May 1, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry: 450 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

May 1, 2023

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 01.05.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 190960 (+450) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3700 (+1), 

APV ‒ 7192 (+3), 

artillery systems – 2921 (+7), 

MLRS – 544, 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 295,

aircraft – 308, 

helicopters – 294, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2476 (+1),

cruise missiles ‒ 932,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5845 (+3),

special equipment ‒ 359 (+2).

Operational information as of 18.00 

Glory to Ukraine! The four hundred and thirty-second day of large-scale armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine continues.

Today, the russian federation launched another massive missile attack on civilian objects of our state. The russian aggressor cynically continues to use terror tactics.

In total, during the day, the enemy carried out 19 missile strikes (our defenders successfully destroyed 15 enemy cruise missiles of the Kh-101 and Kh-555 types), carried out 13 air strikes and launched 13 attacks from MLRS systems. Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded civilians, including children. High-rise residential buildings, private residential buildings, schools, hospitals, kindergartens and other civil infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

The probability of further missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka directions – more than 30 enemy attacks were repulsed during the day. Bakhmut and Maryinka remain at the epicenter of hostilities, our soldiers bravely defend themselves.

No signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were detected in the Volyn and Polissia directions.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy continues to maintain a certain number of troops in the border areas of the russian federation with Ukraine. During the day, the enemy carried out an air strike with guided air bombs on the settlement of Lyzunivka in the Chernihiv region, a child was killed. In addition, he carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the settlements of Leonivka, Krasnyi Khutir, Gremyach, Novgorod-Siverskyi of the Chernihiv region; Seredyna-Buda, Shostka, Khodyne, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne, and Sadky of Sumy Oblast, as well as Udy, Hoptivka, Strelecha, and Khatnye in Kharkiv Oblast.

The enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Kupyansk direction. The settlements of Figolivka, Zapadne, Liman Pershiy, Kislivka, Kupyansk, Krokhmalne, and Berestov of the Kharkiv region were hit by enemy artillery and mortar fire.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy tried to improve the tactical position, led unsuccessful offensive actions in the Novoselivskyi and Bilogorivka areas. Launched an airstrike on the settlements of Bilogorivka, Hryhorivka and Spirne. Makiivka, Dibrova, Belogorivka in the Luhansk region and Verkhnokamianske and Spirne in the Donetsk region were hit by enemy artillery fire.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions. Fighting continues in the city of Bakhmut. Also, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of the settlement of Predtechyne. Launched an airstrike on Bakhmut and Bila Gora. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Kostyantynivka, Diliivka and Pivdenne of the Donetsk region were affected by enemy shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy carried out offensive actions in the Pervomaisky region of the Donetsk region, without success. Air strike on Avdiivka. Shelled the settlements of Avdiivka, Lastochkine, Pervomaiske and Karlivka in the Donetsk region.

Battles continue for Maryinka. Georgiivka, Donetsk region, also came under enemy fire.

During the day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Shakhtarsk direction. Shelled the settlements of Vugledar, Bogoyavlenka, and Novoukrainka in Donetsk region.

The enemy continues to conduct defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. During the day, the enemy shelled Vremivka, Novosilka, Novopil of the Donetsk region; Malynyvka, Gulyaipole, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, and Zeleny Gai of the Zaporizhzhia region, as well as Ivanovske, Kozatske, Osokorivka, Zolota Balka, Kachkarivka, Berislav, Vesele, Odradokamyanka, Tyaginka, Bilozerka, Kizomys, and the city of Kherson.

During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 4 strikes on areas of concentration of enemy personnel, and units of missile troops and artillery hit the control post, 2 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment,

2 warehouses of ammunition and 1 warehouse of fuel and lubricants of the enemy.

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