May 6, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff:  Russian casualties top 475,000;  About 1,040 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 39 tanks or APCs destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 06.05.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 475300 (+1040) persons,

tanks ‒ 7380 (+5),

APV ‒ 14213 (+34),

artillery systems – 12250 (+38),

MLRS – 1057 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 791 (+1),

aircraft – 349 (+0),

helicopters – 325 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 9683 (+47),

cruise missiles ‒ 2148 (+1),

warships / boats ‒ 26 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 16477 (+59),

special equipment ‒ 2008 (+6)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Situation update as of 6 p.m., May 6, 2024

Glory to Ukraine! Day 803 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

During the day of May 6, there were 87x tactical engagements. 

The enemy launched a total of 2x missile and 69x air strikes, 52x MLRS attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have wounded civilians. Residential apartment blocks and private houses, as well as other infrastructure, 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 conducts subversion, continues shelling of Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the concentration of mining operations along the state border of Ukraine. The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Hrem’yach (Chernihiv oblast), Oleksiivka, Minakove, Bilopillya (Sumy oblast), Zolochiv (Kharkiv oblast). More than 20x settlements, including, Khotiivka (Chernihiv oblast), Velyka Rybytsya, Zapsillya, Mala Rybytsya, Krasnopillya (Sumy oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 9x attacks in the vicinities of Syn’kivka, Pishchane (Kharkiv oblast), Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast), where the enemy, using air attacks, attempted to improve its tactical position. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Syn’kivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 4x attacks in the vicinities of Nevs’ke, Serebryans’ke forestry (Luhansk oblast), Terny (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Makiivka, Nevs’ke (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Yampolivka, Tors’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 11x attacks in the vicinities of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Vyimka, Rozdolivka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy, with air support, attempted to improve its tactical position. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Druzhba and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Klishchiivka, Chasiv Yar (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 22x attacks in the vicinities of Novooleksandrivka, Novopokrovs’ke, Umans’ke, Yasnobrodivka, Netailove, Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy, with air support, made attempts to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Prohres, Sokil, Kalynove (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Kalynove, Novooleksandrivka, Novopokrovs’ke, Umans’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Novopavlivka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy near Krasnohorivka, Paraskoviivka, Vodyane and Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), where the invaders, using air attacks, made 14x attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Antonivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maksymil’yanivka, Kostyantynivka (Donetsk oblast).

Orikhiv axis: the enemy launched 5x assaults on positions of Ukrainian defenders in the vicinities of Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast) and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 20x settlements, including Malynivka, Chervone, Robotyne, P’yatykhatky (Zaporizhzhia oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Kherson axis: the enemy does not abandon its intention to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnipro River. In particular during the day of May 6, the invaders, with air support, executed 2x unsuccessful assaults on positions of Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of Krynky (Kherson oblast). The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Chervonyi Mayak and Ivanivka (Kherson oblast). The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at around 20 settlements, including L’vove, Inzhenerne, Antonivka (Kherson oblast).

During the day of May 6, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 11x concentrations of russian troops, meanwhile the Ukrainian Missile Forces hit 1x enemy artillery system. Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 1x Kh-59 guided air-launched missile.

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