October 23, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 870 Russian combat casualties in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 23.10.23 were approximately:
personnel ‒ about 294700 (+870) persons,
tanks ‒ 5093 (+12),
APV ‒ 9653 (+22),
artillery systems – 7057 (+25),
MLRS – 825 (+0),
Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 551 (+2),
aircraft – 320 (+0),
helicopters – 324 (+0),
UAV operational-tactical level – 5345 (+6),
cruise missiles ‒ 1536 (+1),
warships / boats ‒ 20 (+0),
submarines – 1 (+0),
vehicles and fuel tanks – 9419 (+15),
special equipment ‒ 998 (+7)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 23.10.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

Glory to Ukraine! Day 607 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

During the day of October 23, there were 38x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 1x missile and 52x air strikes, 15x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

The operational situation in east and south of 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. About 10x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Karpovychi, Leonivka (Chernihiv oblast), Obody, Znob-Novhorods’ke, Stara Huta (Sumy oblast), Pletenivka, and Budarky (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: Ukrainian soldiers repelled 3x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). The enemy launched air strikes near Syn’kivka and Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Petropavlivka, Syn’kivka, Ivanivka, and Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled all of the enemy attacks near Nadiya (Luhansk oblast). The enemy launched an air strike in the vicinity of Serebryans’ke forestry. At the same time, the invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled around 10x adversary attacks in the vicinities of Bohdanivka, Khromove, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy launched air strikes near Klishchiivka and New York. Around 15x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Kurdyumivka, and Chasiv Yar (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations with air support in the vicinities of Keramik, Stepove, Avdiivka, and Tonen’ke (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled around 10x enemy attacks in that area. Also, the adversary launched an air strike near Orlivka. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Keramik, Stepove, Avdiivka, Opytne, Sjeverne, and Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful assault operations with air support in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled more than 10x enemy attacks in that area. Around 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast). Ukrainian troops repelled all enemy attacks near Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements, including Vodyane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, and Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled an enemy attacks southeast of Mala Tokmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novodarivka, Orikhove, Mala Tokmachka, and P’yatykhatky (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 25x settlements, including Poltavka, Huliaipilske, Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka, and Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Kherson axis: the occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Ol’hivka, L’vove, Tyahynka, Mykil’s’ke, and Prydniprovs’ke (Kherson oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at Dar’ivka, Zelenivka, Antonivka, Kizomys (Kherson oblast), and Solonchaky (Mykolaiv oblast).

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.

During the day of October 23, Ukrainian Air Force launched 7x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, and 3x air strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary.

The Ukrainian missile troops destroyed 8x artillery systems, 1x electronic warfare station, 1x pontoon bridge crossing, and hit 4x concentrations of personnel, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary.

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