September 8, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 640 Russian casualties in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 08.09.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 267540 (+640) persons, 

tanks ‒ 4529 (+23), 

APV ‒ 8726 (+23), 

artillery systems – 5753 (+31), 

РСЗВ / MLRS – 754 (+1) од, 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 507 (+1),

aircraft – 315, 

helicopters – 316, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 4570 (+29),

cruise missiles ‒ 1455,

warships / boats ‒ 19,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 8264 (+47),

special equipment ‒ 860 (+1).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 08.09.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

Glory to Ukraine! The five hundred and sixty-second day of the russian federation’s large-scale armed aggression against our state continues.

During the day, 24 combat clashes took place. The enemy launched 10 missile strikes, 
60 air strikes, and fired 37 MLRS at the positions of our troops and populated areas.

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

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

On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy carried out an airstrike in the Bologivka area of the Kharkiv region. More than 15 settlements were hit by artillery and mortar fire, including Hasychivka, Bleshnya in Chernihiv region, Vyntorivka, Seredyna-Buda, Stari Virky, Veselovka, Grabovske in Sumy region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Petropavlivka, Kharkiv region. More than 15 settlements, including Krasne Pershe, Kamianka, Figolivka, Dvorichna, Kucherivka, and Tabaivka of the Kharkiv region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

At Lyman, the Defense Forces repelled enemy attacks in the Novoyehorivka area of the Luhansk region. The enemy carried out airstrikes near Bilogorivka, Luhansk region, Spirnyi, Donetsk region. More than 15 settlements, including Nevske, Bilogorivka of Luhansk region and Verkhnyokamianske, Vesele, Spirne, Rozdolivka, Yampolivka of Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy attacked an air strike near Bila Gora, Donetsk region. More than 15 settlements, including Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, New York, and Northern Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, our defenders repelled enemy attacks in the Avdiivka area of the Donetsk region. More than 10 settlements, including Novokalynove, Keramik, Stepove, Avdiivka, Severne, and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Marinka direction, Ukrainian soldiers continue to hold back the advance of russian troops in the Marinka and Novomykhailivka districts of the Donetsk region. Here, during the past day, our defenders repelled more than 10 enemy attacks. The enemy launched an air strike near Krasnohorivka. About 15 settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka, and Antonivka in the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

In the direction of Shakhtarske, the enemy carried out airstrikes near Urozhany, Staromayorsky and Novodarivka, Donetsk region. About 10 settlements, including Vodyane, Vugledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, and Urozhane of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

In the direction of Zaporizhzhia, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the districts of Omelnyk, Malaya Tokmachka, and Robotyny of the Zaporizhzhia region. More than 
20 settlements, including Olhivske, Gulyaipole, Levadne, Mala Tokmachka, Pyatikhatky, Robotyne, Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Kherson direction, the enemy launched airstrikes near Kozatskyi, Odradokamyanka, Burgunka, and Tomina Balka. Antonivka, Kherson, Veletenske, Tomyna Balka of the Kherson region were subjected to artillery and mortar attacks.

At the same time, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct an offensive operation in the Melitopol direction, destroy the enemy and step by step liberate the occupied territories, have success in the area south of Robotynoy, and consolidate at the achieved boundaries.

During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 9 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment and 1 – on the positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

1 ammunition depot, 9 artillery pieces, 6 control points, and 1 radio-electronic warfare station of the enemy were hit by units of missile troops and artillery.

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