March 18, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: 810 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours;  36 tanks or APC’s destroyed or disabled 

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 18.03.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 431550 (+810) persons,

tanks ‒ 6809 (+19),

APV ‒ 13014 (+17),

artillery systems – 10668 (+34),

MLRS – 1017 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 720 (+0),

aircraft – 347 (+0),

helicopters – 325 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 8308 (+36),

cruise missiles ‒ 1922 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 26 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 14141 (+68),

special equipment ‒ 1731 (+8)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Situation update as of 6 p.m., March 18, 2024

Glory to Ukraine! Day 754 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

On March 18, there were 56x tactical engagements. 

The enemy launched a total of 5x missile and 55x air strikes, 60x MLRS attacks on positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential apartment blocks and private houses got destroyed and damaged. 

Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. 

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the russian areas bordering Ukraine. The enemy troops conduct subversion in order to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened axes. The enemy continues shelling of Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the concentration of mining operations along the state border of Ukraine. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Velyka Pysarivka, Lukashivka, Ponomarenky, (Sumy oblast). More than 20x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Klyusy, Prohres (Chernihiv oblast), Kruzhok, Atyns’ke, Katerynivka, Vodolahy, Myropillya, Ponomarenky (Sumy oblast), Hur’iv Kozachok, Hatyshche, Vovchans’k, Bochkove, Budarky, Ambarne (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the adversary conducted 3x unsuccessful assaults on positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces in the vicinity of Syn’kivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 4x assaults in the vicinity of Terny (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 15x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Tors’ke, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 7x attacks in the vicinities of Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy launched an air strike in the vicinity of Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Mykolaivka, Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, New York (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 7x attacks in the vicinities of Berdychi, Tonen’ke, Orlivka, Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Ocheretyne and Novobakhmutivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Prohres, Vovche, Zhelanne, Myrnohrad, Novohrodivka, Umans’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Novopavlivka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to block the enemy near Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka, Vodyane, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the invaders, using air attacks, made 21x attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Paraskoviivka, Kostyantynivka, Velyka Novosilka. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Berestky, Kostyantynivka, Antonivka, Katerynivka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne (Donetsk oblast).

Orikhiv axis: the enemy, using air attacks, conducted 7x attacks on positions of Ukrainian defenders in the vicinities of Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast) and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 15x settlements, including Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaky, Prymors’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Kherson axis: the enemy conducted 3x assaults on positions of Ukrainian defenders on the left bank of the Dnipro. More than 10x settlements, including Burhunka, L’vove, Tyahynka, Ivanivka, Novotyahynka, Tokarivka (Kherson oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers. 

On March 18, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 6x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the occupiers.

The Ukrainian Missile Forces hit 1x air defense system of the russian invaders. 

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