• 25/07/2024 15:03

The main thing for Tuesday, December 26: shelling of the station in Kherson, briefing by Zaluzhny

59 military clashes, enemy shelling, Headquarters meetings, fake agendas in “Action”. How will the 671st day of a full-scale war be remembered?

The main thing for Tuesday, December 26: shelling of the station in Kherson, briefing of the Zaluzhny

garrison, who are now in Russian captivity.

In the evening of 26 December, the Russian army shelled the station in Kherson, where about 140 civilians were waiting for the departure of an evacuation train.

This was announced by the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Igor Klimenko. The police began evacuating people, and they managed to take everyone to safe places. Two civilians received shrapnel wounds and are receiving medical assistance.

As a result of shelling during the evacuation of people, a police lieutenant from the Kirovograd region, who was serving in Kherson as part of a combined detachment, was killed. Two more police officers are in hospital with shrapnel wounds.

The Kherson OVA reported that the Russians also fired at the rolling stock of Ukrzaliznytsia.

Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 59 military clashes occurred during the day.

The enemy launched 5 missile and 21 air strikes, carried out 38 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 buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

The operational situation in the east and south of Ukraine remains difficult.

In the Avdiivka direction, our defenders repelled 10 enemy attacks east of Novobakhmutovka, Avdeevka and another 13 attacks near Pervomaisky and Nevelsky, Donetsk region. About 10 settlements suffered enemy artillery and mortar shelling, including Novokalinovo, Novobakhmutovka, Stepnoe, Avdeevka, Severnoe, Pervomaiskoe.

The aviation of the defense forces struck 17 areas of concentration and military equipment, as well as 5 anti-aircraft missile systems of the occupiers. Air defense destroyed 2 Kh-59 guided missiles and 1 reconnaissance UAV. Also, the tactical aviation of our Air Force successfully attacked the large landing ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet “Novocherkassk”.

More details about the operational situation as of 18:00 on December 26 are in our news.

Today, as a result of shelling in the Bakhmut and Pokrovsky districts of Donbass, 4 people were killed and 3 more were injured.

The Office of the Prosecutor General reports this. According to the investigation, on December 26 at about 08:00 the occupiers carried out an artillery attack on Toretsky. A 67-year-old woman died from explosions in her own yard, and a 74-year-old man died on the roadway near a local hospital.

At the same time, the infidels attacked the Severnoye village of Toretsk, where a 73-year-old man was killed and a 62-year-old resident was injured near a private house.

Two hours later, the Russian army shelled Avdeevka . A shell hit a private house, killing a 61-year-old townsman and leaving his 56-year-old wife trapped under the rubble. She was hospitalized with an open skull fracture and brain contusion, multiple shrapnel wounds throughout the body. Now the victim's condition is assessed as serious.

In addition, Russian troops struck Konstantinovka, Pokrovsky district. While in her own home, a 61-year-old woman died when fragments of a Russian shell pierced her chest and abdominal cavity. Ukrainian civilians continue to suffer from Russian armed aggression. Today at noon, occupation forces attacked the Kherson region, killing two civilians.

By the evening, the Russian army again attacked the Kherson region. Due to massive shelling, three civilians were injured and one person died.

The President held a Headquarters meeting, which discussed planning for the next year and provision of the Defense and Security Forces.

There were reports from the Ministry of Strategic Industry, the Ministry of Defense, and approval from the General Staff. Vladimir Zelensky reported this on Telegram.

“Distribution of orders, increasing the number of manufacturers. Now hundreds of companies are involved in key production, and I am grateful to every enterprise that provides the desired result for our soldiers. 2024 should be a time of significant growth in domestic defense production. We are ensuring contracting and the budget,” he assured. he.

According to the president, special attention was paid to the production of all types of necessary drones, in particular FPVs and ammunition for them. “Ukraine must become capable of providing all the necessary needs for drones,” he said.

The President added that, as always, there were reports from the Commander-in-Chief and the commanders of the directions on the situation at the front: specific positions, specific needs.

“Grateful to our Air Force for the spectacular replenishment of the Russian submarine Black Sea Fleet one vessel. The occupiers will not have a single quiet place in Ukraine,” Zelensky wrote.

The military command of Ukraine did not provide a request with specific figures regarding the number of people needed for mobilization. The figure from 400 to 500 thousand was formed taking into account current needs and needs for 2024. Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny spoke about this on the air of the telethon.

“Let's start with the fact that the military command did not make any request for any numbers, etc. The military command continues to perform the function of protecting its state and forms its requests accordingly: requests for ammunition, for weapons and, accordingly, for human resources,” he said. .

The Commander-in-Chief also noted that the figure “400 to 500 thousand mobilized” was formed for the entire next year.

“As for this figure itself, we formed it for the next year. It certainly takes into account covering the current shortage that has arisen; the formation of new military units, as well as forecasting our losses… Accordingly, I cannot announce a figure for any section of these indicators, because this is a military secret,” Zaluzhny emphasized.

Other statements by Zaluzhny are in our news.

Hostile Telegram channels are disseminating information that electronic summonses have allegedly begun to arrive in the “Action” application. As proof of this, Russian propagandists are distributing the corresponding “screenshots.”

The Center for Countering Disinformation reports this. “In fact, the information that the racists are spreading is fake, just like the screenshots themselves. The head of the Ministry of Digital Development, Mikhail Fedorov, recently announced that “Action” will not have electronic subpoenas,” the message says.

The Center noted that by spreading such fakes, the Russians are trying to sow panic among Ukrainians and urged them to trust only verified sources.

The most complete picture of today is on our website . We hope that tomorrow there will be more good news.

Let's hold on and bring Victory closer!

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