April 21, 2023

Ukraine Defense ministry:  630 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

April 21, 2023

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 21.04.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 185050 (+630) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3668 (+1), 

APV ‒ 7126 (+6), 

artillery systems – 2827 (+2), 

MLRS – 539, 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 285,

aircraft – 308, 

helicopters – 293, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2394 (+8),

cruise missiles ‒ 911,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5713 (+6),

special equipment ‒ 334 (+2).

Operational information as of 18.00

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

During the day, the enemy carried out 2 missile and 28 air strikes, carried out about 20 attacks from MLRS systems. Tonight, for airstrikes, the enemy used 12 Shahed-136 strike UAVs, 8 of which were destroyed by our defenders.

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 operations in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Maryinka, and Shakhtarsk directions. Units of the defense forces of Ukraine repelled about 30 enemy attacks on the indicated areas of the front during the day. The city of Bakhmut remains at the epicenter of hostilities.

On the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation remains without significant changes. Certain units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus continue to perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine. Some units of the territorial troops of the armed forces of the russian federation continue to be on the territory of the republic of belarus.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy continues to keep a certain number of his troops in the Bryansk, Kursk and Belgorod regions bordering Ukraine. During the day, he shelled the settlements of Leonivka, Chernihiv region; Kindrativka of the Sumy region, as well as the settlements of Hoptivka and Vovchanski Khutory in the Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, during the day the enemy made an attempt to improve the tactical position, carried out assault actions near the settlement of Liman First, but was unsuccessful. KrasnePershe, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kotlyarivka and Berestov in the Kharkiv region came under enemy fire.

The enemy did not carry out any offensive operations in the Lyman direction that day. Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Nevske, Dibrova, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Ivanivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Zvanivka of the Donetsk region came under artillery fire.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions.

Fierce battles for the city of Bakhmut continue. The enemy conducted an unsuccessful offensive near the settlement of Bohdanivka. Rozdolivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Oleksandro-Shultine, Bila Gora, Diliivka, Zalizne, Severnye, Pidvenne and New York of the Donetsk region were affected by enemy shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy carried out offensive actions in the Novokalynovo, Stepovo and Nevelsky districts of the Donetsk region, without success. Shelled the settlements of Novokalynove, Stepove, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Pervomayske and Nevelske of the Donetsk region.

During the day, our defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the Marinka settlement. At the sametime, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobieda and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire.

On the Shakhtarsk direction, during the day, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Ugledar. Shelled the settlements of Vugledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, VelikaNovosilka of the Donetsk region.

The enemy continues to conduct defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. During the day, carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the settlements of Olhivske, Pavlivka, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Novodanilivka and Novoandriivka of the Zaporizhia region, as well as the city of Kherson.

Recently, a unit of the occupiers numbering about 300 people, from among the convicts, arrived in the temporarily captured Skadovsk, in the Kherson region, allegedly to ensure law and order. Rumors are spreading among the occupiers about a quick end to hostilities with territorial concessions in favor of the russianfederation, probably to raise the spirits of the invaders. At the same time, it is known that some combat units, which were previously located in the city, are gradually being withdrawn from the settlement to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

During the current day, the aviation of the Defense Forces struck the area of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers.

Units of missile troops and artillery struck the area of concentration of manpower, the anti-aircraft missile complex and two more important military objects of the enemy.

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