November 17, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 1,140 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 38 tanks and armored troop carriers damaged or destroyed

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 17.11.23 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 316760 (+1140) persons,

tanks ‒ 5415 (+27),

APV ‒ 10132 (+11),

artillery systems – 7712 (+29),

MLRS – 895 (+3),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 585 (+0),

aircraft – 323 (+0),

helicopters – 324 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 5709 (+20),

cruise missiles ‒ 1563 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 22 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 10077 (+17),

special equipment ‒ 1086 (+2)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Situation update as of 6 p.m., November 17, 2023

Glory to Ukraine! Day 632 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

During the day of November 17, there were 53x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 1x missile and 24x air strikes, 18x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Moreover, the russian federation launched another air strike on Ukraine, using Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. Air defense forces destroyed 9x attack UAVs.

The operational situation in east and 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. Around 30x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Sen’kivka, Klyusy, Karpovychi, Leonivka (Chernihiv oblast), Zarichchya, Brusky, Volfyne, Myropillya, Stepok, Popivka (Sumy oblast), Veterynarne, Budarky (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy conducted failed assault operations in the vicinities of Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka and Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). The occupiers launched an air strike near Kup’yans’k (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the adversary did not conduct any offensives (assaults). 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 made assaults in the vicinities of Vasyukivka, Klishchiivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 9x attacks. More than 10x settlements, including Markove, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, New York (Donetsk oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire.

Avdiivka axis: the enemy conducted failed assault operations near Keramik, east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, and south of Tonen’ke (Donetsk oblast), where the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 17x attacks. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 15x settlements, including Oleksandropil’, Ocheretyne, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Netailove (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the adversary made unsuccessful assaults in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 18x attacks. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Maksymil’yanivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, Antonivka, Veselyi Hai (Donetsk oblast) were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the invaders conducted assault operations south of Vodyane (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The adversary launched air strikes near Vodyane, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements, including Vodyane, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Zolota Nyva, Urozhaine, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the invaders made unsuccessful assaults near Robotyne and west of Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast), where Ukrainian defenders 3x attacks. The occupiers launched an air strike in the vicinity of Novodarivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 15x settlements, including Levadne, Poltavka, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, P’yatykhatky (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Kherson axis: the invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Tyahynka (Kherson oblast). The settlements of Tokarivka, Sadove, Chornobaivka, Bilozerka, Veletens’ke (Kherson oblast), the city of Kherson, and Solonchaky settlement (Mykolaiv oblast) suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their offensive operation on Melitopol’ axis and offensive (assault) operations on Bakhmut axis, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, exhausting the enemy all along the front line.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to consolidate several bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnipro River (Kherson axis). These gains were made through the courage and high competence of Ukrainian marines, supported by other units of the Defense Forces. The Defense Forces continue to hold ground, repelled 6x enemy attacks, and are taking steps to expand the foothold.

During the day of November 17, Ukrainian Air Force launched 10x air strikes on concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, and 2x strikes on air defense systems of the occupiers. 

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 3x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 6x artillery systems, 1x air defense system, 1x command post and 1x ammunition depot of the russian invaders.

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