February 2, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Ukraine forces kill 610 Russian troops in 24-hour period

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 02.02.2023 were approximately:

  • personnel ‒ about 129030 (+610) persons were killed, 
  • tanks ‒ 3211 (+2), 
  • APV ‒ 6382, 
  • artillery systems – 2212 (+5), 
  • MLRS – 458, 
  • Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 222 (+1),
  • aircraft – 293, 
  • helicopters – 284, 
  • UAV operational-tactical level – 1951,
  • cruise missiles ‒ 796,
  • warships / boats ‒ 18,
  • vehicles and fuel tanks – 5064 (+3),
  • special equipment ‒ 200. 

Operational information as of 18.00, 02.02.2023 

The three hundred and forty-fourth day of the russian large-scale invasion continues.

During the day, the enemy launched 2 missile strikes on the civilian infrastructure of the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk region. As a result, 13 two-story buildings, 3 four-story buildings, a children’s clinic, a school, garages and cars were damaged, and there were victims among the civilian population. The enemy also carried out 3 airstrikes. He carried out more than 15 attacks from rocket salvo systems, in particular, on civilian objects in the settlement of Komysany, Kherson region. As a result, 4 people were injured, including a 5-year-old child who is in a moderate condition. The occupiers also damaged the civil infrastructure of the city of Ochakiv in the Mykolayiv region.

The threat of further russian air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.

The adversary continues active reconnaissance and preparation for an offensive in separate directions, carrying out measures to strengthen its troops. Offensive operations continue in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions. The enemy suffers heavy losses, especially in personnel. In other directions, the occupiers are defending themselves.

No enemy offensive groups were detected in the Volyn, Polisiya, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions. Enemy units are being trained on the training grounds of the republic of belarus. At the same time, the joint training of the aviation component of the regional grouping of the armed forces of the russian federation and the republic of belarus was completed. The return of the enemy’s aviation group to the airfields of permanent basing is not noted.

Shelling by the troops of the russian federation of settlements near the state border continues, causing casualties among the civilian population and destruction of private property. The occupiers shelled the districts of Klyusy and Yeliny of the Chernihiv region; Murawayni, Studenka, Katerynivka, Vovkivka and Volfyny in Sumy Oblast and Veterinary, Kozachoa Lopan, Strelecha, Hlybokoy, Ternova, Starytsia, Gatyshch, Vovchansk, Vovchanskikh Khutori and Okhrimivka in Kharkiv Oblast.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Kupyansk, Kucherivka, Kislivka and Kotlyarivka settlements of Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka – Luhansk region.

On the Lyman direction, the enemy shelled Makiivka, Chervonpopivka, and Dibrova in the Luhansk region.

In the direction of Bakhmut, Spirne, Bilogorivka, Paraskoviivka, Vesele, Bakhmut and Ivanivske of the Donetsk region were affected by fire.

On the Avdiivka direction, Avdiivka, Vesele, Severne, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Georgiivka, Maryinka and Pobieda came under enemy fire.

In the direction of Novopavlivka, the occupiers shelled Vugledar, Bogoyavlenka and Neskuchne in the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, areas of more than 15 settlements were shelled by mortars, barrel and rocket artillery. Among them are Olhivske, Malynyvka, Chervone, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka and Plavni of the Zaporizhzhia region.

In the Kherson direction, Kherson, as well as Novokayr, Chervyn Mayak, Zmiivka, Beryslav, Mykolaivka, Tyaginka, Ponyativka, Inzhenerne and Antonivka of the Kherson region were hit by artillery fire.

In the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk region, russia is preparing for covert mobilization. In particular, in the city of Horlivka, all budget and communal institutions were ordered to submit lists of persons with armor to the occupation military commissariat. All these people will be examined by special commissions of the enemy, with subsequent conscription into the ranks of the enemy.

In the Tavilzhanka area of the Kupyansk district of the Kharkiv region, the enemy is preparing to destroy the road infrastructure, mine bridges, dams, and crossings.

During the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces struck 4 areas where the occupiers were concentrated. Our defenders also destroyed a russian UAV of the “Merlin” type. And units of rocket troops and artillery hit 3 areas of concentration of manpower and the enemy’s control post.

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