October 4, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 450 Russian combat casualties in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 04.10.23 were approximately:
personnel ‒ about 279890 (+450) persons,
tanks ‒ 4745 (+13),
APV ‒ 9026 (+18),
artillery systems – 6612 (+47),
MLRS – 802 (+1),
Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 540 (+0),
aircraft – 315 (+0),
helicopters – 316 (+0),
UAV operational-tactical level – 5121 (+41),
cruise missiles ‒ 1530 (+1),
warships / boats ‒ 20 (+0),
submarines – 1 (+0),
vehicles and fuel tanks – 8962 (+30),
special equipment ‒ 946 (+3).

Situation update as of 6 p.m., October 4, 2023

Glory to Ukraine! Day 588 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, and attacks both military and civilian targets.

During the day of October 4, there were 45x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 5x missile and 43x air strikes, 30x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

The operational situation in eastern and southern 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 to shell Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 25x settlements, including Klyusy, Tur’ya (Chernihiv oblast), Sorokyne, Prohres, Stepok (Sumy oblast), Starytsya, Tykhe, Mala Vovcha, (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled an enemy attack in the area north of Zybyne (Kharkiv oblast). The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Podoly (Kharkiv oblast) and Kuzemivka (Luhansk oblast). More than 15x settlements, including Fyholivka, Novomlyns’k, Lyman Pershyi, Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire.

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 5x enemy attacks in the area east of Makiivka (Luhansk oblast) and northwest of Dibrovy (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Novoselivs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Sivers’k, Spirne (Donetsk oblast) suffered enemy air strikes. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 15x settlements, including Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Sivers’k, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Fedorivka, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the adversary made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost ground in the vicinities of Hryhorivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched air strikes near Khromove, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Toretsk and Oleksandro-Shul’tyne (Donetsk oblast). More than 20x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Min’kivka, Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Kurdyumivka, New York (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled all enemy attacks near Avdiivka and Lastochkyne (Donetsk oblast). The enemy launched an air strike near Avdiivka. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Keramik, Stepove, Avdiivka, Karlivka, Nevel’s’ke, Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: during the day of October 4, the Ukrainian Defense Forces successfully repelled 8x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Mar’inka and 6x enemy attack in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched air strikes near Novomykhailivka and Mar’inka (Donetsk oblast). About 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Yelyzavetivka (Donetsk oblast) were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled an enemy attack in the vicinity of the settlement of Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast). The russian occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Zolota Nyva, Urozhaine, Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements, including Vodyane, Vuhledar, Maksymivka, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces successfully repelled enemy attacks near Verbove and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The invaders launched air strikes near Mala Tokmachka and Robotyne, (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 25x settlements, including Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaky, Robotyne, Stepove, Kam’yans’ke, Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Kherson axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kozats’ke, Mykolaivka and Ol’hivka (Kherson oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Ponyativka, Mykil’s’ke (Kherson oblast) and the city of Kherson.

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 October 4, Ukrainian Air Force launched 13x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the invaders.

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1x command post, 3x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 10x artillery systems and 1x ammunition depot of the russian occupiers.

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