February 23, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: About 1,000 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 40 tanks and APCs destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 22.02.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 408240 (+1000) persons,

tanks ‒ 6526 (+3),

APV ‒ 12410 (+37),

artillery systems – 9916 (+49),

MLRS – 999 (+2),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 682 (+2),

aircraft – 339 (+0),

helicopters – 325 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 7628 (+32),

cruise missiles ‒ 1903 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 25 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 12960 (+36),

special equipment ‒ 1575 (+9)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Situation update as of 6 p.m., February 23, 2024

Glory to Ukraine! Day 730 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 23, there were 58x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 5x missile and 60x air strikes, carried out 62x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, russian terrorist attacks resulted in killed and wounded civilians. Residential private and apartment buildings, as well as other 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. Around 10x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Karpovychi, Prohres (Chernihiv oblast), Seredyna-Buda, Novovolodymyrivka, Atyns’ke, Volfyne, Hrabovs’ke, Velyka Pysarivka (Sumy oblast), Udy, Strilecha, Vovchans’k, Budarky, Chuhunivka, Topoli (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the adversary made 1x assault attempt near Syn’kivka (Kharkiv oblast). The occupiers launched an air strike in the vicinity of Novojehorivka (Luhansk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 1x assault near Terny (Donetsk oblast), where the adversary made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Makiivka, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Serebryanka, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 6x attacks in the vicinity of Ivanivske (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers made attempts to improve their tactical situation. The invaders launched air strikes near Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Bila Hora, Kurdyumivka, New York (Donetsk oblast). More than10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). 

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 9x attacks in the vicinities of Lastochkyne, Sjeverne, Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched air strikes near Novobakhmutivka, Orlivka, Tonen’ke (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Oleksandropil’, Novobakhmutivka, Ocheretyne, Pervomais’ke, Netailove (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the invaders in the vicinities of Pobjeda and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the invaders, with air support, made 31x attempts to breach Ukrainian defense, to no success. The adversary launched air strikes near Kostyantynivka, Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Novopavlivka axis: the adversary conducted no offensives. The enemy launched an air strike in the vicinity of Vodyane (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne (Donetsk oblast).

Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1x attack in the vicinity of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 15x settlements, including Charivne, Mali Shcherbaky, Stepove, Lobkove, P’yatykhatky, Stepnohirs’k, Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

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. During the day, the enemy made 7x attempts to assault positions of Ukrainian troops. More than 5x settlements, including the city of Kherson, the settlements of Novotyahynka, Veletens’ke, Stanislav (Kherson oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers. 

During the day of February 23, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 6x concentrations of troops, 3x air defense systems of the occupiers. 

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1x command posts, 3x artillery systems, 1x ammunition depot, 2x radar stations of Buk-M3 SAM system of the russian invaders. 

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