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Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Defense Forces Shot Down russia’s Su-25 aircraft, Continue to Eliminate Enemy on Ground

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Ukrainin anti-aircraft gunners shot down 1x Su-25 aircraft of the occupants in the vicinity of Soledar / Illustrative photo from open sources
Ukrainin anti-aircraft gunners shot down 1x Su-25 aircraft of the occupants in the vicinity of Soledar / Illustrative photo from open sources

The three hundred and twenty-nineth day of the russian full-scale invasion has begun. Ukraine’s military continue to destroy ocupiers

Over the past 24 hours the Ukrainian Air Force launched 12x air strikes on the concentrations of the enemy, as well as 4x air strikes on the positions of its anti-aircraft missile systems. In addition, anti-aircraft gunners shot down 1x Su-25 aircraft of the occupants in the vicinity of Soledar.

Units of the missile troops and artillery of the Ukrainian Defense Forces hit 2x command posts, as well as 5x concentrations of the invaders, 1x ammunition depot, 1x electronic warfare station, and 1x radar station.

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A russian T-72B tank that was destroyed byDefenderse of Ukraine in the East
A russian T-72B tank that was destroyed by Defenderse of Ukraine in the East / Photo credit: https://twitter.com/UAWeapons

That is according to Ukraine’s General Staff operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06.00, on January 18, 2023.

As the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine states, during the day of January 17, the enemy launched 6x missile attacks, 3x of them targeting civilian facilities in Kup’yans’k and Kramatorsk, as well as 14x air strikes. The occupant forces also launched 95x MLRS attacks.

"The enemy focuses its main efforts on offensive operations on Bakhmut axis. Occupant forces’ offensive on Avdiivka axis is unsuccessful.Thus, units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled the occupant forces’ attacks in the vicinities of settlements of Bilohorivka (Luhansk Oblast), Sil’, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Vodyane, Nevel’s’ke, Mar’inka, and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast)," the update reads.

M109A4BE 155mm SPG purchased by the UK from the Belgian Flanders Technical Supply (FTS) in the Summer 2022, eliminates invaiders in Ukraine, Defense Express
M109A4BE 155mm SPG purchased by the UK from the Belgian Flanders Technical Supply (FTS) in the Summer 2022, eliminates invaiders in Ukraine / Photo credit: https://twitter.com/UAWeapons

Key points of the report:

  • Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the situation remains stable. No offensive groups of the adversary were found in the areas bordering Ukraine. The republic of belarus continues to support the russian armed aggression. Joint exercises of the aircraft component of the regional grouping of the armed forces of russia and belarus continue at the airfields and in the airspace of belarus. At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces are preventing provocative actions or sabotage by the adversary, air defense is being reinforced. During the day of January 17, the adversary continued shelling all along the line of contact with artillery and mortars. The following settlements were shelled: Mykolaivka (Chernihiv oblast); Rivne, Atyns’ke, Iskryskivshchyna, and Novodmytrivka (Sumy oblast); Veterynarne, Krasne, Luk’yantsi, Neskuchne, Starytsya, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Vovchans’k, Rybalkyne, Bilyi Kolodyaz’, Nesterne, Zemlyanky, Novomlyns’k, Bolohivka, Kam’yanka, and Dvorichna (Kharkiv oblast).
  • Kup’yans’k axis: the vicinities of Kyslivka, Berestove, Kotlyarivka, Vyshneve, Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast), as well as Novoselivs’ke, Stel’makhivka, and Andriivka (Luhansk oblast) were under fire.
  • Lyman axis: the employed all available ground firepower to shell the vicinities of settlements of Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Nevs’ke, Chervonopopivka, Kreminna, Dibrova (Luhansk oblast), Terny, and Yampolivka (Donetsk oblast).
  • Bakhmut axis: Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Vyimka, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Paraskoviivka, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Druzhba, Zalizne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) were hit by enemy artillery.
  • Avdiivka axis: Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) came under enemy fire.
  • Novopavlivka axis: the adversary fired artillery and mortars at Vuhledar, Mykil’s’ki Dachi, and Prechystivka (Donetsk oblast).
  • Zaporizhzhia axis: more than 10x settlements were damaged by artillery fire, in particular Vremivka, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Temyrivka, Shcherbaky, Stepove, Kam’yans’ke, and Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
  • Kherson axis: the occupant forces continue terrorizing civilians. In particular, Antonivka and Kherson came under mortar and artillery shelling, civilians suffered.

As the operational update notes, that due to the small number of collaborators, the invaders are forced to bring clerks from the russian federation to perform the administrative functions of the occupation regime in the temporarily occupied territories. In addition, there is a shortage of workers in various fields, because local residents are unwilling to cooperate with the occupant forces. Therefore, russians attempt to bring workers from russia and the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Ukraine’s General Staff also warns that the threat of air and missile strikes by the russian federation on civilian targets across Ukraine remains high.

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