Over 30 Russian Attacks Repelled in a Day of Intense Conflict in Ukraine

Written by Jeppe W

Jan.09 - 2024 10:49 AM CET

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In a significant display of resilience and strategic defense, Ukrainian forces have repelled nearly 40 Russian attacks across six different sectors of the frontline on January 8, as reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

This update, published on Facebook and covered by Ukrinform, highlights the ongoing intensity of the conflict and the formidable resistance posed by Ukrainian defense forces.

A focal point of these engagements was on the left bank of the Dnipro River, where Ukrainian soldiers successfully countered nine enemy assaults.

Despite persistent efforts by Russian invaders to dislodge Ukrainian forces from their bridgeheads on the left bank, the defenders maintained their positions and inflicted substantial losses on the enemy.

The day witnessed a total of 55 combat clashes along the front. In a strategic response, units of the Ukrainian rocket forces successfully targeted and hit two enemy ammunition depots, dealing a blow to the Russian military's logistical capabilities.

However, the conflict's toll on civilian life and infrastructure remains a grave concern. Russian forces executed 55 missile strikes, 16 air strikes, and 16 attacks using multiple rocket launchers, targeting not only Ukrainian military positions but also cities and villages. These attacks resulted in civilian casualties and widespread destruction, damaging private homes, apartment buildings, and other civilian infrastructures.

Despite these challenges, the operational situation in various sectors reflects the Ukrainian military's strategic fortitude. Notably, the situation in the Volyn and Polissia sectors remains largely stable, with no signs of the enemy forming offensive groups. Meanwhile, designated units of the Belarusian Armed Forces continue to operate in areas bordering Ukraine.

In the Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna sectors, the enemy maintains a presence in the border areas, engaging in subversive activities and intensifying minefield density along the state border in the Belgorod region. Ukrainian forces repelled five enemy attacks near Synkivka in the Kupiansk axis, and in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka sectors, Ukrainian defenders successfully countered multiple Russian assaults.

The Marinka sector saw Ukrainian forces holding back Russian troops near Novomykhailivka, with several unsuccessful attempts by Russian forces to breach defenses. In the Shakhtarske sector, although there were no offensive operations, Russian forces continued shelling various settlements.

The Zaporizhzhia sector witnessed six repelled enemy attacks, with Russian efforts focused on improving tactical positions. Similarly, in the Kherson sector, Russian artillery targeted multiple locations, including Kherson city and surrounding regions.

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