July 20, 2023

Ukraine General Staff: Russian troop losses now top 240,000

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 20.07.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 240010 (+530) persons ,

tanks ‒ 4129 (+6),

APV ‒ 8065 (+6),

artillery systems – 4592 (+19),

MLRS – 692 (+3),

anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 433 (+3),

aircraft – 315 (+0),

helicopters – 310 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 3918 (+33),

cruise missiles ‒ 1293 (+14),

warships / boats ‒ 18 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 7134 (+29),

special equipment ‒ 685 (+2).

Situation update as of 6 p.m., 20th July, 2023

Day 512 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

During the day July 20, the russian occupiers launched a massive air and missile attack on the territory of Ukraine, using 3x Caliber sea-based cruise missiles, 5x Iskander-K land-based cruise missiles, 4x Kh-22 cruise missiles, 7x Onyx cruise missiles and 19x strike UAVs of the “Shahed” type. Ukraninian Air Forces and air other components of the UAF destroyed 2x Caliber cruise missiles, 3x Iskander-K land-based cruise missiles and 13x Shahed-type attack UAVs.

Moreover, the enemy carried out 40x airstrikes and launched 46x MLRS. As a result of the russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are victims among the civilians, industrial facilities, houses and other civil and administrative infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

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

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Kup’yans’k, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’inka axes, heavy battles continue. About 20x 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.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces maintain an enhanced military presence. They shelled with mortars and artillery more than 20x settlements, in particular Leonivka, Chernihiv Oblast; Seredyna-Buda, Volfine of Sumy Oblast and Udy, Kozacha Lopan’, Staritsa, Vovchans’k and Budarky of Kharkiv Oblast.

Kup’yans’k axis: our soldiers are standing strong on the defensive, successfully repelling enemy attacks southwest of Masyutivka, in the Kharkiv Oblast. Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kam’yanka, Krasne Pershe, Kup’yans’k, Kucherivka, Monachynivka and Topoli of the Kharkiv Oblast were under enemy artillery and mortars fire.

Lyman axis: Nevs’ke, Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Tors’ke, Verkhn’yokam’ians’ke, Berestov, Kislivka, Rozdolivka of the Donetsk Oblast got under artillery fire.

Bakhmut axis: under heavy enemy artillery fire, our defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks in the southwestern outskirts of Klishchiivka. More than 10x settlements, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, and Oleksandro-Shultine of the Donetsk Oblast, were shlled by enemy artillery.

Avdiivka axis: under heavy fire from the enemy’s aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled the attacks of russian troops at Nevelsky. The enemy carried out an air strike at Avdiivka. The occupiers shelled more than 10x settlements, in particular, Avdiivka, Karlivka and Nevels’ke of the Donetsk Oblast.

Mar’inka axis: our soldiers continue to hold back the advance of russian troops in the vicinities of Novomykhailivka and Mar’inka of the Donetsk Oblast. The enemy shelled more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, and Georgiivka in Donetsk Oblast.

Shakhtars’k axis: the enemy forces carried out an air strike at Makarivka and shelled Velika Novosilka, Vugledar, Blagodatne and Odradne of the Donetsk Oblast.

Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy is concentrating forces to prevent further advance of our troops. They made unsuccessful attempts to restore lost positions in the north of Priyutny, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. The enemy launched an airstrike at P’tykhatok of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. More than 25x settlements, including Novodanilivka, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Biloghirya, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, were shelled by artillery; Poniativka, Red Lighthouse, Antonivka, Zimivnyk of the Kherson Oblast and Kherson.

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

Ukrainian Air Force conducted 7x strikes on enemy manpower concentrations. 

Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed 1x reconnaissance UAV of operational-tactical level.

Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 6x artillery units at firing positions and the enemy EW station.

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