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Air defense system, 15 tanks, 600 soldiers: Russian losses in one day of Ukraine war

9 September, 2023 Saturday

On September 8, Russian troops continued their attempts to break through the Ukrainian defense in the Kupyansk, Lyman, and Bakhmut directions. In the past day, Russia lost 600 soldiers, 15 tanks and 36 artillery systems

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informs in its daily report.

The total combat losses of the Russian Federation from 02.24.22 to 09.09.23 were estimated at:

  • personnel - about 268,140 (+600) people

  • tanks - 4,544 (+15)

  • armored combat vehicles - 8,739 (+13)

  • artillery systems - 5,789 (+36)

  • MLRS - 757 (+3)

  • air defense systems - 508 (+1)

  • aircraft - 315 (+0) 

  • helicopters - 316 (+0) 

  • UAVs of operational and tactical level - 4,588 (+18)

  • cruise missiles - 1,455 (+0)

  • ships/boats - 19 (+0)

  • vehicles and fuel tankers - 8,298 (+34)

  • special equipment - 870 (+10)

Data is being updated.

Russia continues its efforts to break through on three frontlines, deploying reserves and engaging prisoners

The General Staff notes that in the area of responsibility of the Khortytsia operational-strategic group, Russian army is trying to advance in the areas of Synkivka, Novoyehorivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka and southeast of Dibrova, as well as regain control of positions in the areas of Klishchiivka, Andriivka and Kurdiumivka.

"To replenish losses, the enemy continues to deploy reserves to these areas, and manning assault groups mainly with prisoners. In this way, the Kremlin continues to get rid of unwanted layers of its society," the General Staff said in a statement.

In total, over 30 combat clashes took place on the frontline over the past day.

In the area of the northern Ukrainian border with Belarus, the operational situation remains without significant changes.

In the northeastern border area, Russian forces continue to maintain a group of troops protecting the state border, conducting active sabotage activities in the border areas to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to dangerous areas.

In the area of responsibility of the Tavria airmobile unit in the Avdiivka, Marinka and Shakhtarsk directions, the Defense Forces have the initiative, they continue to put pressure on the Russian units, hold assault operations and regain Ukraine's land meter by meter.

Ukrainian defenders are successfully holding the line near Avdiivka and Marinka, where the Russian troops made more than 10 unsuccessful attempts to force Ukrainian units out of their positions over the past day. In addition, all enemy attacks in the areas of Novokalynove, Krasnohorivka and Prechystivka in Donetsk region resulted in significant losses in both manpower and equipment for the occupying Russian army.

In the Melitopol direction, the defense forces continue their offensive, inflicting significant losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, forcing them to withdraw from their positions. In turn, Russia is redeploying the most combat-ready units from the airborne troops to this area and is trying to regain the lost ground. For example, the Ukrainian army repelled more than 10 such attempts in the area of Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region.

In the Kherson direction, Ukrainian defenders continue to hold the captured positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River, conducting counter-battery combat, destroying ammunition depots and successfully striking at Russia's rear.

Russia launches 13 missile and 64 air strikes against Ukraine

In addition, the Russian troops fired more than 50 times at the positions of Ukrainian military and civilian objects with multiple launch rocket systems

Over the past day, the Russian occupiers attacked Ukraine with 20 Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones, 16 of which were destroyed by Ukrainian air defense. In addition, civilians in the cities of Sumy and Kryvyi Rih suffered from cynical missile attacks.

Russia's air strikes hit 3 settlements in Kharkiv region, 1 in Luhansk region, 10 in Donetsk region, 6 in Zaporizhzhia region, and 2 more settlements in Kherson region.

Over 50 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions came under hostile artillery fire.

Ukrainian army strikes 9 times at Russian occupying forces' concentration areas

Over the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 9 strikes on the areas of weapons and military equipment concentration, targeting one control point and one position of the Russian anti-aircraft missile system.

Missile and artillery units and unmanned aerial systems destroyed an ammunition depot, 9 artillery pieces, 6 control points, and one Russian electronic warfare station.

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