Russia receives new batch of Shahed drones.

The Russian Federation has resumed strikes on Ukraine with Iranian-made Shahed kamikaze drones thanks to a new batch, but they are using them more frugally.

Andrii Yusov, a representative of Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence reported that this was a new batch, but compared to the initial mass use of the Shahed drones, it is obviously a smaller number. We do not comment on the number now, but we can see that, for example, Shahed drones were not used during yesterday's massive terrorist missile attacks. All other available means, all types of missile were used.

With regard to Iranian-made ballistic missiles, Yusov noted that intelligence agencies are aware of Russia's previous agreements with Iran and the extraordinary efforts the aggressor is making to obtain these.

At the same time, according to Ukraine's Defence Intelligence, Russia has not yet received them as of now.

Half of Kyiv Oblast is still without electricity.

Repair works are ongoing in Kyiv Oblast after the missile attacks of the terrorist state on 16 December, about 50% of residents are currently without electricity.

Emergency power outages continue in Kyiv Oblast according to the decision of Ukrenergo [national electricity company ]. About 50% of the oblast is currently without electricity.

There are 400 invincibility centres in Kyiv Oblast. There, everyone can recharge batteries and find out the latest news.

Armed Forces of Ukraine repel Russian attacks near over 20 settlements – General Staff.

On 16 December, Ukraine's defence forces repelled Russian attacks near more than 20 settlements.

Over the past 24 hours, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have repelled attacks by Russian occupiers in the areas of over 20 settlements, such as Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka, Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast, and  Bakhmut, Opytne, Zelenopillya, Andriivka, Marinka, Pobieda and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk Oblast.

The Russian invaders launched a massive missile attack on civilians and energy infrastructure of Ukraine. They launched 98 missiles and performed 65 attacks using multiple-launch rocket systems.

On the Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, occupiers launched attacks using artillery near the settlements of Hai in Chernihiv Oblast, Havrylova Sloboda, Seredyna-Buda, Yastrubyne and Kindrativka in Sumy Oblast, and Strilecha, Starytsya, Ambarne, Vilkhuvatka, Dvorichna and Krasne in Kharkiv Oblast.

On the Kupiansk front, Russian troops fired near the settlements of Synkivka, Orlyanka, Tabaivka, Berestove and Vyshneve in Kharkiv Oblast and Volodymyrivka and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk Oblast.

On the Lyman front, Russians fired on the positions of the Ukrainian army near the settlements of Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka, Dibrova and Hirske in Luhansk Oblast.

On the Bakhmut and Avdiivka fronts, Russian troops attacked the areas of more than 25 settlements. Among them are Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Zalizne, Marinka and Pervomaiske in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Novopavlivka front, the occupiers inflicted fire damage near the settlements of Bohoyavlenka, Neskuchne, Prechystivka and Vuhledar in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson fronts, Russian troops continue to destroy civilian infrastructure in settlements alongside the right bank of the Dnipro river using artillery. Occupiers attacked more than 35 settlements. Among them are Plavni, Huliaipole, Dorozhnianka, Olhivske and Nikopol in Zaporizhzhia Oblast and Chornobaivka, Antonivka, Kherson and Mylove in Kherson Oblast.

Rocket Forces and Artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit five clusters of Russian military personnel and one command post, along with an enemy’s ammunition storage point.