April 18, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry:470 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

April 18, 2023

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 18.04.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 183130 (+470) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3661 (+1), 

APV ‒ 7098 (+11), 

artillery systems – 2810 (+6), 

MLRS – 538, 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 285,

aircraft – 308, 

helicopters – 293, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2353 (+6),

cruise missiles ‒ 911,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5676 (+4),

special equipment ‒ 330 (+2).

Operational information as of 18.00 

Glory to Ukraine! The four hundred and nineteenth day of large-scale armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine continues.

The russian federation continues to ignore International Humanitarian Law, strikes and fires not only at the positions of our troops, but also at the civilian infrastructure of populated areas, terrorizing civilians.

During the day, the enemy launched 4 rocket and 44 air strikes, launched about 20 MLRS fire attacks on the positions of our troops and populated areas, civilians were injured.

The probability of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains quite high.

The enemy, at the cost of heavy losses, continues to wage a war of aggression. The main efforts are focused on conducting offensive actions in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka directions. During the day, about 30 enemy attacks were repulsed in the specified areas of the front. The fiercest battles are fought for Bakhmut and Maryinka.

On the Volyn, Polissiya, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. 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 are still located on the territory of the republic of belarus.

The enemy’s military presence is maintained in the Bryansk, Kursk, and Belgorod regions bordering Ukraine.

During the day, the enemy shelled the settlements of Korenyok, Boyaro-Lezhachi, Iskryskivshchyna, and Volfyne in the Sumy region, as well as Veterinarne, Kozacha Lopan, Hlyboke, Vovchansk, Bochkove, Okhrimivka, and Nesterne in the Kharkiv region.

Kamianka, Ridkodub, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna and Zapadne of the Kharkiv region were hit by enemy artillery fire in the Kupyansk direction.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy tried to improve the tactical position, conducted unsuccessful offensive actions near the settlement of Dibrova. Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Ivanivka, Torske and Spirne of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

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

Heavy fighting continues for the city of Bakhmut. Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Chasiv Yar, Kostyantynivka, Toretsk and New York of the Donetsk region were affected by enemy shelling.

In the Avdiikav direction, the enemy carried out offensive actions in the areas of Stepovoy, Berdychiv, Avdiivka, Severnoy, and Nevelskyi of the Donetsk region, without success. Shelled, in particular, the settlements of Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Tonenke, and Pervomaiske.

In the Maryinka direction, during the day, our defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the Maryinka settlement. At the same time, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobieda and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire.

During the current day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Shakhtarsky direction. Shelled the settlements of Shakhtarske, Vugledar, Novoukrainka and Velika Novosilka of the Donetsk region.

The enemy continues to conduct defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. Shelled, in particular, Novopil of Donetsk region; Olhivske, Chervone, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Orihiv, Stepove and Plavni of the Zaporizhzhia region; Antonivka of the Kherson region and the city of Kherson, there are casualties among the civilian population.

During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces made 3 strikes on personnel concentration areas and a strike on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile complex.

Units of missile troops and artillery struck 2 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, a radio-electronic warfare station and another important military object of the occupiers.

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