General Staff operational report January 28, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 339th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 28.01.2023.

Russian Federation launched 1x missile strike on civilian infrastructure of the city of Kostiantynivka (Donetsk oblast). Total number of Russian MLRS attacks exceeded 15x. There are civilian casualties.

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

Losing a large number of troops, Russia attempts further offensive operations on Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Novopavlivka axis. However, the Russian army stays on the defensive on Kupyansk, Lyman, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson axis.

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  • Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no changes, no offensive groups of the Russian army identified. Certain units of Russian 6th Motorized Rifle Division, 3rd Army Corps undergo training in Belarus.
  • Sivershchyna axis: the vicinities of Hai, Khrinivka, Mykolaivka (Chernihiv oblast), Volfyne, Muraveinya, Seredyna Buda, Stara Huta, Rozhkovychi, and Bachivsk (Sumy oblast) came under mortar fire.
  • Slobozhanshchyna axis: the vicinities of Huryiv Kozachok, Krasne, Starytsya, Okhrimivka, Varvarivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Neskuchne, Ternova, and Kupyansk (Kharkiv oblast) suffered mortar and artillery attacks.
  • Kupyansk axis: Russian military shelled positions of Ukrainian troops in the vicinities of Ivanivka, Kyslivka, Krokhmalne (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivske (Luhansk oblast), and Berestove (Donetsk oblast).
  • Lyman axis: Russian troops shelled Makiivka, Chervonopopivka, and Dibrova (Luhansk oblast) with mortars and artillery.
  • Bakhmut axis: Russian troops shelled the vicinities of 18x settlements, including Spirne, Verhknokamyanske, Rozdolivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, and Maiorsk (Donetsk oblast).
  • Avdiivka axis: Berdychi, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Nevelske, Vesele, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, and Novomykhailivka came under Russian fire.
  • Novopavlivka axis: the Russian army shelled Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, and Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast).
  • Zaporizhzhia axis: 15x settlements were shelled, including Vremivka, Novopil (Donetsk oblast), Malynivka, Chervone, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Orikhiv, and Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
  • Kherson axis: the vicinities of settlements of Mykhailivka, Havrylivka, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, Chervonyi Mayak, Kozatske, Tyahynka, Komyshany, and Kherson came under artillery fire.

Russian soldiers continue to exert moral, psychological, and physical pressure on the local residents. For example, employees of Zaporizhzhia NPP who did not sign an employment contract with Russian troops were denied access to the plant, and the workers who were forced to sign the contract were announced salary cuts, arguing that the plant has not been operational.

The Russian army continues to suffer losses. In particular, city hospital in Tokmak (Zaporizhzhia oblast) alone has received up to 50x wounded Russian soldiers  in recent days. Most of them are sent back to the front line after having been rendered formal aid.

During the day of January 28, Ukrainian Air Force launched 4x air strikes on the concentrations of Russian  troops. Ukrainian missile and artillery units attacked 2x command posts, 2x air defense positions, and 3x concentrations of the Russian army.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

See also: Russia hit Kostiantynivka in the Donetsk region with rockets, 3 civilians were killed: photos


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