The six hundred and seventy-ninth day (679) of the large-scale armed aggression of the russians against ours continues.


Northern oblasts


Two more dead as a result of the russian missile strike on December 29, 2023, were found in Kyiv. The total number of dead in the capital that day is 32 people, and another 30 were injured.

Yesterday, 230 Ukrainian soldiers and civilians were returned from Russian captivity. These are soldiers, sergeants, officers, soldiers of the Armed Forces, the National Guard, the Navy, and border guards. Some of them defended Mariupol and Azovstal. 

Students of Special School No. 15 in Kyiv made 16 beds for animals with their own hands by. For animals, this means comfort that reminds them that they were once pets. For children in need of correction of psycho-physical development, it is an opportunity to self-actualize and feel needed.

Kyiv Oblast

In Vyshneve, which suffered missile attacks the day before, the homes of more than 700 residents of the town were damaged. Gas supply will be restored as soon as the windows in the kitchens are installed. The supply of heat, electricity and water has already been restored. The school nearby has arranged places for residents of the damaged houses to stay, and hot meals have been organized.

In 2023, the Kyiv Oblast continued to implement the school catering reform. Thus, more than 86,000 students were provided with free hot lunches in the schools of the oblast. The country’s first factory kitchen was opened in Bucha to provide hot meals to the institutions of three surrounding communities. It will be able to produce up to 10 thousand servings a day. Three training and practical centers have been established at vocational education institutions in the oblast. In total, 82 schools located in 35 communities participate in the School Catering Program.

Zhytomyr Oblast

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented certificates for apartments to two Heroes of Ukraine – paratroopers from Zhytomyr.

Another evacuation train with IDPs from the Donetsk Oblast arrived in the Zhytomyr Oblast. The people were met in Berdychiv and resettled in two communities.

Chernihiv Oblast

Russian troops shelled five villages in two border communities of the Chernihiv Oblast.

Sumy Oblast

During the day, one civilian was injured in the Velyka Pysarivka community as a result of strikes by the russian army. In total, the russian invaders shelled 9 communities of the Sumy Oblast.

At night and in the morning of January 4, the russian military carried out six shelling attacks on the Sumy Oblast. A total of 18 explosions were recorded. The Krasnopillia and Druzhba communities were shelled.

Among the prisoners released yesterday, three are residents of the Sumy Oblast.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Over the past day, the Russian Federation fired mortars and artillery at more than 15 settlements in the Kharkiv Oblast, 9 of them were hit by airstrikes. No one was wounded.

A 72-year-old man was killed in the shelling of the village of Morokhovets on January 3, and his wife was injured.

On the evening of January 3, two russian missiles hit the area near an educational institution, shattering the latter’s windows, while the third one exploded near an apartment building in the Shevchenkivskyi district.

The number of people injured as a result of a russian missile strike in the Shevchenkivskyi district on January 2 increased to 63: a 23-year-old girl suffering from shell shoch turned to medics. An 84-year-old woman, wounded in the shelling of Kharkiv on January 2, died in hospital, bringing the death toll to two.

As a result of russian strikes on Kharkiv between December 29 and January 3, two houses that suffered significant destruction remain without heat supply.

In the Kupiansk sector, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled three russian attacks in the areas of Synkivka and east of Petropavlivka.

15 residents of the Kharkiv Oblast were released from captivity during the prisoner exchange on January 3, including 14 servicemen.

Donetsk Oblast

On January 3, 11 settlements in the Donetsk Oblast came under shelling. 24 civilian facilities were damaged, as well as a gas pipeline and power lines.

Over the past day, one person was killed in Avdiivka, Donetsk Oblast, due to shelling by the russian army. Three others were wounded.

On January 3, 124 houses and 93 apartments in the village of Zorya in the Donetsk Oblast were left without gas supply. After the rescuers localized the fire caused by the shelling, gas workers began repairing the network. Currently, 60 homes remain without gas.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk Raion

Yesterday, the village of Zorya came under artillery fire. The enemy damaged 6 private houses, cars, and a gas pipeline.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion

Yesterday, one civilian was injured in Toretsk as a result of shelling by the russian army.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled four attacks near Bohdanivka and Andriivka of the Donetsk Oblast.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

Yesterday, Avdiivka withstood 15 attacks, including 12 airstrikes. A 51-year-old man died, his 50-year-old wife was seriously injured. Private and apartment buildings were destroyed.

The russian military covered Hirnyk with artillery. A 16-year-old boy was injured. Five houses, cars, and power lines were damaged.

Today, January 4, at night, russia attacked Kurakhiv with five S-300 missiles. At least four apartment buildings, a kindergarten, a school, a cafe, a preventive clinic, and administrative buildings were damaged. Previously, residents were not injured.

One person was killed and one was injured on the morning of January 4 in Katerynivka of the Marinka community as a result of russian shelling. The russian army hit the village with artillery.

In the Marinka direction, the troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 14 attacks, near Heorhiivka and Novomykhailivka. The area around Avdiivka is the hottest one. A total of 32 combat clashes took place.

Luhansk Oblast

The occupiers plan to turn the colony in Sukhodilsk of the Luhansk Oblast, from where the russian military recruits prisoners into the “Storm Z” units, into a torture chamber.

On January 3, during the exchange, one civilian and five servicemen of the Luhansk border detachment were returned to Ukraine.

Southern oblasts

Mykolaiv Oblast

During the third of January and the morning of the fourth of January, russian troops shelled three communities of the Mykolaiv Oblast. A private house, an energy infrastructure object and an enterprise were damaged.

As a result of the shelling of Snihurivka by the S-300 anti-aircraft missile complex, four residents were injured, including a 12-year-old girl. 30 houses and commercial structures, cars were damaged. Residents of the territories adjacent to the place of shelling were evacuated.

The morning shelling of Ochakiv on January 4 damaged high-rise buildings, private houses, the electricity network and gas infrastructure. Utility workers eliminate the consequences of shelling.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Yesterday, the occupiers made 159 strikes on 23 towns and villages in the line of fire. 11 reports were received about the destruction of residential buildings. Civilians were not injured.

Among those whom Ukraine returned from Russian captivity yesterday, January 3, were three Berdiansk residents. Two are servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, two are of the National Guard. They were captured in Mariupol.

The russians did not give IAEA experts access to some halls of the Zaporizhzhia NPP power units. The IAEA experts consider this an attempt by the occupiers to hide the real situation at the station.

Odesa Oblast

Seven defenders of Zmiiny Island were returned from russian captivity.

It will take up to five months to clear the trade routes in the Black Sea.

The Safiany Territorial Community of the Odesa Oblast purchased and handed over 37 FPV drones, walkie-talkies, tires and products to military personnel. The village council allocated over one million hryvnias for that.

Kherson Oblast

As a result of russian shelling yesterday, two people died in the Kherson Oblast. The russian army fought 97 times on the territory of the oblast. An educational institution in the Kherson Raion and the territory of an enterprise in Beryslav were hit.

At night, the russian army shelled Novovorontsovka in the Kherson Oblast with artillery. A woman was wounded. She was hospitalized with an eye injury.

The russian army struck Stanislav in the Kherson Oblast. One person died, two were injured. Private houses and cars were damaged. Electricity also went out in the settlement.

russian troops attacked Novotiahynka in the Kherson Oblast. A woman is wounded. She was hospitalized.

As of January 4, nearly 14,000 subscribers remain without electricity in Kherson due to flooding and shelling.

The religious community of the Nativity of the Mother of God of the Kherson Diocese, located in Khreshchenivka of the Beryslav Raion, decided to transfer to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

Central oblasts

Kirovohrad Oblast

On the morning of January 4, the enemy attacked Kropyvnytskyi with missiles. Two energy facilities were damaged. It is known about one dead and seven wounded. Overhead lines have been de-energized in the city. Household consumers and the railway remained without voltage. russian troops probably targeted Kropyvnytskyi with an Kh-59 missile. 

In the afternoon, explosions rang out in the Kropyvnytskyi Raion during an air raid warning. Details are still unknown.

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

On the night of January 4, russian troops attacked Nikopol. A fire broke out in the garage due to the shelling. Rescuers extinguished the fire. 4 private houses, 3 farm buildings, and gas furnaces were also damaged. A power line was cut off. Almost 1,500 families were left without electricity. There were no casualties or injuries.

As a result of the shelling of Nikopol on January 4, two men were injured. Both have leg injuries. It is known that one of them is in serious condition. The consequences of the attack are being clarified.

The sounds of an explosion were heard in Kryvyi Rih today in the afternoon. The consequences of the attack are being clarified.

In the course of the day, reports of mining were received in Dnipro. It was about mining a chain of supermarkets, the building of the Security Service of Ukraine and the city’s hospitals. Specialists examined more than 200 objects.

Cherkasy Oblast

Four Ukrainians from Cherkasy were among those released yesterday from Ukrainian captivity. Two of them were considered missing since 2022.

A resident of Cherkasy, who pointed out the location of the Ukrainian military and air defense systems to the enemy, was sentenced to 9 years. Since May 2023, the man has been transferring valuable data to russians. To each message, he added a screenshot of maps in the “Google Maps” program with exact coordinates.

In Smila, nine houses damaged by the russian attack on December 29 are being demolished. Each raion of the Cherkasy Oblast will undertake the restoration of two objects. The Stepanky and Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi communities, Cherkasy Raion Council and volunteers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have already joined the people of Smila.

Poltava Oblast

During the exchange that took place on January 3 between Ukraine and russia, three military personnel from the Poltava Oblast returned from captivity.

In the Poltava City Council, deputies passed a decision on the transfer of equipment for the military worth almost UAH 50 million. These include, in particular, 127 quadcopters, 103 thermal imagers, 24 sights and other equipment.

In Myrhorod and Poltava, explosions rang out during the air raid. Details are still unknown.

Vinnytsia Oblast

Ivan Palamarchuk, a military man from Vinnytsia, was posthumously awarded the Golden Cross badge. The award was presented to the mother of the deceased defender.

Western Oblasts

Volyn Oblast

Among those released from russian captivity are four residents of the Volyn Oblast, two of whom were considered missing.

Due to bad weather, 85 settlements in the north of the Volyn Oblast are without electricity. Currently, 56 villages have been completely de-energized, and another 29 have been partially de-energized.

Lviv Oblast

Six residents of the Lviv Oblast are among the prisoners that Ukraine released yesterday.

Polish farmers renewed their protest at the Shehyni-Medyka checkpoint. They will let through three trucks per hour.

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

At night in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast, air defense forces destroyed two “Shahed” drones, which russians used to attack Ukraine. The population was not harmed, there was no damage to the infrastructure.


Pre-school educational institutions of the Kamianets-Podilskyi community united and with their own donations purchased a DJI Mavik 3T drone for the combat unit where a Kamianets resident protects the country.

Chernivtsi Oblast

Among Ukrainians freed yesterday from russian captivity is a resident of the village of Zamostia, the Vashkivtsi community.

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

From captivity to the crown: marine Mykola Hrytseniak proposed marriage to his beloved, a combat medic who was released from russian captivity yesterday. Halyna Fedyshyn, 28 years old, is from the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. The lovers went through the battles for Mariupol together, endured the trials of captivity and a long separation.

Ternopil Oblast

In Ternopil, a memorial plaque was opened to the rescuer Serhii Hotsuliak, a pyrotechnician of the State Emergency Service, who died in 2023, while performing a combat mission for humanitarian demining of the de-occupied territory in the Kharkiv Oblast.

Among Ukrainians released from russian captivity are four residents of the Ternopil Oblast.

The Ternopil Oblast is rebuilding the village of Arkhanhelske, the Kherson Oblast, which was under occupation for 8 months. During the year, 33 houses were restored.

Zakarpattia Oblast

The caroling brought almost UAH 19,000 to the artists of the People’s Vocal-Instrumental Ensemble “Materynka” of the Onokivtsi community. The collective, together with volunteers, performs in the city’s supermarkets and collects money for drones for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Last modified: 6 Січня, 2024