction in Berdychi, Avdiivka, Heorhiivka, Marinka, and Vodyane in the Donetsk oblast.

In the Novopavlovsk direction, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka and Vremivka in Donetsk oblast were affected by the fire.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy inflicted fire damage on the Novopil settlements of Donetsk oblast; Olhivske, Hulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Hulyaipilske, Charivne, Novodanylivka, Orihiv, Mali Shcherbaki, Stepove, Kamianske and Plavni in the Zaporizhzhia region and Musiivka in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast.

In the Kherson direction, the enemy continues shelling populated areas along the right bank of the Dnipro River. In particular, the civil infrastructure of Kherson, Antonivka, and Beryslav was damaged by artillery shelling. There are wounded among the civilian population.

On December 31, up to 10 units of enemy military equipment of various types were destroyed and damaged in the area of concentration in the settlement of Makiivka, Donetsk oblast, the losses of personnel of the occupiers are being specified.

russian invaders continue to commit illegal actions against local residents in the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson oblast. The occupiers collect information about persons engaged in business activities and seize their vehicles and goods.

During the day, the Ukrainian aviation made 10 strikes on enemy concentration areas and 5 strikes on the positions of its anti-aircraft missile systems.

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