May 2, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry: 460 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

May 2, 2023

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 02.05.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 191420 (+460) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3701 (+1), 

APV ‒ 7193 (+1), 

artillery systems – 2930 (+9), 

MLRS – 544, 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 298 (+3),

aircraft – 308, 

helicopters – 294, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2477 (+1),

cruise missiles ‒ 947 (+15),

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5851 (+6),

special equipment ‒ 360 (+1).

Operational information as of 18.00 

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

Today, the enemy launched 3 missile strikes, 30 air strikes and carried out about 8 attacks from MLRS systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. There are wounded among the civilian population, destroyed and damaged private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure.

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

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka areas. Units of the defense forces of Ukraine repelled more than 20 enemy attacks on the specified areas of the front during the day. The fiercest battles are going on for Bakhmut and Maryinka, our soldiers are steadfastly defending.

No signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were detected in the Volyn and Polissiya directions. Certain units of the armed forces of the russian federation will continue to be located on the territory of the republic of belarus.

The enemy maintains a military presence in the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions in the Bryansk, Kursk and Belgorod regions bordering Ukraine. During the day, carried out artillery and mortar shelling of the settlements of Hasychivka, Yeline, Bleshnya, Karpovychi, Tymonovichi, Leonivka, Muravya of the Chernihiv region; Znob-Novgorodsk, Uralov, Seredyna-Buda, Kucherivka, Rivne, Vorozhba, Volfine, Mykolaivka, Myropillia in the Sumy region, as well as Veterinarne, Vilkhivka, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, Potykhonov in the Kharkiv region.

The enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Kupyansk direction. Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Lyman Pershey, Kupyansk, Kislivka, Krokhmalne, Berestov of the Kharkiv region were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction south of Dibrova. Makiivka of the Luhansk region, Belogorivka, Verkhnokamianske, Spirne of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions. Heavy fighting continues for the city of Bakhmut. In addition, during the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of the settlements of Ivanovske and Predtechine. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Khromove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Kostyantynivka, Predtechine, Diliivka and Pivdenne of the Donetsk region were affected by enemy shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Pervomaisky. Shelled the settlements of Novokalynove, Avdiyivka, Severne, Tonenke, Karlivka, Netaylove, and Pervomaiske in the Donetsk region.

In the Maryinka direction, our defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the Maryinka area during the day. Krasnohorivka, Georgiivka, Maryinka, Pobyeda and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire.

During the current day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Shakhtarsk direction. He shelled the settlements of Novoukrayinka and Prechistivka in the Donetsk region.

The enemy continues to conduct defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. At the same time, during the day, shelled more than 30 settlements bordering the line of military confrontation. Among them are Vremivka, Novosilka, Donetsk region; Gulyaipole, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia region; Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region; Zolota Balka, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, Vesele, Lviv, Ivanivka, Mykilske, Antonivka, Dniprovske, Kizomys of the Kherson region and the city of Kherson.

In the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, there are still cases of violent abduction of the pro-Ukrainian civilian population, as well as the construction of new torture camps for their detention. In particular, russian terrorists set up one of these torture chambers in the police department of the temporarily captured Chaplynka of the Kherson region. Up to ten civilians, including minors, are being illegally detained there at the moment. The russian occupiers keep people in harsh, inhumane conditions and torture them. There are cases when kidnapped people were tortured to death by russian terrorists.

Aviation of the Defense Forces per day made 5 strikes on areas of concentration of enemy personnel. Our defenders also shot down three enemy UAVs of different types.

Missile and artillery units hit one command post, twelve manpower concentration areas, four ammunition depots, one anti-aircraft defense and one more important enemy target.

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