Russia has now lost 27,700 soldiers killed in Ukraine – General Staff

16 May, 03:06 PM
Ukrainian forces have already destroyed more than 8,000 units of equipment of the invaders (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces)

Ukrainian forces have already destroyed more than 8,000 units of equipment of the invaders (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces)

The Russian army is continuing to suffer large numbers of casualties on the battlefields in Ukraine, with its losses since Feb. 24, when Moscow launched its full-scale invasion, having already hit 27,700 soldiers, Ukraine’s General Staff said on May 16

Besides losing soldiers, the Russian army is losing vast quantities of military equipment – so far losses number over 8,000 units of various types of weapons and equipment.

The latest count of Russia’s losses is as follows:

  • Tanks – 1,228

  • Armored personnel carriers – 2,974

  • Artillery systems – 577

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  • Multiple rocket launcher systems – 195

  • Anti-aircraft defense systems – 89

  • Warplanes – 200

  • Helicopters – 165

  • Motor vehicles – 2,101

  • Warships, boats – 13

  • Drones of operational-tactical level – 427

  • Special equipment – 42

  • Cruise missiles – 97

Tanks – 1,228

Armored personnel carriers – 2,974

Artillery systems – 577

Multiple rocket launcher systems – 195

Anti-aircraft defense systems – 89

Warplanes – 200

Helicopters – 165

Motor vehicles – 2,101

Warships, boats – 13

Drones of operational-tactical level – 427

Special equipment – 42

Cruise missiles – 97

May 16 is the 82nd day of the full-scale Russian invasion on Ukraine. The invading army initially attempted to advance from the north, east and south, using artillery and aircraft to shell peaceful cities all over Ukraine.

Since the first days of the ongoing war, the worst Russian army atrocities were committed in Bucha and Mariupol, while the situation has also been tragic in Kharkiv, Chernihiv, and in the Russian-occupied city of Kherson. For more than a month Russia also shelled the capital Kyiv, having destroyed a number of residential areas on the outskirts of Ukrainian capital city – Irpin, Borodyanka, Makariv, and Bucha.

So far, the Russian army has trying to get full control over Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, parts of which it has controlled since the war began in 2014.

Besides that, Russian army has managed to establish control over parts of Zaporizhzhya, Kherson and Kharkiv oblasts. In some areas the Ukrainian army is conducting counter-offensive operations, with the most successful one ongoing close to the city Izyum in the south-east of Kharkiv Oblast.

On April 22, the Russian Federation declared beginning of the “second stage” of its invasion of Ukraine, which it said would be focused on gaining full control over the Donbas area and southern Ukraine.

The Kremlin wants to obtain a land connection between the Donbas and Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea – for economic and logistical purposes. Moreover, Crimea is a territory that suffers from water shortage, which is why the Russian army wants to connect the Ukrainian peninsula to water supplies in Kherson Oblast.

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