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Ukraine eliminates 1,080 Russian soldiers, 18 armored vehicles and 24 artillery systems - General Staff

22 December, 2023 Friday

Russians are trying to dislodge Ukrainian forces in the Kherson region. Instead, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 1,080 Russian troops per day

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reports.

The total combat losses of the Russian Federation from February 24, 2022 to December 22, 2023 are approximately:

  • personnel - about 351,350 (+1,080) people
  • tanks - 5,837 (+9)
  • armored combat vehicles - 10,843 (+18)
  • artillery systems - 8,250 (+24)
  • MLRS - 932 (+0)
  • air defense systems - 611 (+0)
  • Aircraft - 324 (+0)
  • helicopters - 324 (+0)
  • UAVs of operational and tactical level - 6,365 (+23)
  • cruise missiles - 1,613 (+0)
  • ships/boats - 22 (+0)
  • submarines - 1 (+0)
  • motor vehicles and fuel tankers - 10,944 (+25)
  • special equipment - 1,217 (+9)

General Staff's report

In the area of the northern Ukrainian border with Belarus, the operational situation has not changed.

In the northeastern border area, the Russian army maintains a military presence, 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 area of responsibility of the Khortytsia operational-strategic group in the Kupyansk direction, Ukrainian troops repelled 19 Russian attacks in the areas of Synkivka, Kharkiv region, and Stelmakhivka, Luhansk region, where Russian army tried to break through the Ukrainian defense.

In the Lyman direction, Ukraine's defenders repulsed 4 attacks near Terny, Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, Ukrainian soldiers fought off 7 Russian attacks near Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka and Andriivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, in the area of responsibility of the Tavria operational-strategic group, Ukrainian forces continue to hold back the Russian enemy, who keeps trying to surround Avdiivka. They are steadfastly holding the line, inflicting significant losses on the invaders. Ukraine's defense forces repelled 22 hostile attacks east of Novokalynove, Novobakhmutivka and Avdiivka, as well as 13 attacks in the area of Pervomaiske, Donetsk region.

In the Marinka direction, Ukraine continued to hold back the Russian aggressors in the areas of Marinka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region, where 15 attacks were countered.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, the Russian troops did not conduct offensive (assault) actions.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, Ukrainian forces repelled 7 attacks west of Verbove and south of Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia region.

At the same time, in the Melitopol direction, Ukraine's soldiers continue to inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, depleting the Russian army along the entire front line.

In the area of responsibility of the Odesa operational-strategic group in the Kherson direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to expand the bridgehead. Despite the setbacks, the Russian army did not abandon its intention to drive Ukraine's units from their positions and made 12 unsuccessful assault operations. They received a decent rebuff and retreated with losses. Ukraine's defenders are conducting counter-battery combat, inflicting fire on Russia's rear.

Russian army launched missile strike and 61 air strikes on Ukrainian territory

Over the past day, there were 95 combat clashes. In total, Russia launched 1 missile strike and 61 air strikes, fired 71 times from multiple launch rocket systems at Ukrainian troops' positions and populated areas.

At night, the Russian forces attacked Ukraine once again, using 28 Shahed-136/131 UAVs. Air defense forces and means destroyed 24 attack UAVs.

Two settlements in Kharkiv region; two in Luhansk region; six in Donetsk region; four in Zaporizhzhia region; and one in Kherson region were hit by air strikes.

About 130 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions came under artillery fire.

Ukrainian defense forces destroyed an artillery unit and 3 ammunition depots

Over the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces struck 16 areas of personnel, weapons and military equipment concentration and a Russian anti-aircraft missile system.

Missile troops hit 9 areas of personnel, weapons and military equipment concentration, 3 ammunition depots and a Russian artillery unit.

  • Analysts of the Institute for the Study of War suggest that it will be easier for the Russian aggressors to conduct offensive operations in early 2024 due to favorable weather conditions for the movement of armored vehicles.

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