August 23, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff:  480 Russian casualties in 24 hours of fighting

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 23.08.23 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 258820 (+480) persons, 

tanks ‒ 4373 (+11),

APV ‒ 8488 (+12) од, 

artillery systems – 5318 (+23), 

MLRS – 722 (+1), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 491,

aircraft – 315, 

helicopters – 316, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 4324 (+12),

cruise missiles ‒ 1406,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 7745 (+23),

special equipment ‒ 800 (+3).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information as of 18.00 on 23.08.2023 regarding the russian invasion

Glory to Ukraine! The five hundred and forty-sixth day of large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against our state continues.

During the day, the enemy launched 9 missile and 49 air strikes, carried out 40 attacks from MLRS systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Also, today the occupiers carried out another attack on the territory of Ukraine, using the “Shahed-136/131” UAV. Our anti-aircraft defense destroyed 12 enemy attack drones. As a result of russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Residential buildings, port infrastructure, schools and other civil infrastructure were destroyed.

The probability of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.

During the day, 16 combat clashes took place.

On the Volyn and Poliske directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly.

On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Romniv, Kostyantynivka, Sumy region, and Dovzhyk, Chugunivka, Kharkiv region. Carried out mortar and artillery attacks on more than 15 settlements, in particular, Bleshnya, Chernihiv region; Iskriskivshchyna, Pokrovka, Ryasne of Sumy Oblast and Ohirtseve, Gatyshche, Krasny Yar of Kharkiv Oblast.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the Novoyehorivka area of Luhansk region. Carried out airstrikes in the Shiykivka districts of the Kharkiv region and Tverdokhlibovoy in the Luhansk region. The settlements of Hryanikyvka, Masyutivka, Synkivka, Kupyansk, Pershotravneve, Orlyanske of the Kharkiv region were hit by enemy artillery and mortar fire.

In the Liman direction, more than 30 settlements were hit by artillery fire from the enemy, in particular, Nevske, Bilogorivka of the Luhansk region and Yampil, Zakitne, Verkhnyokamianske, Ivano-Daryivka, Spirne of the Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the Vesely area of the Donetsk region. He carried out airstrikes in the areas of Spirny, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, and Belaya Hora of the Donetsk region. More than 25 settlements, including Nikiforivka, Vasylivka, Zaliznianske, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka of the Donetsk region, were damaged by enemy artillery fire.

In the Avdiivsk direction, the settlements of Avdiivka, Tonenke, Severne, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

In the Marinka direction, the defense forces continue to hold back the advance of Russian troops in the Marinka area of the Donetsk region. The settlements of Krasnohirvka, Maryinka, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka, Katerynivka of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, more than 10 settlements, including Novoukrainka, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Shakhtarske, Blagodatne, and Urozhane of the Donetsk region, were damaged by enemy artillery fire.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Mala Tokmakchka, Zaporizhia region. Carried out airstrikes in the Orihiv and Robotyno regions of the Zaporizhzhia region. More than 20 settlements, including Magdalinivka, Lukyanivske, Pavlivka, Pyatikhatky, and Plavni of the Zaporizhia region, were affected by the enemy’s artillery fire.

In the Kherson direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the districts of Beryslav, Odradokamyanka, Lviv, Kherson of the Kherson region and Izmail of the Odesa region. Kherson, Yantarne, Veletenske, Kizomys, Sofiivka, Shiroka Balka of the Kherson region were affected by enemy artillery fire.

At the same time, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct an offensive operation in the Melitopol direction, are entrenched at the achieved boundaries, and carry out counter-battery countermeasures.

During the day, the air force of the defense forces struck 1 strike on the control post, 10 strikes on personnel concentration areas, and 1 strike on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile complex.

During the day, units of missile forces and artillery struck 2 control points, 1 area of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, and 2 artillery means at the enemy’s firing positions.

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