January 12, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: 840 Russian troops killed or wounded in the past 24 hours; 26 tanks or APC’s destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 12.01.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 368460 (+840) persons,

tanks ‒ 6060 (+10),

APV ‒ 11254 (+16),

artillery systems – 8710 (+11),

MLRS – 957 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 642 (+1),

aircraft – 329 (+0),

helicopters – 324 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 6836 (+1),

cruise missiles ‒ 1806 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 23 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 11612 (+16),

special equipment ‒ 1339 (+2)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Situation update as of 6 p.m., January 12, 2024

Glory to Ukraine! Day 688 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

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

During the day of January 12, there were 68x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 2x missile and 43x air strikes, carried out 25x 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.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

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 enemy launched an air strike near Vovchans’k (Kharkiv oblast). More than 30x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Sosnivka, Karpovychi, Semenivka, Hrem’yach (Chernihiv oblast), Marchykhyna Buda, Iskryskivshchyna, Basivka, Pokrovka, Ryasne, Velyka Pysarivka (Sumy oblast), Hur’iv Kozachok, Udy, Zybyne, Budarky, Dvorichans’ke (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 6x attacks in the vicinity of Syn’kivka (Kharkiv oblast), where the occupiers made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Syn’kivka and 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 defenders repelled 4x assaults near Makiivka (Luhansk oblast), Hryhorivka, Vesele (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers made attempts to improve their tactical situation. The vicinities of settlements of Novojehorivka (Luhansk oblast), Zelena Dolyna, Kolodyazi (Donetsk oblast) were under air strikes. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 15x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Serebryanka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 4x attacks in the vicinities of Andriivka and Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched an air strike near Bohdanivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, New York (Donetsk oblast). 

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 4x enemy attacks near Avdiivka, and 16x more attacks in the vicinities of Pervomais’ke and Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of the settlements of Oleksandropil’, Novobakhmutivka and Avdiivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Novobakhmutivka, Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, Pervomais’ke (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 15x attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Kurakhove, Heorhiivka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 3x assaults south of Zolota Nyva and west of Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast). The adversary fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Vuhledar, Staromaiors’ke, Rivnopil’ (Donetsk oblast).

Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 5x assaults near Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). In that area the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to regain lost ground. Around 20x settlements, including Zaliznychne, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, Novoandriivka (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 Zolota Balka, Tyahynka, Ivanivka (Kherson oblast), as well as Dmytrivka, Ivanivka, Yaselka (Mykolaiv 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 8x unsuccessful assaults. The Ukrainian troops are holding the line and keep inflicting significant losses on the enemy.

During the day of January 12, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 21x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 4x air defense systems of the occupiers. 

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 6x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 1x command post, 1x artillery system, 2x air defense systems, 1x ammunition depot, 1x radar station of the russian invaders.

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