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42 combat engagements take place at front over last day — Ukraine's General Staff

23 January, 2024 Tuesday

On January 23, 42 combat engagements took place at the front. The Ukrainian forces repelled 41 Russian attacks

The Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff reported this on January 23.

Russian attacks across Ukraine

During the day, Russia launched a combined missile attack on Ukraine, using cruise, ballistic, air and anti-aircraft guided missiles. According to the updated information, a total of 44 Russian air attack vehicles were spotted: 4 S-300/S-400 anti-aircraft guided missiles, 15 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles, 8 Kh-22 missiles, 12 Iskander-M ballistic missiles, 5 Kh-59/Kh-31 guided aircraft missiles. As a result of combat operations, the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed: 15 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles, 5 Iskander-M ballistic missiles, 2 Kh-59 guided missiles.

"Over the last day, Russia launched 81 airstrikes and fired 39 times from multiple rocket launchers at the Ukrainian troops' positions and localities. Unfortunately, the Russian terrorist attacks resulted in the deaths and about 100 wounded civilians, including children. Multi-storey and private houses, schools, a sports complex and other civilian infrastructure in Kyiv and the Kyiv region, Kharkiv and Pavlohrad in the Dnipropetrovsk region were destroyed and damaged," the General Staff said.

Frontline situation

Near the state Ukrainian border with Russia and Belarus, the situation hasn't changed significantly, and no enemy offensive groups have been detected. Certain units of the Belarusian Armed Forces are performing tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.

At the same time, the Russian army continued shelling the entire borderline with mortars and artillery: over 40 settlements across the Chernihiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv regions were attacked. 

In the Kupyansk sector, Ukrainian defenders repelled an attack near Synkivka, Kharkiv region, where the Russian army tried to break through the Ukrainian defense. More than 15 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Lyman sector, Ukrainian troops repelled 4 attacks near Yampolivka and Torske in the Donetsk region and 2 more attacks near Bilohorivka and Serebrianske forestry in the Luhansk region. Russia launched air strikes near Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region and Terny, Serebrianka in the Donetsk region. Artillery and mortar shelling affected more than 10 settlements.

In the Bakhmut sector, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled two attacks near Bohdanivka and Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region, where the Russian troops tried to improve the tactical situation to no avail. About 10 localities came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Avdiivka sector, Ukrainian defenders repelled 4 Russian attacks near Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka and another 8 attacks in the areas of Pervomaiske and Nevelske in the Donetsk region. About 15 localities came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

In the Marinka sector, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the Russian army near Heorhiivka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region. Here, the invading Russian troops, with the support of aviation, unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical situation 9 times. About 6 localities came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Shakhtarsk sector, Russia did not conduct any assault operations. More than 10 localities came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Zaporizhzhia sector, Ukrainian defenders repelled four attacks south of Chervone, west of Verbove and Robotyne. More than 25 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Kherson sector, Russia launched airstrikes near Kachkarivka, Mylove, and Beryslav in the Kherson region. The invading forces shelled Kherson and the areas of Mykhailivka, Sablukivka, Beryslav, Sadove, Antonivka, Stanislav in the Kherson region, and Solonchaky in the Mykolaiv region.

Russia does not abandon its intention to drive Ukrainian units from their footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro. Thus, during the day, the Russian troops made 7 unsuccessful assaults on the Ukrainian positions.

Ukrainian military strikes against Russian troops

Over the day, Ukrainian aviation struck 10 manpower concentration areas, 2 anti-aircraft missile systems, and a control center.

The missile troops struck at one manpower concentration area, 2 air defense facilities, 9 artillery units, and an electronic warfare station.

  • Over the past day, January 22, 68 combat engagements took place in the frontline. The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled the largest number of Russian attacks in the Marinka and Avdiivka sectors. Meanwhile, Russian casualties exceeded 377,000 soldiers.
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