Russians are now on the defensive on the Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson fronts. At the same time, they are conducting offensive actions on the Bakhmut and Avdiivka fronts, as well as trying to improve their tactical position on the Kupiansk and Lyman fronts.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 18:00 on 15 January
Quote: "Russians continue to focus their main efforts on attempts to occupy the full territory of Donetsk Oblast. Russians are conducting offensive actions on the Bakhmut and Avdiivka fronts, as well as trying to improve their tactical position on the Kupiansk and Lyman fronts. On the Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson fronts, the Russians are on the defensive."
Details: During the day, 15 January, Russians fired eight times, using multiple launch rocket systems.
On the Volyn, Polissia, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, there were no signs of the formation of Russian offensive groups. Certain units of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia keep carrying out tasks in the districts that border Ukraine.
At the same time, areas in and around Sopych, Vovkivka and Kindrativka in Sumy Oblast and Starytsa, Huriv Kozachok, Budarky, Vovchansk, Strilecha, Ternova, Khatnie and Topoli in Kharkiv Oblast came under mortar and artillery attacks.
On the Kupiansk and Lyman fronts, Russian troops fired in and around 15 settlements, including Dvorichna, Kotliarivka, Krokhmalne, Berestove and Vilshana in Kharkiv Oblast, as well as Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Kuzmyne and Chervonopopivka in Luhansk front.
On the Bakhmut front, Russian troops fired on the positions of our troops in the areas of more than 20 settlements, namely Spirne, Krasna Hora, Klishchiivka, Ivano-Darivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Druzhba and Pivnichne in Donetsk Oblast.
On the Avdiivka front, Heorhiivka, Vesele, Avdiivka, Marinka, Vodiane and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk Oblast came under Russian fire.
On the Novopavlivka front, settlements of Vuhledar, Prechystivka and Mykilski Dachi were hit.
On the Zaporizhzhia front, Russian troops fired in and around 15 settlements, including Mylove, Huliaipole, Dorozhnianka, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Stepove and Kachkarivka in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
On the Kherson front, Russian forces attacked the areas of more than 15 settlements, in particular, Kherson and its suburbs.
Russians keep suffering significant losses. Thus, due to the lack of beds in the hospitals in Horlivka city, Donetsk Oblast, all those wounded on the Donetsk front are evacuated from the front line to Zhdanivka.
During the day, Ukraine’s Air Force delivered seven strikes on clusters of Russian personnel and two strikes on air defence systems positions; units of Rocket forces and Artillery struck two clusters of military personnel.