Russian army loses 810 soldiers killed in last day, over 109,700 in 316 days of full-scale war

5 January, 11:15 AM
The uniform of the Russian occupier killed in the Donetsk region (Photo:Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

The uniform of the Russian occupier killed in the Donetsk region (Photo:Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

Russia’s army suffered another huge number of losses over the last day, with the Ukrainian military’s General Staff claiming in its morning Facebook post on Jan. 5 that 810 invading Russian troops had been eliminated in the previous 24 hours.

The figure of 810 troops eliminated is one of the highest reported by Ukraine’s General Staff, which earlier confirmed Ukrainian forces had carried out precision artillery strikes on concentrations of Russian troops.

Since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine, Russia has lost about 109,720 of its soldiers, the General Staff reckons.

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The enemy has also lost over 19,500 units of equipment since launching its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, according to the daily enemy losses figures reported by Ukraine’s General Staff.

The total combat losses of the enemy from Feb. 24 to Jan. 5 are the following (change over past day in parentheses):

  • Tanks — 3,041 (+3);
  • Armored combat vehicles — 6,108 (+2);
  • Artillery systems — 2,051 (+12);
  • Multiple launch rocket systems — 426 (+2);
  • Air defense systems — 215 (+0);
  • Warplanes — 284 (+1);
  • Helicopters — 271 (+1);
  • UAV operational-tactical level — 1,844 (+2);
  • Cruise missiles — 723 (+0);
  • Warships / boats — 16 (+0);
  • Motor vehicles and fuel tankers — 4,759 (+14);
  • Special equipment — 182 (+1).

According to the General Staff, this data is currently being updated.

Russia attacked Ukraine on Feb. 24. Jan. 5 marks the 316th day of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Invading Russian forces initially 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. Since October, the enemy has also been hitting Ukrainian cities with Iranian-made kamikaze drones.

During this time, the Kremlin has changed the goals of its war in Ukraine several times.

Invading Russian forces currently occupy parts of Zaporizhzhya, Kherson, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolayiv, and Kharkiv oblasts.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces launched counter-offensives in the south and east of Ukraine, striking at Russian ammunition depots and troop concentrations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYbTdoKjZjU&t=5s

Shortly after the beginning of the Kherson counter-offensive, the Ukrainian army launched another counter-offensive in Kharkiv Oblast in the northeast of the country. Most of the oblast was liberated from Russian occupation in just a few days.

On Nov. 11, the Ukrainian military also liberated the city of Kherson and ousted the invaders from the right bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are also gradually liberating Luhansk Oblast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkIsG9wKq6s

At the same time, the situation remains tense in Donetsk Oblast, with Russian invasion forces launching dozens of attacks on the key town of Bakhmut in the past weeks.

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