March 19, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: around 840 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 45 tanks or APCs destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 19.03.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 432390 (+840) persons,

tanks ‒ 6819 (+10),

APV ‒ 13049 (+35),

artillery systems – 10698 (+30),

РСЗВ / MLRS – 1017 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 721 (+1),

aircraft – 347 (+0),

helicopters – 325 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 8318 (+10),

cruise missiles ‒ 1922 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 26 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 14191 (+50),

special equipment ‒ 1735 (+4)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Situation update as of 6 p.m., March 19, 2024

Glory to Ukraine! Day 755 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

On March 19, there were 67x tactical engagements. 

The enemy launched a total of 3x missile and 62x air strikes, 64x MLRS attacks on positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential apartment blocks and private houses got 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 russian areas bordering Ukraine. The enemy troops conduct subversion in order to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened axes. The enemy continues shelling of Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the concentration of mining operations along the state border of Ukraine. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Lukashivka, Bilopillya (Sumy oblast), Kozacha Lopan’, Izbyts’ke (Kharkiv oblast). More than 20x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Klyusy, Prohres, Hrem’yach (Chernihiv oblast), Manukhivka, Myropillya, Ponomarenky (Sumy oblast), Hatyshche, Vovchans’k, Bochkove, Budarky, Ambarne (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the adversary conducted 3x unsuccessful assaults on positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces in the vicinity of Syn’kivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 8x assaults in the vicinity of Terny (Donetsk oblast) and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), where the enemy made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Rozdolivka, Vesele (Donetsk oblast) and Serebryans’ke forestry. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 15x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Tors’ke, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 6x attacks in the vicinities of Predtechyne, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora (Donetsk oblast). The enemy launched an air strike in the vicinity of Kostyantynivka (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Mykolaivka, Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, New York (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 11x attacks in the vicinities of Berdychi, Orlivka, Tonen’ke, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Ocheretyne and Tonen’ke (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Prohres, Vovche, Zhelanne, Myrnohrad, Novohrodivka, Umans’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Novopavlivka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to block the enemy near Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka, Vodyane, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the invaders, using air attacks, made 18x attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kostyantynivka, Pobjeda and Novomykhailivka. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Berestky, Antonivka, Katerynivka, Blahodatne (Donetsk oblast).

Orikhiv axis: the enemy, with air support, conducted 4x attacks on positions of Ukrainian defenders in the vicinity of Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast). Around 15x settlements, including Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Huliaipilske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Kherson axis: the enemy conducted 1x assault on positions of Ukrainian defenders on the left bank of the Dnipro. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinity of Antonivka (Kherson oblast). More than 10x settlements, including L’vove, Tyahynka, Ivanivka, Novotyahynka, Tokarivka (Kherson oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers. 

On March 19, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 6x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the occupiers.

The Ukrainian Missile Forces hit 2x ammunition depots, 1x electronic warfare system of the russian invaders. 

Minister of Defence of Ukraine:

Two important and productive days spent interacting with partners.

Yesterday we had a very important meeting in Wiesbaden with the military leadership of key partner countries. The Ukrainian delegation presented the plan for 2024, informed about the critical needs of the Ukrainian Defense Forces, and presented the latest achievements in the construction of fortifications. It is very important to preserve this format of meetings on the eve of the meetings of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group.

Today, our team had a separate meeting with Secretary Austin and General Brown. We discussed Ukraine’s plan for 2024, the construction of fortifications, strengthening of Ukrainian air defense, provision of EW equipment. Long-range weapons became a separate topic of discussion.

During today’s 20th meeting in the Ramstein format, the coalition of partner countries demonstrated their unity and resolve in helping Ukraine.

Our forces are critically in need of ammunition. The ammo will be delivered! This was the main topic of the meeting. The partners announced aid packages, which include artillery shells of 155 mm, 152 mm, 105 mm, etc. We are grateful to our partners for searching for and finding ammunition all over the world, which is crucial to repelling the aggressor.

Air defense to protect our cities, to protect our soldiers from russian aircraft dropping guided bombs on our positions. There will be more missiles for our air defense systems. I am grateful to the Minister of Defense of Germany, who said that the sky over Ukraine belongs to Ukrainians. Therefore, our shared goal is to ensure Ukraine’s air superiority.

F16s should also help close our skies. We are actively working with all involved partners: the USA, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania and others, so that the planes are in Ukraine as soon as possible.

Our war to restore territorial integrity is the first full-scale drone war. We have several new countries that have joined the drone coalition and made contributions. The coalition’s first results will be drone deliveries to Ukraine in March. We are also discussing the possibility of investments in the Ukrainian production of those UAVs that have already proven their effectiveness on the battlefield.

I also had a number of bilateral meetings: Germany, Sweden, Greece, France, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Portugal.

An important day, an important meeting.

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