July 18, 2023

Ukraine General staff: 710 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 18.07.23 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 239010 (+710) persons, 

tanks ‒ 4119 (+4), 

APV ‒ 8051 (+17), 

artillery systems – 4542 (+38), 

MLRS – 689 (+4), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 428 (+0),

aircraft – 315 (+0), 

helicopters – 310 (+0), 

UAV operational-tactical level – 3839 (+11),

cruise missiles ‒ 1273 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 18 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 7086 (+27) од,

special equipment ‒ 677 (+0).

Data are being updated.

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

Situation update as of 6 p.m., 18th July, 2023. 

Glory to Ukraine! Day 510 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

According to detailed information, during the day, the Russian occupiers launched a missile-air strike on the territory of Ukraine, using 6 Kalibr cruise missiles and 35 Iranian Shahed-136 attack UAVs.

The forces and means of the Air Force destroyed 6 Kalibr cruise missiles and 31 enemy attack UAVs of the “Shakhed-136” type.

In addition, the enemy carried out 70 airstrikes and fired 53 rocket salvo fire systems at the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of the Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the Mirnoght population, industrial facilities, residential buildings and other civil infrastructure were destroyed.

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

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’inka axes, heavy battles continue. About 18x combat clashes took place during the day.

Volyn’ and Polissya axes: no significant changes detected. There are no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groupings. Armed Forces of belarus continue to perform tasks in the Ukrainian border.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces maintain an enhanced military presence. They shelled with mortars and artillery more than 20x settlements, such as Seredyna-Buda, Iskryskivshchyna, Stepne of the Sumy Oblast and Hlyboke, Vovchans’ki Khutory, Volokhivka of the Kharkiv Oblast. 

Kup’yans’k axis: our soldiers are holding their ground. The enemy carried out an airstrike at Kislivka, and Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Petropavlivka, Golubivka, and Kup’yans’k of the Kharkiv Oblast were shelled by artillery and mortars.

Lyman axis: the enemy forces launched airstrikes at Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Spirny and Sivers’k, Donetsk Oblast. Nevske, Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Tors’ke, Verkhn’yokam’ians’ke, Berestov, and Rozdolivka in the Donetsk Oblast shelled by artillery.

Bakhmut axis: despite heavy fire from the enemy aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks near Bohdanivka of the Donetsk Oblast. The adversary carried out airstrikes near Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Druzhba, Bila Hora and Oleksandro-Shultyny in the Donetsk Oblast. More than 10x settlements, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivs’ke, Klishchiivka, Chasiv Yar, and Markov in the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by enemy artillery.

Avdiivka axis: the enemy launched an air strike at Avdiivka. russians shelled with artillery more than 10x settlements, including Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Orlivka, and Berdychi of the Donetsk Oblast.

Mar’inka axis: Defense Forces continue to hold back the advance of russian troops in the Mar’inka and Krasnohorivka areas of the Donetsk Oblast. The enemy shelled more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Georgiivka, and Maksimilianivka.

Shakhtars’k axis: in the areas of Rivopol’ of the Donetsk Oblast and Novodarivka of the Zaporizhia Oblast, the enemy forces made unsuccessful attempts to restore lost positions. They carried out airstrikes in the areas of Velika Novosilka, Makarivka, and Rivopol’, Donetsk Oblast. russians shelled more than 10x settlements, including Vugledar, Storozheve and Blagodatne in the Donetsk Oblast.

Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy is concentrating forces to prevent further advance of our troops. They carried out an airstrike at Malaya Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Orikhov and Pyatikhatok of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Shelled more than 20x settlements, including Vilne Pole, Vremivka of the Donetsk Oblast; Zaliznychne, Lobkovo, Kam’ians’ke of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Synelnikovo and Nikopol’, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast; Burgunka, Sadov, Berehove, Rozhlyv of the Kherson Oblast and Kherson, as well as Ochakiv in the Mykolaiv Oblast.

Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct offensive operations on the Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, are equipping captured positions, shell with artillery identified enemy targets, and carry out counter-battery measures.

russian occupying forces continue turning civilian infrastructure to serve their own needs. In particular, in Lysychansk, Luhansk Oblast, the enemy equipped the former city polyclinic to accommodate the personnel and command of the Akhmat unit.

In the settlements of Yalta, Yuryivka, and Urzuf of the Donetsk Oblast, the territory of the “Chervona Gvozdika”, “Kosmos” and “Prybiy” recreation bases has been completely converted into military bases with fortification structures (dungeons) for the accommodation of personnel of the Russian occupation forces.

Ukrainian Air Force conducted 11x strikes on manpower, weapons and equipment concentrations, 3x – on the enemy anti-air defense systems. 

Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed 2x operational-tactical reconnaissance UAVs.

Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 1x enemy control post, 8x artillery units at firing positions, 2x ammunition depots and 3x enemy electronic warfare stations.

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