January 17, 2023

Ukraine forces kill 870 Russian troops in overnight period

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the Russian forces from 24.02.2022 to 17.01.2023:

personnel ‒ about 116950 (+870) killed, 

tanks ‒ 3121 (+3), 

APV ‒ 6215 (+11), 

artillery systems – 2104 (+5), 

MLRS – 441 (+3), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 220,

aircraft – 286, 

helicopters – 276, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 1872,

cruise missiles ‒ 749,

warships / boats ‒ 17,

vehicles and fuel tankers – 4877 (+7),

special equipment ‒ 190.

The three hundred and twenty-eighth day of the russian large-scale invasion.

The russian occupiers continue to wage full-scale armed aggression against our state.

Not having significant achievements on the battlefield, the enemy attacks peaceful settlements. The russian aggressor continues to destroy the infrastructure and homes of the civilian population, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of warfare.

During the day, the enemy launched 4 missile strikes, 2 of which hit a civilian object in the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk region. The enemy also carried out 13 airstrikes. Fired 23 shots from MLRS systems.

The threat of air and missile strikes by the russian federation on civilian objects remains high throughout Ukraine.

The enemy does not give up its intentions to capture the Donetsk region within the administrative borders. The main efforts are focused on conducting an offensive in the Bakhmut direction. Conducts unsuccessful offensive actions in the Avdiyivka direction.

The enemy is trying to improve its tactical position on the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, and is on the defensive in the Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson directions.

In the Volyn, Polisiya, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no offensive groups of the enemy have been detected. The republic of belarus continues to support russian armed aggression, the rotation of russian units undergoing training on the territory of the republic of belarus continues.

Areas of settlements of Mykolaivka, Chernihiv region were subjected to mortar and artillery shelling; Atynske, Sumy Region; Veterinary, Lukyantsi, Staritsa, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, Rybalkine, Nesterne, Zemlianki, Bologhivka, Kamianka, Dvorichna of the Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Ivanivka of the Kharkiv region, as well as Novoselivske, Andriivka of the Luhansk region.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Ploshanka, Chervonopivka, Kreminna, and Dibrova of the Luhansk region from the entire spectrum of artillery; Terny and Yampolivka, Donetsk region.

On the Bakhmut direction, areas of the settlements of Verkhnokamianske, Vyimka, Bilogorivka, Vesele, Soledar, Krasna Gora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Druzhba, Zalizne, and New York of the Donetsk region were hit by enemy artillery fire.

On the Avdiivka direction, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Nevelske, Georgiivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk region came under enemy fire.

In the direction of Novopavlivka, the enemy fired artillery and mortars at the areas of Vugledar, Mykilski Dachi and Prechistivka settlements of the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia region, more than 10 settlements were affected by artillery fire, in particular, Vremivka, Novopil na Donnechyna and Temyrivka, Poltavka, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Shcherbaki, Stepove, Kamianske and Plavni in the Zaporizhzhia region.

In the Kherson direction, the occupiers do not stop terrorizing the civilian population. In particular, Antonivka and Kherson were shelled by MLRS systems, and civilians were injured.

The russian occupiers are trying to isolate the civilian population in the temporarily occupied territories of the Kherson region from access to alternative sources of information. Along with stopping the broadcasting of all Ukrainian TV channels, the invaders made mobile communications available only to russian operators.

According to the available information, the russian occupiers are intensifying the search for their deserters in the temporarily occupied territories. Under the pretext of searching for Ukrainian saboteurs, the invaders carry out raids on populated areas of the Kherson region.

During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine carried out 10 strikes on areas where the enemy’s personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated.

During the day, our defenders destroyed an enemy Su-25 aircraft.

Units of missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 2 control points and the area where the occupiers are concentrated, an ammunition warehouse, a radio-electronic warfare station and a radio-location station.

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