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Ukrainian troops down Russian helicopter, air defense intercepts missile near Dnipro — General Staff

6 December, 2023 Wednesday
21:30

On the evening of December 6, air defense systems were triggered near Dnipro, and 83 combat engagements took place at the frontline over the day

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The Ukrainian Armed Forces’ General Staff reported this. 

Russia launched 2 missile strikes, 71 airstrikes, and 65 attacks with multiple launch rocket systems at the Ukrainian troops’ and populated areas. Unfortunately, Russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries.

Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

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. 

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. 

Russian attacks in frontline Ukrainian regions

In the Kupyansk direction, 10 settlements of the Kharkiv region came under artillery shelling. 

In the Lyman direction, over 15 settlements in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions came under Russian fire. 

In the Bakhmut direction, about 15 localities in the Donetsk region were attacked by the invading Russian forces. 

In the Avdiivka direction, more than 15 settlements in the Donetsk region were attacked. 

In the Marinka direction, over 10 settlements in the Donetsk region came under shelling. 

In the Shakhtarsk direction, over 15 localities in the Donetsk region were shelled. 

In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, about 30 towns and villages were subjected to numerous attacks by the occupying Russian army.

Defense Forces continue to hold positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region. They continue to inflict fire on the enemy.

Ukrainian Armed Forces’ strikes against Russian troops

Over the course of the day, Ukrainian aviation launched 11 strikes on the invading Russian troops’ military positions, 1 on command center, and 3 on the anti-aircraft missile systems.

Missile troops destroyed 1 helicopter, 1 anti-aircraft missile system, 3 manpower concentration areas, 1 munitions depot, and 2 artillery pieces.

Work of air defense in the Dnipropetrovsk region

Serhiy Lysak, the head of the Regional Military Administration, said that on the evening of Wednesday, December 6, air defense systems were triggered near Dnipro.

"In the evening, there was an explosion in the Dniprovskyi district. It was our air defense system that was working on destroying the enemy target. The defenders from the Eastern military group shot down the missile," Lysak wrote.

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