October 20, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: Russia loses 1,380 troops and 175 tanks and armored personnel carriers in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 20.10.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 292060 (+1380) persons,

tanks ‒ 5047 (+55),

APV ‒ 9557 (+120),

artillery systems – 7012 (+29),

MLRS – 822 (+4),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 548,

aircraft – 320,

helicopters – 324,

UAV operational-tactical level – 5326 (+8),

cruise missiles ‒ 1535 (+1),

warships / boats ‒ 20,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 9370 (+33),

special equipment ‒ 985.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 20.10.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

Glory to Ukraine! Day 604 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

During the day of October 20, there were 77x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 5x missile and 33x air strikes, 32x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. A school, private houses, apartment buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

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 to shell Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. More than 10x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Starykove, (Sumy oblast), Hatyshche, Vovchans’k, Ohirtseve, Bolohivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: Ukrainian soldiers repelled around 20x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Syn’kivka and Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast), and 3x more attacks near Nadiya (Luhansk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Kucherivka, Syn’kivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defense forces repelled an enemy attack to the east of Nevs’ke (Luhansk oblast). The adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Makiivka, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Tors’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled more than 10x adversary attacks in the vicinities of Bohdanivka, Khromove, Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Klishchiivka, New York and Kurdyumivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, New York (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations with air support in the vicinities of Avdiivka, Novokalynove, Stepove, Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defense forces repelled around 20x enemy attacks in that area. Also, the adversary launched air strikes near Keramik and Lastochkyne (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 15x settlements, including Oleksandropil’, Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations with air support in the vicinities of Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defense forces repelled more than 15x enemy attacks in that area. Also, the occupiers launched an air strike near Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled enemy attacks near Zolota Nyva, Staromaiors’ke, Rivnopil’ (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched air strikes near Staromaiors’ke and Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast). Around 15x settlements, including Vodyane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

Zaporizhzhia axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations near Poltavka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), and also made attempts to regain lost ground near Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast), to no success. More than 20x settlements, including Hulyaipole, Huliaipilske, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, P’yatykhatky (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Kherson axis: the occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Zmiivka, Beryslav, Kozats’ke and Novoberyslav (Kherson oblast). The settlement of Dudchany (Kherson oblast) and the city of Kherson came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

At the same time, the Ukrainian defense forces continue offensive operations in the Melitopol axis, offensive (assault) operations in the Bakhmut axis, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, and exhausting the enemy along the entire front line.

During the day of October 20, Ukrainian Air Force launched 7x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, and 4x air strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary.

The missile troops hit 1x command posts, 1x ammunition depot, 3x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 1x electronic warfare station of the occupiers.

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