February 22, 2023

Ukraine forces kill 620 Russian troops in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 22.02.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 145060 (+620) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3334 (+8), 

APV ‒ 6569 (+7), 

artillery systems – 2345 (+7), 

MLRS – 471, 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 243,

aircraft – 299, 

helicopters – 287, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2026 (+3),

cruise missiles ‒ 873,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5212 (+2),

special equipment ‒ 226.


Operational information on 18.00, 22.02.2023 

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

The russian federation continues to wage full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. He concentrates his main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Kupyan, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk directions, and increases the number of personnel.

During the day, the enemy launched 9 missile strikes, 4 of which hit the city of Kharkiv, and 10 air strikes. He carried out more than 20 attacks from rocket salvo systems. The threat of missile strikes remains high throughout the territory of Ukraine.

On the Volyn, Polissia, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the operational situation remains without significant changes. The enemy continues to maintain a military presence near the state border of Ukraine, but no signs of the formation of his offensive groups have been detected.

The enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Mikhalchyna Sloboda, Chernihiv region; Korenyok, Boyaro-Lezhachi, Ryzhivka and Basivka of the Sumy region, as well as 15 districts of settlements in the Kharkiv region. Among them are Timofiivka, Staritsa, Vovchansk, Budarki, Ambarne and Bologhivka.

An enemy sabotage and reconnaissance group was discovered in the Bologhivka region. As a result of the fire effect of units of the Defense Forces, the enemy retreated to the territory of the russian federation.

The enemy carried out several unsuccessful offensives in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. He also made an attempt to infiltrate a sabotage and intelligence group in the Figolivka area. He shelled the areas of Kamianka, Hryanikyvka, Kotlyarivka, and Berestov settlements of the Kharkiv region with artillery; Nevske, Kreminna, Kuzmyne, Dibrova, Bilogorivka in Luhansk region and Ivanivka and Yampolivka in Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy continues to attack the positions of our troops near the settlements of Orihovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Berkhivka, Yagidne and Bakhmut. The enemy is actively conducting aerial reconnaissance to adjust artillery fire. Areas of 18 settlements were shelled. Among them are Spirne, Vesele, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Berkhivka, Yagidne, Bakhmut and Ozaryanivka.

In the Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk directions, the occupiers launched an unsuccessful offensive near Novobakhmutivka, Vodyanyi, Nevelsky, Maryinka, and Prechistivka. Artillery shelling was carried out in about 20 areas of populated areas. In particular, these are Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Vodyane, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, Velika Novosilka of the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhya region, the areas of Vremivka, Novosilka, and Novopil settlements of Donetsk region were hit by fire; Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Novodanilivka, Kamianske in the Zaporizhia region and Vyshchetarasivka in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

In the Kherson direction, the settlements of the Kherson region, located on the right bank of the Dnipro river, were damaged by the artillery fire of the russian occupying forces. In particular, Novotyaginka, Antonivka and Chornobayivka.

The russian occupiers are using the local infrastructure in the temporarily occupied part of the Zaporizhzhia region for their own purposes, in particular, for the purpose of their own enrichment. For example, at one of the service stations in the city of Tokmak, the invaders not only service their military equipment, but also disassemble cars stolen from the local population into spare parts for further sale.

During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 10 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers. And units of rocket troops and artillery during the day hit 2 areas of concentration of enemy manpower.

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