September 23, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Ukraine claims killed 550 Russian troops, knocked out 18 tanks

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 23.09 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 56060 (+550),

tanks ‒ 2254 (+18),

APV ‒ 4796 (+20),

artillery systems – 1355 (+14),

MLRS – 326 (+8),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 170 (+1),

aircraft – 254 (+1),

helicopters – 219 (+1),

UAV operational-tactical level – 950 (+9),

cruise missiles ‒ 240 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 15 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 3659 (+29),

special equipment ‒ 126 (+1).

Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Kramatorsk ans Donetsk directions.

The two hundred-twelfth (212) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military large-scale invasion continues.

The enemy continues to focus its efforts on attempts to fully occupy the Donetsk oblast, organize defence and maintain the captured territories, and also tries to disrupt the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain directions. It fires at our positions along the contact line, takes measures to regroup his troops, and constantly conducts aerial reconnaissance.

The enemy does not stop striking the civilian infrastructure and the homes of the civilian population. The threat of air and missile strikes by the Russian occupiers remains for the entire territory of Ukraine.

Over the past day, the enemy launched 4 missile and 27 air strikes, carried out more than 75 MLRS attacks on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine, violating the norms of international humanitarian law, laws and customs of warfare.

More than 45 settlements were affected by enemy strikes. In particular, Pechenihy, Pryshyb, Yarova, Spirne, Vesele, Bakhmut, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Kostyantynivka, Neskuchne, Poltavka, Yehorivka, Bezymene, Kryvyi Rih, Bilohirya, Zaporizhzhya, Bilohirka, Pervomaiske, Mykolayiv, Ochakiv, Vysokopillya, Sukhyi Stavok, Myrolyubivka and Novohryhorivka.

The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.

In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars, and artillery of various calibers:

in the Siversky direction – in the areas of Shalyhine, Myropilske, Volfyne and Yizdetske settlements of the Sumy oblast;

in the Slobozhansk direction – in the areas of the settlements of Dubnivka, Hoptivka, Vovchansk, Kamianka and Kupyansk;

in the Kramatorsk direction – Mayaki, Mykolaivka, Dibrova, Kryva Luka, Pryshyb and Siversk;

in the Bakhmut direction – Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve, Vesele, Bilohorivka and Yakovlivka;

in the Avdiyivka direction – Krasnohorivka, Opytne, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka;

in the Novopavlivsk direction – Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Neskuchne, Vremivka, Novoukrayinka, Velyka Novosilka;

in the Zaporizhzhya direction, the enemy did not conduct active operations, but at the same time shelled the settlements of Mala Tokmachka, Nova Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaky, Zelene Pole, Zaliznychne, and Rivnopillia with artillery.

More than 20 settlements were shelled in the South Buh direction.

The enemy continues to suffer losses, in particular among the leadership. According to available information, the commander of the 144th Motorized Rifle Division of the 20th Combined Arms Army, Major General Tsokov, was wounded as a result of a fire attack in the area of the settlement of Svatove. It was evacuated on September 20 of this year.

From September 19 to 20 this year, 105 bodies of dead Russian servicemen were delivered to the military hospital in Rostov-on-Don, preparations are underway to receive another 200 bodies in the near future.

To replenish manpower losses, the enemy continues forced mobilization in temporarily occupied territories. Thus, in Horlivka, on September 19, representatives of the 1st Army Corps detained and took ten men to military service, regardless of their age or health.

Between September 18 and 20 of this year, representatives of a Russian private company unsuccessfully tried to recruit prisoners in the Luhansk pre-trial detention center.

As part of the implementation of partial mobilization measures, the occupying authorities of Crimea stated that the main number of reservists is planned to be recruited from among the employees of private security companies who have military service experience. In Sevastopol, some firms have already been instructed to prepare lists of all employee’s subject to the requirements.

It is also known about the early graduation in Smolensk of the cadets of the graduation courses of the Air Defense Military Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation named after Marshal Vasylevsky, and their subsequent placement in positions in the troops.

On the basis of the moscow combined military command school, in the period from September 26 to October 24, the Russian military leadership plans to hold a meeting with citizens who are in reserve.

During the day, units of the Defense Forces repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Kupyansk, Spirne, Mayorsk, Zaitseve, Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka, Opytne and Kamianka settlements.

Aviation of the Defense Forces hit 25 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and military equipment and 6 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems.

In addition, our air defense units, in different directions, destroyed the Mi-8 helicopter and 9 UAVs of the occupiers.

Over the past day, missile forces and artillery have inflicted fire damage, in particular, on 6 control and command points, 4 areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment, 3 air defense positions, 3 artillery positions, as well as 3 ammunition depots.

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