During the day, about 100 military clashes took place at the front.
On the six hundred and seventy-first day of Russia's large-scale armed aggression against Ukraine, as a result of Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, civilians were killed and injured. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.
As reported by the General Staff, as of 06.00 on December 26, 2023, the situation at the front is as follows:
Over the past 24 hours, 98 military clashes took place.
In total, the enemy launched 1 missile and 42 air strikes, carried out 56 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Over the past 24 hours, Russian invaders have once again attacked Ukraine, using 18 Shahed-136/131 UAVs. Air defense forces and means destroyed 12 attack UAVs.
Air strikes were received by: Serebryansky forestry, Lugansk region; Terny, Dibrova, Seversk, Vyemka, Spornoe, Vesyoloye, Novobakhmutovka, Novomikhailovka, Donetsk region.
About 100 settlements of Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkov, Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye Kherson and Nikolaev regions came under artillery fire.
In the area of responsibility of the OVSU “North” on Volynsky and Polesie directionsthe operational situation remains without significant changes.
In the Seversky and Slobozhansky directions the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts active sabotage activities in order to prevent our troops from being thrown into threatening directions, and increases density mine-explosive barriers along the state border in the Belgorod region.
In the area of responsibility of the OVSU “Khortitsa” in the Kupyansky directionUkrainian defenders repelled 6 enemy attacks near the village of Sinkovka, Kharkov region, where the invaders unsuccessfully tried to break through the defenses of our troops.
In the Liman direction The defense forces repelled 29 enemy attacks in the Serebryansky forestry area of the Luhansk region and Vesely, Donetsk region.
In the Bakhmut direction our soldiers repelled 4 enemy attacks near the village of Bogdanovka, Donetsk region.
In the area of responsibility of the OVSU “Tavria” in the Avdeevka direction Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back the enemy, who is not abandoning attempts to cordon off Avdiivka. Our warriors steadfastly hold the defense, inflicting significant losses on the invaders. Thus, over the past 24 hours, the Defense Forces repulsed 27 attacks by the invaders east of Novobakhmutovka, Stepnoy, Avdeevka and another 13 near Pervomaiskoye and Nevelskoye, Donetsk region.
In the Maryinsky direction Defense forces continue to contain the enemy in the Novomikhailovka area of the Donetsk region, where our defenders repulsed 6 attacks.
In the Shakhtarsky directionUkrainian soldiers repulsed 3 attacks by Russian troops in the Staromayorsky area of the Donetsk region.
In the Zaporozhye direction The defense forces repulsed 7 enemy attacks near Robotinoy and west of Verbovoy, Zaporozhye region .
In the area of responsibility of the OVSU “Odessa” in the Kherson directionThe defense forces are continuing measures to expand the bridgehead. Despite significant losses, the enemy does not abandon attempts to dislodge our units from their positions. Thus, over the past 24 hours, the enemy carried out 12 unsuccessful assault operations, received a worthy rebuff and retreated.
At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to actively inflict losses on the occupation forces in manpower and equipment, depleting the enemy along the entire front line.
Over the past 24 hours, Defense Forces aviation carried out strikes on 4 areas where enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment are concentrated.
Units of the missile forces