December 22, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 1,080 Russian troops killed or wounded in past 24 hours; 27 Russian tanks or APCs destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 22.12.23 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 351350 (+1080) persons,
tanks ‒ 5837 (+9),
APV ‒ 10843 (+18),
artillery systems – 8250 (+24),
MLRS – 932 (+0),
Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 611 (+0),
aircraft – 324 (+0),
helicopters – 324 (+0),
UAV operational-tactical level – 6365 (+23),
cruise missiles ‒ 1613 (+0),
warships / boats ‒ 22 (+0),
submarines – 1 (+0),
vehicles and fuel tanks – 10944 (+25),
special equipment ‒ 1217 (+9)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Situation update as of 6 p.m., December 22, 2023

Glory to Ukraine! Day 667 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, launches strikes, and shells both military and civilian targets. As weather conditions improved, the enemy intensified the use of tactical aviation and FPV quadcopters. The adversary continues to conduct active assault operations with the support of armored vehicles. The enemy increased the number of air strikes and artillery shelling.

During the day of December 22, there were 60x combat engagements. The enemy launched 1x missile and 33x air strikes, launched 23x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have wounded civilians. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

The operational situation in the east and the south of Ukraine remains difficult.

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 invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Kostobobriv (Chernihiv oblast). Around 20x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Klyusy, Karpovychi, Leonivka (Chernihiv oblast), Volfyne, Basivka, Zapsillya (Sumy oblast), Udy, Veterynarne, Vovchans’k, Mala Vovcha, Zemlyanky, Topoli (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 8x attacks in the vicinity of Syn’kivka (Kharkiv oblast). In that area, the enemy used air support in attempts to break through the defenses of Ukrainian troops. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the adversary conducted no offensives. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Serebryanka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 8x attacks of the adversary near Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). Also, the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Katerynivka and Toretsk (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, New York (Donetsk oblast). 

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 17x enemy attacks east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, and 16x more attacks in the vicinities of Pervomais’ke and Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Lastochkyne settlement (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Keramik, Novobakhmutivka, Berdychi, Lastochkyne, Yasnobrodivka, Netailove (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the adversary, with air support, launched 4x unsuccessful attacks on the positions of Ukrainian defenders. Also, the occupiers launched air strikes near Heorhiivka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Oleksandropil’, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Pobjeda, Kostyantynivka, Katerynivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled an enemy attack west of Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast). The adversary fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Vodyane, Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, Prechystivka, Prechystivka, Blahodatne, Rivnopil’(Donetsk oblast).

Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled all adversary attacks west of Verbove and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). In that area, the adversary made attempts to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Robotyne and Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 2x settlements, including Levadne, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaky, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the adversary fired artillery at the city of Kherson and the settlements of L’vove, Tyahynka, Ivanivka (Kherson oblast), as well as the city of Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast). Also, the invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Krynky (Kherson oblast).

The enemy did not abandon his intention to drive our units from the left bank of the Dnipro, made 17x failed assaults. The attacks were repelled and the enemy retreated having suffered major losses. The Ukrainian troops are holding the line, continuing to retain their positions and firing for effect on the enemy. 

During the day of December 22, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 12x concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary. Also, Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed 3x Su-34 fighter-bombers.

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