General Staff reports Russian losses in Ukraine in eight months of full-scale invasion

24 October 2022, 02:43 PM
The invading troops have also lost a total of over 16,000 units of equipment (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)

The invading troops have also lost a total of over 16,000 units of equipment (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)

Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the aggressor has lost about 67,940 of its troops, including 470 over the past day, according to an update posted by Ukraine’s General Staff on Facebook on Oct. 24.

The invading troops have also lost a total of over 16,000 units of equipment, among them (loss over past day in parentheses):

  • Tanks - 2,590 (+6)
  • Armored combat vehicles - 5,295 (+11)
  • Artillery systems - 1673 (+6)
  • Multiple launch rocket systems - 375 (+1)
  • Air defense systems - 189 (+0)
  • Warplanes - 270 (+0)
  • Helicopters - 245 (+0)
  • UAVs of operational and tactical level - 1,370 (+9)
  • Cruise missiles - 350 (+0)
  • Warships / military boats - 16 (+0)
  • Motor vehicles and fuel tankers - 4,044 (+5)
  • Special equipment - 149 (+1)

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Russia attacked Ukraine on Feb. 24. Oct. 24 marks the 244th 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.

During this time, the Kremlin has changed the war goals in Ukraine several times. After the failed operation to seize Kyiv, Russian troops retreated from Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy oblasts to concentrate on fighting for the parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts that were under Ukrainian control before the full-scale invasion.

Kherson is the only provincial capital under Russian control. Invading Russian forces currently occupy parts of Kherson, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, and Zaporizhzhya oblasts.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have launched a counter-offensive in the south and east of Ukraine, striking at Russian ammunition depots and manpower clusters.

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

After the successes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the battlefield, Russian proxies in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhya oblasts staged sham “referendums” on “joining” Russia, and on Sept. 30, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of the captured Ukrainian territories. Prior to that, on Sept. 21, partial mobilization was announced in Russia.

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