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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of January 7

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of January 7 Ukrainian military (photo: GettyImages)

Ukrainian Forces continue operations to expand their foothold in the Kherson direction while restraining the adversary in the Donetsk region. Over the past 24 hours, there have been 45 combat engagements, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Enemy attacks

In total, the enemy carried out 9 missile and 84 aerial strikes, launching 50 salvos from rocket artillery systems on the positions of our forces and populated areas.

As a result of the Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are casualties and injuries among the civilian population. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure have suffered destruction and damage.

Over the past day, Russian occupiers once again attacked Ukraine, using 22 UAVs of the Shahed-136/131 type. Ukraine's air defense destroyed 19 attack drones.

The following locations experienced aerial strikes: Oleksandrivka, Vovchansk, Prykolotne, Chuhunivka, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Tabaiivka in the Kharkiv region; Serebrianske Forestry Area in the Luhansk region; Terni, Yampolivka, Spirne, New York, Oleksandropil, Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka, Staryi Maiorsk in the Donetsk region; Novodarivka, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, Novodanilivka, Orihiv, Pyatyhatky in the Zaporizhzhia region; Zmiivka in the Kherson region.

Over 100 settlements in the Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions came under artillery fire.

The frontline situation

In the area of responsibility of the operational-strategic group North in the Volyn and Polissia directions, the operational situation remains unchanged.

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

In the area of responsibility of the operational-strategic group Khortytsia in the Kupiansk direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 3 enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka in the Kharkiv region.

In the Lyman direction, the occupiers have not initiated offensive (assault) actions.

In the Bakhmut direction, our troops repelled 2 enemy attacks near Orihovo-Vasylivka and Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region.

In the area of responsibility of the operational-strategic group Tavriya in the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian defenders continue to restrain the enemy, who does not cease attempts to encircle Avdiivka. Our soldiers steadfastly hold the defense, inflicting significant losses on the invaders.

The Defense Forces repelled 8 enemy attacks in the areas of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, and Avdiivka, and another 16 attacks near Pervomaiske and Nevelske in the Donetsk region during the past day.

In the Maryinka direction, our defenders continue to restrain the enemy near Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region, where 9 attacks were repelled.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, the occupiers did not engage in offensive (assault) actions.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the Defense Forces repelled 5 enemy attacks west of Verbove, Robotyne, and south of Novodarivka in the Zaporizhzhia region.

In the area of responsibility of the operational-strategic group Odesa in the Kherson direction, Ukrainian Forces continue measures to expand the foothold. Despite significant losses, the enemy does not cease attempts to dislodge our units from their positions. Over the past day, the opponent carried out 18 unsuccessful assault actions against the positions of the Defense Forces.

Enemy losses

Our defenders continue actively inflicting losses on the occupying forces in personnel and equipment, exhausting the enemy along the entire front line.

Over the past day, the Defense Forces aviation struck 19 areas of personnel concentration and 1 anti-aircraft missile system of the enemy.

Missile forces units hit 4 areas of personnel concentration, 2 command posts, an ammunition depot, 3 artillery pieces, a radar station of air defense, and 4 enemy air defense assets.