February 1, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: About 1,000 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 28 tanks or APCs destroyed or damaged

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 01.02.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 386230 (+1000) persons,

tanks ‒ 6322 (+12),

APV ‒ 11773 (+16)

artillery systems – 9228 (+33),

MLRS – 976 (+2),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 663 (+0),

aircraft – 332 (+0),

helicopters – 324 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 7136 (+36),

cruise missiles ‒ 1847 (+1),

warships / boats ‒ 23 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 12267 (+36),

special equipment ‒ 1462 (+10)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Situation update as of 6 p.m., February 1, 2024

Glory to Ukraine! Day 708 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

The enemy continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite significant losses, it does not abandon its plans for the complete occupation of Ukraine, ignores the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, launches strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets. The enemy is actively using aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armored vehicles.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

During the day of February 1, there were 58x combat engagements. The enemy launched 2x missile strikes, one of them with 1x Kh-59 guided missile at the civilian infrastructure of Myrnohrad (Donetsk oblast). On top of that, the occupiers launched 66x air strikes, carried out 38x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian injuries. Residential private and apartment buildings, a school and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

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 Vovchans’k and Vil’khuvatka (Kharkiv oblast). More than 40x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Klyusy (Chernihiv oblast), Volfyne, Katerynivka, Volodymyrivka, Pysarivka (Sumy oblast), Udy, Vovchans’k, Mala Vovcha (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 5x assaults near Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). In that area the occupies made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense.  The occupiers launched air strikes near Kolodyazne, Syn’kivka, Pishchane (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Syn’kivka, Tabaivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 1x assault in the vicinity of Terny (Donetsk oblast). In that area the adversary, with air support, made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense, to no success. The occupiers launched an air strike in the vicinity of Spirne (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Yampolivka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1x attack in the vicinity of Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers made unsuccessful attempts to improve their tactical situation. More than 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, New York (Donetsk oblast). 

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 15x attacks near Avdiivka and 5x more attacks near Pervomais’ke and Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the occupiers, with air support, made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense, to no success. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Sukha Balka, Novobakhmutivka, Novokalynove, Ocheretyne and Orlivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars more than 15x settlements, including Novobakhmutivka, Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the invaders in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the adversary, with air support, made 11x unsuccessful attempts to improve its tactical situation. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kostyantynivka, Yelyzavetivka (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Kurakhove, Heorhiivka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the adversary conducted no offensives. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Vuhledar, Novodonets’ke and Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast).

Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1x attack near Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The occupiers launched an air strike near Novodarivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 20x settlements, including Poltavka, Chervone, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the occupiers do not abandon their intention to drive Ukrainian units out of their footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro. Thus, during the day, the enemy made 13x unsuccessful assaults on positions of Ukrainian troops. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novokairy, Chervonyi Mayak, Novoberyslav, Krynky (Kherson oblast). The adversary fired artillery at the city of Kherson as well as Solonchaky, Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast). On top of that, the invaders launched MLRS strikes at the vicinities of Ol’hivka, Krynky, Tyahynka, Ivanivka, Novotyahynka, Tokarivka, Chornobaivka (Kherson oblast).

During the day of February 1, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 13x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 1x air defense system of the occupiers. 

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 2x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 4x artillery systems, 1x electronic warfare station of the russian invaders.

Also, on the night of February 1, forces of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine destroyed a missile boat of the 41st brigade of missile boats of the russian Black Sea fleet in the western part of the temporarily occupied Crimea.

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