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Russians continue to push south and west of Avdiivka; Ukrainian defenders repel 63 attacks – General Staff report

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 07:29
Russians continue to push south and west of Avdiivka; Ukrainian defenders repel 63 attacks – General Staff report
Combat actions map on the Avdiivka front. Screenshot: DeepState Map

The Russians continue to push along the entire line of contact, conducting the largest number of attacks on the Avdiivka and Novopavlivka fronts. They launched 10 missile strikes and 105 airstrikes, and fired multiple-launch rocket systems at Ukrainian military positions and populated areas 163 times.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information current as of 06:00 on 29 February

Quote from the General Staff: "A total of 99 combat clashes occurred over the past day. The following cities, towns and villages were subjected to airstrikes: Ploske, Budarky, Varvarivka, Kupiansk, Synkivka and Kyslivka (Kharkiv Oblast); Novoiehorivka, Makiivka and Bilohorivka (Luhansk Oblast); Terny, Rozdolivka, Vasiutynske, Chasiv Yar, Oleksandropil, Ocheretyne, Novobakhmutivka, Novoselivka Persha, Orlivka, Netailove, Kurakhove, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Vodiane, Kostiantynivka, Staromaiorske and Urozhaine (Donetsk Oblast), and Novodarivka (Zaporizhzhia Oblast)."

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Details: More than 120 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts came under Russian artillery fire.

In the area of responsibility of the Tavriia Operational Strategic Group on the Avdiivka front, Ukrainian defenders repelled 25 Russian attacks in the vicinity of Berdychi, Orlivka, Tonenke, Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk Oblast).

On the Novopavlivka front, the Defence Forces continued to hold back the Russians near Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka and Urozhaine (Donetsk Oblast), where the Russians tried to break through Ukraine’s defences 38 times.

In the area of responsibility of the Khortytsia Operational Strategic Group on the Kupiansk front, Ukrainian defenders repelled two Russian attacks near Synkivka and Tabaivka (Kharkiv Oblast).

On the Lyman front, Ukrainian defenders repelled 12 Russian attacks near Terny and Yampolivka (Donetsk Oblast) and Bilohorivka (Luhansk Oblast).

On the Bakhmut front, Ukraine's Armed Forces repelled nine Russian attacks near Ivanivske and Klishchiivka (Donetsk Oblast).

On the Orikhiv front, Ukrainian defenders repelled a Russian attack east of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia Oblast).

In the area of responsibility of the Odesa Operational Strategic Group on the Kherson front, the Defence Forces continue to hold their positions and repel the assaults of the Russian forces. The Russians made four unsuccessful attempts to storm Ukrainian positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River over the past day. 

Over the past day, Ukraine's Air Force struck eight areas where Russian personnel were concentrated. 

Ukraine's Rocket Forces and Artillery struck one command post, two areas where Russian personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated, four artillery pieces, one air defence system, one electronic warfare station and one additional important target belonging to the Russians.

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