September 1, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Ukraine claims to have killed 450 Russian troops in battle Thursday

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 01.09 were approximately:

personnel – about 48350 (+450),

tanks ‒ 1997 (+23),

APV ‒ 4345 (+33),

artillery systems – 1115 (+24),

Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the last day) in the Donetsk and Kurakhove directions. Data are being updated.

The one hundred ninetieth (190) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues.

Operational update as of 6 p.m. CET, September 1

The enemy is trying to establish complete control over the territory of the Donetsk oblast and to hold the captured areas of the Kherson, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Mykolaiv regions.

The enemy continues to carry out air and missile attacks on military and civilian objects on the territory of our State.

In the Siversky direction, the enemy is holding separate units of the armed forces of the Russian federation in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions. The enemy shelled the areas of Kamianska Sloboda, Zaliznyi Myst, Senkivka of Chernihiv oblast, and Starykovo of Sumy oblast with mortars and barrel artillery.

In the Slobozhansk direction, the enemy continues to conduct hostilities with the aim of holding the previously occupied areas.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled targets in the areas of Udy, Sosnivka, Velyki Prohody, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Ruski Tyshki, Cherkaskie Tyshki, Stariy Saltiv and Pryshyb with the use of tank weapons, barrel and rocket artillery.

In the Slavyansk direction, enemy units shelled the areas of Hrushuvaha, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Vernopillya, Dolyna, Krasnopillya, Dibrivne, and Nova Dmytrivka settlements with barrel artillery and multiple rocket systems.

It used aviation to strike the areas of the settlements of Nova Dmytrivka and made an attempt to attack in the direction of Dolyna settlement, was unsuccessful, withdrew.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy fired tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery at the areas of the settlements of Raihorodok, Piskunivka, Siversk, Verkhnyokamianske, Ivano-Daryivka, Spirne, and Rozdolivka.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Vesele, Yakovlivka, Vyimka, Bilohorivka, Krasnopolivka, Zvanivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Mayorsk, Vesela Dolyna with tanks, barrel and rocket artillery.

With offensive actions, it tried to advance in the direction of the settlements of Vesela Dolyna, Soledar, Bakhmutske, and Zaytseve, but was unsuccessful, and withdrew.

In the Avdiivsk direction, the enemy fired with tanks, mortars, and barrel artillery in the areas of the settlements of Oleksandropil, Rozivka, Tonenke, Avdiivka, Karlivka, Vodyane, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Pisky.

It carried out an airstrike on the areas of the settlements of Vremivka, Neskuchne, and Oleksandropol.

With offensive and assault actions, it tried to improve the tactical position in the direction of the settlements of Pervomaiske, Nevelske, and Opytne, it was unsuccessful, suffered losses, and withdrew.

In the Novopavlivsk direction, it shelled the areas of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Velyka Novosilka, and Prechistivka settlements. An airstrike was carried out in the area of ​​Maryinka settlement.

With offensive and assault actions, it tried to improve the tactical position in the direction of the settlement of Vodyane, but it did not succeed, and withdrew.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy shelled objects in the areas of settlements of Novopil, Olhivske, Hulyaipole, Luhivske.

In the South Buz region, the enemy tried to use tanks, mortars, and barrel artillery to hit important objects in the areas of Potemkine, Andriyivka, Novohryhorivka, Shyroke, Partyzanske, Novopetrivka, Lyubomirivka, Shevchenkove, Stepova Dolyna, Tavriyske, Lupareve, Oleksandrivka, Pervomaiske, Lozove, Olhyne settlements.

The enemy naval group in the waters of the Black and Azov seas continues to conduct reconnaissance, perform the task of supporting the actions of the ground group and block civilian shipping.

There is still a threat of missile strikes on objects and infrastructure elements deep in the territory of Ukraine.

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