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Ukraine’s Defense Forces eliminate 610 Russian troops in one day - General Staff

21 November, 2023 Tuesday

There were 70 combat clashes in the frontline over the last day. In the Kherson direction, Ukrainian troops continue to hold their positions on Dnipro’s left bank. At the same time, Russia's personnel losses have already reached 319 000

This is stated in the morning report of the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff.

The total combat losses of the Russian Federation from February 24, 2022 to November 21, 2023 are estimated at:

  • personnel - about 319,820 (+610) people,
  • tanks - 5,439 (+0) units
  • armored combat vehicles - 10,174 (+6) 
  • artillery systems - 7,752 (+4)
  • MLRS - 899 (+0)
  • air defense systems - 588 (+0) 
  • aircraft - 323 (+0) 
  • helicopters - 324 (+0)
  • UAVs of operational and tactical level - 5,771 (+7)
  • cruise missiles - 1,564 (+1)
  • ships/boats - 22 (+0) 
  • submarines - 1 (+0)
  • motor vehicles and tankers - 10,134 (+7) 
  • special equipment - 1,098 (+1)

Situation at the front: Ukrainian Armed Forces hold positions on the left bank of Kherson region and repel Russian attacks in key areas

Thus, according to the General Staff, in the area of the northern Ukrainian border with Belarus, the operational situation has not changed. 

In the northeastern border area, Russian forces maintain a grouping of troops covering the state border, conducting active sabotage activities in the border areas to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened areas, and increasing 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, the Russian troops carried out assault operations in the areas of Synkivka and east of Petropavlivka in Kharkiv region, where the Defense Forces repelled 10 attacks.

The invaders did not conduct any offensive (assault) actions in the Lyman direction.

In the Bakhmut direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 20 Russian attacks in the areas of 3 localities in Donetsk region. Also, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue assault operations south of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the Russian enemy, and consolidating the achieved positions.

In the area of responsibility of the Tavria operational-strategic group in the Avdiivka direction, Russia keeps trying to encircle Avdiivka. Ukraine's soldiers are holding the line and inflicting significant losses on their enemies. Russia's offensive actions in 4 localities of Donetsk region were unsuccessful, the Defense Forces repelled 10 attacks there.

In the Marinka direction, the Russian forces unsuccessfully stormed the areas of 3 settlements in the Donetsk region, where Ukraine's defense forces repulsed 12 attacks.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, the Russian invaders carried out unsuccessful assaults near Staromayorske, Donetsk region, where Ukraine's military withstood 2 attacks.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, Russia conducted assaults near Robotyne and northwest of Verbove in the Zaporizhzhia region but had no success.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct an offensive in the Melitopol direction, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, and depleting the Russian enemy along the entire front line.

In the area of responsibility of the Odesa operational-strategic group in the Kherson direction, the Defense Forces continue to hold their positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River, conducting counter-battery combat and inflicting fire damage on Russia's rear.

Russians attacked Ukraine with missiles and drones at night. Defense forces hit the invaders' ammunition depot

Russia launched 5 missile attacks and 10 air strikes, fired 20 times from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of Ukraine's troops and populated areas. Unfortunately, Russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Private houses and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

Last night, the Russian invaders struck at Ukraine again, using 4 S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles, an Iskander-K cruise missile and 11 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. The air defense forces destroyed an Iskander-K cruise missile and 10 attack UAVs. The Central City Hospital in Selydove, Donetsk region, the building of the Kotlyarevska mine and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

Air strikes hit one settlement in the Chernihiv region and one more in the Sumy region.

Over 110 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro and Kherson regions came under artillery fire.

At the same time, over the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces conducted 2 strikes on the areas of Russian personnel concentration.

In addition, missile troops hit Russia's ammunition depot.

  • On the evening of November 20, Russia launched another massive air attack on Ukraine. Russian drones flew in from the south and north and hit the west, with air defense in the Khmelnytskyi region.

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