July 24, 2023

Ukraine General Staff: 660 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 24.07.2023 were approximately:

·       personnel ‒ about 242620 (+660) persons,

·       tanks ‒ 4162 (+11),

·       APV ‒ 8118 (+13),

·       artillery systems – 4675 (+17),

·       MLRS – 697 (+0),

·       anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 452 (+1),

·       aircraft – 315 (+0),

·       helicopters – 310 (+0),

·       UAV operational-tactical level – 3963 (+5),

·       cruise missiles ‒ 1307 (+9),

·       warships / boats ‒ 18 (+0),

·       vehicles and fuel tanks – 7182 (+10),

·       special equipment ‒ 698 (+2).

Operational information as of 18.00 on 24.07.2023 regarding the Russian invasion

The five hundred and sixteenth day of large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against our state continues.

During the day, the enemy launched 1 missile and 58 air strikes, carried out more than 26 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Unfortunately, children and civilians have been killed and injured, port infrastructure and grain storage facilities in the south of Ukraine, residential buildings and other infrastructure have been destroyed and damaged.

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

During the day, 23 combat clashes took place.

On the Volyn and Poliske directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups.

The enemy maintains a military presence in the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions. He carried out airstrikes in the areas of Guryev Kozachok and Pishchane settlements of the Kharkiv region. Areas of more than 15 settlements were shelled with mortars and artillery, in particular: northeast of Leonivka, Chernihiv region; to the east of Boyaro-Lezhachiv, Ugroida, to the southeast of Popivka of the Sumy region and Basiv, Guryiv Kozachok, Graniv, Pishchane, Kozacha Lopan, Gatishche of the Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyan direction, airstrikes were recorded near Terni, Vilshanaya, Kislivka, Kharkiv region. Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kup’yansk, Odradne of the Kharkiv region were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Belogorivka, Luhansk region, and Lyman, Yampol, Siversk, Spirn, and Rozdolivka, Donetsk region. The settlements of Nevske, Bilogorivka in the Luhansk region and Torske, Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Rozdolivka in the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

In the Bakhmut direction, our defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks in the areas northwest of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, south of Ivanivskyi and west of Klishchiivka of the Donetsk region. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the districts of Dilyivka and Predechyny of the Donetsk region. More than 10 settlements, including Vasyukivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar of the Donetsk region, were affected by enemy artillery shelling.

In the Avdiyiv direction, under heavy fire from the enemy’s aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled attacks by Russian troops in the Pervomaisky area of the Donetsk region. The enemy carried out airstrikes near Novokalynovy, Avdiyivka, Nevelsky, Donetsk region. At the same time, he carried out artillery shelling of more than 10 settlements, including Avdiivka, Lastochkine, Vodyane, Pervomaiske and Karlivka of the Donetsk region.

In the Mariinsky direction, the Defense Forces continue to hold back the advance of Russian troops in the Krasnohorivka and Maryinka districts of the Donetsk region. The enemy shelled more than 10 settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobyeda, Georgiivka, and Maksimilianivka in the Donetsk region.

On the Shakhtarsky direction, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the Rivnopol region of the Donetsk region. He shelled more than 10 settlements, including Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, and Blagodatne 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.

He carried out airstrikes in the regions of Mala Tokmachka, Orikhov, and Lobkovo of the Zaporizhzhia region. More than 30 settlements, including Gulyaipole, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaki, and Stepnogrisk of the Zaporizhzhya region, were hit by artillery fire; Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Kachkarivka, Kozatske 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, inflict fire damage with artillery on identified enemy targets, and carry out counter-battery countermeasures.

Russian invaders continue to commit looting in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. In particular, in the village of Myronivskyi of the Donetsk region, since July 10, the arrival of occupiers from the “Akhmat” unit of the Russian Guards, who forcibly evict local civilians from their houses to the street and arbitrarily move into housing, has been established. Also, the above-mentioned representatives of the Russian occupying forces are massively engaged in looting, which causes a wave of discontent among civilians.

At the same time, the Russian occupiers continue to use the civilian medical infrastructure of temporarily captured settlements to provide medical care to their wounded servicemen. In the village of Radensk, Kherson region, Russian servicemen equipped the territory of a local kindergarten for a field hospital. Dozens of wounded occupiers are being treated there.

During the day, the aviation of the defense forces made 8 strikes on the areas of concentration of military personnel, weapons and military equipment, and 4 – on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

During the day, our defenders destroyed 3 enemy attack UAVs of the “Shakhed-136” type.

During the day, units of missile forces and artillery struck 4 control points, 3 anti-aircraft defenses, 9 artillery weapons in firing positions, and 4 radio-electronic warfare stations of the occupiers. 

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