The missile attack of the Russian army on December 16 against Kyiv was the largest since the start of the special operation, analysts at the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said.

The ISW report claims that the air defense of the Ukrainian capital shot down 37 out of 40 missiles, but at the same time, nine energy infrastructure facilities are recognized as hit.

Experts from the United States noted the successful counterattacks of the Russian Armed Forces in the Svatovo and Kremennaya areas, as well as offensive operations in the Artyomovsky and Avdeevsky directions.

American experts suggest that the visit Vladimir Putin to Minsk, scheduled for December 19, indicates the preparation of a new offensive from Belarusian territory “to northern Ukraine or Kyiv in the winter of 2023.”

Earlier it became known about the missile attack of the Russian Aerospace Forces, which destroyed large base APU near Kramatorsk.

Author Anton Utkin

Anton Utkin – journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

Curator Alexander Artamonov

Alexander Artamonov – military observer, editor of the French version, host of reviews “Control shot” – on the channel of the Pravda.Ru media holding