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30 June, 02:29 PM

Russian troop losses in Ukraine hit 35,600, says Ukraine's General Staff

Russia has already lost about 35,600 soldiers since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine's General Staff said in a Facebook post on June 30.

The Ukrainian military said that the enemy had suffered the greatest losses in the Bakhmut area over the past day.

The total combat losses of the enemy from Feb. 24 to June 30 are the following:

·         Personnel – about 35,600 (+150);

·         Tanks – 1,573 (+1);

·         Armored combat vehicles – 3,726 (+6);

·         Artillery systems – 790 (+9);

·         Multiple launch rocket systems – 246 (+0);

·         Air defense systems – 104 (+1);

·         Warplanes – 217 (+0);

·         Helicopters – 185 (+0);

·         UAV operational-tactical level – 641 (+1);

·         Cruise missiles – 143 (+1);

·         Warships / boats – 14 (+0);

·         Motor vehicles and fuel tankers – 2,602 (+4);

·         Special equipment – 61 (+0).

Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. June 30 is the 126th day of full-scale war. The invading forces initially tried to advance from the north, east and south, shelling peaceful cities throughout Ukraine using artillery, and bombing them from the air.

After a series of defeats, the Kremlin has changed the goals of its war in Ukraine several times. Following its failed operation to seize Kyiv and then the retreat of its troops from Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy oblasts, Russian forces concentrated on fighting for the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, two thirds of which were under Ukrainian governmental control before the full-scale Russian invasion.

Other than Luhansk and Donetsk, Kherson remains the only provincial capital under Russian control. Russian forces maintain their hold on parts of Zaporizhzhya, Kherson, and Kharkiv oblasts.

Ukrainian troops are counterattacking in some areas and Russian troops are comtinuing to suffer heavy losses.

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