Russia forming new units to continue attack on Ukraine, says Ukraine's General Staff

13 March 2022, 01:34 PM

The Russian armed forces are forming new units to continue their invasion of Ukraine after suffering heavy losses among their deployed personnel, Ukraine's General Staff reported on Facebook on March 13.

"The Russian armed forces are forming new units due to losses. In particular, the enemy command plans to bring in about 1,500 troops from the 40th Separate Marine Brigade (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Pacific Fleet)," reads the report.

According to the Ukrainian military, Russia has lost over 12,000 soldiers killed in the span of their 18 day full-scale war against Ukraine.

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The UN Human Rights Office reported that 549 civilians have been killed and 957 injured in Ukraine as of March 9. This number is likely inaccurate, as data provided by the city council of the Donbas port city of Mariupol alone recorded 1,582 civilians killed since the beginning of the war.

On March 10, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said that the Russian invaders had killed more civilians than Ukrainian soldiers.

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