Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, leading the operational and strategic group of troops “Tavria,” from the Tavria functional zone, reports significant developments. This report covers surrendering occupiers, enemy losses, and Ukrainian forces’ challenges in the year’s final month. Additionally, we outline the General Staff’s breakdown of Russian attacks on the Avdiivka front and provide an overview of Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi’s role in Ukraine’s ongoing struggle.
Commander Tarnavskyi Reports 20 Surrenders and Massive Enemy Losses
Approximately 20 occupiers surrendered within the Tavria air defence system. The operational zone witnessed the relentless destruction and damage of enemy armoured vehicles. The adversary’s focus on offensive actions in Avdiiv, Marin, and Zaporizhzhia directions resulted in a fierce clash, including 18 airstrikes, 38 combat engagements, and a barrage of 985 artillery shells in the Tauri direction.
The toll on the enemy was severe, with losses reaching 488 personnel and 105 units of military equipment. Tanks, BBM, artillery systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, vehicles, and special equipment faced a considerable blow. An ammunition depot was obliterated, marking a notable setback for the opposition.
December Becomes the Toughest Month for Ukrainian Forces on the Tavriia Front
Speaking to the Joint Press Centre, spokesman Oleksandr Shtupun highlighted December as the most arduous month for Ukraine’s Defense Forces on the Tavriia front.
Despite the heavy losses suffered by the Russians in their continuous storming of Marinka and Avdiivka, the pressure persists. Refuting Russian claims of capturing Marinka, Shtupun provides insight into the ongoing struggles north of Marinka and the escalating tensions in Novomykhailivka.
General Staff Details Russian Attacks on Avdiivka Front
Over the past 24 hours, the Russians launched a missile strike, executed 77 airstrikes, and fired multiple-launch rocket systems on Ukrainian positions and populated areas 51 times. The Khortytsia Operational Strategic Group on the Kupiansk front repelled nine Russian attacks. In contrast, defenders on the Lyman front resisted Russian attempts to break through near Serebrianka Forest. On the Bakhmut front, Ukrainian soldiers stood firm against two Russian attacks near Bohdanivka.
In the Avdiivka front, the Tavriia Operational Strategic Group showcased remarkable resilience, repelling 15 Russian attacks east of Novobakhmutivka and Avdiivka and 17 more near Sieverne, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske.
The ongoing efforts of Ukrainian troops on various fronts, backed by strategic air and artillery strikes, reflect a determined defence against the relentless Russian assaults.
Who is Oleksandr Tarnavskyi?
Oleksandr Heorhiiovych Tarnavskyi, a Ukrainian brigadier general, emerged prominently during the Russo-Ukraine War, particularly in southern Ukraine’s 2022 and 2023 counter-offensives. As the commander of the Tavria operational-strategic group, Tarnavskyi played a crucial role in liberating the right bank of the Kherson region.
From his early days as Deputy Commander of Operational Command East to leading the Sloboda group and later assuming command of Kherson, Tarnavskyi’s military journey has been marked by resilience and strategic brilliance. Decorated with the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky three times, his leadership continues to be a beacon in Ukraine’s ongoing battle for sovereignty.
The recent events in the Tavria operational zone underscore Ukrainian forces’ persistent challenges. Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi’s leadership has been crucial in navigating these difficulties. The detailed breakdown of Russian attacks on the Avdiivka front by the General Staff highlights the ongoing intensity of the conflict. As we conclude this report, it’s evident that the struggle for sovereignty continues, with the resolve of Ukrainian forces remaining unbroken in the face of adversity.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What were the key outcomes of the Russian assault in the Tauri direction?
The assault resulted in 20 surrenders, 488 casualties, and the destruction of 105 units of military equipment, including tanks, BBMs, artillery systems, UAVs, vehicles, and specialized units.
How did the Russian forces fare in terms of casualties and equipment losses during the Tauri direction operation?
Russian forces experienced significant losses, with 488 casualties, 20 surrenders, and the destruction of 105 units of military equipment, comprising tanks, BBMs, artillery systems, UAVs, vehicles, and specialized units.
What specific military assets did the Russian forces lose in the Tauri direction, and what impact did it have on their overall strategy?
The Russian forces lost 18 tanks, 28 BBMs, 13 artillery systems, 23 UAVs, 16 vehicles, and 7 specialized units in the Tauri direction. This substantial loss significantly impacted their operational capabilities and overall strategy in the region.