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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of December 4

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of December 4 Illustrative photo (GettyImages)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The Ukrainian military repelled 21 enemy attacks in the Avdiivka direction, and the units of the missile forces hit the Pantsir anti-aircraft missile-gun complex, reports the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russian attacks

During the past day, 68 combat clashes took place.

In total, the enemy launched 1 missile and 45 air strikes and carried out 49 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

On the night of December 4, the Russian invaders once again attacked Ukraine, using the Kh-59 guided missile and 21 unmanned aerial vehicles of the Shahed-136/131 type. 16 enemy drones and a Kh-59 guided missile were destroyed.

The following were affected by the airstrikes:

  • Serebrianske forestry, Luhansk region;
  • Spirne, Klishchiivka, Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region;
  • Krynky, Kherson region.

More than 130 settlements in the Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions came under artillery fire.

The situation at the frontlines

In the Volyn and Polissia directions, the operational situation remains unchanged.

In the Siversk and Slobozhanske directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts active diversionary activities to prevent the transfer of our troops to threatening directions, and increases the density of mine and explosive barriers along the state border in the Belgorod region.

In the Kupiansk direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 8 enemy attacks in the Synkivka districts of the Kharkiv region.

In the Lyman direction, the Defense Forces repelled 3 enemy attacks in the Serebrianske forestry area of Luhansk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, our soldiers repelled 16 enemy attacks in the Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Andriivka, and Klishchiivka districts of the Donetsk region.

The defense forces of Ukraine continue their assault operations south of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, inflicting losses on the enemy in manpower and equipment, and entrenching themselves at the achieved boundaries.

In the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back the enemy, who does not stop trying to surround Avdiivka. Our soldiers firmly hold the defense, inflicting significant losses on the enemy.

The defense forces successfully repelled 21 enemy attacks in the areas east of Novokalynove and Novobakhmutivka and in the Stepove, Avdiivka, Severne, and Pervomaiske areas of the Donetsk region.

In the Maryinka direction, the Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the Maryinka and Novomykhailivka districts of the Donetsk region, where our defenders repelled 8 attacks.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, our soldiers repelled an enemy attack in the Staromayorske district of the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the Defense Forces repelled 3 attacks by the enemy, trying to restore lost positions in the areas south of Robotyne. Also, our defenders repelled 3 enemy attacks in the Novopokrovka area of the Zaporizhzhia region.

The offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

In the Melitopol direction, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to actively inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the occupying troops, exhausting the enemy along the entire front line.

In the Kherson direction, the Defense Forces will continue to maintain occupied positions on the left bank of the Dnieper, continue counter-battery fighting, and inflict fire damage on the enemy's rear.

Russia's losses

During the past 24 hours, the Air Force of the Ukrainian Defense Forces carried out 8 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons, and military equipment, 2 on anti-aircraft missile complexes, and 2 on the enemy's ammunition depots.

Units of the missile forces inflicted damage on the enemy's heavy flamethrower volleyfire system and the Pantsir anti-aircraft missile and gun complex.

The total number of losses of the Russian army since the beginning of the invasion is 332,040 soldiers.