October 5, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 580 Russian combat casualties in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 05.10.23 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 280470 (+580) persons,

tanks ‒ 4757 (+12),

APV ‒ 9052 (+26),

artillery systems – 6643 (+31),

MLRS – 804 (+2),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 540 (+0),

aircraft – 315 (+0),

helicopters – 316 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 5129 (+8),

cruise missiles ‒ 1530 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 20 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 8980 (+18),

special equipment ‒ 948 (+2).

Data are being updated.

Situation update as of 6 p.m., October 5, 2023

Glory to Ukraine! Day 589 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

During the day of October 5, there were 30x combat engagements. The enemy launched 3x missile and 49x air strikes, 26x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Also, the russian federation attacked Ukraine with 29x Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs from the southeast. The Ukrainian air defense intercepted 24x enemy Shaheds. 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 east and south of 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 launched an air strike near Hrabovs’ke (Sumy oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 20x settlements, including Karpovychi (Chernihiv oblast), Stara Huta, Havrylova Sloboda, Atyns’ke, Stepok, Hrabovs’ke (Sumy oblast), Baranivka, and Hatyshche (Kharkiv oblast). 

Kup’yans’k axis: the adversary launched air strikes near Ivanivka and Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 15x settlements, including Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defense forces repelled 4x enemy attacks in the area east of Makiivka (Luhansk oblast). The adversary launched air strikes near Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast) and Spirne (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defense forces had success east of Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). The adversary made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost position in the area east of Dyliivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched air strikes near Klishchiivka and Ivanopillya (Donetsk oblast). More than 15x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Predtechyne, Dyliivka, and Toretsk (Donetsk oblast). 

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defense forces repelled all enemy attacks in the vicinity of Avdiivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, Tonen’ke, Sjeverne, and Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: during the day of October 5, Ukrainian defense forces successfully repelled more than 10x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements of Mar’inka, Novomykhailivka, and Paraskoviivka. About 10x settlements, including Nevel’s’ke, Oleksandropil’, Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), were under fire of the occupiers.

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

Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks in the area southeast of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The occupiers launched air strikes near Novodarivka and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 20x settlements, including Levadne, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Orikhiv, Novodarivka, and P’yatykhatky (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Kherson axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements of Beryslav, Kozats’ke, Odradokam’yanka, and Mykolaivka (Kherson oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Havrylivka, Chervonyi Mayak, Ol’hivka, Ponyativka, Kherson, Shyroka Balka (Kherson oblast), and Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast).

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 5, Ukrainian Air Force launched 12x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, and 3x air strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary.

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1x communications center, 1x anti-aircraft missile system, 1x heavy flamethrower system, 3x artillery systems, and 1x electronic warfare station of the adversary.

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