January 16, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: 1,100 Russian troops killed or wounded in past 24 hours: 60 tanks or APC’s destroyed or disabled 

Ukraine Defense Ministry

Operational information as of January 16, 2024 on the Russian invasion

Spokesman of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Andriy Kovalov.

Glory to Ukraine! Six hundred ninety-second era of large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine began.

During the past day, there were 94 combat clashes. In total, the enemy carried out 1 rocket and 68 air strikes, carried out 78 shelling from the volcano fire jet systems on the positions of our troops and settlements. As a result of the Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Destruction and damage to residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure.

Aviation strikes of Russian occupiers suffered: Vesele, Brestove Kharkiv region; Novolyubivka, Serebryanske Forestry of Luhansk region; Terny, Yampolivka, Bogdanivka, Avdiyivka, Alexandropil, Novomykhailivka, Vodyane Donetsk region; Novodariyvka of Zaporizhia region; Zmiyivka, Novoberislav, Berislav of Kherson region.

More than 110 settlements of Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions were under artillery fire.

In the area of responsibility of the operational strategic grouping of troops “North” in the Volyn and Polish directions, the operational environment remains without significant changes.

In the Siver and Slobozhansky directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts active diversionary activities in order to prevent the transfer of our troops to threatening directions, increases the density of mine-explosive fences along the state border in the Belgorod region.

In the area of responsibility of the operative-strategic grouping of troops “Khortytsia” in the Kupiansky direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 2 attacks of the enemy near Synkivka Kharkiv region.

In the Limans Наkomu direction Ukrainian soldiers repelled 13 attacks of the enemy near Terniv, Yampolivka, Torsky Donetsk region and 19 more – in the areas of Serebryans сниkogo forest, Belogorivka Luhansk region and Grigorivka, Verkhnyokamians сьkogo, Merry Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, Ukrainian soldiers repelled 7 attacks of the enemy near Ivanivsky, Klishchievka and Andriyivka of Donetsk region.

In the area of responsibility of the operative and strategic grouping of troops “Tavriya” in the Avdiyiv direction, Ukrainian defenders continue to restrain the enemy who does not abandon attempts to surround Avdiyivka. Our soldiers are steadfastly holding the defense, causing the occupiers significant losses. Yes, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine over the past day repelled 18 attacks of captives in the areas of Novobakhmutivka, Stepovo, Avdiivka and 16 more attacks – near the Northern, Pervomaisky and Nevel Donetsk region.

In the Marinsky direction, our defenders continue to restrain the enemy in the areas of Krasnogorivka, Georgiyivka, Pobeda and Novomykhailivka of Donetsk region, where 12 attacks were repelled.

In the šakhtars наkomu direction, the enemy did not conduct offensive actions.

In the Zaporizhia direction of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled 3 attacks of the enemy west of the Willow and Robotinogo Zaporizhya region.

In the area of responsibility of the operative and strategic grouping of the troops “Odessa” in the Kherson direction, Ukrainian soldiers continue to expand the platzarmu on the left bank of the Dnipro River in the Khererson region. Despite the significant losses, the Russian occupiers do not give up attempts to knock our units out of occupied positions. During the past day, the enemy has carried out one unsuccessful assault on the positions of our troops.

At the same time, Ukrainian soldiers continue to actively cause the occupation troops losses in manpower and equipment, exhausting the enemy along the entire front line.

Over the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine has struck 22 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as 1 enemy anti-missile complex.

Missile troop units hit 3 personnel focus areas, 8 artillery vehicles, one air defense vehicle and 2 enemy radio stations.

Estimated losses of the enemy last day were: 1110 Russian occupiers, 24 tanks, 36 combat armored vehicles, 30 artillery systems, 3 reactive systems of volcano fire, 3 air defense devices, 2 aircraft, 12 operational-tactical drones, 1 winged rocket, 33 cars and 9 special equipment units

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