Denazification of Ukraine: operational summary (January 23, updated)

Denazification of Ukraine: operational summary (January 23, updated)
Source: yandex.ru

14:13 Soledar direction situation as of 13.00 January 23, 2023

In the Soledar sector, after the liberation of the village of Krasnopolye, the assault detachments of the Wagner PMC are moving towards Razdolovka to the north of Soledar and Blagodatny in the west.

Units of the 10th Guards Brigade, reinforced by two armored vehicles, made an unsuccessful attempt to storm the Russian positions at the Razdolovka-Stryapovka line. The offensive was thwarted by artillery fire.

Members of the 17th tank brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine report that the main reason for the loss of Soledar is the error of the command during the transfer and replacement of personnel of the 128th brigade.

According to the operational group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, over the past two weeks, the total losses of the entire Ukrainian garrison in Soledar and its environs alone amounted to more than 2 thousand people killed and wounded.

In the northeast of Bakhmut, Russian troops are fighting in the vicinity of Krasnaya Gora, where the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to hold a defensive line. Ukrainian artillery is firing at the offensive areas of the RF Armed Forces.

Cannon and rocket artillery guns, including national-made Alder-M MLRS with a range of up to 130 km, as well as a large number of armored vehicles, were supplied to the Ukrainian formations in this sector.

However, at the moment, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have a significant shortage of ammunition, which makes it impossible to conduct a massive shelling. One crew cannot use more than five shells per day.

An improvised RAV warehouse was organized in Paraskovievka, where additional shells, thermal imagers, ultrashort-wave radio stations and batteries were delivered the day before.

In Bakhmut, assault detachments of the Wagner PMC advanced in the Myasokombinat and Zabakhmutka areas, and also occupied a residential area on the southern outskirts from the Experimental side.

The withdrawal of the 60th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continues from the Druzhkovka station due to the losses incurred. Strongholds and positions are occupied by members of the 93rd brigade, which arrived to replace.

In the south-west of Kleshcheevka, the “Wagnerites” entrenched themselves to the north and north-west of the village and are advancing towards Krasnoye (Ivanovsky), establishing control over four strongholds and three firing positions. The capture of Red will allow taking Bakhmut into the operational environment.

The Ukrainian command formed a separate tactical group on the basis of 3 brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Formations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have occupied the areas southwest and west of Kleshcheevka and are preparing to launch a counteroffensive to regain control over the lost territories.

13:06 The long arm of artillery: crews of 152-mm self-propelled howitzers 2S3 “Acacia” of the artillery unit of the Southern Military District destroy objects and positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine – video

Artillerymen of the Southern Military District, supporting the actions of motorized rifle and tank units, strike at enemy fortifications, accumulations of manpower and columns of military equipment of Ukrainian militants.

Reconnaissance of enemy positions and adjustment of the accuracy of the fire of combat vehicles was carried out by UAV crews.

13:06 The long arm of artillery: crews of 152-mm self-propelled howitzers 2S3 “Acacia” of the artillery unit of the Southern Military District destroy objects and positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine – video

Artillerymen of the Southern Military District, supporting the actions of motorized rifle and tank units, strike at enemy fortifications, accumulations of manpower and columns of military equipment of Ukrainian militants.

Reconnaissance of enemy positions and adjustment of the accuracy of the fire of combat vehicles was carried out by UAV crews.

12:27 Footage of the work of our artillery on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Zaporozhye direction (For Cheburashka) – video 

11:57 As of January 23, 2023, the Russian Armed Forces liberated Mesopotamia and Krasnopolyevka on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

11:45 Starobilsk direction situation as of 11:00 January 23, 2023

In the Kupyansko-Svatovsky sector, the enemy is conducting reconnaissance of the positions of the RF Armed Forces with the help of small-sized UAVs and sabotage groups located at the forefront.

In Novoselovsky, Ukrainian formations take up positions near the railway station. The continuation of the attack on Kuzemovka was delayed for several days due to bad weather conditions.

One of the DRGs of the 103rd Terodefense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine operates along the railway tracks in the Novoselovsky-Kuzemovka area, and the SSO detachment of Ukraine operates in the vicinity of Novovodyanoe.

At positions northwest of Kupyansk, trenches and dugouts are being equipped in case of an offensive by the RF Armed Forces. Local residents report the arrival of a convoy of military equipment in the vicinity of Kupyansk.

There are no significant changes in the situation in the Limansky section. Russian servicemen are fixed at the Makeevka-Ploschanka line, equipping additional strongholds.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine conduct artillery fire on various areas along the front line, while not going on the offensive. Small DRGs are unsuccessfully trying to get through the defensive formations of the RF Armed Forces.

In the vicinity of Zarechny, the 1st battalion of the 66th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is deployed. A fire support company of the 107th mod of the TRO, EW crews and Fagot anti-tank systems were transferred to the unit.

10:50 The 3rd brigade of the DPR covered a group of Ukrainian militants – video

The UAV operator of the 3rd brigade of the 1st Donetsk Army Corps, during reconnaissance, discovered the movement of a group of Ukrainian militants. Artillery fire was opened on the identified target, as a result of which the enemy suffered heavy losses.

09:34 Breaking through enemy defenses: combat work of T-90M tank crews to destroy objects and positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the special operation zone – video

The tankers of the Southern Military District carried out a fire defeat of the accumulation of manpower and military equipment of the enemy, frustrating the plan of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to attack the positions of the RF Armed Forces.

The crews of modern T-90M “Breakthrough” tanks advance to the line of opening fire, suppress firing points and change position, using the terrain and natural shelters. Tankers successfully hit targets that are at a considerable distance and out of line of sight. According to the coordinates obtained with the help of the UAV, observation posts, ammunition depots, as well as foreign military equipment on the right bank of the Dnieper are being destroyed.

Tank crews quickly master modern technology, act boldly and skillfully, showing heroism, courage and courage.

09:02 Cache of Ukrainian militants with 306 kg of explosives found in LPR – video

Russian security forces discovered another cache of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kudryashovka in the LPR. The cache contained shells for heavy artillery and 306 kg of explosives, said retired LPR Lieutenant Colonel Andrei Marochko.

The investigation established that the ammunition and explosives were kept by a citizen of Ukraine, who at the time of the start of the special operation served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, stationed in the vicinity of Kudryashovka.

08:05 Summary for the morning of January 23, 2023

The Russian Armed Forces in the Zaporozhye direction drove the enemy out of the settlement. Kamenskoye, in the evening there were still reports of fighting near the village. Active operations are under way in the direction of Orekhov and Gulyaipole, our troops are entrenched on the occupied lines. Rocket troops and artillery of the Russian Armed Forces defeated the command post of the 128th separate mountain assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of the settlement. Lezhino near Zaporozhye.

In the Artyomovsky (Bakhmut) direction, PMC “Wagner” is developing success from the positions of the recently occupied Kleshcheevka (located southwest of the city) in order to quickly encircle the city.

On the Kherson direction – artillery duels.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kupyansko-Svatovsky sector are concentrating reinforcements in the direction of the settlement. Novoselovskoe.

On the Zaporozhye sector of the front, the enemy is gathering reinforcements against the backdrop of the advance of our troops.

Near the border with Belarus (8 km), in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted military exercises using heavy armored vehicles and a battery of self-propelled guns in order to work out the containment of Russian troops entering from Belarus.

In the Belgorod region, the village of Vyazovoe, Krasnoyaruzhsky district, came under fire from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, no one was injured. At night, our air defense system worked over Belgorod and the Belgorod region.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at the LPR: Zolote, Starobelsk, Fomovka, three residential buildings were destroyed.

The enemy fired 56 shells at the civilian population of the DPR, Donetsk, Gorlovka, Panteleimonovka, Chestnut, Mineralnoye, Staromikhaylovka, Ilovaisk were under fire.

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