Russian military personnel losses exceed 50,000, says General Staff

6 September, 10:54 AM
The Russian Federation is losing personnel and military equipment in Ukraine (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Facebook)

The Russian Federation is losing personnel and military equipment in Ukraine (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Facebook)

Since the beginning of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has lost about 50,150 of its troops, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported in its morning Facebook update on Sept. 6.

The enemy suffered the greatest losses over the past day on the Donetsk section of the front line.

Russian forces have also lost more than 13,000 units of equipment, among them:

  • Tanks - 2,077 (+9)
  • Armored personnel carriers - 4,484 (+25)
  • Artillery systems - 1179 (+22)
  • Multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) - 296 (+2)

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  • Air defense systems - 156 (+0)
  • Warplanes - 236 (+0)
  • Helicopters - 207 (+1)
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (operational-tactical level) - 876 (+9)
  • Cruise missiles - 209 (+4)
  • Warships/military vessels - 15 (+0)
  • Vehicles and fuel tankers - 3305 (+19)
  • Specialized vehicles - 109 (+2).

Russia attacked Ukraine on Feb. 24. Sept. 6 is the 195th day of full-scale war. Russian invasion forces initially tried to advance from the north, east, and south, shelling peaceful cities throughout Ukraine using artillery and airstrikes. Russian missile strikes throughout the country continue even now, as the invaders attack civilian objects.

During this time, the Kremlin changed the war goals in Ukraine several times. After the failed operation to seize Kyiv, its troops had to retreat from the territories of Kyiv, Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts, The Russian troops concentrated on fighting for those territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts that were under the control of Ukraine before the full-scale invasion.

The city of Kherson is the only regional center that was captured in the full-scale invasion and is now under the control of the Russian invaders. Parts of the Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Luhansk, Donetsk, and Kharkiv oblasts were also captured.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are launching a counteroffensive in the south of Ukraine and on other axes, striking at Russian ammunition depots and clusters of manpower.

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