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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of February 2

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of February 2 Photo: The situation on the frontline today, February 2 (GettyImages)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Ukrainian troops repelled 9 Russian attacks in the Lyman direction, held their positions, and repelled the occupation forces' assaults in the Kherson direction. Missile troops hit 5 artillery units, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russian shelling of Ukraine

Over the last day, 63 combat engagements took place. In total, the Russians launched 2 missile attacks, one of which was launched with a Kh-59 guided missile at the civilian infrastructure of Myrnohrad, Donetsk region.

The Russian occupants also launched 85 air strikes and fired 79 times from multiple launch rocket systems at Ukrainian troops' positions and localities.

Unfortunately, Russian terrorist attacks resulted in civilian casualties. Residential private and apartment buildings, schools, and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

Russian air strikes at:

  • Vovchansk, Vilkhuvatka, Kolodiazne, Synkivka, Pishchane in Kharkiv region;
  • Bilohorivka, Luhansk region;
  • Terny, Spirne, Sukha Balka, Novobakhmutivka, Novokalynove, Ocheretyne, Avdiivka, Orlivka, Novomykhailivka, Kostiantynivka, Yelyzavetivka, Vuhledar, Novodonetske, Staromaiorske in Donetsk region;
  • Novodarivka, Zaporizhzhia region;
  • Novokairy, Chervonyi Maiak, Novoberyslav, Beryslav, Krynky in Kherson region.

More than 150 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions came under artillery fire.

Frontline situation

The operational situation remains unchanged in the Volyn and Polissia direction.

In the Siversk and Slobozhanske direction, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts active sabotage activities to prevent the deployment of our troops to threatened areas, and increases the density of minefields along the state border in the Belgorod region.

In the Kupiansk direction, five enemy attacks were repelled near Ivanivka, Kharkiv region.

In the Lyman direction, Ukrainian troops repelled an attack by the occupants near Terny, Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled the Russian attack near Klishchiyivka, Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back the enemy, who keeps trying to encircle Avdiivka. Our soldiers are steadfastly holding the line, inflicting significant losses on the invaders.

Over the past day, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 16 enemy attacks in the vicinity of Avdiivka and another 6 attacks near Pervomaiske and Nevelske in the Donetsk region.

In the Maryinka direction, Ukrainian troops continue to hold back the enemy near Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region, where they repelled 11 attacks.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled an enemy attack south of Zolota Nyva in the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the Defense Forces repelled an attack by the occupants near Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region.

In the Kherson direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold their positions and repel the attacks of the occupation forces. Despite significant losses, the enemy continues to try to drive our units from their positions. Thus, over the past day, the enemy carried out 14 unsuccessful assault operations.

At the same time, Ukrainian soldiers are actively inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, depleting the enemy along the entire front line.

Russia's losses

Ukrainian soldiers continue to inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, depleting the enemy along the entire front line.

During the day, the aviation of the Ukrainian Defense Forces struck 15 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons, and military equipment and 2 enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. Ukrainian Air Defense Forces also destroyed one Kh-59 guided missile.

The missile troops struck 5 artillery units, 1 ammunition depot, and 4 enemy air defense systems.

The total number of Russian army losses since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine is 386,230.