Russian invaders lose over 5,000 personnel, almost 200 tanks – Ukraine’s MoD

28 February 2022, 01:51 PM

The Russian military is suffering significant losses as a result of its attack on Ukraine. Since the beginning of the invasion, the Russians have lost over 5,000 personnel.

Our update lays out the losses the enemy has incurred so far, with reference to data from Deputy Minister of Defense Anna Malyar. The cumulative totals for the last four days are given.

Feb. 27

  • Aircraft: 29
  • Helicopters: 29
  • Tanks: 191
  • Armored combat vehicles: 816
  • Guns: 74
  • BUK systems: 1
  • Grad systems: 21
  • Automotive equipment: 291
  • Fuel tankers: 60
  • UAV OTR: 3
  • Ships/boats: 2
  • Air defense systems: 5
  • Personnel: approximately 5,300

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Feb. 26

  • Aircraft: 27
  • Helicopters: 26
  • Tanks: 146
  • Armored combat vehicles: 706
  • Guns: 49
  • BUK systems: 1
  • Grad systems: 4
  • Automotive equipment: 30
  • Fuel tankers: 60
  • UAV OTR: 2
  • Ships/boats: 2
  • Personnel: approximately 4,300

Feb. 25

  • Tanks: up to 80
  • Armored combat vehicles of different types: 516
  • Aircraft: 10
  • Helicopters: 7
  • Personnel: 2,800

Feb. 24

  • Aircraft: 7
  • Helicopters: 6
  • Tanks: more than 30
  • Armored combat vehicles: 130
  • Personnel: 800

The information is indicative and may be corrected, since it is extremely difficult to obtain it after battle, as the commanders primarily focus on the conduct of the battle.

In addition, information is obtained only after the battle is over, and battles can be extremely lengthy in time. The data may arrive the following day, and sometimes the day after.

In addition, if the battle took place at night and began on one calendar date and ended on another, it is rather difficult to separate on which day certain losses occurred.

At 0500 on Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he had decided to launch a "special operation" in the Donbas following a request from the puppet authorities in the non-government-controlled Luhansk and Donetsk territories. Previously, the Russian government repeatedly stated that it will not attack Ukraine, while for months it has been pulling troops and equipment to the Ukrainian borders.

​​The confrontation continues for a fifth day. Russia is advancing from the north, east and south.

The Russian invasion is accompanied by artillery shelling of Ukrainian cities across the country, with military equipment penetrating the border. Numerous casualties have been reported in Ukrainian cities.

Fighting is taking place in the Sumy, Chernihiv, Kherson and Kyiv oblasts, as well as in the Donbas.

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