Russian losses in southern Ukraine six times more than Ukraine’s, says deputy interior minister

16 October 2022, 09:39 PM
The ratio of losses of Ukrainian and Russian troops in the south is about 1 to 6.5 (Photo:Hanna Malyar/Facebook)

The ratio of losses of Ukrainian and Russian troops in the south is about 1 to 6.5 (Photo:Hanna Malyar/Facebook)

The Russian invaders’ losses in the south of Ukraine are six-and-a-half times greater than those of the Ukrainians, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar wrote on Facebook on Oct. 16.

Malyar cited figured she said had come from the commander of the South Operational Command, Major General Andriy Kovalchuk.

According to Malyar, the major general said that the critical limit for the loss ratio is one to eight. He said the Russian army would psychologically “break down” after that.

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Kovalchuk added that the invaders have found themselves in a rather difficult situation in the south, but that was not time for the Ukrainian military to relax.

“On the contrary, we must gather all our strength and power and squeeze the Russian army out of our land,” Malyar said.

Ukraine’s General Staff reported on Oct. 16 that Russia had already lost about 65,000 soldiers since the beginning of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military said that the enemy had suffered the greatest losses in the Kryvyi Rih and Bakhmut areas over the past day.

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