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Over 20 combat engagements take place over past day General Staff report

Sunday, 24 September 2023, 07:27
Over 20 combat engagements take place over past day  General Staff report
PHOTO: GENERAL STAFF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF UKRAINE

Over 20 combat engagements took place over the past day. The Russians launched 5 missile strikes and 57 air strikes, and fired 38 times from multiple-launch rocket systems on the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian facilities.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, information as of 06:00 on 24 September

Details: Russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties. Private homes and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

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The Russian occupiers continue to ignore international humanitarian law, attacking not only the positions of Ukrainian troops but also civilian infrastructure in settlements. For example, yesterday the Russian Federation attacked Ukraine with Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. Ukrainian air defence destroyed 14 out of 15 Shahed drones launched.

The Ukrainian Defence Forces continue to conduct defensive operations in the east and south of Ukraine and offensive operations on the Melitopol and Bakhmut fronts, killing Russian troops, liberating the temporarily occupied territories step by step, and consolidating their positions.

Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts were hit by air strikes.

More than 70 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts came under Russian artillery fire.

On the Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, the Russians are maintaining a military presence in the border areas. They are actively conducting sabotage activities in the border areas to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened fronts, and are increasing the density of minefields along the state border in Belgorod Oblast, Russian Federation.

In the area of responsibility of the Khortytsia Operational Strategic Group on the Lyman front, the Ukrainian Defence Forces successfully repelled Russian attacks near Bilohorivka in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Bakhmut front, the Russians attempted to regain lost ground near Klishchiivka in Donetsk Oblast, but were unsuccessful. The Defence Forces are continuing their assault operations south of Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the Russians, and consolidating their positions.

In the area of responsibility of the Tavriia Operational Strategic Group on the Avdiivka front, Ukrainian troops successfully held the defence on their positions and repelled Russian attacks near Avdiivka in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Marinka front, the Russians conducted unsuccessful offensives in the area of Marinka and Pobieda in Donetsk Oblast, where they made over 10 unsuccessful attempts to drive Ukrainian units out of their positions over the past day.

On the Shakhtarsk front, Ukrainian defenders continued to hold the line and defend the land from the occupation forces.

On the Melitopol front, the Defence Forces continued their offensive. In particular, the Ukrainians were forcing the Russians to withdraw from their positions and were consolidating their positions near Verbove, Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

In the area of responsibility of the Odesa Operational Strategic Group on the Kherson front, the Ukrainian Defence Forces continue counter-battery combat, destroying supply storage points and successfully striking at the Russians’ rear.

Over the past day, the Ukrainian Air Force carried out nine strikes on areas where Russian military personnel, weapons and equipment were concentrated, and seven strikes on Russian anti-aircraft missile systems.

Ukraine’s Rocket Forces and Artillery struck a cluster of Russian military personnel, weapons and equipment, an anti-aircraft missile system, eight artillery pieces and one radar station.

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