March 5, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: About 1,070 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 37 tanks and APCs destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 05.03.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 419020 (+1070) persons,

tanks ‒ 6657 (+9),

APV ‒ 12688 (+28),

artillery systems – 10258 (+48),

РСЗВ / MLRS – 1007 (+3),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 700 (+2),

aircraft – 347 (+0),

helicopters – 325 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 7863 (+18),

cruise missiles ‒ 1917 (+1),

warships / boats ‒ 25 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 13423 (+49),

special equipment ‒ 1630 (+9)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Situation update as of 6 p.m., March 5, 2024

Glory to Ukraine! Day 741 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

During the day of March 5, there were 76x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 2x missile and 67x air strikes, carried out 95x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, russian terrorist attacks resulted in 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. 

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 adversary launched MLRS strikes in the vicinities of Seredyna-Buda, Druzhba and Osoivka (Sumy oblast). More than 30x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Klyusy, Bleshnya, Hrem’yach (Chernihiv oblast), Bachivs’k, Pokrovka, Basivka (Sumy oblast), Udy, Kozacha Lopan’, Ambarne (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the adversary conducted no offensives. The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast), Novojehorivka (Luhansk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 20x settlements, including Zapadne, Stepova Novoselivka, Kotlyarivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 5x assaults near Terny (Donetsk oblast), where the adversary, with air support, made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Serebryanka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1x attack in the vicinity of Bila Hora (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers made attempts to improve their tactical situation. The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Chasiv Yar, Bohdanivka, Kurdyumivka, and Druzhba (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Hryhorivka, New York, Klishchiivka, Andriivka (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 22x attacks in the vicinities of Berdychi, Tonen’ke, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke, Semenivka, Orlivka (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Semenivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Berdychi, Pervomais’ke, Orlivka (Donetsk oblast).

Novopavlivka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the invaders in the vicinities of Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka, Prechystivka and Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the invaders, with air support, made 34x attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The adversary launched an air strike near Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 20x settlements, including Kostyantynivka, Heorhiivka, Paraskoviivka, Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast).

Orikhiv axis: the adversary conducted 5x unsuccessful attacks in the vicinities of Hulyaipole, Malynivka and Robotyne. The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Malynivka and Mala Tokmachka. More than 15x settlements, including Huliaipilske, Novodarivka, Rivnopil’ (Zaporizhzhia oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Odesa operational-strategic group, Prydniprovs’ke (Kherson) axis: the occupiers, despite significant losses, do not abandon their intention to drive Ukrainian units out of their footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro. 

Despite significant losses, the invaders continue their attempts to drive Ukrainian defenders out of their positions.

Thus, during the day, the enemy carried out 2x unsuccessful assaults. More than 30x settlements, including Antonivka, Veletens’ke, Tyahynka, Ivanivka, Zmiivka (Kherson oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Last night, following an operation by the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, russian Sergey Kotov patrol ship of project 22160 ship with its crew on board was hit. Information is being updated, whether the ship was carrying a Ka-29 transport and combat helicopter.

During the day of March 5, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 11x concentrations of enemy troops.

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1x concentration of troops, weapons and military equipment, 1x ammunition depot, 1x Buk-M1 air defense system, 1x Zoopark-1 counter-battery radar system of the russian invaders. 

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