September 13, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 590 Russian casualties in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 13.09.23 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 270350 (+590) persons, 

tanks ‒ 4584 (+16), 

APV ‒ 8792 (+14), 

artillery systems – 5902 (+30), 

MLRS – 766 (+2), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 517 (+2),

aircraft – 315 (+0), 

helicopters – 316 (+0), 

UAV operational-tactical level – 4650 (+5),

cruise missiles ‒ 1455 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 19 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 8444 (+31),

special equipment ‒ 884 (+3).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Situation update as of 6 p.m., September 13, 2023

Glory to Ukraine! Day 567 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

Today, the russian federation conducted another massive air strike with Iranian Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs in Odesa oblast and Sumy oblast. The main target of the strike was the port infrastructure in the cities of Izmail and Reni in Odesa oblast. Air defense destroyed 34 out of 45 enemy Shahed UAVs. In total the russian invaders launched 1x missile, 80x air strikes and 32x MLRS strikes at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks killed and wounded civilians. Port infrastructure, residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

During the day of September 13, there were 24x combat engagements.

The operational situation in the east and south of Ukraine remains difficult.

Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. There are no signs of offensive groups being formed. Certain units of the Belarusian armed forces are performing tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy maintains its military presence in the border areas, continues shelling settlements from the territory of russia, and unsuccessfully tries to carry out armed provocations assaulting Ukraine’s frontiers. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Morokhovets’, Pletenivka (Kharkiv oblast) and Stepok (Sumy oblast). More than 30x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Karpovychi, Hrem’yachka, Osove (Chernihiv oblast), Yastrubyne, Sadky, Velyka Pysarivka (Sumy oblast), Ohirtseve, Zybyne (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled russian attack northeast of Berestove (Kharkiv oblast). The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Petropavlivka, Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast) and Novoselivs’ke (Luhansk oblast). The settlements of Fyholivka, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Kyslivka, Kotlyarivka (Kharkiv oblast) came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Lyman axis: the adversary did not conduct any offensive actions and continues to regroup its troops. The invaders launched air strikes against the settlements of Novojehorivka, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), and Sivers’k, Spirne (Donetsk oblast). Russian occupiers shelled with artillery and mortars more than 20x settlements, including Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Zarichne, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Vesele, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the enemy tried to regain the lost position in the area of Bohdanivka (Donetsk oblast).  The enemy launched air strikes against the settlements of Kurdyumivka and Klishchiivka, (Donetsk oblast). More than 20x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Vasyukivka, Zaliznyans’ke, Min’kivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast). 

Avdiivka axis: the settlements of Keramik, Ocheretyne, Stepove, Avdiivka, Lastochkyne, Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast) suffered russian artillery and mortar fire.

Mar’inka axis: during the day of September 13, the Ukrainian defenders repelled more than 10x enemy attacks in the vicinity of Mar’inka. The adversary launched an air strike near Krasnohorivka. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka (Donetsk oblast).

Shakhtars’ke axis: the adversary launched air strikes at the settlements of Prechystivka, Novomaiors’ke, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements, including Vodyane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Novoukrainka, Zolota Nyva, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 15x settlements, including Orikhiv, Hulyaipole, Robotyne, Stepove, P’yatykhatky (Zaporizhzhia oblast) and Nikopol’ (Dnipropetrovsk oblast).

Kherson axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Odradokam’yanka and Prydniprovs’ke (Kherson oblast). The russian occupiers fired artillery and mortars at the settlements of Zmiivka, Odradokam’yanka, Antonivka, Kherson, Tomyna Balka (Kherson oblast).

At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct the offensive operation on Melitopol’ axis and offensives (assaults) on Bakhmut axis, destroying the enemy and step by step liberating the occupied territories. As a result of the assault operations, the Defense Forces have partial success in the vicinities of Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Kurdyumivka (Donetsk oblast), pushing the enemy out of their positions and consolidating new positions.

During the day of September 13, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 10x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment as well as 2x strikes against anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary. 

Missile troops hit 10x artillery systems, 2x ammunition depot, 1x command post and 1x anti-aircraft missile system and 1x electronic warfare station of the russian invaders.

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