Ukrainian army repels enemy attacks near 20 settlements in east, south

17 January, 11:26 AM
ЗСУ за добу відбили атаки окупантів у районах понад 20 населених пунктів (Photo:Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Serhii Nuzhnenko via REUTERS)

ЗСУ за добу відбили атаки окупантів у районах понад 20 населених пунктів (Photo:Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Serhii Nuzhnenko via REUTERS)

Russian invasion forces are continuing their attempts to capture the whole of Donetsk Oblast, with the enemy currently conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka sections of the front, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff reported on Jan. 17 on Facebook.

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has launched two missiles and seven air strikes, as well as more than 70 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems. In particular, the enemy targets were civil infrastructure, and there are wounded and dead among the civilian population, Ukraine’s General Staff said.

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There is a high risk of further Russian air and missile attacks on objects throughout the territory of Ukraine, it added.

Over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian army has repelled invader attacks in the areas of more than 20 settlements, the General Staff said. There were enemy attacks on Belohorivka in Luhansk Oblast, and on Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Krasnopolivka, Sil, Soledar, Belohorivka, Bakhmut, Pivnichne, Kamianka, Vodyane, Nevelske, Maryinka, and Pobyeda in Donetsk Oblast.

  • In the Kupyansk, Lyman and Novopavlivka sections of the front in the northeast of Ukraine, the enemy is trying to improve its tactical position, while in Zaporizhzhya and Kherson it continues to defend.
  • In the Volyn, Polissya, Siversk and Sloboda sections of the front in the north of Ukraine, the situation has not changed significantly, and no offensive groups of the enemy have been detected. Areas around more than 15 settlements were subjected to tank, mortar and artillery shelling. Among them are Krasne, Neskuchne, Vesele, Gatishche, Vovchansk, Nesterne, Zemlianka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna and Kamianka in Kharkiv Oblast.
  • In the Kupyansk and Lyman sections of the front in the east, the enemy shelled areas around more than 15 settlements. In particular, these were Kyslivka, Kotlyarivka, and Vyshneve in Kharkiv Oblast, and Novoselivske, Andriyivka, Makiyivka, Kreminna, Dibrova, Terny, and Yampolivka in Luhansk Oblast.
  • In the Bakhmut section of the front, Vyimka, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Paraskoviyivka, Bakhmut, Klishchiyivka, Kurdyumivka, New York and Vesele in Donetsk Oblast – in total more than 15 settlements – were damaged in enemy attacks.
  • On the Avdiyivka section of the front, Avdiyivka, Vodiane, Pervomaiske, Georgiyivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka came under enemy fire.
  • In the south of Donetsk Oblast, Novopavlivsk, Vuhledar, Mykilski Dachi and Velika Novosilka came under shelling attack.
  • In the Zaporizhzhya area, more than 15 settlements were hit by artillery fire, in particular, Vremivka and Novopil in Donetsk Oblast, and Poltavka, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriyivka, Stepove, Kamianske and Plavni in Zaporizhzhya Oblast.
  • In the Kherson area of the front, invading Russian forces continue to launch terror attacks on the civilian population. In particular, Sablukivka, Kachkarivka, Olhivka, Tyahinka, Inhulets and the city of Kherson were hit by mortar and artillery fire.
  • In the Russian-occupied territories, in the settlements of Zavodivka, Hornostayivka, and Kaira in Kherson Oblast, the invasion forces have stopped the broadcasting of all Ukrainian television channels, and only Russian channels are broadcast.
  • Over the last day, Ukrainian army missile and artillery units hit a command post, 11 concentrations of enemy troops, a warehouse with fuel and lubricants, and an enemy ammunition depot.

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