July 13, 2023

Ukraine General Staff: 510 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 13.07.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 236040 (+510) persons, 

tanks ‒ 4092 (+2), 

APV ‒ 7999 (+9), 

artillery systems – 4425 (+23), 

MLRS – 678 (+4), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 421 (+6),

aircraft – 315, 

helicopters – 310, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 3752 (+26),

cruise missiles ‒ 1271,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 6995 (+17),

special equipment ‒ 652 (+5).

Operational information as of 18.00 

Glory to Ukraine! The five hundred and fifth day of large-scale armed aggression of the russian federation against our state continues.

During the day, the russian occupiers launched a missile-air strike on the territory of Ukraine, using 2 Kalibr cruise missiles, 1 Iskander-M ballistic missile and 20 Iranian attack UAVs “Shahed-136/131”. As a result of the successful combat work of anti-aircraft missile units, fighter aircraft, mobile fire groups of the Air Force and air defense of other components of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, 2 Kalibr cruise missiles and 20 attack drones were destroyed.

In addition, the enemy carried out 46 airstrikes and about 40 attacks from MLRS systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Unfortunately, civilians, including children, were affected, residential buildings and other civil and administrative infrastructure were destroyed.

The probability of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka directions, heavy battles continue. About 20 combat clashes took place during the day.

On the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.

The enemy maintains a military presence in the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions. During the day, carried out an airstrike in the Veterinary region of the Kharkiv region. Conducted mortar and artillery shelling of more than 15 settlements, in particular, Kamin of the Chernihiv region; Pokrovka, Ryasne of Sumy region and Muravske, Oliynikove, Riznikove, Bologivka of Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, our soldiers are firmly holding the defense. The enemy launched an airstrike in the Kislivka region of the Kharkiv region.

Stroivka, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kupyansk of the Kharkiv region were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

During the day, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions east of Nevsky in the Luhansk region and east of Terni in Donetsk region in the Lyman direction. Conducted airstrikes in the Nevsky and Belogorivka districts of the Luhansk region.

More than 10 settlements, including Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Torske, Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Rozdolivka of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery fire.

In the Bakhmut direction, under heavy fire from the enemy’s aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled all enemy attacks in the Berkhivka area. More than 
15 settlements, including Vasyukivka, Chasiv Yar, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Diliivka, and North of Donetsk region, were affected by enemy artillery shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy launched an air strike in the Avdiivka area. At the same time, the enemy carried out artillery fire on more than 10 settlements, in particular Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka of the Donetsk region.

In the Marinka direction, the Defense Forces continue to hold back the advance of russian troops in the Marinka district of the Donetsk region. The enemy shelled more than 10 settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Marinka, and Georgiivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Shakhtarske direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the Novomykhailivka area and carried out an airstrike near Makarivka, Donetsk region. Shelled the settlements of Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Novoukrainka, Storozheve, Blagodatne, and Makarivka in the Donetsk region.

On the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the further advance of our troops. Carried out airstrikes in the Priyutny district of the Zaporizhzhia region and Kozatskyi – Kherson region. Conducted artillery shelling of more than 20 settlements, including Novodarivka, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Biloghirya, Orihiv of the Zaporizhzhia region; Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Antonivka, Chornobayivka, Kizomys of the Kherson region and the city of Kherson. At the same time, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct an offensive operation in the Melitopol and Berdyansk directions, are entrenched at the reached boundaries, and carry out counter-battery countermeasures.

The russian occupiers continue to use the practice of artificial resettlement and forced assimilation of Ukrainians in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Thus, in the Henichensk district of the Kherson region, the occupiers began the forced eviction to russia of Ukrainian citizens who had not received or refused to receive russian citizenship, including families with children and the elderly. Their places of residence are inhabited by the occupiers, as a rule, by representatives of national minorities from the poor sections of the population of the russian federation.

During the day, the aviation of the defense forces made 5 strikes on personnel concentration areas and 2 on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

During the day, units of missile troops and artillery hit the area of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment of the enemy, 10 artillery pieces in firing positions and a radar station of counter-battery combat of the enemy.

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