The international edition of the FAN tells about the main events in the Donbass as part of the special operation of the Russian Armed Forces up to this hour.
From the beginning of the day on January 24, Ukrainian armed formations opened fire on Donetsk, as well as Gorlovka, Ilovaisk and Vladimirovka. In Ilovaisk, 2 employees of the locomotive depot were injured, the railway infrastructure was damaged. In Vladimirovka, 3 civilians were injured during shelling, a private house was damaged.
During the briefing, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Limansky (near Serebryanka) and Donetsk (near Seversk) directions were hit during the day. At the same time, offensive operations continued in the Donetsk direction, the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to 50 servicemen, an armored personnel carrier, 2 pickup trucks, a Grad multiple rocket launcher (MLRS) combat vehicle and a Msta-B howitzer. More than 25 Ukrainian soldiers, self-propelled howitzer “Acacia”, 2 howitzers D-20 and D-30, 3 vehicles were destroyed in the Zaporozhye direction.
In the areas of Bakhmut and Novoukrainka, the command post of the 57th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the weapons depot of Ukrainian troops were hit. A UAV of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Nikolsky area was destroyed by means of air defense.
Acting Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin announced the advance of the allied forces in the Ugledar direction. According to him, successes are being noted in the area of Velikaya Novoselka, in the areas of Ugledar and Pavlovka constant artillery duels are being waged. In addition, Pushilin added, progress is being made in the Avdiivka direction, but the situation there remains difficult.
The acting head of the DPR also said that the Ukrainian command had ordered the troops to hold Marinka despite heavy losses. Kyiv continues to transfer manpower and equipment to this area.
Dismissed from the post of head of the administration of Mariupol Konstantin Ivashchenko. The corresponding decree was published on the official website of the head of the region. Ivashchenko has been in office since April 6, 2022, the reason for the decision is not reported. Appointed new mayor Oleg Morgun.
The Security Service of Ukraine detained a former employee of the disbanded special police unit Berkut in the front-line territories of the Donetsk region, controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The man is accused of allegedly collecting and transmitting information about Ukrainian troops. The detainee is currently in custody.
The representative office of the LPR in the JCCC reported that over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine opened fire on the settlement of Zolote, using the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system.
The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Chervonaya Dibrova were hit within 24 hours.
Air defense systems destroyed Ukrainian drones in the areas of Novochervonoye and Zolotaryovka.
And about. Head of Administration of the Starobelsky District Alexander Goncharov reported new details of the shelling of Starobilsk by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which occurred on January 22. According to Goncharov, the target of the Ukrainian troops was the house of the former head of the administration Valeria Pakhnitsa, who celebrated his 70th birthday and retirement that day. Goncharov noted that the arrival was in a neighboring building, which was empty at the time of the attack.