January 23, 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 20.01.2023:

personnel ‒ about 121480 (+720) killed, 

tanks ‒ 3150 (+5), 

APV ‒ 6276 (+8), 

artillery systems – 2146 (+2), 

MLRS – 447 (+2), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 220,

aircraft – 287, 

helicopters – 277, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 1894 (+2),

cruise missiles ‒ 749,

warships / boats ‒ 18 (+1),

vehicles and fuel tankers – 4936 (+4),

special equipment ‒ 193.

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

During the day, the invaders launched 4 rocket strikes on populated areas (2 rockets were destroyed by our air defense) and 18 air strikes. Also, the enemy fired 24 rounds from rocket systems.

The threat of russian air and missile strikes remains throughout Ukraine.

The enemy continues its offensive in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions to capture the entire Donetsk region, despite numerous losses on its side. In the Kupyansk direction, it conducted unsuccessful offensive actions, all enemy attacks were repulsed.

In the Lyman, Novopavlivskyi, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson directions, the invaders are defending themselves. In Volyn, Polisiya, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi – the situation has not changed significantly, no offensive groups of the enemy have been detected.

At the same time, the areas of the settlements of Novovasylivka, Boyaro-Lezhachi and Stukalyvka of the Sumy region, as well as Guryiv Kozachok, Slobozhanske, Zelene, Ternova, Staritsa, Vovchansk, Zemlianki, Kamianka and Krasne Pershe in the Kharkiv region, were shelled.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, Kupyansk, Kislivka, Krokhmalne and Berestov in the Kharkiv region, as well as Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk region.

In the Lyman direction, the districts of Makiyivka, Ploshanka, Kreminnaya, Dibrova and Kuzmyny of the Luhansk region were damaged by fire.

On the Bakhmut direction, Spirne, Vyimka, Berestov, Belogorivka, Vesele, Krasna Gora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Mayorsk and New York were fired upon.

Berdychi, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire in the Avdiivka region.

Mykilske, Vugledar, Prechistivka, Neskuchne, and Velyka Novosilka in the Donetsk region came under enemy fire in the Novopavlovka direction.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, Komyshuvakha in the Donetsk region, as well as Chervone, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Novodanilivka, and Orihiv in the Zaporizhia region were affected by artillery fire.

In the Kherson direction, the occupiers shell the civilian population every day. Antonivka and Kherson were the next to be affected by fire from anti-aircraft missiles.

Russian occupiers continue to die ingloriously in Ukraine. During January 20-21, the enemy carried out offensive actions in the Zaporozhzhia direction near Maly Shcherbaki. According to the specified data, as a result of the combat clash with the units of the Defense Forces, the invaders lost more than 50 people during this period, 16 of them – irretrievably. In addition, 9 units of weapons and military equipment of various types were destroyed (a tank, 6 units of BMP and a Tiger armored car). Another 4 units were damaged.

Since the beginning of January this year, the number of wounded enemy servicemen in the temporarily occupied part of the Kherson region has increased significantly. Local hospitals are full. All seriously wounded are concentrated in medical institutions of the region. Only a small number are sent to the temporarily occupied Crimea for further treatment.

In a number of settlements of the Severodonetsk district of the Luhansk region, the russian occupiers are trying in every way to isolate the local population informationally, in particular, Ukrainian television and mobile communications are unavailable.

During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 5 strikes on the areas where the invaders were concentrated.

Also, our defenders shot down 2 enemy Su-25 aircraft, a Ka-52 helicopter, an Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle and 2 Kh-59 guided air missiles.

At the same time, units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine struck 3 areas where the occupiers were concentrated and the enemy’s logistics warehouse.

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