The six hundred and eighty-first day (691) of the large-scale armed aggression of the russians against ours continues.
In Kyiv, a bomb squad disarmed the warhead of a Kinzhal aero-ballistic hypersonic missile used by russia to attack the capital on January 2. The fragments of the downed missile were removed from the ground in the Shevchenkivskyi district of the city.
SBU exposed one of the companies that supplied tactical medicine to russia. The owner of the company is suspected of organizing the scheme. He is charged with aiding the aggressor state. According to the investigation, during 2022-2023 Kyivhuma company shipped to russia batches of tactical tourniquets and bandages worth more than 40 million hryvnias.
According to the New Julian calendar, on January 6, Ukraine celebrates the Epiphany for the first time. Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epiphany, led the Divine Liturgy at St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral in Kyiv and blessed the waters of the Dnipro River.
Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, on January 7-9, Kyiv Oblast power companies will switch to an enhanced mode of operation and prepare to eliminate the consequences of accidents as quickly as possible, should they occur.
A little girl from Bucha has already raised over 50 thousand hryvnias for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 9-year-old Dasha Sulimovska and her family are now helping Ukraine’s defenders in various ways. Dasha plays the flute, her younger sister paints, and her parents collect humanitarian aid for the military. After being evacuated from Bucha, the Sulimovskys lived in Uzhhorod, where the girl was inspired by other children to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
In Chernihiv, the main auditorium of the drama theater, damaged by a missile strike, is being prepared for reopening. Back then, more than 200 people were injured and seven people killed. The roof and ceiling of the main hall of the theater were partially destroyed and windows were smashed. Today, thanks to the help of international organizations, the repair works are nearing completion.
The owners of the Ukraina hotel in Chernihiv, which was hit by an Iskander missile in March 2022, plan to restore it. The money for the work is intended to be collected from russia.
During the day, the russian army carried out 9 shelling attacks on the border areas and settlements of the Sumy Oblast. 52 explosions were recorded. Four communities were shelled.
At night, the russian army shelled the Sumy Oblast three times. Seven mortar shell explosions were recorded.
More than 15 settlements in the Kharkiv Oblast were under russian artillery and mortar shelling throughout the day.
The shelling damaged buildings in Lyptsi and Kozacha Lopan. In Kupiansk, a 61-year-old woman was recovered from the rubble and hospitalized with a foot injury.
The russian army attacked seven times in the area of Synkivka in the Kupiansk sector during January 5. The Ukrainian military repelled all assaults.
Near Zolochiv, sappers neutralized a FAB-250 aircraft bomb. On January 5, bomb squads surveyed about 4.5 hectares of territory and defused 28 explosive devices.
A 55-year-old resident of Vovchansk sustained a mine-blast injury as a result of russian mortar shelling on the morning of January 6. Houses and the territory of an enterprise were damaged in the city.
On January 5, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 39 attacks by russian troops in the Donetsk Oblast, shelling 7 settlements. Most of the fighting took place in the Avdiivka and Maryinka sectors. Twenty-nine civilian buildings were damaged.
In the Donetsk Oblast, one person was wounded in Krasnohorivka as a result of shelling by Russian troops on January 5.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
On the night of January 6, the russian army attacked Pokrovsk twice. S-300 missiles hit the territory of the enterprise. Six hits causing damage were recorded. There are casualties.
Five children and six adults were killed as a result of today’s russian strikes on the Pokrovsk Raion. The occupiers hit the area with S-300 missiles. The main damage came to Pokrovsk and Rivne of the Myrnohrad community.
“White Angels” brought 750 kilograms of animal food to the destroyed city, which was donated by volunteers. Police officers help to feed the pets and deliver food to every residential neighborhood.
Bahmut and Bahmut Raion
On the morning of January 6, russian troops carried out two airstrikes on the residential buildings of Povnichne in the Toretsk community. One person died, one was injured.
Near Bakhmut, the russian army directs most of its forces to assaults on the route to Chasiv Yar.
On January 5, the russian army shelled the settlements of the Kutsurub and Ochakiv communities. Agricultural premises and machinery were damaged as a result of the hits. There are no injured or dead.
During the day, air defense forces shot down two Kh-31P anti-radar missiles and one Shahed-131/136 type attack drone over the Mykolaiv Oblast.
Yesterday, the enemy made 131 strikes on 18 towns and villages of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. There were no casualties. Ten reports were received about the destruction of residential buildings and infrastructure facilities.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction in the Robotyne area, the Defense Forces repelled an attack by the russian military.
The Odesa community of defenders of “Azovstal” went to Deribasivska Street to the Christmas tree to remind people about the captured defenders of Mariupol. The participants chant: “Glory to the marines!”, “Don’t let them die!”, “Free the Mariupol garrison!”, “Free the Azov regiment!”.
The russian army shelled the Kherson Oblast 112 times during the day. They aimed at an enterprise in the Kherson raion. One person died, five were injured.
The Tiahynka community came under fire from the russian military today. The village council building, modular houses where internally displaced persons lived, a warehouse with humanitarian aid, as well as private cars were destroyed. A man is wounded. He was hospitalized with a mine-explosive injury, a broken arm.
The troops of the russian federation shelled the Darivka community in the Kherson Oblast. Two nine-year-old brothers received shrapnel wounds. They were hospitalized.
The enemy army attacked Ivanivka in the Kherson Oblast. A man is wounded. He was in the yard of his own house. He was hospitalized with multiple injuries.
On the evening of January 5, russian troops shelled the Nikopol Raion of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast with heavy artillery. There are no dead or injured.
One person died and two were injured as a result of the morning shelling of Nikopol on January 6. 13 houses and six outbuildings were damaged in the city. Several cars, power lines, and gas lines were affected. The information is being clarified.
On January 6, Nikopol suffered 12 artillery barrages and three kamikaze drone strikes. The villages of Nikopol, Mirove, Marganets and Pokrovsk came under the fire of the russian army.
Doctors helped four people. Among them is a 5-year-old boy. Everyone has a lot of stress. Two industrial enterprises and 27 private houses were damaged in the Raion. 13 farm buildings were mutilated, one burned. Cars and power lines are destroyed and broken. Almost 2,000 families are without electricity.
Residents of the Oleksandria community in the Kirovohrad Oblast collected UAH 1,034 million for drones for the military. The promotion started before Christmas.
The “Circle of Protection” project was implemented in Cherkasy for two months. Psychologists, volunteers, military personnel and their families studied together how to communicate with military personnel while at the front and after returning home to avoid stress and misunderstandings.
Police captain Serhii Khrushch from the settlement of Murovani Kurylivtsi, the Vinnytsia Oblast, makes burgundies for defenders at the front. He works in the evenings and on weekends. Friends, volunteers, wife and son also help the law enforcement officer.
At the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, the project “Small stories of the Great War” is being implemented. The curators of the project collect testimonies of eyewitnesses who survived hostilities or occupation. Educators communicate with internally displaced persons, military personnel, people of different ages and professions to record their stories. They are also looking for volunteers who will help translate materials into different languages for a foreign audience.
Tonight, during an air alert, the air defense forces neutralized one unmanned aerial vehicle of the “Shahed” type. There was no information about the injured or the dead.
At the Khmelnytskyi nuclear power plant, scheduled and preventive maintenance of power units was completed. The staff of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, which is currently under occupation, was involved in the work.
Mobile fire groups from the Zakarpattia anti-aircraft machine-gun battalion began to perform the combat task of protecting the airspace. The military was provided with high-terrain vehicles, equipped with large-caliber machine guns, means of autonomous communication and other special equipment. Fire groups have already been sent to combat duty.Last modified: 8 Січня, 2024