January 4, 2023

Ukraine forces kill 720 Russian troops in 24-hour period

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the Russian forces from 24.02.2022 to 04.01.2023:

personnel ‒ about 108910 (+720) killed,

tanks ‒ 3038 (+2),

APV ‒ 6106 (+6),

artillery systems – 2039 (+6),

MLRS – 424,

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 215 (+1),

aircraft – 283,

helicopters – 270,

UAV operational-tactical level – 1842 (+3),

cruise missiles ‒ 723,

warships / boats ‒ 16,

vehicles and fuel tankers – 4745 (+10),

special equipment ‒ 181.

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

The enemy continues to move personnel, weapons, military equipment and ammunition to the areas of hostilities. In addition to rail transportation, it uses military transport and civil aviation.

During the current day, the enemy launched 3 missile strikes on civilian objects in the city of Kostyantynivka, Donetsk region, carried out 9 airstrikes and 14 attacks from rocket salvo systems.

The threat of enemy air and missile strikes on critical infrastructure remains throughout Ukraine.

The enemy is concentrating its efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Lyman, Bakhmut, and Avdiivka areas and is trying to improve the tactical position in the Kupyansk areas. In Novopavlovka, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson – leads the defense. Conducts engineering equipment of positions and mining of terrain along the left bank of the Dnipro River.

The situation is stable in the Volyn, Polisiya, Siverskiy and Slobozhanskiy directions, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.

On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, areas of Karpovychi, Leonivka, and Gremyach settlements of Chernihiv region were hit by tank, mortar, and artillery shelling; Novovasylivka – Sumy and Krasne, Staritsa, Ohirtseve, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, Ustinivka, Figolivka and Dvorichna in Kharkiv Oblast.

Areas of 15 settlements were shelled by tanks and the entire spectrum of artillery in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. Among them are Masyutivka, Zapadne, Kup’yansk, Kotlyarivka, Berestov in the Kharkiv region and Ivanivka, Ploshanka, Nevske, Chervopopivka and Dibrova in the Luhansk region.

Areas of more than 30 settlements were shelled in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. In particular, these are Spirne, Berestov, Vesele, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka and Maryinka of the Donetsk region.

Zolota Niva, Vugledar, Mykilski Dachi and Prechistivka in Donetsk region came under the fire of the occupiers in the Novopavlovka direction.

In the Zaporizhzhya and Kherson directions, the enemy shelled the positions of our troops with tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of more than
40 settlements. It does not stop terrorizing the civilian population of cities and towns along the right bank of the Dnipro River. The civil infrastructure of Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychny, Biloghirya, Lukyanivskyi and Kamianskyi in the Zaporizhzhya region and Havrylivka, Dudchan, Ivanovka, Antonivka and Dniprovskyi in the Kherson region were damaged by the artillery shelling of the russian occupiers.

In the city of Luhansk, in the neurological department of the Luhansk Regional Clinical Hospital, the occupiers are treating more than 100 mercenaries of the private military company “Wagner”.

Regarding enemy losses. On January 3, fire damage was confirmed to the concentration of manpower and military equipment of the occupiers in the Tokmak settlement of the Zaporizhzhia region. The losses of the enemy amounted to about 80 soldiers wounded and dead.

During the day, our aviation made 17 strikes on the areas where the invaders were concentrated, as well as 4 strikes on the positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

Units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces during the current day carried out fire damage to the command post, 2 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment, and the enemy’s ammunition warehouse.

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