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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of February 5

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of February 5 The situation on the front today, February 5 (photo: GettyImages)

Ukrainian forces repelled 44 enemy attacks in the Avdiivka direction, holding their positions and thwarting attempted assaults by occupation forces in the Kherson direction. The defensive forces targeted personnel concentration areas in five regions, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russian shelling

In the past 24 hours, there have been 78 military clashes. The enemy conducted a total of 1 missile and 43 aviation strikes, along with 51 shelling incidents using reactive multiple-launch rocket systems targeting the positions of our forces and civilian settlements.

Regrettably, due to Russian terrorist attacks, there are civilian casualties. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure have suffered destruction and damage.

The following locations suffered aviation strikes:

  • Mala Vovcha, Ustynivka, Vilkhuvatka, Khatne, Velykyi Burluk, Kamianka, Kolodiazhne, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Kucheriivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka, Kotliarivka, Krokhnalne, Pishchane in the Kharkiv region;
  • Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka, Staromaiorske in the Donetsk region.

Over 150 settlements in the Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions came under artillery fire.

Frontline situation

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

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

In the Kupiansk direction, the enemy did not engage in offensive (assault) actions.

In the Lyman direction, Ukrainian forces repelled three enemy attacks in the Terniv area of the Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, the Defense Forces repelled three enemy attacks near the settlements of Bohdanivka and Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian defenders continue to restrain the enemy, who persists in attempting to encircle Avdiivka. Our soldiers hold the defense steadfastly, inflicting significant losses on the invaders.

The Defense Forces repelled 31 enemy attacks in the Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, and Avdiivka area over the past day, as well as 13 attacks near Tonenke, Sieverne, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske in the Donetsk region.

In the Maryinka direction, Ukrainian soldiers continued to restrain the enemy near Hеorhiivka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region, where 14 attacks were repelled.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, the enemy did not conduct offensive (assault) actions.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the Defense Forces repelled 4 attacks by the enemy north of Priyutne and Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia region.

In the Kherson direction, the Defense Forces continue to hold positions and repel assaults by occupation forces. Despite significant losses, the enemy persists in attempts to dislodge our units from occupied positions. During the past day, the enemy carried out 3 unsuccessful assault actions.

Enemy losses

At the same time, Ukrainian forces, through active actions, inflict losses on occupation troops in personnel and equipment, exhausting the enemy along the entire front line.

During the past day, the Defense Forces aviation carried out strikes on 5 areas of concentration of enemy personnel.

The total number of losses in the Russian army since the beginning of the invasion is 388,750 military personnel.