April 27, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry: 510 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

April 27, 2023

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 27.04.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 188920 (+510) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3694 (+2), 

APV ‒ 7178 (+16), 

artillery systems – 2887 (+10), 

MLRS – 542 (+3), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 293 (+1),

aircraft – 308, 

helicopters – 294, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2461 (+21),

cruise missiles ‒ 911,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5805 (+13),

special equipment ‒ 352.

Operational information as of 18.00 

Day 428 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

Today, the enemy conducted 25x air strikes and launched more than 20x MLRS attacks on Ukrainian settlements and positions of Ukrainian Defense Forces.

Moreover, at night 5x russian missiles hit Mykolaiv. The missile attack caused casualties among civilian population and damage to private houses and civilian infrastructure.

The threat of missile and air strikes remains high across Ukraine.

Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’inka axes: the adversary continues to focus its main efforts on offensive operations. During the day, russian occupiers conducted more than 35x attacks, that were successfully repelled by the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

Fierce battles for Bakhmut and Mar’inka are ongoing. Our worriers courageously hold the defense.

Volyn’ and Polissya axes: the operational situation has not changed. No signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups detected.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: russia maintains enhanced military presence in the regions bordering Ukraine. Seredyna-Buda and Chernats’ke suffered from enemy air strikes. Novovasylivka, Ukrains’k, Bachivs’k, and Kucherivka (Sumy oblast); as well as Basove, Buhaivka, Kozacha Lopan, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Hatyshche, Vovchans’k, Bolohivka, Dvorichans’ke, and Kolodyazne (Kharkiv oblast) came under enemy mortar and artillery fire.

Kupyansk axis: the enemy did not carry out offensive actions, actively using unmanned aerial vehicles to adjust artillery fire. Kam’ianka, Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Lyman Pershi, Berestov in Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivske in Luhansk Oblast were subjected to artillery and mortar strikes.

Lyman axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the axis of Serebryansk forestry. Makiivka, Nevske, Dibrova, Belogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Terny, Verkhnokamianske and Spirne in the Donetsk Oblast got under artillery fire.

Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues offensive actions. Fighting continues in the city of Bakhmut. In addition, during the day the enemy launched unsuccessful offensive on the axis of Bohdanivka. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Khromove, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Predtechine, Kostyantynivka, Northern, Southern, Nelipivka and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

Avdiivka axis: the enemy carried out offensive actions in the Severne and Pervomaiske settlements of the Donetsk Oblast, without success. They shelled the settlements of Stepove, Berdychi, Lastochkine, Avdiivka, Severna, Vodyane, and Pervomaiske.

Mar’yinka axis: during the day, our defenders repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Krasnohorivka and Marinka settlements. At the same time, Georgiivka, Paraskoviivka, and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk Oblast also came under enemy fire.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the adversary did not carry out offensive actions during the day. They carried out airstrikes at Vugledar and Velika Novosilka, shelled the settlements of Bogoyavlenka, Novoukrayinka, Zolota Niva, Prechistivka, and Vugledar in the Donetsk Oblast.

Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: The enemy continues to conduct defensive operations in the. He carried out shelling of populated areas not far from the battle line. Among them are Vilne Pole, Novopil of the Donetsk Oblast; Olhivske, Gulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Orihiv, Novoandriyivka and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Kherson and Beryslav in the Kherson Oblast.

To replenish the losses in manpower, the russian occupiers continue to actively recruit people with criminal records, or those against whom criminal cases have been opened, in particular, for terrorism. According to available information, about 500x such invaders are being trained in one of the field camps deployed by the enemy in the temporarily hidden territory of the Starobil district of the Luhansk Oblast. It is also known that instead of imprisonment, convicts are offered a contract for military service with participation in hostilities in Ukraine for a period of six months.

During the day, the Aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine carried out 4x strikes on the concentration areas of the occupiers, as well as a strike on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile system.

5x enemy UAVs of various types were shot down.

Units of missile and artillery troops hit 2x control points, an area where the enemy’s manpower was concentrated, an anti-aircraft defense device, an ammunition depot and 2x artillery units.

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