Over 45,000 Russian servicemembers killed in Ukraine, reports General Staff

24 August, 04:58 PM
The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroying the manpower and military equipment of the Russian occupiers for six months (Photo:General Staff)

The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroying the manpower and military equipment of the Russian occupiers for six months (Photo:General Staff)

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has lost about 45,700 of its troops, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated on Facebook on Aug. 24.

Russian forces took the largest losses over the past day on the Donetsk axis.

The invaders have also lost more than 12,000 vehicles, including:

·              Tanks – 1924 (+3)

·              Armored fighting vehicles – 4243 (+5)

·              Artillery systems – 1036 (+3)

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·              Multiple launch rocket systems – 266 (+0)

·              Air defense systems – 147 (+1)

·              Warplanes – 234 (+0)

·              Helicopters – 199 (+1)

·              UAVs – 819 (+2)

·              Cruise missiles – 196 (+2)

·              Warships/military boats – 15 (+0)

·              Motor vehicles and fuel tankers – 3160 (+10)

·              Specialized vehicles – 99 (+0).

Russia attacked Ukraine on Feb. 24. Aug. 24 marks the 182nd day of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Invading Russian forces tried to advance from the north, east and south, attacking peaceful cities throughout Ukraine. Civilian targets across Ukrainian cities remain under sporadic Russian air strikes, while settlements along the Russian border are regularly shelled.

During this time, the Kremlin changed the war goals in Ukraine several times. After the failed operation to seize Kyiv, Russian troops retreated from Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy oblasts, to concentrate on fighting for the parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts that were under Ukrainian control before the full-scale invasion.

Kherson is the only provincial capital under Russian control. Invading Russian forces currently occupy parts of Kherson, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.

In some areas, Ukrainian troops are counter-attacking, hitting Russian ammunition depots.

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