May 5, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  620 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

May 5, 2023

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 05.05.23 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 193210 (+620) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3710 (+3), 

APV ‒ 7224 (+8), 

artillery systems – 2978 (+16), 

MLRS – 550 (+3), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 304 (+0),

aircraft – 308 (+0), 

helicopters – 294 (+0), 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2540 (+17),

cruise missiles ‒ 947 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 18 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5916 (+30),

special equipment ‒ 373 (+3).

Situation update as of 18.00, 5th May, 2023

Glory to Ukraine! 

Day 436 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues. 

The russian aggressor does not give up his plans to occupy our country, continues to wage a war of aggression. The enemy strikes, fires at both military and civilian targets.

The russian federation continues to use terror tactics. Today, the enemy launched 2x missile strikes, 26x air strikes and carried out about 20x rounds from MLRS. Civilians suffered, private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

The threat 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 on the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’yinka axes. Units of the defense forces of Ukraine repelled more than 30 enemy attacks on the indicated areas of the front during the day. The fiercest battles are going on for Bakhmut and Mar’yinka, our soldiers are steadfastly defending.

Volyn’ and Polissya axes: no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were detected in the. Certain units of the armed forces of the russian federation will continue to be located on the territory of the republic of belarus.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy maintains a military presence in the in the Bryansk, Kursk and Belgorod regions bordering Ukraine. During the day, they carried out artillery and mortar attacks on the settlements of Buchka, Chernihiv Oblast; Znob-Trubchevska, Stara Huta, Baranivka, Tovstodubov, Bachivsk, Volfine of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Chervona Zorya, Udy, Veterinarne, Graniv, Kozacha Lopan, Hoptivka, Hlyboke, Lukyantsi, Neskuchne, Staritsa in the Kharkiv Oblast.

Kupyansk axis: the settlements of Bolohivka, Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Liman Pershi, Pishchane, Stelmakhivka of the Kharkiv Oblast were hit by enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Lyman axis: the enemy did not conduct offensive operations. The settlements of Makiivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Nevske, Yampolivka, Bilogorivka, Verkhnokamianske, Spirne in the Donetsk Oblast were hit by artillery fire.

Bakhmut axis: 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 axis of the settlements of Hryhorivka, Ivanovske, and New York. Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Kostyantynivka, Oleksandro-Shultine, Pivdenne, Toretsk, Severne and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

Avdiivka axis: the adversary carried out offensive actions in the Avdiivka area, without success. They shelled the settlements of Orlivka, Lastochkine, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Karlivka, Netaylove, and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk Oblast.

Mar’yinka axis: our defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the Mar’yinka area during the day. Kurakhove, Georgiyivka, Mar’yinka, Pobyeda, Elizavetivka, Katerynivka and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk Oblast got under enemy fire.

Shakhtars’ke axis: during the current day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations. They carried out shelling of Shakhtars’ke, Prechistivka and Vugledar settlements of the Donetsk Oblast.

Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy continues to conduct defensive operations. At the same time, during the day, it shelled more than 40x settlements. Among them are Burlatske, Vremivka, Novosilka, Zelene Pole, Novopil of the Donetsk Oblast; Olhivske, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipilske, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaki, Kam’ianske and Stepnohirsk of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Nikopol’, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast; Zolota Balka, Dudchany, Vesele, Dniprovske, Kizomys of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

The russian occupiers continue the forced passporting of the population of the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson Oblast. For this purpose, the invaders use mobile passport control groups. Threatening with deportation and confiscation of property, representatives of mobile groups accept documents and issue russian passports at the place of residence of Ukrainian citizens.

During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 6x strikes on areas where the enemy’s personnel and military equipment were concentrated. Also, tonight, two enemy UAVs of the “Shahed-136/131” type were shot down.

During the day, units of missile forces and artillery struck 5x areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, 3x warehouses of ammunition and fuel and lubricants, 1x means of anti-aircraft defense and 5x more important enemy targets.

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