General Staff operational report December 1, 2022 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 281st day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 01.12.2022.

During the day, Russia launched a missile attack on the positions of Ukrainian troops on the territory of the Kharkiv oblast. It carried out 16 airstrikes, in particular on the settlement of Bilohirya in the Zaporizhzhia oblast, and shelled the city of Kherson with MLRS.

There is still a threat of Russian missile strikes on the objects of the energy system and critical infrastructure throughout the territory of Ukraine.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of Russian offensive groups have been detected.

  • In the Siverskyi direction, the Russian army carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Kostobobriv and Hremyach in the Chernihiv oblast and Havrylova Sloboda, Seredyna Buda, Pustohorod, Bachivsk, Vilna Sloboda, Budky, Bilopillya and Krasnopillya in the Sumy oblast.
  • In the Slobozhanskyi direction, Russia continues to maintain its troops in the border areas of the Belgorod region. Areas of the settlements of Huryiv Kozachok, Krasne, Zelene, Slobozhanske, Ohirtseve, Bochkove, Mala Vovcha, Budarky, Dvorichna and Zapadne of Kharkiv oblast were shelled by Russian artillery of various types.
  • The Russian army is defending in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. Shelled the areas of Tabaivka, Krokhmalne and Berestove settlements of Kharkiv oblast with tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery; Stelmakhivka, Myasozharivka, Makiivka and Ploschanka in the Luhansk oblast and Torske in the Donetsk oblast.
  • In the Bakhmut direction, Russian military will continue to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Objects in the Serebryanka, Verkhnyokamyanske, Spirne, Rozdolivka, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Zalizne and New York districts of the Donetsk oblast were hit by fire from tanks and artillery.
  • In the Avdiivka direction, the  Russian army continues to try to improve the tactical position. Objects in Avdiyivka, Pervomaiskyi, Vodyane, Vesele, Krasnohorivka and Maryinka areas in Donetsk oblast were hit by Russian fire from tanks and artillery of various types.
  • The Russian army is conducting defensive operations in the Novopavlivsk direction. Shelling by Russian troops of Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, Bohoyavlenka, Paraskoviivka, Zolota Nyva, Prechystivka, Vuhledar and Pavlivka areas of the Donetsk oblast was recorded.
  • Russian soldiers are also on the defensive in the Zaporizhzhia direction. They carried out artillery shelling in the areas of Nikopol, Kamianske, Novoandriyivka, Zaliznychne, Hulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka and Bilohirya in the Zaporizhia oblast and Ilyinka in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast.
  • In the Kherson direction, Russia is defending previously occupied lines. In particular, Kachkarivka, Respublikanets, Matrosivka, Tokarivka and Antonivka of the Kherson region came under fire. The Russian army does not stop terrorizing the inhabitants of the city of Kherson with artillery.

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According to the available information, Russian forces are withdrawing separate units and preparing for evacuation the personnel of the occupation administrations of the settlements of the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia region. Thus, units based in the local police station and one of the educational institutions left Mykhailivka settlement. In the settlements of Polohy and Inzhenerne, Russian troops leave the houses where they were quartered and take away the stolen property. In the village of Burchak,  Russian authorities are conducting a census for the so-called voluntary evacuation of the population.

It has been confirmed that units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit Russian manpower concentrations in the previous days. In the settlements of Myrne, Tokmak, Inzhenerne, Polohy, Yasne and Kinsky Rozdory of the Zaporizhzhia oblast, the Russian army lost more than 230 people wounded, and more than 15 units of military equipment of various types and ammunition depots were destroyed. Information on eliminated Russian soldiers is being clarified.

During the current day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine made 14 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as 3 strikes on the positions of Russia’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

See also: Russians killed 1 civilian and injured 2 during shelling of the Kherson region

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