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General Staff: Ukrainian Armed Forces repel two enemy attacks in Luhansk Region, eight in Donetsk Region

The enemy is advancing in the Bakhmut area, defending in the Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson areas.

General Staff: Ukrainian Armed Forces repel two enemy attacks in Luhansk Region, eight in Donetsk Region
Photo: General Staff of the UAF

Over the past day, the enemy launched 7 missile and 18 air strikes and made over 85 attacks from multiple rocket launchers on the civilian infrastructure of the cities of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook on the morning of the 315th day of the large-scale Russian invasion, according to Ukrinform.

There are civilian casualties. The threat remains of the enemy launching air and missile strikes throughout Ukraine.

The invaders are concentrating their efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Bakhmut area and are trying to improve the tactical position of their troops in the Kupyansk, Lyman and Avdiyivka areas. The enemy is defending in the Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson areas.

Over the past 24 hours, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Stelmakhivka and Bilohorivka in Luhansk Region and Soledar, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Mayorsk, Maryinka, Novomykhaylivka, Pobeda and Krasnohorivka in Donetsk Region.

In the Volyn, Polissya, Siversk and Slobozhansk areas, the situation has not changed significantly, with the enemy maintaining a military presence in border zones. No signs of the formation of offensive groups have been recorded. Russian forces shelled the areas of the settlements of Karpovychi, Leonivka and Hremyach in Chernihiv Region, Romashkove and Rozhkovychi in Sumy Region and Strilecha, Krasne, Zelene, Ternova, Starytsya, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk and Ambarne in Kharkiv Region.

More than 15 settlements were affected by fire in the Kupyansk and Lyman areas, including Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Kupyansk, Kotlyarivka and Tabayivka in Kharkiv Region and Makiyivka, Ploshchanka and Dibrova in Luhansk Region.

In the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka areas, the enemy shelled the territories of more than 25 settlements, including Kramatorsk, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Klishchiyivka, Vodyane and Mariyinka of Donetsk Region.

In the Novopavlivka area, the enemy attacked the territories of the settlements of Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, Neskuchne, Vuhledar and Mykilske in Donetsk Region.

In the Zaporizhzhya and Kherson areas, the enemy shelled over 25 settlements. The Russians continue to target the civilian infrastructure of towns and villages along the right bank of the Dnipro River. The civilian infrastructure of Zaporizhzhya and Kherson came under fire.

The enemy continues to suffer losses. On January 2, Ukrainian forces struck enemy positions outside the settlements of Tokmak, Melitopol, Berdiansk, Polohy and Vasylivka in the Zaporizhzhia region. Two ammunition depots and up to ten pieces of military equipment were destroyed, two bases of the occupiers were hit, and up to 260 Russian soldiers were killed and wounded.

Throughout the day, the Air Force of the Defence Forces carried out 12 strikes on the invaders' concentration areas and a strike on the position of the enemy's anti-aircraft missile system.

Ukrainian rocket and artillery forces hit two command posts, five areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, an ammunition depot and a UAV control point of the occupiers.

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