August 2, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 540 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 02.08.23 were approximately:

  • personnel ‒ about 247230 (+540), 
  • tanks ‒ 4217 (+1), 
  • APV ‒ 8213 (+8), 
  • artillery systems – 4866 (+27), 
  • MLRS – 700 (+1), 
  • Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 463 (+1),
  • aircraft – 315 (+0), 
  • helicopters – 311 (+0), 
  • UAV operational-tactical level – 4042 (+15),
  • cruise missiles ‒ 1347 (+0),
  • warships / boats ‒ 18 (+0),
  • vehicles and fuel tanks – 7349 (+25),
  • special equipment ‒ 718 (+3).

During the day, the Russian Federation carried out another air strike by Iranian attack UAVs of the “Shahed” type against Ukraine. The forces and means of the Air Force, in cooperation with the air defense of other components of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, destroyed 23 attack UAVs.

The enemy launched 5 missile strikes, 86 air strikes and fired 36 rocket salvo fire strikes at the positions of our troops and populated areas. Unfortunately, there are victims among the civilian population.

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

During the day, 33 combat clashes took place.

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

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy carried out airstrikes in the area of Kozachoi Lopan of the Kharkiv region. He carried out mortar and artillery shelling of more than 20 settlements, in particular, Karpovychi, Novovasylivka, Chernihiv region; Volfine, Krasnopillya, Rozhkovichi, Stara Huta in the Sumy region and Timofiivka, Veterinarne, Okhrimivka in the Kharkiv region.

Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Petropavlivka and Kislivka. Kamianka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kindrashivka, Krasne Pershe and Kupyansk of the Kharkiv region were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

Lyman axis: the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bilogorivka, Luhansk region, and Serebryanka and Spirnyi – Donetsk region. The settlements of Nevske, Bilogorivka in the Luhansk region and Verkhnokamianske, Spirne and Torske in the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

Bakhmut axis: the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to restore lost positions west of Kurdyumivka, south of Andriivka, and west of Klishchiivka of the Donetsk region. The occupiers carried out airstrikes in the areas of Druzhba and New York. More than 10 settlements, including Vasyukivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske of the Donetsk region, were affected by enemy artillery shelling.

Avdiivka axis: the enemy launched an air strike in the Avdiivka area. Novokalynove, Stepove, Berdychi, Avdiyivka and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

Mar’inka axis: the defense forces continue to hold back the advance of Russian troops in the area of the city of Marinka. The enemy shelled the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Oleksandropil, Gostre, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy launched an airstrike in the Staromayorsky district. Made unsuccessful attempts to restore the lost position west of Staromayorsky and north of Urozhany. More than 10 settlements, including Vugledar, Vodyane, Blagodatne, and Storozheve of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery fire.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the further advance of our troops. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the regions of Mala Tokmachka and Pyatikhatok of the Zaporizhzhia region. More than 10 settlements, including Novodarivka, Biloghirya, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia region, were hit by artillery fire.

Kherson axes: the enemy launched an air strike in the Odradokamyanka area. More than 15 settlements were hit by artillery fire, including Vesele, Dudchany, Dniprovske, Tyaginka and the city of Kherson.

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.

During the day, the aviation of the defense forces made 9 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment of the enemy and 1 – on the anti-aircraft missile complex of the occupiers.

During the day, units of missile troops and artillery hit 20 artillery pieces in firing positions, 1 radar station, 2 control points, 1 area of concentration of weapons and military equipment, 1 means of anti-aircraft defense, 1 area of concentration of personnel and 2 warehouses of enemy ammunition.

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