December 27, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 790 Russian troops were killed or wounded in the past 24 hours; 31 tanks or APC’s destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 27.12.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 355750 (+790) persons,

tanks ‒ 5913 (+14),

APV ‒ 10973 (+17),

artillery systems – 8376 (+10),

MLRS – 934,

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 616 (+2),

aircraft – 329,

helicopters – 324,

UAV operational-tactical level – 6471 (+13),

cruise missiles ‒ 1620 (+2),

warships / boats ‒ 23,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 11140 (+31),

special equipment ‒ 1240 (+1).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 27.12.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

Glory to Ukraine! Day 672 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, launches strikes, and shells both military and civilian targets. The invaders are actively using tactical aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armored vehicles. 

During the day of December 27, there were 49x combat engagements. The enemy launched 67x air strikes, carried out 12x 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 buildings, hospitals 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. More than 20x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Volodymyrivka, Novovasylivka, Popivka (Sumy oblast), Losivka, Bochkove, Krasne Pershe (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 8x attacks in the vicinity of Syn’kivka and east of Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). The occupiers launched an air strike near Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 3x attacks in the area of Serebryans’ke forestry (Luhansk oblast). In the area, the occupiers, with air support, made unsuccessful attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders launched an air strike near the settlements of Spirne (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Serebryanka, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 2x attacks of the adversary near Bohdanivka (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Kalynivka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Stupochky (Donetsk oblast). 

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 12x enemy attacks east of Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, and 15x more attacks in the vicinities of Sjeverne, Pervomais’ke and Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Keramik, Stepove, Avdiivka, Tonen’ke, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy, with air support, conducted 3x failed attacks on Ukrainian positions. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Kurakhove, Pobjeda, Yelyzavetivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy conducted no offensives. The invaders launched an air strike near the settlement of Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast). The adversary fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast).

Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 2x adversary attacks west of Verbove and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). In that area, the adversary made failed attempts to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinity of Orikhiv and Preobrazhenka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 25x settlements, including Poltavka, Luhivs’ke, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Shcherbaky, Kam’yans’ke, Plavni (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 Beryslav, Stanislav (Kherson oblast). Also, the invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Chervonyi Mayak, Zmiivka, and Novoberyslav (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 10x unsuccessful assaults. The attacks were repelled and the enemy suffered significant losses. The Ukrainian troops are holding the line, continue to retain their positions and fire for effect on the enemy.

During the day of December 27, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 10x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the occupiers. 

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 5x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 2x command posts, and 4x ammunition depots of the russian invaders.

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