August 4, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 640 Russian troops killed in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 04.08.23 were approximately:

  • personnel ‒ about 248490 (+640), 
  • tanks ‒ 4228 (+4), 
  • APV ‒ 8249 (+15), 
  • artillery systems – 4911 (+19), 
  • MLRS – 704 (+4), 
  • Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 466 (+1),
  • aircraft – 315 (+0), 
  • helicopters – 311 (+0), 
  • UAV operational-tactical level – 4104 (+27),
  • cruise missiles ‒ 1347 (+0),
  • warships / boats ‒ 18 (+0),
  • vehicles and fuel tanks – 7392 (+20),
  • special equipment ‒ 724 (+3).

Day 527 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

During the day August 4, the enemy carried out 39x airstrikes (using 2x “Shahed-136/131” strike drones, all of which were destroyed) and launched 43x MLRS attacks on Ukrainian cities and Ukrainian Armed Forces. As a result of the russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilians, houses and other infrastructure were destroyed.

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

30 combat clashes took place throughout the day.

Volyn’ and Polissya axes: no significant changes detected.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes:  the enemy forces carried out airstrikes at Volfine and Kostyantynivka of the Sumy Oblast. They shelled with mortars and artillery more than 25 settlements, in particular Khrinivka, Bleshnya and Yanzhulivka of the Chernihiv Oblast; Kozache, Boyaro-Lezhachi, Kindrativka in the Sumy Oblast and Hatishche, Vovchans’k, Bochkove in the Kharkiv Oblast.

Kup’yans’k axis: more than 10x settlements, including Zapadne, Kindrashivka, Petropavlivka, Kucherivka and Kup’yans’ke of the Kharkiv Oblast, were shelled by artillery and mortars.

Lyman axis:  the enemy shelled the settlements of Nevske, Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Torske, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne of the Donetsk Oblast.

Bakhmut axis:  defense forces are attacking the enemy in the districts of Klishchiivka and Kurdyumivka. More than 10 settlements, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Hryhorivka, Markove and Ivanivske of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by artillery.

Avdiivka axis: our defenders successfully repelled attacks by russian troops near Avdiivka despite heavy fire from the enemy aircraft and artillery. More than 15x settlements, including Keramik, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaisäke, Karlivka, Halytsynivka of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by artillery.

Mar’inka axis: UAF continue to hold back the advance of russian troops in the vicinities of Maräinka and Krasnohorivka. The enemy launched airstrikes at Krasnohorivka. Shelled more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Hostre, Maräinka, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka, Paraskoviivka, Katerynivka, Donetsk Oblast.

Shakhtars’k axis: the enemy forces made unsuccessful attempts to restore the lost position in the Blagodatny area. They carried out airstrikes at Staromayorsky. Blagodatne, Ugledar, Bogoyavlenka, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Velika Novosilka of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by artillery; Staromayors’ke, Levadne, Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the enemy forces conducted unsuccessful offensive opertaions near Novopokrovka. They carried out airstrikes at Mala Tokmachka, Orikhov and Novodanilivka of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. russians areconcentrating main efforts on preventing the further advance of our troops. More than 15 settlements, including Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Hulyaipilske, Yehorivka of the Zaporizhzhya Oblast, were shelled by artillery.

Kherson axis: the enemy launched an air strike in the Odradokamyanka area. More than 20 settlements, including Kachkarivka, Respublikanets, Zmiivka, Beryslav, Molodizhne, and Kherson of the Kherson Oblast, were hit by enemy artillery fire; Ochakiv, Mykolaiv Oblast.

Defense Forces of Ukraine continue offensive operations on the Melitopol’ and Berdyans’k axes, and are equipping captured positions, open fire with artillery on identified enemy targets, and carry out counter-battery measures.

The enemy continues to hide his losses. Mobile crematoria are actively used for this purpose. In particular, it is known that one of these crematoria is currently operating 24/7 in the northeastern part of the occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, while the bodies of the dead occupants are transported by trucks. In addition, local residents complain about the constant corpse stench in the city, especially at night.

Ukrainian Air Force conducted 7 strikes manpower, weapons and military equipment concentrations.

Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 9 artillery units at firing positions and 2 manpower, weapons and military equipment concentrations.

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