December 2, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 1,070 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 20 tanks and APC’s destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 02.12.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 331110 (+1070) persons,

tanks ‒ 5571 (+7),

APV ‒ 10385 (+13),

artillery systems – 7941 (+10),

MLRS – 913 (+1),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 602,

aircraft – 323,

helicopters – 324,

UAV operational-tactical level – 5994 (+18),

cruise missiles ‒ 1568 (+1),

warships / boats ‒ 22,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 10410 (+11),

special equipment ‒ 1138 (+1).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Operational information on 18.00, 02.12.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

 Glory to Ukraine! Day 647 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite significant losses, it does not abandon its plans for the complete occupation of Ukraine. The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, conducts strikes, and shells both military and civilian targets.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

During the day of December 2, there were 69x combat engagements. 

The enemy launched a total of 3x missile strike, 15x air strikes, 18x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Private residential buildings as well as other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged. 

Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The occupiers launched an air strike in the vicinity of Kozacha Lopan’ (Kharkiv oblast). Around 20x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Kostobobriv, Prohres (Chernihiv oblast), Yunakivka, Hrabovs’ke, Luhivka (Sumy oblast), Udy, Veterynarne, Stohnii (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy conducted assault operations in the vicinities of Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast), and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast). Ukrainian defenders repelled 7x attacks in the area. The occupiers launched an air strike near Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the invaders made failed assaults in the area of Serebryans’ke forestry (Luhansk oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 3x attacks. The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Serebryanka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the invaders conducted offensives near Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 15x attacks. Around 15x settlements, including Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Chasiv Yar, Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, New York (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Avdiivka axis: the invaders made assaults east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, south of Tonen’ke, Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast), to no success. Ukrainian defenders repelled 20x attacks in the area. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Sjeverne, Stepove, Avdiivka, Karlivka, Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the invaders made failed assaults in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), where Ukrainian defense forces repelled 9x attacks. The occupiers launched an air strike near Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, Novomykhailivka, Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast) were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives southeast of Vuhledar, west of Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements, including Vuhledar, Vodyane, Prechystivka, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the enemy made 8x attempts to regain lost ground south of Robotyne and west and northwest of Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast), to no success. Around 15x settlements, including Poltavka, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Kherson axis: the enemy fired artillery at the cities of Kherson (Kherson oblast) and Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast).

Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold their ground on the left bank of the Dnipro River (Kherson oblast) and inflict fire on the enemy.

During the day of December 2, Ukrainian missile troops hit 4x artillery systems of the russian invaders.

Ukrainian air defense forces also destroyed 1x Kh-59 air-launched cruise missile.

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