September 25, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 420 Russian combat casualties in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 25.09.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 276270 (+420) persons,

tanks ‒ 4667 (+5),

APV ‒ 8927 (+13),

artillery systems – 6260 (+27),

MLRS – 791 (+2),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 533 (+2),

aircraft – 315,

helicopters – 316,

UAV operational-tactical level – 4895 (+7),

cruise missiles ‒ 1518,

warships / boats ‒ 20,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 8746 (+12),

special equipment ‒ 918 (+4).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 25.09.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

 Glory to Ukraine! The five hundred and seventy-ninth day of the large-scale armed aggression of the russian federation against our state continues.

During the day, 17 combat clashes took place. Also, the russian federation struck another blow with 12 Kalibr cruise missiles, 2 P-800 Onyx anti-ship missiles and 19 Iranian strike UAVs of the Shahed-136/131 type on the port infrastructure of the Odesa region. Anti-aircraft defense destroyed 11 Kalibr cruise missiles and all 19 Shahed drons. 

In total, the enemy launched 14 missile and 57 air strikes, carried out more than 40 attacks from MLRS systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Residential buildings, a hotel, a kindergarten 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 Siversky and Slobozhansky directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, continues shelling of populated areas from the territory of the russian federation, and increases the density of mine-explosive barriers along the state border of Ukraine. The enemy carried out airstrikes near Leonivka, Chernihiv region, Popivka, and Ponomarenki, Sumy region. More than 25 settlements, including Klyusy, Bleshnya, Gremyachka, Kostobobriv of the Chernihiv region, were subjected to artillery and mortar shelling; Bila Bereza, Volfine, Myropillya, Ryasne, Pozhnya of the Sumy region and Ohirtseve, Gatyshche, Nesterne, Budarky of the Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes near Synkivka, Ivanovka, Kislivka, Kharkiv region. More than 10 settlements, including Novomlynsk, Liman Pershiy, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Kotlyarivka, and Tabaivka of the Kharkiv region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Lyman direction, the settlements of Nadiya, Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Spirne, Vasyukivka of the Donetsk region were hit by enemy airstrikes. More than 15 settlements were affected by artillery and mortar attacks, among them Nevske, Belogorivka of Luhansk region and Zarichne, Dibrova, Fedorivka, Nikiforivka of Donetsk region.

In the direction of Bakhmut, our defenders successfully repelled an enemy attack in the Klishchiivka area of the Donetsk region. The enemy carried out an air strike near the Northern Donetsk region. More than 25 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, in particular, Minkivka, Bogdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Klishchiivka, Andriivka and Kurdyumivka of the Donetsk region.

More than 10 settlements, including Novobakhmutivka, Keramik, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Severne, and Orlivka of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar fire in the Avdiiv region.

During the day, our defenders successfully repelled 7 enemy attacks in the Marinka area of the Donetsk region in the Marinka direction. The enemy tried to restore the lost position in the Novomykhailivka area of the Donetsk region, but was unsuccessful. Instead, he launched an airstrike in the area of this settlement. More than 10 settlements were under the fire of the occupiers, in particular, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Antonivka, Katerynivka, Elizavetivka, Kurakhove of the Donetsk region.

In the Shakhtarske direction, the enemy launched an air strike in the Urozhany area of the Donetsk region. About 10 settlements, including Vodyane, Vugledar, Novoukrayinka, Prechistivka, and Zolota Niva Urozhane of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar shelling.

In the direction of Zaporizhzhia, the enemy carried out airstrikes near Verbovoy and Robotiny in the Zaporizhzhia region. About 30 settlements, including Chervone, Orihiv, Mali Shcherbaki, Stepove, Pyatikhatky, and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

On the Kherson direction, Beryslav, Odradokamyanka, Olhivka, and Lviv of the Kherson region were hit by airstrikes. The occupiers shelled about 10 settlements of the Kherson region with artillery and mortars, among them Kherson, Tokarivka, Antonivka of the Kherson region and Ochakiv of the Mykolaiv region.

At the same time, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue offensive operations in the Melitopol direction, offensive (assault) actions in the Bakhmut direction, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupying troops, exhausting the enemy along the entire front line.

During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 11 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment and one strike on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile complex.

Units of the missile forces hit 9 artillery pieces, the area of concentration of weapons and military equipment, an ammunition warehouse and the enemy’s EW station.

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