Operational information on 02.02.2023
Day 344 of the full-scale Russian military aggression continues.
During the day, the enemy launched 2 missile strikes on the civilian infrastructure of Kramatorsk (Donetsk region). The strikes resulted in casualties among civilian population and damage to 13 two-story buildings, 3 four-story buildings, a children’s clinic, a school, garages and cars.
Moreover, the enemy carried out 3 air strikes and more than 15 MLRS attacks that in particular, targeted civilian objects in the settlement of Komyshany (Kherson region). As a result, 4 people got injuries, including a 5-year-old kid. The occupiers caused damage to civilian infrastructure in the city of Ochakiv (Mykolayiv region).
The threat of further Russian air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.
The adversary continues active reconnaissance and preparation for an offensive on certain axes, carrying out measures to strengthen its troops. Offensive operations continue on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka axes. The enemy sustains heavy losses, and keeps loosing troops. On other axes, the occupiers stay on the defensive.
Volyn, Polissya, Siversk and Slobozhansk axes: no enemy offensive groups were detected. Enemy units are being trained on the training grounds of the republic of Belarus. Joint military exercise of the aviation component of Russia-Belarus regional grouping has ended. Enemy aviation grouping has been reported to return to its permanent bases.
Russia continues to shell Ukrainian settlements along national border, causing casualties among civilian population and damage to private property. The occupiers shelled the vicinities of Klyusy and Yeliny (Chernihiv region); Murawayni, Studenka, Katerynivka, Vovkivka, and Volfyny (Sumy region); Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan’, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Ternove, Starytsya, Hatyshch, Vovchansk, Vovchanski Khutory, and Okhrimivka (Kharkiv region).
Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy shelled the vicinities of Kupyansk, Kucherivka, Kislivka, and Kotlyarivka (Kharkiv region); and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk region).
Lyman axis: the enemy shelled Makiivka, Chervonpopivka, and Dibrova (Luhansk region).
Bakhmut axis: Spirne, Bilohorivka, Paraskoviivka, Vesele, Bakhmut, and Ivanivske (Donetsk region) came under enemy fire.
Avdiivka axis: Avdiivka, Vesele, Severne, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Heorgiivka, Maryinka, and Pobieda were subjects to enemy attacks.
Novopavlivka axis: the occupiers shelled Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, and Neskuchne (Donetsk region).
Zaporizhzhia axis: the vicinities of more than 15 settlements came under enemy mortar, barrel and rocket artillery fire. Among them are Olhivske, Malynyvka, Chervone, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka, and Plavni (Zaporizhzhia region).
Kherson axis: the city of Kherson, as well as Novokairy, Chervyn Mayak, Zmiivka, Beryslav, Mykolaivka, Tyaginka, Ponyativka, Inzhenerne, and Antonivka (Kherson region) suffered artillery shelling.
Russia is preparing to conduct covert mobilization on the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk region of Ukraine. In particular, all public sector and communal organizations in Horlivka were ordered to submit lists of persons with reservations on mobilization to local Russian military commissariat. All these people are going to be examined by special commissions with subsequent conscription into the enemy ranks.
In the Tavilzhanka area, Kupyansk district, Kharkiv region, the enemy is preparing to destroy the road infrastructure, mine bridges, dams, and crossings.
During the past day, Ukrainian Air Force attacked 4 concentrations of Russian troops. Our defenders shot down 1 Russian “Merlin”-type UAV.
Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 3 concentrations of enemy troops and 1 command post.
Glory to Ukraine!