April 3, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry: 610 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

April 3, 2023

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 03.04.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 175160 (+610) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3619 (+1), 

APV ‒ 6993 (+7), 

artillery systems – 2694 (+7), 

MLRS – 527, 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 280 (+1),

aircraft – 306, 

helicopters – 291, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2262 (+13),

cruise missiles ‒ 911,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5553 (+16),

special equipment ‒ 298 (+2).


Operational information as of 18.00 

Glory to Ukraine! The four hundred and fourth day of large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against our state continues.

During the day, the enemy carried out 3 missile and 17 air strikes, carried out more than 20 attacks from MLRS systems on the positions of our troops and the civilian infrastructure of populated areas.

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 directions. Thanks to the coordinated actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine and the heroism of each soldier, more than 45 enemy attacks were repelled during the day. Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka remain at the epicenter of hostilities.

In the Volyn, Polissiya, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of formations of enemy offensive groups have been detected. Certain units of the armed forces of the republic of Belarus continue to perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine. The Russian Federation will continue to use the airspace and territory of the republic of Belarus, its military infrastructure. The training of units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation is carried out on Belarusian training grounds.

The presence of enemy units in the border areas of the Kursk and Belgorod regions is maintained.

During the day, the enemy shelled the settlements of Zapsilya and Myropyllya in the Sumy region, as well as the settlements of Vovchansk, Vovchanski Khutory, Zybine, Volokhivka, Rublene, and Vilkhuvatka in the Kharkiv region.

Kamianka, Petro-Ivanivka, Dvorichna, Kutkivka, Zapadne, Masyutivka of the Kharkiv region came under enemy fire in the Kupyansk direction; Krokhmalne in Luhansk region and Terna and Serebryanka in Donetsk region.

In the Lyman direction, during the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Nevsky and Serebryansk forestry. Makiivka, Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Vesele, Spirne and Rozdolivka of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy is trying to take full control of the city of Bakhmut, and continues to storm it. He led unsuccessful offensive actions near the settlements of Orikhovo-Vasylivka and Ivanivske. During the day, units of the defense forces repelled about 20 enemy attacks on the specified section of the battle line. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Ozaryanivka, Dachne, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Zalizne and New York of the Donetsk region suffered from enemy shelling.

On the Avdiivka and Maryinka directions, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Severnoy, Pervomaisky and Maryinka. At the same time, the enemy shelled Avdiivka, Vodyane, Severne, Netaylove, Pervomaiske, Georgiyivka, Maryinka, and Pobyeda of the Donetsk region.

During the day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Shakhtarsk direction. Unmanned aerial vehicles were actively used to adjust artillery fire. He shelled the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Velika Novosilka, and Vremivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy did not conduct active operations, but increased its defense capabilities. He carried out shelling of populated areas, which are next to the line of military confrontation. Among them are Olhivske, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia region, as well as the city of Kherson.

In the Skadovsky district of the Kherson region, the so-called Russian occupation authorities have started compiling lists of local residents who agree to “evacuate” to Crimea or the territory of the Russian Federation. It is known that the “evacuation” will be carried out on a voluntary basis for the time being, primarily women and children will be taken out.

The aviation of the defense forces struck 5 times during the day on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers. Our defenders also shot down an enemy reconnaissance UAV.

Units of missile forces and artillery, in turn, struck the area where the enemy’s manpower was concentrated.

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