Again on civilian targets
The Russians launch missiles at Chersonesos
12/28/2022, 10:11 a.m
Only recently did the Russian occupiers have to withdraw from the Ukrainian city of Chersonesos. Now they are shelling the city massively – with artillery and mortars. Heavy fighting also took place around the towns of Bakhmut, Swatoy and Kremina.
News of new Russian attacks from the city of Cherson in southern Ukraine. Ukraine’s General Staff said that Russian forces fired 33 missiles at civilian targets there in the 24 hours to early Wednesday morning. In addition, populated areas on the right bank of the Dnipro River near the regional capital, which the Ukrainian army recaptured last month, have come under mortar and artillery fire. To date, nothing is known about any victims.
An air alert was sounded in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, in the morning. The city administration reported this on its Telegram channel. The authorities have since lifted the warning.
On the front in eastern Ukraine, the fiercest fighting is still taking place around the town of Bakhmut, which has been under intense attack by Russian forces for months, and in the north in the towns of Swatoy and Kremina. Here the Ukrainian forces are trying to penetrate the Russian positions. The front line has not changed much, said Ukrainian military analyst Oli Zhdanov, but Russian pressure has increased as Russia has deployed additional tanks, armored vehicles and soldiers to combat zones.
According to Serhiy Haji, the governor of Luhansk, the Kremlin forces managed to build a strong defense in the region. “They are bringing in large amounts of reserves and equipment. They are constantly replenishing their forces.” At the same time, according to him, Ukrainian forces could be on the verge of liberating Kremina. As he wrote on Telegram on Tuesday, parts of the Russian forces were forced to retreat to Roubchen. He continues: The Russians understand that if they lose Kremina, their entire line of defense will fall.
According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian military leadership determined at a meeting the measures to be taken in the short term. “We will continue to prepare the armed forces and security of Ukraine for the next year. It is a crucial year. We understand the dangers of winter. We understand what needs to be done in the spring,” Zelensky said in his nightly video address. .