November 20, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 640 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 20.11.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 319210 (+640) persons,

tanks ‒ 5439 (+4),

APV ‒ 10168 (+2),

artillery systems – 7748 (+4),

MLRS – 899 (+1),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 588,

aircraft – 323,

helicopters – 324,

UAV operational-tactical level – 5764 (+9),

cruise missiles ‒ 1563,

warships / boats ‒ 22,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 10127 (+7),

special equipment ‒ 1097 (+1).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 20.11.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

Glory to Ukraine! Day 635 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

During the day of November 20, there were 54x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 3x air strikes, 12x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Russian terrorist attacks have unfortunately resulted in deaths and injuries among civilians. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kostobobriv (Chernihiv oblast) and Seredyna-Buda (Sumy oblast). Around 20x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Tymonovychi, Karpovychi, Hrem’yach (Chernihiv oblast), Veselivka, Kostyantynivka, Volfyne, Khodyne (Sumy oblast), Chervona Zorya, Pletenivka, Zemlyanky, Budarky (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy conducted assault operations in the vicinities of Syn’kivka, east of Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 10x attacks. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the adversary conducted no offensives (assaults). The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Tors’ke, Rozdolivka, Spirne (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the invaders made failed assaults in the vicinities of Klishchiivka, Andriivka and east of Pivdenne (Donetsk oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 19x attacks. More than 10x settlements, including Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Avdiivka axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove and Avdiivka (Donetsk oblast), where the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 7x attacks. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 15x settlements, including Oleksandropil’, Keramik, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Tonen’ke, Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the adversary made unsuccessful assaults in the vicinities of Mar’inka, Pobjeda and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), where Ukrainian defenders repelled 10x attacks. Around 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, Novomykhailivka, Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the invaders conducted assault operations west of Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast), to no success. Ukrainian defenders repelled 2x assaults in the area. Around 10x settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the invaders made failed assaults in the vicinities of Robotyne and northwest of Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 20x settlements, including Poltavka, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaky, Robotyne, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Nikopol’ (Dnipropetrovsk oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire.

Kherson axis: the settlements of Sofiivka (Kherson oblast) and the city of Kherson suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their offensive operation on Melitopol’ axis and offensive (assault) operations on Bakhmut axis, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, exhausting the enemy all along the front line.

Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold their ground on the left bank of the Dnipro River (Kherson oblast) and continue to inflict fire on the enemy.

During the day of November 20, Ukrainian Air Force launched 2x air strikes on concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the occupiers.

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