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By Pavlo Vitenko
Summary by regions
Last night, there was another massive night attack by drones, 20 of which were shot down by the air defence. Private houses were damaged in several districts, no reports of victims were recorded. Information about the consequences is being clarified. In the capital, as a result of a night attack and damage to critical infrastructure facilities, there were emergency power outages. Detailed information on the consequences is being clarified.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the districts of Stelmakhivka and Bilohorivka. The invaders suffer heavy losses from our artillery and infantry and retreat. In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy shelled the districts of Novoselyvske, Stelmakhivka, and Myasozharivka.
On the Lyman direction Russian fire was recorded near Novoyehorivka, Ploshanka, Nevske, Chervonopopivka and Dibrova.
Every day, the Russians suffer significant losses at the front. Also, in the Luhansk region, filtering measures have been strengthened once again – the Russians are looking for correctors. The situation in the region remains difficult.
During the night, the positions and outskirts of the Toretsk community were shelled with heavy weapons and small arms.
In addition, Toretsk also came under shelling during the day, where 22 houses, a pumping station and a power line on the outskirts of the city were damaged in a day. Yesterday afternoon – shelling of the village. Ivanopillia of the Kostyantynivska community, residential buildings and private vehicles were damaged.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of settlements: Rozdolivka, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Ozeryanivka, Opytne, and Krasnohorivka.
In the Lyman direction enemy fire was recorded near Terni and Dibrova.
In the direction of Bakhmut during the day, more than 15 settlements were shelled – Berestove, Bilohorivka, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Stupochki, Bila Hora, Kostyantynivka, and Diliivka. The enemy also carried out an airstrike near Bilohorivka.
In the Avdiivka direction Vodyane, Georgiivka, Mariinka and Novomykhailivka came under fire. Neskuchne, Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka and Vuhledar were damaged by fire in the Novopavlovsk direction.
Yesterday evening, the Russians shelled the Myropillia community with artillery, eight rounds. At night, the Krasnopillia community was fired from mortars. There were five arrivals. The consequences are clarified. Five communities were under enemy fire yesterday. In particular, the Russians fought in the communities of Esman, Hlukhiv, Shalyhyne, Krasnopillia and Bilopillia. As a result of the shelling of the Bilopol community, an architectural monument – the wooden church of St. Barbara was damaged. A monument, a cultural center and the Starostat building were also damaged.
In the Slobozhansk direction, the areas of Ohirtseve, Vovchansk and Novomlynsk were hit by mortar and artillery fire.
In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Andriyivka, Kupiansk, Kucherivka, Lyman Pershyy, Vilshana, Orlyanske, Kislivka, and Kotlyarivka.
In Kupiansk, 5 private houses were damaged due to shelling by the occupiers. A 78-year-old woman was injured. Help was provided on the spot. Detailed information on the consequences of the attacks of the past day is being clarified.
At night, Russian missiles, kamikaze drones and heavy artillery attacked the region. Our anti-aircraft defense shot down all four enemy air targets – a missile and three Shaheds. In the Kamianka district, the wreckage of the destroyed drone fell on a private enterprise. There was a fire. No victims.
The Russians attacked the Nikopol district four times. Nikopol and Marhanets were shelled with heavy artillery. No victims. The consequences of the attack are being investigated.
During the past day, the occupiers shelled the civilian infrastructure in the area of the settlements of Orikhiv, Hulyaipole, Olhivske, Temyrivka, Novodanilivka, Zaliznychne, Novoandriivka, Dorozhnianka, Biloghirya, Charivne, Poltavka, Mala Tokmachka, Hulyaipilske, Mali Shcherbaky, Plavni, Kamianske, Stepove.
There is destruction of houses (apartments) of citizens and infrastructure facilities as a result of shelling by the Russian Federation. The consequences are clarified.
The situation in the region remains difficult, the Russian troops continue their insidious attacks – hitting the communities of the Beryslav and Kherson districts.
According to the information of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the civilian infrastructure of the settlements of Havrylivka, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, Respublykanets, Beryslav, Tyaginka, Novotyahinka, Lvove, Ivanivka, Ponyativka, Dariivka, Inhulets, Sadove, Inzhenerne, Antonivka, Stanislav and Kherson were damaged by enemy fire.
The occupiers do not stop beating Kherson. As a result of another Russian shelling, one person was killed and one was injured. In total, four people were killed in the region last day due to enemy shelling
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«There will be a change in the tactics of Russia’s actions»: Main Directorate of Intelligence predicted what to expect in Ukraine in 2023
It is expected that the reserves of Russian troops will be drawn up to the Ukrainian borders.
The army of the terrorist country Russia in 2023 may change its tactics on the battlefield.
This was stated by the representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense Vadym Skibitskyi on the air of the telethon.
According to him, active mobilization processes are taking place in Russia now. The first stage, according to the intelligence of the Ministry of Defense, has been completed.
Currently, the Russians are completing coordination procedures for conducting battalion and company exercises, and by the beginning of 2023 they will be ready for combat use. It is expected that new units and parts of units of the territorial troops of the Russian Federation will be introduced to our territory.
«What do we expect? First of all, it is the drawing up of reserves of Russian troops to our borders. The introduction of new units into our territory and the introduction of some units of the territorial troops. And we are already observing this in the Kherson region. This is the continuation of offensive actions in certain directions and the main goal of the enemy will still be the complete capture of the Donetsk region and the retention of those temporarily occupied territories that are currently under the control of the Russian Federation. And what we predict will be a change in the tactics of Russia’s actions on the battlefield,» Skibitskyi added.
By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News
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