January 17, 2024

Ukraine General Staff: 730 Russian troops killed or wounded in past 24 hours; 27 tanks or APCs destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

Estimated losses of the enemy last day in total were: 730 Russian invaders, 13 tanks, 14 combat armored vehicles, 10 artillery systems, 3 rfzv, 7 bpla operative-tactical level, 1 winged rocket, 24 cars and 2 special equipment units.

Situation update as of 6 p.m., January 17, 2024

Glory to Ukraine! Day 693 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite significant losses, it does not abandon its plans for the complete occupation of Ukraine. The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, conducts strikes, and shells both military and civilian targets. The enemy is actively using aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armored vehicles.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

During the day of January 17, there were 71x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 6x missile and 69x air strikes, carried out 35x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Private residential and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Fedorivka and Vovchans’k (Kharkiv oblast). Around 30x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Bleshnya, Karpovychi, Yeline (Chernihiv oblast), Seredyna-Buda, Romashkove, Sosnivka (Sumy oblast), Okip, Kozacha Lopan’, Hatyshche, Pletenivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 6x assaults in the vicinity of Syn’kivka (Kharkiv oblast), where the occupies made attempts to improve their tactical situation. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Syn’kivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 10x assaults near Terny, Yampolivka (Donetsk oblast), and 8x attacks near Makiivka, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast). In that area, the enemy, with air support, made failed attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders launched an air strike in the area of Serebryans’ke forestry (Luhansk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Yampolivka, Tors’ke, Serebryanka, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 7x attacks in the vicinities of Hryhorivka, Ivanivske, Andriivka and Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Kalynivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 11x enemy attacks near Novokalynove, Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, and 13x more attacks in the vicinities of Sjeverne, Pervomais’ke and Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the occupiers, with air support, made unsuccessful attempts to improve their tactical situation. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Novokalynove, Novobakhmutivka, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Sjeverne (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the invaders in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the adversary, with air support, made 9x attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders launched an air strike near the settlement of Kostyantynivka (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Maksymil’yanivka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 1x attack north of Novodonets’ke (Donetsk oblast), where the adversary failed to improve its tactical situation. The invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Vodyane (Donetsk oblast). The adversary fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Zaporizhzhia axis: the adversary conducted no offensives. The enemy launched an air strike near Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast), More than 20x settlements, including Malynivka, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Robotyne, P’yatykhatky (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the adversary fired artillery at the city of Kherson, the settlements of Antonivka (Kherson oblast) and Dmytrivka (Mykolaiv oblast). On top of that, the invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Chervonyi Mayak, Zmiivka, Tyahynka (Kherson oblast).

The occupiers do not abandon their intention to drive Ukrainian units out of their footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro. Thus, during the day, the enemy made 6x unsuccessful assaults.

During the day of January 17, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 7x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 1x command post, 5x air defense systems of the occupiers. Also, Ukrainian air defense troops shot down 1x Kh-59 air-launched guided missile.

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1x concentration of troops, 2x radar stations, 2x air defense systems, 2x artillery systems, 1x ammunition depot of the russian invaders

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