Operational information on 29.12.2022
The three-hundred-ninths (309) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy is concentrating its efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Zaporizhzhia directions and is trying to improve its tactical position in the Lyman and Avdiivka directions. On Kupyansk and Novopavlivka directions enemy conducts an active defense. In the Kherson direction, the enemy is regrouping troops to other directions, being reinforced by territorial unit units, and conducting positional defense.
In the morning, the Russian occupiers launched a massive missile attack on the territory of Ukraine. The enemy launched air and sea-based cruise missiles and anti-aircraft guided missiles to the S-300 anti-aircraft missile defense system at energy and civil infrastructure facilities in the eastern, central, western and southern regions of Ukraine. According to confirmed data, 69 cruise missiles were used. The defense forces of Ukraine destroyed 54 of them.
Also, during the day, the enemy launched 10 missile strikes, 23 air strikes, and fired 14 MLRS strikes at the positions of our troops and populated areas along the contact line.
The situation is stable in the Volyn, Polissya, Siversk, and Slobozhansk directions. The enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, and no signs of his formation of offensive groups have been detected.
On the Siversk and Slobozhansk directions, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Lypivka and Hremyachka of the Chernihiv region; Budky, Iskryskivshchyna, and Zapsillia - Sumy and Guriiv, Sotnytskyi Kozachok, Strilecha, Zelene, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Kolodyazne, Ridkodub, Novomlynsk and Dvorichna in Kharkiv region.
Areas of 19 settlements were damaged by fire in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. Among them are Kupyansk, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Klishchivka, and Lozova in the Kharkiv oblast and Novoyehorivka, Kovalivka, Ploshanka, Makiivka, Nevske and Dibrova in the Luhansk region.
More than 15 settlements were shelled in the Bakhmut direction. In particular, Andriyivka, Spirne, Berestovka, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka and Stupochki of the Donetsk region.
Orlivka, Avdiivka, Vodiane, Vesele, Nevelske, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk oblast were affected in the Avdiivka area.
In the direction of Novopavlivsk, the enemy shelled Vremivka, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka, and Vuhledar of the Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy shelled the positions of our troops with tanks, mortars, and barrel artillery in the areas of more than 35 settlements. Among them are Malynivka, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, and Mali Shcherbaky in the Zaporizhzhia region and Zmiivka, Antonivka, Zelenivka, Dniprovske, Veletenske in the Kherson region.
The enemy continues to use the network of civilian healthcare facilities in the temporarily occupied territory to treat wounded Russian servicemen and mercenaries of private military companies. Thus, in Bilovodsk, Starobilsk district, Luhansk region, more than 100 wounded representatives of the "Wagner" PMC continue to be treated. In addition, in the city of Tokmak, about 120 wounded occupiers are being treated on the territory of the so-called "military hospital".
In the city of Donetsk, the invaders organized the removal of medical equipment and medical workers from the Kalinin Donetsk region Clinical Hospital to Mariupol.
On December 28, more than 50 occupiers were eliminated due to fire damage by units of the Defense Forces of enemy positions in the Berdyansk district of the Zaporizhzhia region.
Ukrainian aviation made 12 strikes on the areas where the invaders were concentrated and struck the position of the enemy's anti-aircraft missile system. And our rocket launchers and artillerymen during the current day hit 4 control points and 3 areas of concentration of the occupiers' manpower.
Glory to Ukraine!