August 18, 2023

Ukraine General Staff: 460 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 18.08.23 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 256510 (+460) persons, 

tanks ‒ 4332 (+3), 

APV ‒ 8410 (+12), 

artillery systems – 5193 (+24), 

MLRS – 714 (+0), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 486 (+0),

aircraft – 315 (+0), 

helicopters – 316 (+2), 

UAV operational-tactical level – 4276 (+4),

cruise missiles ‒ 1406 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 18 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 7658 (+17),

special equipment ‒ 783 (+10).

Data are being updated.

Strike the occupier! Let’s win together! Our strength is in the truth!

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Situation update as of 6 p.m., August 18, 2023

Glory to Ukraine! Day 541 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

During the day of August 18, the enemy launched 1x missile and 31x air strikes, 45x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were damaged. 

The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.

During the day of August 18, there were 30x combat engagements.

Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. 

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Chervona Zorya and Veeterynarne (Kharkiv oblast). The adversary fired mortars and artillery at more than 20x settlements, including Yeline, Leonivka, Vyl’chyky, Mykolaivs’ke (Chernihiv oblast), Rozhkovychi, Iskryskivshchyna, Tur’ya, Pokrovka, Ryasne (Sumy oblast), Chervona Zorya, Hatyshche, Vovchans’ki Khutory, Budarky (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Syn’kivka (Kharkiv oblast). Russian forces launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kyslivka and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast). The following settlements were shelled with artillery and mortars: Kam’yanka, Krasne Pershe, Masyutivka, Kyslivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast). The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast) and Spirne (Donetsk oblast). About 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Chervonopopivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Sviato-Pokrovske, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast), were shelled with artillery.

Bakhmut axis: the adversary attempted offensive operations in the area northeast of Orikhovo-Vasylivka (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Klishchiivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 15x settlements, including Min’kivka, Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Klishchiivka, Shcherbynivka (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling. 

Avdiivka axis: the adversary attempted offensive operations in the area southeast and east of Novokalynove (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The invaders fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Keramik, Stepove, Avdiivka, Pervomais’ke, Netailove (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy launched an air strike in the vicinity of Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery at following settlements: Krasnohorivka, Pobjeda, Kostyantynivka, Halytsynivka, Katerynivka (Donetsk oblast).

Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost position in the vicinity of Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Staromaiors’ke. More than 10x settlements, including Vodyane, Bohoyavlenka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne, Staromaiors’ke, Rivnopil’ (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery shelling.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 15x settlements suffered from enemy artillery shelling, including Novodarivka, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Mali Shcherbaky, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

Kherson axis: the enemy artillery shelled more than 10x settlements, including Zolota Balka, Respublikanets’, Odradokam’yanka, Veletens’ke, Novodmytrivka (Kherson oblast), Lupareve (Mykolaiv oblast).

At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct the offensive operation on Melitopol’ and Berdyans’k axes, consolidating their positions, and conducting counter-battery fire.

During the day of August 18, Ukrainian Air Force launched 9x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary. 

During the day of August 18, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 2x areas of concentration of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 4x artillery systems at their firing position, 2x command points, and 2x electronic warfare station of the occupiers.

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