April 28, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry: 540 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

April 28, 2023

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 28.04.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 189460 (+540) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3694, 

APV ‒ 7181 (+3), 

artillery systems – 2905 (+18), 

MLRS – 543 (+1), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 294 (+1),

aircraft – 308, 

helicopters – 294, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2467 (+6),

cruise missiles ‒ 911,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5819 (+14),

special equipment ‒ 353 (+1).

Operational information as of 18.00 

Glory to Ukraine! The four hundred and twenty-ninth day of large-scale armed aggression by the russian federation against our state continues.

Today, the russian federation launched another massive missile attack on civilian objects and residential buildings. Unfortunately, there is a hit. Civilians were killed and injured. Not having the desired results on the battlefield, the russian aggressor cynically continues to use terror tactics, thereby grossly violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law.

In total, during the day, the enemy launched 23 X-101 and X-555 cruise missiles. Our defenders destroyed 21 cruise missiles, as well as two operational-tactical UAVs. The cities of Uman in Cherkasy Oblast, Dnipro, as well as Ukrainka in Kyiv Oblast were affected by the rocket terror of the russians. According to preliminary information, more than 20 civilians were killed, among them 3 children. More than 10 apartment buildings and other civil infrastructure were damaged. Also, the enemy carried out 28 airstrikes and carried out 11 shots from MLRS systems.

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

The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka areas. During the day, carried out more than 40 attacks on the specified areas of the front. Bakhmut and Maryinka remain at the epicenter of hostilities, our soldiers bravely defend themselves.

On the Volyn and Polissiya directions, the operational situation has not undergone significant changes. There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups.

The military presence of the enemy in the border areas of the russian federation with Ukraine is maintained in the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions. During the day, the enemy carried out airstrikes on the settlements of Semenivka and Leonivka; carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the settlements of Galaganivka, Leonivka, and Buchka in the Chernihiv region; Romashkove, Vilna Sloboda, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne and Obody of the Sumy region, as well as Morokhovets, Lyptsi, Gatyshche, Volohivka, Nesterne and Budarky in the Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy did not carry out offensive actions, actively using unmanned aerial vehicles to adjust artillery fire. The settlements of Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Figolivka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Lyman Pershey, Synkivka, Kislivka, Berestov in Kharkiv region and Novoselivske in Luhansk region were hit by enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Bilogorivka. Carried out airstrikes on the settlements of Nevske, Bilogorivka, Torske, Serebryanka, Spirne, Ivanovka. Makiivka, Nevske, Dibrova, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region were hit by artillery fire; Terny, Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions. Fighting continues in the city of Bakhmut. In addition, during the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Bohdanivka and Chasovoy Yar. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Hryhorivka, Ivanivske, Kostyantynivka, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Pivdenne, Nelipivka and New York of the Donetsk region were affected by enemy shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy carried out offensive actions in the areas of Avdiivka, Severna and Pervomaiske settlements of the Donetsk region, without success. Shelled the settlements of Novobakhmutivka, Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomayske, Nevelske of the Donetsk region.

In the Maryinka direction, our defenders repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Maryinka and Novomykhailivka settlements. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobieda and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire.

The enemy did not carry out offensive actions in the direction of Shakhtarsk during the day. Carried out airstrikes on Vugledar, Prechistivka and Shakhtarsk in the Donetsk region.

The enemy continues to conduct defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. Meanwhile, shelled more than 40 settlements. Among them are Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipilske, Biloghirya, Vysoke of the Zaporizhzhia region; Mylove, Berislav, Odradokamyanka, Vesele, Antonivka, Kherson and Bilozerka of the Kherson region.

The enemy continues to use the educational institutions of the temporarily captured territories for its own purposes, sets up its military facilities in them, covering itself with a “human shield” of schoolchildren and teaching staff.

For example, in the Lubyanka settlement of the Luhansk region, servicemen of the russian occupation forces are stationed in the building of the local school. The personnel are placed in the buildings of educational institutions, while the occupiers force the teaching staff to continue the educational process with compulsory attendance by children and teaching staff.

The occupiers converted the local hospital of the city of Kalanchak, Kherson region, into a military hospital, where, during April 27, a large number of seriously wounded russians were brought. He used a KAMAZ-based medical truck to transport his wounded enemies.

During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 4 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers.

Units of rocket troops and artillery, at the same time, hit 3 control points, an ammunition warehouse and 4 areas of concentration of the enemy’s manpower.

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