February 16, 2023

Ukraine forces kill 690 Russian troops in 24-hour period for a total of 140,000 in one year

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 16.02.23 were approximately:

personnel ‒ 140460 (+690) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3296 (+6), 

APV ‒ 6517 (+10), 

artillery systems – 2306 (+3), 

MLRS – 466 (+0), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 239 (+3),

aircraft – 298 (+0), 

helicopters – 287 (+1), 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2012 (+1),

cruise missiles ‒ 857 (+0),

boats ‒ 18 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5167 (+6) од,

special equipment ‒ 219 (+0).


Situation update as of 6 p.m., February 16, 2023

Day 358 of the russian full-scale invasion continues. 

During the day of February 16, the adversary launched another missile attack on the territory of Ukraine. 16x out of 36x enemy missiles were shot down by Ukrainian defenders. In addition, the enemy launched 12x air strikes and more than 10x MLRS attacks, killing and wounding civilians. 

The threat of strikes by the russian federation across Ukraine remains high.

The enemy has not yet abandoned its aggressive plans, despite significant losses. The invaders’ main focus is the offensive operations on Kup’yans’k, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtars’ke axes.

Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: certain adversary units remain stationed in the areas bordering Ukraine, but no offensive groups have been found. During the day of February 16, the vicinities of settlements of Popivka, Bachivs’k, Partyzans’ke (Sumy oblast), Veterynarne, Hraniv, and Vovchans’k (Kharkiv oblast) were shelled by the enemy. In addition, the adversary launched a helicopter gunship attack on the settlement of Udy (Kharkiv oblast) from the territory of the russian federation. 

Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the enemy shelled the settlements of Dvorichna, Hryanykivka (Kharkiv oblast), Stel’makhivka, Nevs’ke, Chervonopopivka (Luhansk oblast), and Berestove (Donetsk oblast). 

Bakhmut axis: Spirne, Vyimka, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Rozdolivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Stupochky, Predtechyne, Oleksandro-Shul’tyne, and Kurdyumivka came under fire.

Avdiivka and Shakhtars’ke axes: the adversary fired artillery at the settlements of Vesele, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Velyka Novosilka, Vremivka, and Neskuchne (Donetsk oblast). 

Zaporizhzhia axis: the vicinities of settlements of Zelene Pole (Donetsk oblast), Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, Novoandriivka, and Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast) came under fire. 

Kherson axis: Zmiivka, Tokarivka, Antonivka, and Kherson were again hit by enemy artillery fire that caused civilian casualties.

The occupation administration of the city of Hola Prystan’ (Kherson oblast) is pressuring the local residents to re-register their property rights under russian law. In particular, information is being spread that Ukrainian citizens who do not comply with the occupiers’ demands by May 2023 will be deported to russia.

In Mariupol, temporarily occupied by the enemy, russian invaders are taking measures to “mobilize” certain members of society. From now on, homeless people, as well as alcohol or drug addicts are being taken to the enemy’s army. 

During the day of February 16, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 13x air strikes on concentrations of russian troops, as well as 1x air strike on the position of the anti-aircraft missile system.

Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 3x concentrations of enemy troops, 1x artillery unit at its firing position, 1x ammunition depot, and 2x other important targets of the invaders.

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