Ukraine, Armed Conflict / War, Level 5: Heavy fighting between Ukrainian and Russian troops in the east of the country – Ukraine [Update 102]

Update 2024-01-31 (5): Several people were injured, and multiple people have been evacuated on Wednesday (31 January) at around 9:45 pm (local time) following a bomb explosion by Russian forces in a hospital in the town of Velykyi Burluk, northeast of Kharkov.

Correction 2024-01-31 (4): Correction: Number of missiles used in the last update corrected.

Update 2024-01-31 (3): According to Russian reports, Ukraine used around 20 missiles in a missile attack on Crimea on Wednesday (31 January), 17 of which are said to have been intercepted over the Black Sea and 3 over Crimea.. Debris is also said to have fallen on the site of the Russian Belbek airbase near the village of Lyubimovka, and explosions are also said to have been heard near the Saki military airfield near Yevpatoriya. Several destroyed buildings were reported in Sevastopol.

Update 2024-01-31 (2): At least one person was seriously injured by Russian drone attacks in the Mykolaiv region overnight Wednesday (30/31 January, local time) when fire broke out in a store. According to Russian information, the city of Avdiivka (Donetsk Oblast) is surrounded by Russian troops, who claim to have already advanced into the outskirts and captured some houses.

Update 2024-01-31 (1): According to reports, several people were killed and injured following Ukrainian drone strikes near Horlivka (Donetsk) on Wednesday (31 January). Russian forces launched multiple drones and several missiles during the night to Wednesday (31 January, local time), most of which were shot down by air defence systems over Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Zaporizhia. Several people were injured after a supermarket and several homes were struck in an attack in Kharkiv.