October 6, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 620 Russian combat casualties in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 06.10.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 281090 (+620) persons,

tanks ‒ 4777 (+20),

APV ‒ 9082 (+30),

artillery systems – 6666 (+23),

MLRS – 806 (+2),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 540,

aircraft – 315,

helicopters – 316,

UAV operational-tactical level – 5158 (+29),

cruise missiles ‒ 1530,

warships / boats ‒ 20,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 9015 (+35),

special equipment ‒ 951 (+3).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 06.10.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

Glory to Ukraine! Five hundred and ninety days of large-scale armed aggression by the russian federation against our state continues.

The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite significant losses, the enemy does not give up his plans for the full occupation of our territory.

The adversary continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, carries out strikes, attacks both military and civilian objects, as a result of which, unfortunately, there are casualties among the civilian population.

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

During the day, 28 combat clashes took place. The enemy carried out 2 missile and 57 air strikes, carried out 43 attacks from MLRS systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Also, the russian federation struck another attack against Ukraine, using 33 attack UAVs of the “Shahed-136/131” type. 25 enemy drones were destroyed by the Air Defense of Ukraine. As a result of russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

On the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups. Certain units of the belarusian armed forces perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.

In the Siversky and Slobozhansky directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, continues shelling of populated areas from the territory of the russian federation, and increases the density of mine-explosive barriers along the state border of Ukraine. More than 15 settlements, including Vovkivka, Stepne, Novodmytrivka, Popivka of the Sumy region; Vovchansk, Gatishche, Zemlianka, Kharkiv region were hit by artillery and mortar fire from the enemy.

In the Kupyansk direction, our defenders repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Sinkivka and Ivanivka settlements of Kharkiv region. The enemy carried out airstrikes near the settlements of Podyla, Ivanivka, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Kharkiv region. Areas of more than 15 settlements, including Kam’yanka, Dvorichna, Berestov, Kislivka, Ivanivka of the Kharkiv region, were hit by enemy artillery and mortar fire.

In the Lyman direction, the defense forces repelled 5 enemy attacks in the area east of Makiyivka, Luhansk region. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of the settlements of Pisky-Radkivski in the Kharkiv region, Belogorivka in the Luhansk region, and Spirne and Vesele in the Donetsk region. More than 10 settlements were affected by artillery and mortar shelling, among them Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Spirne, Rozdolivka of the Donetsk region.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy unsuccessfully tried to restore the lost position in the area south of Andriivka, Donetsk region. Carried out airstrikes in the areas of Klishchiivka and Andriivka settlements of the Donetsk region. More than 15 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Khromov, Chasiv Yar, Klishchiivka, Andriivka of the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy launched an air strike in the Avdiivka area. About 
10 settlements, including Avdiivka, Severne, and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk region, were hit by enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

During the day, the Defense Forces successfully fought back about 10 enemy attacks in Maryinka and Novomykhailivka districts. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Novomykhailivka and Kostyantynivka settlements. About 10 settlements were under the fire of the occupiers, including Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Pobieda and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Shakhtarske direction, our defenders repelled enemy attacks in the area of the settlements of Vugledar, Zolota Niva, Staromayorske of the Donetsk region and Priyutne of the Zaporizhzhia region to the north. The occupiers launched an airstrike in the Vodyane settlement area. More than 10 settlements, including Vodyane, Vugledar, Urozhane, Storozheve of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar shelling.

In the Zaporozhzhia direction, the defense forces successfully repelled enemy attacks in the area northeast of Novoprokopivka. The occupiers launched an airstrike in the area of the settlement of Mala Tokmachka. More than 20 settlements, including Poltavka, Gulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, Pyatikhatky, and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Kherson direction, the settlements of Antonivka and Kherson were hit by enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

At the same time, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct an offensive operation in the Melitopol direction, offensive (assault) actions in the Bakhmut direction, inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the occupying forces, and exhaust the enemy along the entire front line.

During the day, the aviation of the defense forces made 11 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment and 3 – on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

Subdivisions of Missile Troops hit 1 enemy control post, 1 anti-aircraft defense unit, 
6 artillery units, 1 personnel concentration area and 1 enemy EW station each.

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