April 19, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry: 620 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

April 19, 2023

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 19.04.23 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 183750 (+620) persons,

tanks ‒ 3665 (+4), 

APV ‒ 7110 (+12), 

artillery systems – 2819 (+9), 

MLRS – 538 (+0), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 285 (+0),

aircraft – 308 (+0), 

helicopters – 293 (+0), 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2376 (+23),

cruise missiles ‒ 911 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 18 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5692 (+16),

special equipment ‒ 330 (+0).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Situation update as of 6 p.m., April 19, 2023

Glory to Ukraine! Day 420 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

The russian federation continues to ignore the International Humanitarian Law, launching strikes and shelling the positions of Ukrainian troops, and the civilian infrastructure of various settlements alike, terrorizing civilians. 

During the day of April 19, the adversary launched 3x missile and 37x air strikes. The attacks included employment of 12x Shahed-136 UAVs. 10x of them were destroyed by Ukrainian defenders. In addition, the enemy launched 57x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements, killing and wounding civilians, destroying and damaging private houses and other civilian infrastructure.

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

At the cost of heavy losses, the adversary continues to focus its main efforts on offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mar’inka axes. More than 40x enemy attacks were repelled in the above-mentioned frontline areas during the day of April 19. The fiercest fighting is for Bakhmut and Mar’inka.

Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes. During the day of April 19, the adversary shelled the settlements of Boyaro-Lezhachi, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne, Katerynivka, and Kindrativka (Sumy oblast), Strilecha, Ohirtseve, Vovchans’k, Petropavlivka, Karaichne, Zemlyanky, and Odradne (Kharkiv oblast).

Kupyans’k axis: Krasne Pershe, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, Zapadne, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast) came under enemy artillery fire.

Lyman axis: the adversary attempted to improve its tactical situation and conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of the southern outskirts of Kreminna. Stel’makhivka, Nevs’ke, Dibrova, Kuz’myne, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Ivanivka, and Verkhn’okam’yans’ke (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations. 

Heavy fighting for the city of Bakhmut continues. Fedorivka, Vasyukivka, Min’kivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Predtechyne, Kostyantynivka, Druzhkivka, Oleksandro-Shul’tyne, Bila Hora, Druzhba, and Zalizne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

Avdiivka axis: the adversary attempted offensives in the vicinities of Avdiivka, Vodyane, and Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast), to no success. In particular, the invaders shelled Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Netaylove, Pervomais’ke, and Nevel’s’ke.

Mar’inka axis: our defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast) during the day of April 19. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, and Novomykhailivka came under enemy fire.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy made unsuccessful attempts at offensive operations in the vicinity of Vuhledar. The invaders shelled Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy stays on the defensive. At the same time, the invaders shelled more than 30x settlements during the day of April 19. Among them are Vremivka, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Burlats’ke, Malynivka, Zaliznychne, Mali Shcherbaky, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Havrylivka, Beryslav, Vesele, Antonivka (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson. 

In the village of Kabychivka (Luhansk oblast), the so-called “authorities” put installed by occupation forces received an order to set up a military hospital for the occupiers with 40x beds on the territory of the village cultural centre. Russian military doctors are expected to arrive at the newly established medical facility by the end of the week. 

The adversary continues to use the civilians of the temporarily occupied territories for its own purposes, using them as human shields to hide behind. Thus, in the city of Skadovs’k (Kherson oblast), the russian occupiers began to force all collaborators and those cooperating with them as of 18 April to sign a commitment to not travel outside the district. 

The Ukrainian Air Force launched 7x air strikes on the concentrations of the occupiers troops during the day of April 19. In the meantime, missile and artillery troops hit 2x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, as well as 2x ammunition depots of the enemy.

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