Thursday, January 19, 2023

Armed Forces of Ukraine Down Su-25 Attack Aircraft, Air Force Strikes 10 Clusters of Russians; Ukrainian Units Defend Positions in Soledar and Its Outskirts; UKR Forces Hit RU Military Positions 10 Times; Dozens of Russian Draftees Died in a Ukrainian Strike. Putin’s War Machine Rolled On, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

Armed Forces of Ukraine down Su-25 attack aircraft, Air Force strikes 10 clusters of Russians – General Staff report
In the course of the past 24 hours, the Air Force of the defence forces of Ukraine carried out 10 strikes on clusters of manpower and military equipment, and a Su-25 attack aircraft was also shot down.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 18:16 on 17 January
Quote: "The enemy does not give up its intentions to seize Donetsk Oblast within the administrative borders. [Russian troops – ed.] are concentrating its main efforts on conducting an offensive on the Bakhmut front. [Russians] are conducting unsuccessful offensive actions on the Avdiivka front."
Details: During the day, the Russian occupiers launched four missile attacks, two of which hit a civilian target in the city of Kramatork, Donetsk Oblast. In addition, Russian forces launched 13 air strikes and carried out 23 attacks from multiple-launch missile systems.
On the Kupiansk and Lyman fronts, Russian forces try to improve their tactical positions; on the Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson fronts, the Russians are on the defensive.
On the Volyn, Polissia, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, there are no significant changes, no signs of the formation of Russian offensive groups were detected. The Republic of Belarus continues to support Russian armed aggression, the rotation of Russian units undergoing training on the territory of Belarus continues. --->READ MORE HERE
Ukrainian units defend positions in Soledar and its outskirts:
The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to hold the defence in Soledar (Donetsk Oblast) and on the approaches to the city.
Source: Serhii Chrevatyi, spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on air of the 24 TV Channel
Quote: "Ukraine's east remains the main direction of the aggressor's attack. The enemy focused the main attack on the Bakhmut front, especially in the area of Soledar, where the battles are ongoing. Ukrainian units continue to hold the defence in the city and its outskirts."
The Russian invaders had already set the mass production of medals "for the capture of Soledar", and their soldiers are already being decorated with these "awards", despite that fighting for the Ukrainian city is still going on. --->READ MORE HERE
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