March 13, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: About 980 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 25 tanks or APC’s destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 13.03.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 426870 (+980) persons,

tanks ‒ 6752 (+5),

APV ‒ 12921 (+20),

artillery systems – 10554 (+32),

MLRS – 1017 (+1),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 715 (+2),

aircraft – 347 (+0),

helicopters – 325 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 8205 (+22),

cruise missiles ‒ 1919 (+1),

warships / boats ‒ 26 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 13932 (+62),

special equipment ‒ 1699 (+8)

* ОТР / Because of the constant updated of refined intelligence data, there was a need to adjust some positions of the enemy’s total losses – cruise missiles and UAV operational-tactical level

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Situation update as of 6 p.m., March 13, 2024

Glory to Ukraine! Day 749 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 March 13, there were 70x combat engagements. 

The enemy launched a total of 2x missile and 68x air strikes, carried out 37x 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 air strikes in the vicinities of Vil’ne, Velyka Pysarivka, Popivka (Sumy oblast), Vovchans’k (Kharkiv oblast). Around 30x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Rozhkovychi, Holubivka, Seredyna-Buda, Krasnopillya, Zapsillya, Popivka (Sumy oblast), Hraniv, Strilecha, Borysivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 4x attacks in the vicinities of Tabaivka (Kharkiv oblast) and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast), where the occupiers made attempts to dislodge Ukrainian units from their positions. The occupiers launched an air strike in the vicinity of Nadiya (Luhansk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Syn’kivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 5x assaults in the vicinities of Terny and Yampolivka (Donetsk oblast) and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), where the adversary made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 3x attacks in the vicinities east of Chasiv Yar, Bohdanivka and Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers, with air support, made attempts to improve their tactical situation. The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Predtechyne, New York, Druzhba (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, New York (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 14x attacks in the vicinities of Berdychi, Orlivka, Tonen’ke, Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novobakhmutivka, Oleksandropil’, Keramik, Novoselivka Persha, Novooleksandrivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Oleksandropil’, Keramik, Novobakhmutivka, Semenivka (Donetsk oblast).

Novopavlivka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the invaders in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the invaders, with air support, made 19x attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Maksymil’yanivka, Vodyane, Maksymivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Paraskoviivka, Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast).

Orikhiv axis: the enemy, with air support, conducted 5x attacks on positions of Ukrainian defenders in the vicinities of Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast), west of Verbove and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Neskuchne (Donetsk oblast) and Mala Tokmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 20x settlements, including Poltavka, Chervone, Bilohir’ya, Robotyne (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. The enemy conducted 2x unsuccessful assaults on positions of Ukrainian defenders. Around 30x settlements, including Tyahynka, Ivanivka, Sadove, Mykolaivka (Kherson oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers. 

During the day of March 13, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 7x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the occupiers. Also, Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed 1x Kh-31 missile.

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1x concentration of enemy troops. 

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