March 2, 2023

More than 150,000 Russian troops killed in one year

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 02.03.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 150605 (+715) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3397 (+2), 

APV ‒ 6658 (+20), 

artillery systems – 2398 (+5), 

MLRS – 480 (+1), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 247,

aircraft – 300, 

helicopters – 288, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2058 (+3),

cruise missiles ‒ 873,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5264 (+7),

special equipment ‒ 230.

Operational information on 18.00, 02.03.2023 

During the day, the enemy carried out 24 airstrikes on the positions of our troops and 3 missile strikes on the cities of Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, and Zaporizhzhia. As a result of the terrorist act, residential buildings were damaged and there were victims among the civilian population.

The enemy carried out more than 55 attacks from rocket salvo systems, in particular, on the civilian infrastructure of the settlement of Ulanov, Sumy region. The threat of further missile strikes remains high throughout the territory of Ukraine.

On the Volyn, Polissiya, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. The enemy keeps units near the state border of Ukraine and continues the engineering equipment of the positions. The formation of offensive groups was not detected. The enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Ryzhivka, Khotyn, Stetskivka and Slavgorod of the Sumy region and the districts of 15 settlements of the Kharkiv region. Among them are Krasne, Hlyboke, Vesele, Vovchansk, Ohirtseve and Strelecha.

In the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, the enemy conducted unrelenting offensive actions near Bilogorivka and Kreminnaya in the Luhansk region and Spirnyi in Donetsk region. He carried out artillery shelling of the districts of 17 settlements. In particular, these are – Dvorichna, Lyman First, Petropavlivka, Kupyansk of the Kharkiv region; Makiivka, Kreminna in Luhansk region and Rozdolivka in Donetsk region.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy continues its offensive. Storms the city of Bakhmut. Our defenders repelled attacks in the areas of Bakhmut, Khromov and Ivanovske settlements of the Donetsk region. Vasyukivka, Zaliznyanske, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Chasiv Yar, Kurdyumivka, Diliivka, Mayorsk and New York came under enemy fire.

The enemy continues to attack the positions of our troops in the Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk directions. He carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Kamianka, Severna and Maryinka settlements of the Donetsk region. Areas of 15 settlements were hit by enemy shelling. Among them are Vesele, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka and Vugledar.

The enemy is defending in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, in some areas, he continues to try to create conditions for the transition to the offensive. He carried out artillery shelling of more than 40 districts of populated areas. In particular, these are Novosilka, Vremivka, Donetsk region; Zaliznychne, Gulyaipole, Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia region, as well as Vesele, Beryslav, Chornobayivka, Antonivka, and Kherson.

In many schools of the Kherson region, the occupiers introduced mandatory so-called “cadet classes”, starting from the first grade. For these students, wearing a uniform and additional classes on “patriotic” education are mandatory. Due to the shortage of teachers, pro-Russian local residents without pedagogical education are hired. Mostly they are over 50 years old. For legalization, in accordance with russian legislation, they are automatically enrolled in the correspondence form of education at specialized universities of the russian federation.

The enemy intensified filtering measures in the temporarily captured territories of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. In particular, FSB representatives arrived in the settlements of Pishchanivka and Poima in the Kherson region. Mass searches of residential premises, checking of telephones are carried out. The occupiers pay the main attention to people whose relatives left for the unoccupied part of Ukraine.

During the day, our aircraft made 13 strikes on the areas where the occupants’ personnel and military equipment were concentrated, and units of the missile forces and artillery hit 1 enemy ammunition depot.

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