August 3, 2023

Ukraine General Staff: 620 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 03.08.23 were approximately:

  • personnel ‒ about 247850 (+620), 
  • tanks ‒ 4224 (+7), 
  • APV ‒ 8234 (+21), 
  • artillery systems – 4892 (+26), 
  • MLRS – 704 (+4), 
  • Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 465 (+2),
  • aircraft – 315 (+0), 
  • helicopters – 311 (+0), 
  • UAV operational-tactical level – 4077 (+35),
  • cruise missiles ‒ 1347 (+0),
  • warships / boats ‒ 18 (+0),
  • vehicles and fuel tanks – 7372 (+23),
  • special equipment ‒ 721 (+3).

During the day, the Russian Federation carried out another airstrike by Iranian strike UAVs “Shahed-136/131” on Ukraine. By the forces and means of the Air Force, in cooperation with the air defense of other components of the Defense Forces, all 15 enemy “shaheeds” were destroyed. Also, the enemy launched 1 missile, 47 air strikes and fired 23 rocket salvo fire strikes at the positions of our troops and populated areas. Unfortunately, there are victims among the civilian population.

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

About 30 combat clashes took place during the day.

Volyn and Poliske axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy carried out airstrikes in Veterinarny, Kharkiv, Vesely regions of the Kharkiv region. He carried out mortar and artillery shelling of more than 30 settlements, in particular, Karpovychi and Tymonovichi of Chernihiv region; Bachivsk, Vyshenky, Volfine, Kindrativka, Pokrovka in the Sumy region and Uda, Ternova, Pletenivka, Okhrimivka, Vilkhuvatka in the Kharkiv region.

Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Petropavlivka and Kislivka. Odradne, Zapadne, Petropavlivka, and Podola of the Kharkiv region were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

Lyman axis: the following settlements were hit by enemy artillery fire – Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Torske of the Donetsk region.

Bakhmut axis: the defense forces are restraining the enemy in the direction south and south-east of Ivanovsky. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the area of the settlements of Chasiv Yar, Ivanovske and Druzhba. More than 15 settlements, including Rozdolivka, Markove, Bohdanivka, Ivanovske, Bila Gora and New York of the Donetsk region, were affected by enemy artillery shelling.

Avdiivka axis: the enemy launched an air strike in the Avdiivka area. He carried out unsuccessful offensive actions north and south-east of Avdiyivka and south-east of Pervomaisky, Donetsk region. Stepove, Lastochkine, Avdiivka and Pervomaiske were hit by artillery fire.

Mar’inka axis: the defense forces continue to hold back the advance of Russian troops in the area of the city of Marinka. The enemy launched airstrikes near Krasnohorivka and Maryinka. He shelled the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Gostre, Georgiivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Makarivka and the village of Rivnopil. The enemy made unsuccessful attempts to restore the lost position west of Staromayorsky and east of Urozhany. Vremivka, Rivnopil, and Novosilky of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the enemy carried out airstrikes in Uspenivka and Malaya Tokmachka districts of Zaporizhzhia region. The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the further advance of our troops. More than 15 settlements, including Novodarivka, Chervone, Charivne, Shcherbaki, Pavlivka, Kamianske of Zaporizhzhya Oblast, and Nikopol of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, were hit by artillery fire.

Kherson axis: the enemy launched an air strike in the Odradokamyanka region. More than 20 settlements, including Osokorivka, Kachkarivka, Novoberislav, Kozatske, Kherson, and Pervomaiske of the Kherson region, and Dmytrivka and Ochakiv of the Mykolaiv region, were hit by enemy artillery fire.

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

During the day, the aviation of the defense forces made 8 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment of the enemy and 2 – on the anti-aircraft missile complexes of the occupiers.

During the day, units of missile troops and artillery hit 10 artillery pieces in firing positions, 1 radar station, 1 control post, 1 area of concentration of weapons and military equipment, 2 anti-aircraft defense means, 3 enemy ammunition depots.

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