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Russian forces intensified their activity in Lyman direction — General Staff

15 January, 2024 Monday

Over the past day, 94 combat engagements between the Ukrainian and Russian troops took place on the frontline. Ukraine's Defense Forces beat back Russian attacks in seven directions and eliminated 980 Russian soldiers


Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff reports.

The total combat losses of the Russian Federation from 24.02.22 to 15.01.24 are approximately as follows:

  • personnel - about 370,980 (+980) people.
  • tanks - 6,089 (+14) 
  • armored combat vehicles - 11,322 (+20 
  • artillery systems - 8,771 (+24) 
  • MLRS - 958 (+1) 
  • air defense systems - 650 (+2) 
  • aircraft - 329 (+0) 
  • helicopters - 324 (+0) 
  • UAVs of operational and tactical level - 6,865 (+4) 
  • cruise missiles - 1,815 (+1) 
  • ships/boats - 23 (+0) 
  • submarines - 1 (+0) 
  • motor vehicles and fuel tankers - 11,698 (+31) 
  • special equipment - 1,356 (+3) 

Frontline situation: almost 100 combat engagements took place over the last day

According to Ukraine's General Staff, the operational situation has not changed in the area of the northern Ukrainian border with Belarus. However, the Russian army maintains a military presence near the northeastern Ukrainian border.  It conducts active sabotage activities there to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to other areas and increases the density of minefields along the state border in the Belgorod region.

Ukrainian defenders repelled 3 Russian attacks in the Kupyansk direction (near Synkivka and Petropavlivka, Kharkiv region), 14 attacks in the Lyman direction (near Makiivka, Bilohorivka, Luhansk region and Verkhnekamianske, Donetsk region),  5 attacks in the Bakhmut direction (near Klishchiivka and Andriivka, Donetsk region).

Ukrainian forces are deterring the Russian army which is trying to encircle Avdiivka. They are steadfastly holding the line, inflicting significant losses on the invaders. Over the past day, Defense Forces repelled 11 Russian troops' attacks in the areas of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka and another 14 attacks near Pervomaiske and Nevelske in Donetsk region.

In the Marinka direction, Ukrainian soldiers defeated 16 attacks and continued to hold back the Russian troops near Krasnohorivka, Marinka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 10 Russian troops' attacks (near Chervone, west of Verbove and Robotyne).

The Ukrainian army continues to expand its bridgehead in the Kherson direction. Over the past day, the Russian forces made 7 unsuccessful assaults on the Ukraine's positions.

Russian military command forces soldiers to use drugs and psychotropic substances

The Russian military is increasingly refusing to die for their leader's ill-advised goals, so the Russian command has decided to experiment with additional stimulation that distorts reality and leads to death.

Thus, according to available information, the personnel of the 108th Air Assault Regiment of the 7th Air Assault Division are systematically given narcotic and psychotropic substances.

These drugs lead to euphoria and dull pain. Soldiers who use them are more likely to agree to meaty assaults without fear of injury or death.

Russian troops fired 64 times at Ukrainian territory from multiple rocket launchers, Ukrainian Armed Forces hit Russian concentration areas 7 times

In total, the Russian forces launched 7 missiles, 60 air strikes, fired 64 times from multiple launch rocket systems at Ukrainian troops' positions and populated areas. Unfortunately, Russian terrorist attacks have resulted in deaths and injuries among the civilian population. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

2 settlements in Kharkiv region; Bilohorivka, Pishchane, Serebryanske forestry in Luhansk region; air strikes hit 6 settlements in Donetsk region.

More than 140 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions came under artillery fire.

At the same time, over the past day, Ukrainian aviation struck 4 areas where Russian forces concentrated personnel, weapons and military equipment. Ukrainian air defense forces also downed one Kh-59 guided missile.

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 3 areas of personnel, weapons and military equipment concentration, an air defense facility and 2 ammunition depots.

  • The following day, Yuriy Mysiagin, deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence, and sources in the Ukrainian Defense Forces announced that two Russian planes had been shot down over the Azov Sea.
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