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Russia launches 30 air, seven missile strikes in 24 hours - General Staff

The enemy continues to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka areas.

Russia launches 30 air, seven missile strikes in 24 hours - General Staff
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The 309th day of the Russian large-scale invasion has begun. Over the past day, the enemy conducted 30 air and seven missile strikes, in particular, on the civilian infrastructure of Kostyantynivka, Donetsk Region, and Kharkiv. It also made more than 70 attacks from multiple rocket launchers, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports, accroding to Ukrinform.

Overnight, Russian invaders once again struck the energy infrastructure in Kharkiv, using 13 Iranian-made Shahed-136 UAVs. The Defence Forces of Ukraine shot down 11 of them.

The enemy continues offensive operations in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka areas, also trying to improve their tactical position in the Lyman area.

The Defence Forces repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Stelmakhivka, Andriyivka, Ploshanka and Chervonpopivka in Luhansk Region and Belohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Pidhorodne, Bakhmut, Klishchiyivka, Kurdyumivka, Avdiyivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Pobeda in Donetsk Region.

The situation remains stable in the Volyn, Polissya, Siversk and Slobozhansk areas, no signs of enemy offensive groupings being formed have been detected.

In the Siversk and Slobozhansk areas, the vicinities of Hremyachka and Lypivka of Chernihiv Region were subjected to artillery shelling; Znob-Trubchevsk, Chernatske, Iskryskivshchyna, Budky and Zapsillya of Sumy Region, as well as Chervona Zorya, Veterynarne, Krasne, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Vovchanski Khutory, Starytsya, Ternova, Novomlynsk, and Dvorichna in Kharkiv Region.

In the Kupyansk and Lyman areas, the enemy shelled the vicinities of more than 20 settlements. Among them are Sinkivka, Vilshana, Kupyansk, Kislivka and Krokhmalne of Kharkiv Region; Stelmakhivka, Ploshanka, Chervopopivka and Dibrova – Luhansk Region, as well as Yampolivka in Donetsk Region.

In the Bakhmut area, the enemy shelled more than 25 settlements, firing tanks, mortars, as well as barrel and jet artillery. In particular, these are Spirne, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Hryhorivka, Bakhmutske, Chasiv Yar, Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Mayorsk, and New York of Donetsk Region.

Berdychi, Avdiyivka, Pervomayske, Maryinka, and Novomykhaylivka in Donetsk Region came under enemy fire in the Avdiyivka area.

In the Novopavlivka area, shelling was recorded near Vremivka, Velika Novosilka, Vuhledar, and Prechystivka in Donetsk Region.

Vicinities of more than 25 settlements were shelled in Zaporizhzhya and Kherson areas. Among them are Hulyaypole, Malynivka, Charivne and Dorozhnyanka in Zaporizhzhya Region and Respublikanets, Kozatske, and Lvove in Kherson Region. Once again, the civilian infrastructure of Oleshky and Kherson suffered from enemy shelling. There are casualties among civilians.

On 27 December, in the areas of Tokmak, Tytove, Chernihivka, Polohy, and Berdyansk of Zaporizhzhya region, the Russians lost three units of military equipment, a command post, a communications centre, and about 230 servicemen as wounded in action. Information on the casualties is being clarified.

Over the past day, our aviation made 17 sorties, striking enemy clusters and four times the positions of their anti-aircraft missile systems.

Missile and artillery units hit five command and control points, three clusters, and an ammunition depot.

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