January 1, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: 55 combat clashes with Russian forces in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

Operational information as of 06.00 01 January 2024 on the Russian invasion

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

The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses tactics of terror, launches missiles and air strikes, carries out shelling from jet fire systems not only on military, but also on numerous civilian objects of our country.

During the past day, there were 55 combat clashes. In total, the enemy carried out 13 missiles and 127 air strikes, carried out 181 shelling from 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. Private residential and apartment buildings, other civilian and industrial infrastructure have been destroyed and damaged.

Last day, Russian occupiers repeatedly attacked Ukraine, using 96 bpla type “Shahed-136/131”. 66 striking bpla destroyed by forces and means of air defense.

Also, the current day zagarbniki again made an aviacíjnogo strike, applying 26 striking bpla type “shahed-136/131”. Our defenders destroyed 21 enemy drones.

Aviation strikes were experienced: Ivanivka of Kharkiv region; Silver Forestry of Luhansk region; Grigorivka, Riznikivka, Zvanivka, Spirne, Northern, Novomykhailivka of Donetsk region; Robotine, Novodanilivka of Zaporizhia region; Kachkarivka, Red Lighthouse, Zmiyivka, Virivka of Kherson region.

About 150 settlements of Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts were under artillery fire.

In the area of responsibility of the OSUV “North” in the Volyn and Polish directions, the operating 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 OSUV “Khortytsia” in the Kupians Вkomu direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 11 attacks of the enemy near Synkivka and Petropavlivka of the Kharkiv region, where the enemy unsuccessfully tried to break through the defense of our troops.

In the Limans моkomu direction occupants led storm actions in the area of makíííívki luhansk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, our soldiers repelled 10 attacks of the enemy near Bogdanivka and Andriyivka of Donetsk region.

In the area of responsibility of the OSUV “Tavria” 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, the Defense Forces over the past day repelled 4 attacks of the enemy in the areas of Stepovoye, Avdiyivka and 14 more attacks near Pervomaysky, Nevelsky Donetsk region.

In the Marinsky direction, our defenders continue to restrain captives in the area of Novomykhailivki Donetsk region, where 4 attacks have been repelled.

In the Shakhtars стіkomu direction the Defense Forces repelled the attack of the enemy near the Urožajnogo Donetsk region.

In the Zaporozhye direction Ukrainian soldiers repelled 5 enemy attacks near robotinogo and southern novodarívki of zaporozhye region.

In the area of responsibility of the OSUV “Odessa” in the Kherson direction, the Defense Forces continue to expand the platform. Despite the significant losses, the enemy does not give up its attempts to knock our units out of their occupied positions. Thus, over the past day, the enemy carried out 13 unsuccessful assault operations on the Defense Forces position.

At the same time, our soldiers continue to actively inflict losses in live force and equipment to the occupying troops, exhausted the enemy along the entire front lines.

During the past day, the Ukrainian Air Force has struck 11 areas of concentration of enemy personnel.

Missile troop units hit 9 focus areas of personnel, weapons and military equipment, 3 ammunition warehouses and an enemy control point.

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