January 2, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff (from Jan 1): Russian casualties top 360,000 since war began

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 01.01.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 360010 (+780) persons,

tanks ‒ 5983 (+6),

APV ‒ 11087 (+17),

artillery systems – 8482 (+18),

MLRS – 943 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 625 (+2),

aircraft – 329 (+0),

helicopters – 324 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 6657 (+66),

cruise missiles ‒ 1709 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 23 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 11330 (+38),

special equipment ‒ 1277 (+9)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

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

Glory to Ukraine! Day 677 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, conducts strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets. The enemy is actively using tactical aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armored vehicles, and has increased the number of air strikes.

During the day of January 1, there were 56x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 1x missile and 81x air strikes, including strikes with Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs, carried out 37x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Private residential and apartment buildings, and other civilian and industrial infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

Today, russian occupiers have once again attacked Ukraine with 10x Shahed-136/131 UAVs. Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed 9x enemy UAVs.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

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 Mala Vovcha and Okhrimivka (Kharkiv oblast). More than 25x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Leonivka (Chernihiv oblast), Znob-Trubchevs’ka, Seredyna-Buda, Bachivs’k (Sumy oblast), Kozacha Lopan’, Vovchans’k, Budarky (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 7x attacks in the vicinity of Syn’kivka and east of Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast), where the occupiers, with air support, made unsuccessful attempts to break through Ukrainian defense. The occupiers launched air strikes near Kucherivka, Cherneshchyna (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the enemy conducted no offensives. The occupiers launched air strikes in the area of Serebryans’ke forestry (Luhansk oblast) and near Terny, Spirne (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Serebryanka, Spirne, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 10x attacks in the vicinities of Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). 

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 4x enemy attacks near Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, and 14x more attacks in the vicinities of Pervomais’ke and Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the enemy, with air support, conducted unsuccessful attempts to improve his tactical situation. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the adversary conducted no offensives. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Heorhiivka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the adversary conducted no offensives. The invaders launched air strikes near Staromaiors’ke and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast). The adversary fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast).

Zaporizhzhia axis: the adversary made unsuccessful attempts to regain lost ground in the vicinity of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 3x assaults in the area. More than 25x settlements, including Poltavka, Chervone, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, P’yatykhatky (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the adversary fired artillery at the settlements of Novokairy, Veletens’ke and Kherson (Kherson oblast). 

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 18x unsuccessful assaults. The Ukrainian troops are holding the line and keep inflicting significant losses on the enemy.

During the day of January 1, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 13x concentrations of troops of the occupiers. Also, air defense forces shot down 1x Kh-59 air-launched guided missile.

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1x concentration of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 6x artillery systems, 3x air defense systems, and 1x command post of the russian invaders.

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