Russia-Ukraine War: Key Events and Military Losses on Day 585

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 585th day, the situation remains highly volatile. This report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the key events and military losses on October 1, 2023.

Key Events


• Ukrainian Air Force: Shot down 30 of the 40 Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones launched by Russia in an overnight attack on Ukraine’s central and southern regions.
• Port Infrastructure: Natalia Humeniuk, a spokesperson for the Ukraine military’s southern command, reported that Russia continues to target port facilities on the Danube River to impact Ukraine’s economy.
• Romanian Airspace: Romania reported a possible violation of its airspace during Russia’s drone attacks near the Ukrainian border.
• Russian Air Defense: Russia claimed to have shot down nine missiles launched from Ukraine over the western Belgorod region.
• UK Ministry of Defence: Indicated that Russia would continue to rely on private armies in its war against Ukraine, citing a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Wagner Group chief of staff Andrey Troshev.
• Annexation of Ukrainian Regions: Russia marked one year since it claimed annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia, and Kherson, which has been internationally condemned.

Diplomacy and Politics

• Slovakia’s Opposition: Ludomir Blaha, the deputy leader of Slovakia’s opposition SMER-SSD party, dismissed accusations of being pro-Russian.
• EU Foreign Policy Chief: Josep Borrell visited Odesa to assess the war’s impact and called the assault on the city “barbaric.”

Weaponry and Alliances

• Defence Industries Alliance: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the establishment of the Defence Industries Alliance to boost domestic weapons production.
• NATO: Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasized the need for high-quality military capabilities for Ukraine.

Military Losses

Russian Casualties in Ukraine

• Personnel: 278,570 (+440)
• Tanks: 4,702 (+11) units
• Armored Personnel Vehicles (APV): 8,991 (+7) units
• Artillery Systems: 6,477 (+30) units
• Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS): 798 (+2) units
• Anti-Aircraft Warfare Systems: 537 (+0) units
• Aircraft: 316 (+1) units
• Helicopters: 316 (+0) units
• Operational-Tactical Level UAVs: 5,043 (+37) units
• Cruise Missiles: 1,529 (+0) units
• Boats/Warships: 20 (+0) units
• Submarines: 1 (+0) unit
• Special Equipment: 933 (+1) units
• Vehicles and Fuel Tanks: 8,883 (+29) units


Day 585 of the Russia-Ukraine war saw significant military engagements, diplomatic moves, and continued losses, particularly on the Russian side. As the conflict continues, these developments serve as crucial indicators of the war’s evolving dynamics.

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