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Russia loses 640 soldiers, 12 tanks and 2 air defense systems in one day of war in Ukraine – General Staff

26 August, 2023 Saturday
12:02

Over the day, Ukrainian military aviation launched 12 strikes on Russian personnel concentrations and targeted an anti-aircraft missile system

The Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff shared their regular report, as below.

The total Russian combat losses from February 24, 2022, to August 26, 2023, amounted to:

  • personnel - about 260,270 (+640 per day) 
  • tanks - 4,390 (+12)
  • armored fighting vehicles - 8,539 (+18)
  • artillery systems - 5,379 (+18)
  • MLRS - 726 (+2)
  • air defense systems - 497 (+2)  
  • aircraft - 315
  • helicopters - 316
  • vehicles and tank trucks - 7,823 (+33)
  • ships/boats - 18
  • UAV operational-tactical level - 4,367 (+11)
  • special equipment - 804 (+2)
  • cruise missiles - 1,411 (+2)

The final data is being clarified.

General Staff report: over 40 combat clashes take place on the frontline in one day, the Ukrainian Armed Forces strike 12 times at concentrations of the Russian military

Ukrainian missile and artillery units also destroyed one anti-aircraft missile system and 3 artillery pieces at Russian firing positions over the day.

Russia launches 2 missile, 62 air strikes, and 89 MLRS attacks at Ukrainian positions and populated areas

Over the past day, Russian army launched 2 missile and 62 air strikes, fired 89 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and populated areas.

Also, as a result of successful combat operations, the Ukrainian Air Force destroyed 2 Kalibr cruise missiles and 4 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. The threat of missile and air strikes throughout Ukraine remains high.

Frontline update

On the northern Ukrainian border with Belarus, the operational situation has not changed. 

On the northeastern border with Russia, Russian forces carried out an air strike near a settlement in the Kharkiv region. They also launched mortar and artillery attacks, targeting a total of over 25 settlements across Chernihiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv regions.

In the Kupyansk direction, Russian troops carried out air strikes near 2 settlements and shelled 4 more settlements across the Kharkiv region.

In the Lyman direction, Russian forces shelled over 30 settlements in Luhansk and Donetsk regions with artillery.

In the Bakhmut direction, Russian troops were attacking without success near the settlements of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Ivanivske and Klishchiivka. They also shelled over 25 settlements in the Donetsk region with artillery.

In the Avdiivka direction, Russian troops were attacking without success near Pervomaiske. They shelled 6 settlements with artillery. 

In the Marinka direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces hold back the Russian offensive near the town of Marinka. Russian troops launched an air strike on a settlement and shelled 6 others with artillery.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, the Ukrainian army repelled Russian attacks near Vuhledar, Donetsk region. Russian troops launched air strikes on 5 settlements in the Donetsk region and shelled over 10 more settlements.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, Russian troops carried out air strikes near 3 settlements across the Zaporizhzhia region. Over 20 settlements came under Russian artillery fire.

In the Kherson direction, 6 settlements across the Kherson region came under Russian artillery fire.

The Ukrainian army conducts offensives in the Melitopol direction, consolidating their positions and conducting counter-battery operations.

 

About 1,500 Russian soldiers arrive in the village of Osypenko, Zaporizhzhia region

Recent information reveals that Russian troops still violate the norms of international humanitarian law and deploy their military personnel in civilian buildings, using the civilian population as human shields.

"Thus, in the village of Osypenko, Zaporizhzhia region, on August 23, the arrival of up to 1,500 servicemen of the Russian occupation forces of Buryat nationality was recorded, who were illegally quartered in civilian houses with local residents and on the territory of a local hospital," the statement said.

 
  • The ISW report noted that on August 25, the Ukrainian Armed Forces were carrying out counteroffensive operations near Robotyne in western Zaporizhzhia region and advanced as Russian "military bloggers" expressed concern about the lack of reinforcements and rotation in the area.





 
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