October 31, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 870 Russian combat casualties, raising the total to over 300,000 in 20 months of war

Ukraine Defense Ministry

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 31.10.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 300810 (+870) persons,

tanks ‒ 5211 (+21),

APV ‒ 9804 (+29),

artillery systems – 7227 (+25),

MLRS – 844 (+10),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 562 (+3),

aircraft – 321,

helicopters – 324,

UAV operational-tactical level – 5440 (+21),

cruise missiles ‒ 1546 (+2),

warships / boats ‒ 20,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 9590 (+35),

special equipment ‒ 1016 (+2).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 31.10.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion

Glory to Ukraine! The six hundred and fifteenth day of large-scale armed aggression of the russian federation against our state continues.

During the day, 59 combat clashes took place. In total, the enemy launched 7 rocket and 65 air strikes, fired 31 MLRS strikes at the positions of our troops and populated areas. Also, today the russian occupiers struck another blow against Ukraine, using 4 Iskander-M ballistic missiles and S-400 anti-aircraft guided missiles against civilian infrastructure. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged. Unfortunately, there are wounded among the civilian population.

The operational situation in the east and south of Ukraine remains difficult.

On the Volyn and Poliske directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups. Certain units of the armed forces of belarusperform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts sabotage and intelligence activities, attacks populated areas from the territory of the russian federation, and increases the density of mine and explosive barriers along the state border of Ukraine. More than 30 settlements, including Gremyach, Karpovychi, Bleshnya of Chernihiv region, were hit by enemy artillery and mortar attacks; Seredyna-Buda, Obody, Pokrovka, Popivka, Sumy region; Udy, Veterinarne, Gatishche, Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful assaults in the areas of Synkivka, Ivanivka, Kharkiv region, and Nadia, Luhansk region. Here, our soldiers repelled more than 10 attacks. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the districts of Pishchany, Novosergiivka and Cherneshchyna of the Kharkivregion. 15 settlements, including Kamianka, Dvorichna, Sinkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, and Berestov in the Kharkiv region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

The enemy did not conduct offensive (assault) actions in the Lyman direction. Carried out airstrikes in the SerebryanskForestry, Verkhnokamyansk and Spirnsky Districts of Donetsk Oblast. Also, more than 15 settlements were damaged by the enemy’s artillery and mortar attacks, among them Makiivka, Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Yampolivka, Serebryanka, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Rozdolivka of the Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers unsuccessfully tried to restore the lost position near Klishchiivka and Andriivka in the Donetsk region. At the same time, the enemy conducted unsuccessful assaults in the Southern region of Donetsk region. More than 25 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, in particular, Minskivka, Bogdanivka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Druzhba of the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy, with the support of aviation, conducted unsuccessful assaults in the areas of Avdiivka, Keramik, Severna, Pervomaiske, Stepove settlements of the Donetsk region. In total, the Defense Forces repelled 15 attacks by invaders in this direction. The enemy also carried out an airstrike in the Lastochkino area of the Donetsk region. About 20 settlements, including Oleksandropil, Keramik, Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, and Severne of Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar fire.

In the Mariinka direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful assaults in the Marinka and Novomykhailivka districts of the Donetsk region, where our soldiers repelled about 20 attacks. The enemy also carried out an airstrike near Kostyantynivka, Donetsk region. About 10 settlements of the Donetsk region came under the artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers, in particular, Krasnohorivka, Georgiivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka and Antonivka.

In the Shakhtarske direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful assaults in the Prechistivka and Zolota Niva areas of the Donetsk region. About 10 settlements, including Vodyane, Vugledar, Prechistivka, and Zolota Niva of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar fire.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy unsuccessfully tried to restore the lost position in the Robotyno region of the Zaporizhzhia region. More than 20 settlements, in particular, Malynivka, Poltavka, Gulyaipole, Novodanilivka, Pyatikhatki of Zaporizhzhya region, were subjected to artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Kherson direction, the occupiers carried out airstrikes in the areas of Mykilske, Ivanivka, Kozatske, Sadov, Tyaginka, and Lvivsettlements of the Kherson region. Kherson city, Veletenske, Ponyativka of the Kherson region and Dmytrivka, Yaselka of the Mykolaiv region were hit by enemy artillery fire.

At the same time, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue offensive operations in the Melitopol direction, offensive (assault) actions in the Bakhmut direction, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupying troops, exhausting the enemy along the entire front line.

During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 14 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, 2 – on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems, and 1 more – on the control post. In addition, 2 enemy attack UAVs were destroyed.

Units of the Missile Forces hit 3 radar stations, 8 artillery pieces, as well as the area where the enemy’s personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated.


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