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Russia loses 700 troops, 9 tanks and 16 artillery systems per day - General Staff

20 March, 2024 Wednesday
10:17

In the past day, over 80 clashes occurred on the frontline, with Russian troops primarily attacking in the Novopavlivka direction. Ukrainian forces eliminated 700 Russian soldiers

Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff reported the information.

The total combat losses of the Russian Federation from February 24, 22 to March 20, 24 amounted to:

  • personnel - about 433,090 (+700 per day),
  • tanks - 6,828 (+9)
  • armored fighting vehicles - 13,058 (+9) 
  • artillery systems - 10,714 (+16) 
  • MLRS - 1,017
  • air defense systems - 721
  • aircraft - 347
  • helicopters - 325
  • UAVs operational-tactical level - 8,355 (+37) 
  • cruise missiles - 1,922
  • ships/boats - 26
  • submarines - 1
  • vehicles and fuel tankers - 14,198 (+7) 
  • special equipment - 1,738 (+3).

General Staff report: Russian forces launch 80 attacks in 7 directions over a day

The operational situation has not changed in the area of the northern Ukrainian border with Belarus.

In the northeastern border area, the Russian army maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts active sabotage activities to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened areas, and increases the density of minefields along the state border in the Belgorod region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the Russian military launched 10 unsuccessful assaults on Ukrainian defense positions near Synkivka, Kharkiv region.

In the Lyman direction, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled 14 Russian attacks near Bilohorivka, Luhansk region, and Terny and Spirne, Donetsk region. The Russian troops tried to break through the Ukrainian defense.

In the Bakhmut direction, the Ukrainian Armed Forces rebuffed 7 Russian attacks near Predtechyne, Klishchiivka and Bila Hora in the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian forces fought off 13 Russian attacks in the areas of Berdychi, Orlivka, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, Nevelske in the Donetsk region.

In the Novopavlivka direction, Ukrainian Armed Forces are holding back the Russian troops near Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka, Vodiane, and Urozhaine. The Russian forces, supported by air power, tried to break through the Ukrainian troops' defenses 29 times.

In the Orikhiv direction , the Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 6 times near Staromayorske, Donetsk region, and Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region.

In the Kherson direction , the Russian invaders do not abandon their intention to drive Ukrainian units from their footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro River. Over the past day, they made one assault on Ukrainian troops' positions.

Russian forces launch 4 missile strikes, 86 air strikes in Ukraine

On the last day, there were 80 clashes. Russian forces launched 4 missile strikes, 86 air strikes, and 114 MLRS attacks at Ukrainian positions and localities.

Russian air strikes targeted 2 settlements in the Sumy region; 3 settlements in the Kharkiv region; 2 settlements in the Luhansk region; 10 settlements in the Donetsk region; 1 settlement in Kherson region.

About 150 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions were under artillery fire.

Ukrainian Armed Forces hit 2 ammunition depots and Russian ground control center

Ukrainian aviation struck 6 areas with Russian troops, weapons and military equipment.

Ukrainian missile troops destroyed 2 Russian troops' ammunition depots, 1 UAV ground control center and 1 electronic warfare station.

  • On March 19, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 11 attacks by occupying Russian troops in the Avdiivka direction; 67 combat clashes were recorded at the front.
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