December 19, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 1,140 Russian troops killed or injured in the past 24 hours; 34 Russian tanks and APCs destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 19.12.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 348300 (+1140) persons,

tanks ‒ 5798 (+15),

APV ‒ 10771 (+19),

artillery systems – 8190 (+15),

MLRS – 926,

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 611 (+1),

aircraft – 324,

helicopters – 324,

UAV operational-tactical level – 6299 (+9),

cruise missiles ‒ 1611 (+1),

warships / boats ‒ 22,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 10842 (+20),

special equipment ‒ 1200 (+2).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 19.12.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

Glory to Ukraine! The six hundred and sixty-fourth day of the large-scale armed aggression of the russian federation against our state continues.

During the day, 69 combat clashes took place. The enemy launched 1 missile and 10 air strikes, carried out 40 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of the russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are wounded among the civilian population. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

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

On the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts sabotage and intelligence activities, attacks populated areas from the territory of the russian federation, and increases the density of mine and explosive barriers along the state border of Ukraine. More than 20 settlements were hit by enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Karpovychi, Chernihiv region; Seredyna-Buda, Esman, Ulanov, Volfine, Stepok of the Sumy region; Guryiv Kozachok, Veterinarne, Staritsa, Vovchansk, Budarki, Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled all attacks by the occupiers in the Sinkivka area of the Kharkiv region, where the enemy, with the support of aviation, unsuccessfully tried to break through the defenses of our troops. About 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, in particular, Dvorichna, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestovka of the Kharkiv region.

On the Lyman direction, the Defense Forces repelled 4 enemy attacks in the areas of Serebryansk Forestry of Luhansk Oblast and east of Terniy of Donetsk Oblast. More than 10 settlements were affected by artillery and mortar attacks, among them Nevske, Belogorivka of Luhansk region and Torske, Serebryanka, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Rozdolivka of Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, the Defense Forces repelled 10 enemy attacks near Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka, Donetsk region. About 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, in particular, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, New York of the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, our defenders repelled 22 enemy attacks east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepovoy, Avdiivka and another 7 attacks in the Pervomaisky and Nevelsky districts of the Donetsk region. About 10 settlements, including Avdiivka, Severne, Karlivka, Netaylove, and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk region, were subjected to artillery and mortar shelling by the occupiers.

In the Marinka direction, the Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka districts of the Donetsk region, where the enemy launched 11 unsuccessful attacks on the positions of our defenders. Georgiivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Paraskoviivka, Kostyantynivka, Antonivka came under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

The enemy did not conduct offensive (assault) actions in the Shakhtarske direction. Shelled about 10 settlements with artillery and mortars, in particular, Vugledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Staromayorske, Rivnopil of the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the Defense Forces repelled 9 attacks by the invaders west of Novopokrovka and Robotiny in the Zaporizhzhia region, where the enemy, with the support of aviation, tried to dislodge our units from the occupied lines. About 20 settlements, including Levadne, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Orihiv, Novoandriivka, and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhya region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

On the Kherson direction, Kherson, Tyaginka, Ivanivka, Tokarivka of the Kherson region and Ochakiv of the Mykolaiv region were hit by enemy artillery fire.

The enemy did not give up his intention to knock out our units from the left bank of the Dnipro river, made 8 assault attempts, received a decent repulse, retreated with losses. Our units are firmly on the defensive, will continue to hold their positions and inflict fire damage on the enemy. Measures to expand the bridgehead continue.

During the day, the Aviation of the Defense Forces struck 6 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment of the enemy.

Units of the missile forces hit 2 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, a control post, 3 artillery means and 4 enemy ammunition depots.

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