The Russian military is conducting offensive operations in Donbas, and is also defending itself in the Kherson, Zaporizhzhya, and Novopavlovsk directions. This is reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
During the day, the occupiers carried out eight airstrikes and fired more than 10 rounds of anti-aircraft fire. At the same time, the threat of enemy air and missile strikes on critical infrastructure objects remains throughout the territory of Ukraine.
The aggressors are concentrating their main efforts on attempts to completely capture Donetsk region. They are conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Lyman directions.
The Russians are also unsuccessfully trying to improve the tactical situation in the Kupyan and Avdiiv directions. On Novopavlivskyi, Zaporizhzhya and Khersonskyi - they are defending.
There are no significant changes in the Volyn, Polis, Siver and Slobozhan directions. The sign of the formation of offensive groups of the enemy is not fixed. At the same time, the enemy is shelling the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian objects along the entire line of contact.
In the Slobozhansk direction, the districts of Staritsa, Ogirkovo, Vovchansk, Ustinivka, and Figolovka of the Kharkiv region came under enemy fire.
In the Kupyansk direction, Dvorichna, Olshana, Kupyansk, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Krokhmalne and Berestovka in the Kharkiv region and Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk region were affected by fire.
In the Lyman direction, shelling was recorded in Makiivka, Maidanchyk, Kuzmin and Dibrov, Luhansk region.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled Spirne, Berestov, Belogorivka, Vesele, Soledar, Chervona Gora, Bakhmut, Bila Gora, Kurdyumivka, Diliivka, Severnoye, Mayorsk and New York in the Donetsk region.
Avdiivka, Nevelske, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire in the Avdiivsk direction.
In the direction of Novopavlivsk, the Russians shelled Mykilske, Vugledar and Prechistivka in Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhya direction, the areas of Zelene Pole and Novopil settlements of Donetsk Oblast came under artillery fire; Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Shcherbaki and Stepove in the Zaporizhzhya region and Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
In the Kherson region, the occupiers continue their terror against the civilian population. Civil infrastructure and civilians in Chornobayivka and Kherson were affected by the artillery attacks.
The General Staff also reports that on January 5, Ukrainian aviation carried out 15 strikes on enemy concentration areas, as well as 3 strikes on the positions of its anti-aircraft missile systems.
At the same time, our fighters shot down an enemy Su-25 aircraft and a Mi-8 helicopter. Units of missile troops and artillery of the defense forces inflicted a fiery defeat on the area of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Russians.