Ukrainian army continues repelling enemy attacks focused on Bakhmut section of front

7 January, 11:50 AM
The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to successfully repulse enemy attacks (Photo:Генштаб ЗСУ / Facebook)

The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to successfully repulse enemy attacks (Photo:Генштаб ЗСУ / Facebook)

Russian invasion forces are concentrating their main efforts on attempting to seize the whole of Donetsk Oblast and are continuing offensive operations in the Bakhmut section of the front line, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff said in its morning update, posted on Facebook on Jan. 7.

Over the past day, the Ukrainian military repelled attacks by Russian invasion forces in the vicinities of the settlements of Stelmakhivka, Makiyivka, Dibrova, and Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast, and around Ozaryanivka, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Pidhorodne, Bakhmut, Klishchiyivka, Sil, Pervomaiske, Maryinka, and Pobyeda in Donetsk Oblast.

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·         In the Volyn and Polissia areas in north and west Ukraine, the situation has not changed significantly – there are no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups there.

·         In the Siversk and Sloboda areas, in north and eastern Ukraine, Russian troops shelled the areas of the settlements of Strilecha, Bochkove, Komisarove, Krasne, Zelene, Ambarne, Buhruvatka, Hatyshche, and Odradne in Kharkiv Oblast.

·         In the Kupyansk and Lyman sections of the front in northeastern Ukraine, the enemy opened fire on more than 20 settlements. They included Dvorichna, Kupyansk, Kyslivka, Kotlyarivka and Krokhmalne in Kharkiv Oblast, as well as Stelmakhivka, Makiyivka, Ploshchanka and Dibrova in Luhansk Oblast.

·         In the Bakhmut section of the front, more than 20 settlements were damaged by fire from Russian invasion forces. They included Yakovlivka, Spirne, Berestove, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmut and New York in Donetsk Oblast.

·         Avdiyivka, Vesele, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Kamianka, Heorhiivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka of Donetsk Oblast came under the enemy fire in the Avdiyivka section of the front line in Donetsk Oblast.

·         In the area of Novopavlivsk, Russian troops shelled Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar and Paraskoviivka in Donetsk Oblast.

·         In the Zaporizhzhya section of front in the south of Ukraine, areas around 23 settlements were affected by enemy fire. The settlements affected included Zelene Pole and Novopil in Donetsk Oblast; Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Shcherbaky and Stepove in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, and Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

·         In the Kherson area of front in the south of Ukraine, the enemy continued shelling populated areas along the right bank of the Dnipro River. In particular, the civil infrastructure of the towns of Chornobayivka, Antonivka, Beryslav, Zolotaya Balka and Kherson was hit, and there were civilian casualties.

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