August 14, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff:  530 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 14.08.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 254380 (+530) persons, 

tanks ‒ 4306 (+8), 

APV ‒ 8354 (+19), 

artillery systems – 5099 (+27), 

MLRS – 714 (+1), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 479 (+2),

aircraft – 315, 

helicopters – 313, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 4213 (+9),

cruise missiles ‒ 1379,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 7562 (+19),

special equipment ‒ 766 (+6).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 14.08.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

Glory to Ukraine! Five hundred and thirty-seven days of large-scale armed aggression of the russian federation against our state continue.

During the day, the russian occupiers launched another air and missile attack on the territory of Ukraine. The enemy used 8 Kalibr missiles and 15 Iranian attack drones “Shahed-136/131” in the Odesa region. As a result of successful combat operations by the forces and means of our air defense, all Kalibr missiles and UAVs were destroyed.

In total, the enemy launched 12 rocket and 67 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 shopping center, a student dormitory, kindergartens, schools and other civil infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

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

During the day, 11 combat clashes took place.

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

On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy launched an airstrike in the Stepno area of the Sumy region. Carried out mortar and artillery shelling of more than 25 settlements, in particular, Bleshnya, Khotiivka, Tymonovichi of Chernihiv region; Atynske, Stepne, Vodolagi in Sumy region and Uda, Strelecha, Lukyantsi in Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Ivanivka, Zagryzovo, Kharkiv region, and Stelmakhivka, Luhansk region. More than 15 settlements, including Novomlynsk, Vilshana, Synkivka, Kupyansk, Podoli, Bugaivka of the Kharkiv region, were hit by enemy artillery and mortar fire.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bilogorivka in the Luhansk region and Spirnyi in the Donetsk region. More than 25 settlements, in particular, Nevske, Dibrova, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Siversk, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery fire from the enemy.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Vasyukivka and Klishchiivka of the Donetsk region. More than 25 settlements, including Vasyukivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, and Klishchiivka of the Donetsk region, were affected by enemy artillery shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy launched an air strike in the Avdiivka area. The settlements of Oleksandropil, Keramik, Novokalynove, Stepove, Avdiivka 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 area of the towns of Marinka and Krasnohorivka in the Donetsk region. The enemy launched an airstrike in Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka districts of Donetsk region. More than 10 settlements, in particular, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Georgiivka, Gostre, Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery fire.

On the Shakhtarske direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Velika Novosilka, Blagodatny, Makarivka, and Urozhany of the Donetsk region. More than 
10 settlements, including Vugledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Blagodatne, Urozhayne, and Staromayorske of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery fire.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy launched an air strike in the Novodanilivka area of the Zaporizhzhia region. More than 20 settlements, including Charivne, Novoandriivka, Shcherbaki, Pavlivka, Pyatikhatki, and Kamianske of the Zaporizhia region, were affected by enemy artillery shelling.

On the Kherson direction, the enemy launched an airstrike in the Olhivka area of the Kherson region. More than 20 settlements, including Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Havrylivka, Respublikanets, Novokairy, Komysany of the Kherson region and the city of Kherson, were hit by enemy artillery fire.

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

The Moscow regime continues the illegal integration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine into its socio-political space. For example, in the village of Svatove, Luhansk region, in order to change the leadership in local self-government bodies, the occupiers demand that representatives of administrations and village councils resign from their positions at their own will. The occupiers plan to create so-called “municipalities”, which will be headed by local collaborators based on the results of pseudo-elections in the captured territories on the only voting day in russia, September 10.

During the day, the aviation of the defense forces made 1 strike on the command post, 7 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, and 3 strikes on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

Our defenders also destroyed an enemy Ka-52 attack helicopter.

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