Operational information on 17.12.2022
The two hundred and ninety-seventh day of the large-scale Russian invasion continues.
The enemy continues to focus on conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiiv directions. In the Lymansk direction, the enemy is trying to regain its lost position. In other areas, the enemy is concentrating on restraining the actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.
During the current day, the enemy launched 5 missile strikes. In particular, the civil infrastructure of Druzhkivka and Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region came under fire. Air defense forces successfully destroyed two Onyx-type missiles launched from the temporarily occupied Crimea in the Odessa region. In addition, the occupiers fired more than 10 rounds of anti-aircraft fire at the positions of our troops in various directions and the civilian infrastructure of Kherson.
There is still a threat of enemy air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.
On the Siversk and Slobozhansk directions, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the positions of our troops in the areas of the settlements of Gai, Zernove, Yastrubyne, and Kindrativka in the Sumy region, and Strelecha, Krasne, Staritsa, Zakharivka, Milove, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, and Zapadne in the Kharkiv region.
On the Kupyansk direction, the districts of Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, and Tabaivka of the Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka and Nevsky in the Luhansk region were shelled by tanks and the entire spectrum of artillery.
In the Lymanskyi direction, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops with tanks, mortars, barrels and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Makiivka, Ploshanka, Chervonpopivka, and Dibrova of the Luhansk region.
On the Bakhmut and Avdiyvka directions, the enemy unsuccessfully continues his attempts to break through the defenses of our troops. The areas of more than twenty settlements were shelled. Among them are Andriivka, Berestov, Blagodatne, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Chasiv Yar, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Karlivka, Maryinka and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk region.
In the direction of Novopavlivsk, the enemy tried to attack the positions of our troops near Prechistivka, Vugledar, and Shakhtarsky, Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy continues to shell our positions and the civilian infrastructure of the settlements along the right bank of the Dnipro River. 32 settlements were affected by fire. In particular, Vremivka and Novopil of the Donetsk region; Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka and Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, Respublikanets, Novokayri, Charivne and Olhivka in the Kherson region.
On December 15, the enemy lost more than 100 people wounded and a warehouse of ammunition in the areas of Tokmak and Pology settlements. Information on liquidated occupiers is being clarified.
During the current day, units of missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit five areas of concentration of personnel, a control post, and three ammunition depots of the invaders.
Glory to Ukraine!