General Staff operational report February 2, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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The 344th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 02.02.2023.

During the day, the Russian army launched 2x missile strikes on the civilian infrastructure of Kramatorsk (Donetsk oblast). The strikes resulted in casualties among civilian population and damage to 13x two-story buildings, 3x four-story buildings, a children’s clinic, a school, garages and cars.

Moreover, Russian military carried out 3x air strikes and more than 15x MLRS attacks that in particular, targeted civilian objects in the settlement of Komyshany (Kherson oblast). As a result, 4x people got injuries, including a 5-year-old kid. Russian soldiers caused damage to civilian infrastructure in the city of Ochakiv (Mykolayiv oblast).

The threat of further Russian air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.

The Russian army continues active reconnaissance and preparation for an offensive on certain directions, carrying out measures to strengthen its troops. Offensive operations continue on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka axes. The Russian  army sustains heavy losses, and keeps loosing troops. On other directions, Russian troops stay on the defensive.

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  • Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna directions: no Russian offensive groups were detected. Russian units are being trained on the training grounds of the Republic of Belarus. Joint military exercise of the aviation component of Russia-Belarus regional grouping has ended. Russian aviation grouping has been reported to return to its permanent bases. Russia continues to shell Ukrainian settlements along national border, causing casualties among civilian population and damage to private property. Russian soldiers shelled the vicinities of Klyusy and Yeliny (Chernihiv oblast); Murawayni, Studenka, Katerynivka, Vovkivka, and Volfyny (Sumy oblast); Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Ternove, Starytsya, Hatyshch, Vovchansk, Vovchanski Khutory, and Okhrimivka (Kharkiv oblast).
  • Kupyansk direction: the Russian army shelled the vicinities of Kupyansk, Kucherivka, Kislivka, and Kotlyarivka (Kharkiv oblast); and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk oblast).
  • Lyman direction: Russian military shelled Makiivka, Chervonpopivka, and Dibrova (Luhansk oblast).
  • Bakhmut direction: Spirne, Bilohorivka, Paraskoviivka, Vesele, Bakhmut, and Ivanivske (Donetsk oblast) came under Russian fire.
  • Avdiivka direction: Avdiivka, Vesele, Severne, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Heorgiivka, Maryinka, and Pobieda were subjects to Russian attacks.
  • Novopavlivka direction: Russian troops shelled Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, and Neskuchne (Donetsk oblast).
  • Zaporizhzhia direction: the vicinities of more than 15x settlements came under Russian mortar, barrel and rocket artillery fire. Among them are Olhivske, Malynyvka, Chervone, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka, and Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
  • Kherson direction: the city of Kherson, as well as Novokairy, Chervyn Mayak, Zmiivka, Beryslav, Mykolaivka, Tyaginka, Ponyativka, Inzhenerne, and Antonivka (Kherson oblast) suffered artillery shelling.

Russia is preparing to conduct covert mobilization on the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk oblast of Ukraine. In particular, all public sector and communal organizations in Horlivka were ordered to submit lists of persons with reservations on mobilization to local Russian military commissariat. All these people are going to be examined by special commissions with subsequent conscription into the Russian ranks.

In the Tavilzhanka area, Kupyansk district, Kharkiv oblast, the Russian army is preparing to destroy the road infrastructure, mine bridges, dams, and crossings.

During the past day, Ukrainian Air Force attacked 4x concentrations of Russian troops. Ukrainian soldiers shot down 1x Russian “Merlin”-type UAV.

Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 3x concentrations of Russian troops and 1x command post.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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