Ukrainian defenders repel Russian attacks near 11 settlements and strike back, says General Staff

12 February, 12:35 PM
Ukrainian servicemen (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Facebook)

Ukrainian servicemen (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Facebook)

Ukrainian troops repulsed enemy attacks near 11 localities in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts on Feb. 11, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff said in its morning report on Facebook on Feb. 12.

Ukrainian forces struck 19 times at Russian concentrations of forces, two times at the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems, and hit 14 enemy clusters of infantry.

Russian invasion forces continue to prioritize offensive actions on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, and Novopavlivka sections of the front.

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The General Staff said that on Feb. 11, the Russian army launched 12 missile strikes, three of which targeted civilian infrastructure in Kharkiv, and 32 air strikes, six of which involved Iranian-made Shahed-136 flying bomb drones. The enemy also fired over 90 times from multiple launch rocket systems.

No significant changes or signs of the formation of offensive groups were detected on the Volyn, Polissia, Siverskyi, and Slobozhanskyi sections of the front in the north of Ukraine. More than 20 settlements came under enemy fire, two of which were targeted by the Russian air strikes.

On the Kupyansk and Lyman sections of the front in the east, the enemy fired mortar and artillery shells at more than 25 areas of settlements in Kharkiv and Luhansk oblasts.

On the Bakhmut section of the front in Donetsk Oblast, over 25 localities came under tank, mortar and artillery fire, including Chasiv Yar and the city of Bakhmut itself.

On the Avdiyivka and Novopavlivka sections of the front, areas around 25 localities came under tank, mortar and artillery fire, including at Avdiyivka and Vuhledar. Enemy air strikes were recorded near Avdiyivka, Vesele, Nevelske, and Maryinka.

On the Zaporizhzhya section of the front, Vremivka and Novopil in Donetsk Oblast and six settlements in Zaporizhzhya Oblast itself came under fire. The enemy also conducted air strikes in the areas of Mala Tokmachka and Kamyanske.

On the Kherson section of the front in southern Ukraine, Russian artillery fire hit the suburbs and Kherson city itself, as well as areas in the vicinities of ore than 30 other settlements, including Beryslav and Stanislav in Kherson Oblast.

The invading forces also launched an air strike near Zymivnyk.

Ukraine’s General Staff added that in the Russian-occupied towns of Brylivka and Novokyivtsi in Kherson Oblast, the occupation "local administration" is trying to seize housing from the locals.

In particular, the Russian military are actively going door-to-door and checking citizens' residence permits and documents for housing ownership. Abandoned houses are sealed with notices stating that the premises have become the property of the so-called occupation "local administration."

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