November 16, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 1,330 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 28 tanks and armored personnel carriers destroyed or damaged

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 16.11.23 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 315620 (+1330) persons,

tanks ‒ 5388 (+11),

APV ‒ 10121 (+17),

artillery systems – 7683 (+36),

MLRS – 892 (+8),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 585 (+3),

aircraft – 323 (+0),

helicopters – 324 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 5689 (+14),

cruise missiles ‒ 1563 (+1),

warships / boats ‒ 22 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 10060 (+40),

special equipment ‒ 1084 (+1)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Situation update as of 6 p.m., November 16, 2023. 

Glory to Ukraine! Day 631 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.

During the day of November 16, there were 62x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 9x missile and 31x air strikes, 26x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Moreover, the russian federation launched another air strike on Ukraine, using 18x Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. Air defense forces destroyed 16x 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 20x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Klyusy, Arkhypivka (Chernihiv oblast), Zarichchya, Chuikivka, Bachivs’k (Sumy oblast), Veterynarne, Vovchans’k, Ohirtseve, Nesterne, Dvorichans’ke (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy conducted failed assault operations in the vicinities of Syn’kivka and Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 4x attacks in the area. The occupiers launched an air strike near Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the adversary did not conduct any offensives (assaults). The invaders launched an air strike in the area of Serebryans’ke forestry (Luhansk oblast). The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled 18x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Ivanivske, Klishchiivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers launched an air strike near Dyliivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements, including Markove, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka (Donetsk oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire.

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

Mar’inka axis: the adversary made unsuccessful assaults with air support in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 15x attacks. The settlements of Oleksandropil’, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka (Donetsk oblast) were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the invaders conducted assault operations near Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The adversary launched air strikes near Urozhaine and Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements, including Vodyane, Bohoyavlenka, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Staromaiors’ke, Rivnopil’ (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 5x attacks. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novodarivka and Mala Tokmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 20x settlements, including Temyrivka, Poltavka, Hulyaipole, Novodanylivka, Mali Shcherbaky, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Kherson axis: The settlement of Ivanivka, Bilozerka (Kherson oblast) and the city of Kherson 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.

During the day of November 16, Ukrainian Air Force launched 2x air strikes on concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the occupiers. 

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 3x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 6x artillery systems, 2x command posts and 2x ammunition depots of the russian invaders.

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