General Staff operational report February 3, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 345th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 03.02.2023.

During the day of February 3, Russian troops launched a missile attack on the civilian infrastructure of the city of Barvinkove (Kharkiv oblast), causing civilian casualties. In addition, the Russian army launched more than 20x MLRS attacks.

The threat of further Russian air and missile strikes across Ukraine remains high.

The Russian army continues offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Novopavlivka directions, suffering heavy losses in personnel and military equipment.

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  • Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna directions: no offensive groups of the Russian army were found. At the same time, the troops of the Russian Federation continue cross-border shelling targeting Ukrainian settlements. The vicinities of settlements of Tymonovychi, Hremyach (Chernihiv oblast), Rozhkovychi, Tovstodubove, Studenok, Starykove, Volfyne, Mykolaivka (Sumy oblast), and Veterynarne, Hlyboke, Zelene, Neskuchne, Hatyshche, and Vovchansk (Kharkiv oblast) came under fire.
  • Kupyansk direction: the Russian army fired tanks, mortars, and artillery at the vicinities of Dvorichna, Zapadne, Holubivka, Kupyansk, Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast), and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk oblast).
  • Lyman direction: Torske (Donetsk oblast), Makiivka, Chervonopopivka, and Dibrova (Luhansk oblast) were shelled.
  • Bakhmut direction: Spirne, Vesele, Bilohorivka, Paraskoviivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, and Druzhba (Donetsk oblast) were hit.
  • Avdiivka direction: Tonenke, Vodyane, Heorhiivka, and Marinka came under Russian fire.
  • Novopavlivka direction: Neskuchne, Bohoyavlenka, and Vuhledar were shelled with tanks, mortars, and artillery.
  • Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions: vicinities of more than 15x settlements came under Russian fire. Among them are Novopil, Vremivka (Donetsk oblast), Olhivske, Malynivka, Huliaipilske, Novodanylivka, Mala Tokmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Kherson, Kachkarivka, and Kozatske.

The Russian army continues to suffer losses. For example, in Bilovodsk (Luhansk oblast), Russian soldiers converted the Central District Hospital into a military hospital and brought there up to 120x wounded servicemen of the Russian Federation armed forces.

With the aim to replenish its casualties, the Russian army continues its recruitment campaign among convicts. Over the past week, up to 1,000x mercenaries were recruited in the penitentiary institutions of Novosibirsk oblast (Russia).

During the day of February 3, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 4x air strikes on the concentrations of the Russian army and 1x air strike on a position of its anti-aircraft missile system.

At the same time, units of the missile troops and artillery of the Ukrainian Defense Forces struck 2x concentrations of Russian manpower.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

See also: Russia shelled Donetsk region, 52 сivil objects were destroyed and damaged: photos


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