July 17, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 620 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 17.07.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 238300 (+620) persons,

tanks ‒ 4115 (+8),

APV ‒ 8034 (+8),

artillery systems – 4504 (+23),

MLRS – 685 (+4),

anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 428 (+3),

aircraft – 315 (+0),

helicopters – 310 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 3828 (+8),

cruise missiles ‒ 1273 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 18 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 7059 (+15),

special equipment ‒ 677 (+11).

Data are being updated.

Situation update of General Staff of UAF as of 6 p.m., July 17, 2023

Day 509 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

During the day July 17, the russian federation launched 5ч missile strikes from the S-300 air defense systemі. The enemy carried out 34x airstrikes and launched more than 40x MLRS attacks on Ukrainian cities and Ukrainian Armed Forces. Unfortunately, as a result of russian terrorist attacks, children and adults have been killed and injured, houses and other civilian infrastructure have been destroyed.

The threat of missile and air strikes remains high across Ukraine.

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka axes, heavy battles continue. About 29x combat clashes took place during the day.

Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes detected.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces maintain an enhanced military presence. They carried out an airstrike at Bilopyl of the Sumy Oblast. The adversary shelled with mortars and artillery more than 25x settlements, including Chuykivka, Boyaro-Lezhachi, Iskryskivshchyna, Pavlivka of the Sumy Oblast and Ivashki, Kozacha Lopan, Hoptivka, Vovchansk of the Kharkiv Oblast.

Kupyansk axis: our soldiers are holding their ground. Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kupyansk and Kislivka of the Kharkiv Oblast were under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Lyman axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area west of Dibrova, Luhansk Oblast. The settlements of Nevske, Bilogorivka of Luhansk Oblast and Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Berestov, Rozdolivka of Donetsk Oblast were shelled by artillery.

Bakhmut axis: despite heavy fire from aviation and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks at Bohdanivka and Vesely of the Donetsk Oblast. More than 10x settlements, including Kramatorsk, Kostyantynivka, Bogdanivka, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Pleshchiivka and Stupochki of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by artillery.

Avdiivka axis: under enemy airstrikes, our defenders repelled all assaults of the occupiers in the vicinities of Avdiivka. russians shelled more than 10x settlements, including Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Netaylove, and Karlivka of the Donetsk Oblast.

Maryinka axis: Defense Forces successfully continue to hold back the advance of russian troops in the vicinities of Maryinka and near Krasnohorivka, Donetsk Oblast. The enemy shelled more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Hostre, Pobieda and Georgiivka in Donetsk Oblast.

Shakhtarsk axis: the enemy forces launched airstrikes at Makarivka, Blagodatny, Novodarivka, and Komar and shelled Blagodatne, Vugledar, Zolota Niva, Velyka Novosilka, Blagodatne, and Zelene Pole of the Donetsk Oblast.

Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy is concentrating forces to prevent further advance of our troops. They carried out an airstrike at Orikhov, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Shelled more than 20x settlements, including Vilne Pole, Vremivka of the Donetsk Oblast; Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Verkhnya Tersa, Preobrazhenka of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Dudchany, Vesele, Lviv, Sadov of the Kherson Oblast and Kherson. Ochakiv of the Mykolaiv Oblast also got under fire.

Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct offensive operations on the Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, are equipping captured positions, shell with artillery identified enemy targets, and carry out counter-battery measures.

In Nova Kakhovka, Kherson Oblast, the russian occupiers mercilessly evict all locals living along the banks of the Dnieper from their homes, along with their children, onto the street. Homes of Ukrainian civilians are being occupied by military units of invaders. Previously, in Nova Kakhovka and Kakhovka, the russians turned off mobile communications and internet connections. This way, they are trying to make it impossible to record and publicize the crimes of russian troops.

Ukrainian Air Force conducted 5x strikes on enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment concentrations.

Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed 3x enemy strike UAVs of the “Shakhed-136” type.

Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 1x enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment concentration, 2x TOS-1A “Solntsepok”, 22x artillery units at firing positions, 1x ammunition depot and EW station of the russian occupiers.

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