During the past day, December 4, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled a number of attacks by the occupying army. The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their assaults near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region. During the past day, 73 combat clashes took place.

Read more about the situation at the front in the morning report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on December 5.

In total, the enemy launched 8 missile and 68 air strikes, carried out 87 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

Over the past day, the Russian occupiers launched an airstrike on Ukraine, using 2 Kh-59 guided missiles and 22 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. The forces and means of air defense of Ukraine destroyed 14 enemy drones and 1 Kh-59 guided missile.

Also, with the beginning of the current day, the Russian occupiers again launched an air strike on Ukraine, using Shahed-136/131 UAVs. The consequences of the attack are being clarified.

Airstrikes were carried out: Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Pishchane of the Kharkiv oblast; Novoyehorivka, Serebryansk Forestry, Luhansk Oblast; Spirne, Vyimka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Avdiivka, Chasiv Yar, Oleksandropil, Novomykhailivka, Urozhayne, Staromayorske of the Donetsk Oblast; Novodarivka and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

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

The situation at the front

In the area of responsibility of the "North" Joint Task Force in the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation remains without significant changes.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts active sabotage activities in order to prevent the transfer of our troops to threatening directions, and increases the density of minefields along the state border in the Belgorod region.

In the area of responsibility of the Khortytsia Joint Task Force in the Kupyansk direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 10 enemy attacks in the Synkivka and Petropavlivka districts of the Kharkiv oblast.

In the Lyman direction, the Defense Forces repelled 11 enemy attacks in the areas of Serebryansk forestry, Bilohorivka in the Luhansk oblast and Terny in the Donetsk oblast.

In the Bakhmut direction, our soldiers repelled 11 enemy attacks in the areas of Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka and Andriivka of the Donetsk oblast. The Defense Forces of Ukraine continue assault operations south of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, inflict losses on the enemy in manpower and equipment, and gain a foothold on the achieved frontiers.

In the area of responsibility of the Tavriya Joint Task Force in the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian defenders continue to restrain the enemy, who does not stop trying to surround Avdiivka. Our soldiers are steadfastly holding the defense, inflicting significant losses on the enemy. The defense forces successfully repelled 18 enemy attacks in the areas east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, and Severne of the Donetsk oblast.

In the Marinka direction, the Defense Forces continue to restrain the enemy in the areas of Maryinka and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk oblast, where our defenders repelled 18 attacks.

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

In the Zaporozhye direction,the Defense Forces repelled all attacks by the enemy, who tried to restore the lost position in the areas south of Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region.

At the same time, in the Melitopol direction, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to inflict active actions on the occupying forces losses in manpower and equipment, exhausting the enemy along the entire front line.

In the area of responsibility of the Odesa Joint Task Force, the Defense Forces continue to hold their positions on the left bank of the Dnieper, continue to conduct counter-battery fighting, and inflict fire damage on the enemy's rear.

Over the past day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 10 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, and 2 strikes on the enemy's anti-aircraft missile systems. Units of missile forces inflicted damage on 3 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, 2 on anti-aircraft missile systems and 7 on enemy artillery.

Recall that the deputy commander of the 3rd assault brigade Maksym Zhorin said that the Russian Federation has intensified the offensive in eastern Ukraine. According to him, the occupiers have moved to more active offensive actions.

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