August 31, 2023

Ukraine General Staff: 610 Russian casualties in the past 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

personnel ‒ about 263020 (+610) persons, 

tanks ‒ 4436 (+13), 

APV ‒ 8604 (+8), 

artillery systems – 5507 (+31), 

MLRS – 734 (+1), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 500,

aircraft – 315, 

helicopters – 316, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 4417 (+22),

cruise missiles ‒ 1445 (+26),

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 7976 (+23),

special equipment ‒ 830 (+5).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 31.08.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

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

During the day, the enemy launched 1 missile and 31 air strikes, carried out 52 attacks from MLRS systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Residential buildings and other civil infrastructure were destroyed.

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

During the day, 25 combat clashes took place.

On the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly.

On the Siversky and Slobozhansky directions, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on more than 20 settlements, in particular, Sosnivka of the Chernihiv region, Seredyna-Buda, Romashkove, Shalygine, Nova Sloboda of the Sumy region, and Vovchansk, Khrypuny, Karaichne, Mala Vovcha, Budarky of the Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy launched an airstrike in the Kotlyarivka district of the Kharkiv region. The settlements of Borova, Kup’yansk, Kislivka of the Kharkiv region were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

On the Lyman direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the districts of Cherneshchyna, Kharkiv Oblast, Novoyehorivka, and Belogorivka, Luhansk Oblast. More than 10 settlements were affected by enemy artillery fire, including Nevske, Belogorivka of Luhansk region and Rozdolivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Fedorivka of Donetsk region.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bela Hora and New York of the Donetsk region. More than 15 settlements, including Minkivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, and Northern Donetsk region, were affected by enemy artillery shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy launched artillery and mortar attacks on the settlements of Oleksandropil, Novokalynove, Avdiyivka, Severna, and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk region.

In the Marinka direction, the Defense Forces continue to hold back the advance of Russian troops in the Marinka area of the Donetsk region. The enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the Novomykhailivka area. Carried out an airstrike in the Krasnohorivka area. The settlements of Krasnohorvik, Pobyeda, Maryinka, Kurakhovo, Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

In the Shakhtarske direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Vugledar and Staromayorsky of the Donetsk region. Such settlements as Vodyane, Bogoyavlenka, Prechistivka, Blagodatne, Urozhayne of the Donetsk region were affected by the enemy’s artillery shelling.

In the direction of Zaporizhzhia, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the districts of Novodanilivka, Robotyny, Orikhov of the Zaporizhzhia region. More than 15 settlements, including Novodarivka, Olgivske, Chervone, Gulyaipole, Lobkovo, and Plavni of the Zaporizhia region, were affected by the enemy’s artillery shelling.

In the Kherson direction, the enemy shelled the settlements of Stanislav, Veletenske, Antonivka in the Kherson region with artillery and mortars.

At the same time, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct an offensive operation in the Melitopol direction, are entrenched at the achieved boundaries, and carry out counter-battery countermeasures.

During the day, the aviation of the defense forces made 12 strikes on personnel concentration areas and 4 strikes on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

During the day, units of missile forces and artillery hit 1 artillery piece in a firing position and 2 radar stations of the enemy.

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