Operational information on 18.01.2023
The three hundred and twenty-ninth day of the large-scale Russian invasion continues.
During the day, the enemy carried out 22 airstrikes and carried out more than 50 attacks from rocket salvo systems.
The threat of Russian air and missile strikes remains high throughout Ukraine.
The enemy does not give up its intentions to capture the Donetsk region within the administrative borders. The main efforts are concentrated on conducting an offensive in the Bakhmut direction. Conducts unsuccessful offensive actions in the Avdiivka direction. In addition, he is trying to improve the tactical position in the Lyman direction. In the Zaporizhzhia direction, he carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of the settlements of Orihiv and Hulyaipole. The enemy is defending in the Kupyan, Novopavliv, and Kherson directions.
In the Volyn, Polissya, Siversk and Slobozhansk directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no offensive groups of the enemy have been detected. Joint exercises of the Air and Space Forces of the Russian Federation and the Air Force and Air Defense Forces of the Republic of Belarus are ongoing on the territory of the Republic of Belarus. Practical tasks on the interaction of air and ground components in offensive operations are being worked out.
The areas of the settlements of Rivne and Novodmytrivka in the Sumy region and Budarka, Zemlianka, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, Ternova, Chugunivka, Novomlynsk and Dvorichna in the Kharkiv region were hit by mortar and artillery fire.
In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy shelled the districts of Petropavlivka, Kislivka, Ivanivka, Krokhmalny, Synkivka, Berestovo, and Tabaivka in the Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk region.
On the Lyman direction, Druzhelyubivka in the Kharkiv region and Novoyehorivka, Nevske, Chervonpopivka, and Dibrova in the Luhansk region came under fire.
Areas of 13 settlements were affected by fire in the Bakhmut direction. Among them are Verkhnokamianske, Bilogorivka, Vesele, Soledar, Krasna Gora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, and Druzhba of the Donetsk region.
Avdiivka, Vodyane, Nevelske, Georgiivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk region were shelled in the Avdiivka region.
On the Novopavlivsk direction, Velyka Novosilka, Zolota Niva, and Vugledar of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire.
In the Zaporizhzhia region, more than 15 settlements were affected by artillery fire, particularly Vremivka and Novopil in Donnechyna and Orihiv, Poltavka, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Stepove, Kamianske and Plavni in the Zaporizhzhia region.
In the Kherson direction, the regions of Antonivka, Berehove, Vesele, Fedorivka, Lviv, and Kherson were hit by rocket launchers and barrel artillery. Civilians suffered again.
Russian occupying forces do not stop looting in the temporarily occupied territories. Thus, in the settlements of Gornostaivka, Kairy, Bratolyubivka, and Nizhni Sirogozy of the Kherson region, the occupiers, moving in groups of 10-15 people, searched the empty homes of local residents and took away all household appliances and furniture.
During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 13 strikes on enemy concentration areas and 3 strikes on the positions of its anti-aircraft missile systems.
In addition, our defenders shot down an enemy Ka-52 helicopter and an experimental Russian reconnaissance UAV “Merlin-VR”.
At the same time, units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 1 control point, 1 area of concentration of the occupiers’ manpower, and 1 radio-electronic warfare station.
Glory to Ukraine!