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Ukraine's Armed Forces hit Russian command post, cluster of personnel, and electronic warfare station

Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 18:12
Ukraine's Armed Forces hit Russian command post, cluster of personnel, and electronic warfare station

Units of the Rocket Forces and Artillery of the Defense Forces struck one command post, one cluster of manpower, and one electronic warfare station over the past 24 hours.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 18:00 on 18 January

Details: The Russian invaders have carried out 22 airstrikes and more than 50 strikes from multiple-launch rocket systems in the course of the last 24 hours.


According to the General Staff, the occupiers are focusing their main efforts on conducting an offensive on the Bakhmut front. They are conducting unsuccessful offensive actions on the Avdiivka front. In addition, they are trying to improve the tactical position on the Lyman front. On the Zaporizhzhia front, unsuccessful offensive actions were carried out in the areas of the settlements of Orihiv and Huliaipole. The Russians are defending their positions on the Kupiansk, Novopavlivka and Kherson fronts.

On the Volyn, Polissia, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, the situation has not changed significantly, and no Russian offensive groups have been detected. Joint exercises of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Air Force and Air Defense Forces of the Republic of Belarus are ongoing on the territory of Belarus. Practical tasks regarding the interaction of air and ground units in offensive operations are being worked out.

The areas of the settlements of Rivne and Novodmytrivka in Sumy Oblast, Budarky, Zemlianky, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Ternova, Chuhunivka, Novomlynsk and Dvorichna in Kharkiv Oblast came under mortar and artillery fire.

On the Kupiansk front, the invaders shelled the areas of Petropavlivka, Kyslivka, Ivanivka, Krokhmalne, Synkivka, Berestove and Tabaivka in Kharkiv Oblast, as well as Stelmakhivka in Luhansk Oblast. 

On the Lyman front, Druzheliubivka in Kharkiv Oblast, as well as Novoiehorivka, Nevske, Chervonopopivka and Dibrova in Luhansk Oblast, came under fire. 

On the Bakhmut front, areas of 13 settlements were struck by the occupiers. Among them are Verkhnokamianske, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdiumivka and Druzhba in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Avdiivka front, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Nevelske, Heorhiivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk Oblast were attacked

On the Novopavlivka front, Velyka Novosilka, Zolota Nyva and Vuhledar in Donetsk Oblast came under fire.

On the Zaporizhzhia front, more than 15 settlements came under artillery fire, in particular, Vremivka and Novopil in Donetsk Oblast, as well as Orikhiv, Poltavka, Malynivka, Huliaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Stepove, Kamianske and Plavni in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. 

On the Kherson front, areas in and around Antonivka, Berehove, Vesele, Fedorivka, Lvove and Kherson came under fire from missile launchers and tubed artillery. Once again, the civilian population was affected. 

In the course of the past 24 hours, the Air Force of the Defence Forces of Ukraine carried out 13 strikes on clusters of Russian manpower and three strikes on the positions of their anti-aircraft missile systems. 

In addition, Ukrainian defenders shot down a Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopter and a Russian experimental reconnaissance UAV, the Merlin-VR.

Russian occupation troops do not cease the looting in the temporarily occupied territories. In particular, in the settlements of Hornostaivka, Kairy, Bratoliubivka and Nyzhni Sirohozy in Kherson Oblast, the occupiers, moving in groups of 10-15 people, search the empty homes of local residents and take away all household appliances and furniture.

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