The Russian army stormed in several directions and tried to encircle Avdiivka: The Ukrainian Armed Forces thwarted its plans. General Staff report
The Russian occupation army continues to make attempts to encircle Avdiivka and strikes numerous civilian objects in our country. There were 84 combat engagements in the frontline yesterday.
The Russian aggressor country is using its typical terror tactics and is launching missile and air strikes, firing from multiple rocket launchers not only at military but also at civilian objects in Ukraine. During December 1, the occupants launched 2 missile and 30 air strikes, fired 71 times from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of our troops and populated areas. This is stated in the report of the General Staff of the Armed For ces of Ukraine as of the morning of December 2.
As a result of the Russian terrorist attacks, there are casualties among the civilian population . Private homes and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.
During the day, the Russian army once again attacked Ukraine with missiles and kamikaze drones . Terrorists launched two X-59 guided missiles and 23 Shahed-136/131 UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed one X-59 guided missile and 18 attack drones.
Serebryanske forestry in Luhansk region and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk region came under air attack. More than 100 settlements in Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions came under artillery fire.
In the area of responsibility of the "North" operational and strategic grouping of troops on the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation remains without significant changes.
On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts active sabotage activities to prevent the deployment of our troops to threatened areas, and increases the density of minefields along the state border in the Belgorod region.
In the area of responsibility of the Khortytsia operational and strategic grouping of troops in the Kupyansk sector, the enemy conducted assault operations in the areas of Synkivka, Kharkiv region, and Stelmakhivka, Luhansk region, where the defense forces repelled 13 attacks.
In the Liman sector, the enemy conducted assault operations in the area of Serebryanske forestry in Luhansk region, where the defense forces repelled 8 attacks.
In the Bakhmut sector , the enemy conducted assault operations in the areas of Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiyivka and Andriivka in the Donetsk region, where Ukrainian troops repelled 21 attacks. Ukrainian defense forces continue assault operations south of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the enemy, and consolidating their positions.
In the area of responsibility of the Tavria operational and strategic grouping of troops in the Avdiivka sector , the enemy is making attempts to surround Avdiivka, but our soldiers are holding steadfast, inflicting significant losses on the enemy. The enemy's offensive actions were unsuccessful in the areas south of Novokalynove, Stepove, Avdiivka, Severne and Pervomaiske in Donetsk region, where the defense forces repelled 21 attacks.
In the Maryinka sector , the enemy, supported by aviation, conducted unsuccessful assault operations near Novomykhailivka, Donetsk region.
In the Shakhtarsk sector, the enemy did not conduct offensive (assault) actions.
In the Zaporizhzhia sector, the enemy unsuccessfully conducted offensive (assault) operations 8 times to restore the lost position in the areas of Robotyno, Zaporizhzhia region, and also conducted unsuccessful assault operations in the area west of Verbove, Zaporizhzhia region, where our defenders repelled 4 more attacks.
At the same time, the Ukrainian defense forces continue to conduct offensive operations in the Melitopol sector, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, and depleting the enemy along the entire front line.
In the area of responsibility of the Odesa operational and strategic grouping of troops in the Kherson sector , the defense forces are holding their positions on the left bank of the Dnipro, continuing to conduct counter-battery combat, and inflicting fire on the enemy's rear.
Yesterday, missile troops struck 3 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as 5 enemy ammunition depots.
As a reminder, a new video from Avdiivka, Donetsk region, has been posted online. The invaders are ruthlessly destroying the city, and civilians are forced to survive in apocalyptic conditions. Despite the fierce fighting for Avdiivka, about 1,300 civilians still remain in the town.
Earlier it was reported that in Russia, the offensive efforts of the occupation forces have been called part of "active defense ". This substitution of concepts is necessary for the military and political leadership of the aggressor state to reduce Russians' expectations of significant "victories" of the Russian army in the war against Ukraine.