Operational information on 20.01.2023
The three hundred and thirty-first day of the large-scale Russian invasion continues.
The enemy does not abandon his intentions to destroy our country’s critical infrastructure, and attacks civilian objects and homes of the civilian population, thereby violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, laws and customs of war.
The threat of air and missile strikes remains throughout Ukraine.
During the day, the enemy launched 2 missile strikes (on the civilian infrastructure of Kramatorsk and 12 air strikes. Also, he carried out 29 attacks from rocket salvo systems, particularly on Nikopol.
The enemy does not give up his plans of invasion. Conducting offensive operations in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Zaporizhzhia directions increases the intensity of aviation use. He leads the defense in the Kupyansk, Lymansk, Novopavlovsk, and Kherson directions.
In the Volyn, Polissya, Siversk, and Slobozhansk directions in the border areas with Ukraine, enemy units are being held, but no offensive groups have been detected.
The Republic of Belarus continues to provide comprehensive support to Russian aggression. In addition to the 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, the training of Russian units continues on the territory of Belarus.
The enemy does not stop artillery fire along the entire line of contact. The Volfine settlements of the Sumy region, Guryiv Kozachok, Strelecha, Ternova, Ohirtseve, Budarky, Kamianka, Figolivka and Dvorichna in the Kharkiv region were affected by enemy fire.
In the Kupyansk direction, the areas of Tavilzhanka, Orlyanka, Kupyansk, Pishchane and Vyshneve settlements of the Kharkiv region, as well as Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk region, were hit by shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery.
On the Lyman direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Novoyehorivka, Nevske, Golykove, Chervopopivka, Kreminna and Dibrova of the Luhansk region with all available firepower.
In the Bakhmut direction, Verkhnokamyanske, Spirne, Bilogorivka, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Klishchiivka, Bila Gora, Severnye, Zalizne and Mayorsk of the Donetsk region were damaged by fire.
Kamianka, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Georgiivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region came under enemy fire in the Avdiivsk direction.
In the direction of Novopavlivsk, the enemy fired tanks and artillery at the areas of Vugledar, Bogoyavlenka, and Velika Novosilka settlements of the Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, Vremivka and Novopil in the Donetsk region and Olgivske, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Novodanilivka, Kamianske, and Plavna in Zaporizhzhia were affected by tank, mortar and artillery fire.
In the Kherson direction, the occupiers once again shelled the settlements of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region, Antonivka, and Kherson with barrel and rocket artillery. There are victims among the civilian population.
The enemy is intensifying regime measures in the temporarily captured territories of the Zaporizhzhia region. In particular, in the city of Melitopol, it has been announced that it will be prohibited to cross the checkpoints around the settlement from March 1 without special passes, which can be obtained at the so-called commandant’s office only after providing personal data.
Mobilization continues in the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk region. Thus, the occupation administration of Alchevsk has prepared regular lists to replenish the losses in manpower of the Russian invaders, particularly at the expense of employees of the so-called Ministry of Emergency Situations.
During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine made 14 strikes on enemy concentration areas and 3 strikes on the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems. And Ukrainian rocket launchers and gunners hit the control post, 2 concentration areas and the ammunition depot of the occupiers.
Glory To Ukraine!