56 military clashes, enemy shelling, civilian deaths in Sumy and Donbass. How will the 677th day of a full-scale war, the first day of 2024, be remembered?
In the Kyiv region, on the first day of 2024, an air raid alert was announced three times due to attacks by Russian terrorists. The last alarm lasted almost 2.5 hours due to another attack by enemy UAVs, the Kiev Regional Military Administration reported.
“During this time, air defense worked in the Kiev region. Thanks to the effective work of our defenders there were no hits against hostile targets, critical or residential infrastructure,” the message says.
At the same time, falling debris was recorded in several settlements in two districts of the region. It is already known that four private houses and four cars were damaged. In addition, falling debris caused grass fires in open areas. The fires were quickly extinguished.
Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 56 military clashes occurred during the day.
In total, the enemy carried out missile and 81 air strikes, including strike drones of the “Shahed-136/131” type, and carried out 37 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Russian terrorist attacks have unfortunately resulted in civilian deaths and injuries. Private residential and apartment buildings and other civil and industrial infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.
In the Bakhmut direction, the Defense Forces repelled 10 enemy attacks near Bogdanovka, Kleshchievka, Andreevka.
In the Avdeevsky direction, our defenders repulsed four enemy attacks in the areas of Novobakhmutovka, Stepnoy, Avdeevka and 14 more attacks near Pervomaiskoye and Nevelskoye.
In the Maryinsky direction the enemy did not conduct offensive (assault) actions.< /p>
The enemy does not abandon his intention to dislodge our units from the bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnieper. During the day, the enemy carried out 18 unsuccessful assault operations, but Ukrainian soldiers still held their positions and inflicted significant losses on the enemy. .
On January 1, the Russians attacked the civilian infrastructure of the Sumy region.
As the Sumy Regional Military Administration reported, the “martyr” hit a two-story residential building in the village of Esman. There is destruction, people are trapped under the rubble.
The OVA added that three people were rescued and they are receiving medical assistance.
Subsequently, the Sumy Regional Prosecutor's Office reported that the 52-year-old woman, who was seriously injured, died in hospital. According to preliminary information, a 40-year-old man is under the rubble.
Later, the National Police released updated data from the scene of the tragedy – the number of deaths increased to two. The body of a 40-year-old man was recovered from the rubble, another woman was injured.
Two residents of the Donetsk region died as a result of Russian shelling, said the head of the Donetsk OVA Vadim Filashkin.
< p class="MsoNormal">First, the Russians fired artillery at the village of Yuzhnoye, Toretsk community, and killed a 65-year-old man. At about 16:00 the enemy fired artillery at Avdeevka and hit the private sector. A 73-year-old woman was injured, but doctors were unable to save her.
Filashkin called on residents, in particular front-line cities and villages, to evacuate.
Over the past 24 hours, five people were wounded in the Donetsk region.
More than 500 thousand anti-tank mines have been installed in the probable directions of attack of the Russian occupiers from the north, said the commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Sergei Naev. Anti-tank minefields and groups of anti-tank mines have been created. Sets of anti-personnel explosive devices, landmines, mines and others were installed.
He noted that as part of the stabilization operation, engineering equipment of the defense lines was carried out, including fortification equipment and a system of engineering fences. Efforts to improve equipment and maintenance continue.
The density of minefields in the Northern Operational Zone has been increased 16 times. At the same time, non-explosive barriers were installed and transport infrastructure facilities, including bridges and roads, were prepared for destruction. >
“We are jointly creating conditions so that the state border of Ukraine in the Northern operational zone becomes absolutely impassable for enemy forces. In close cooperation with the heads of military administrations, we are building military engineering and fortification structures, installing additional surveillance cameras. This work was carried out in the regime 24/7 all 365 days a year,” Naev noted.
On January 1, the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Republic of Artsakh) officially ceases to exist.
Relevant The decree was signed in September 2023 by the so-called President of Artsakh Samvel Shahramanyan, Radio Azatutut reported.
By January 1, all government institutions, as well as organizations that were under their control, were to be dissolved . The population of Nagorno-Karabakh had to get acquainted with the conditions of reintegration that were voiced by Azerbaijan and decide where to move.
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