Russian military loses over 400 troops, helicopter in one day

12 January, 12:30 PM
Equipment of the occupying forces of the Russian Federation was destroyed in Ukraine (Photo:ДПСУ)

Equipment of the occupying forces of the Russian Federation was destroyed in Ukraine (Photo:ДПСУ)

Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine Russia has lost about 113,390 of its troops, including 430 over the past day, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff said in its regular morning update posted on Facebook on Jan. 12.

The invading troops have also lost a total of over 20,000 units of equipment, among them (loss over past day in parentheses):

Tanks — 3,094 (+0)

Armored combat vehicles — 6,159 (+0)

Artillery systems — 2,082 (+4)

Multiple launch rocket systems — 437 (+0)

Air defense systems — 218 (+1)

Warplanes — 285 (+0)

Video of day

Helicopters — 276 (+1)

Unmanned aerial vehicles of operational and tactical level — 1,865 (+3)

Cruise missiles — 723 (+0)

Warships / military boats — 17 (+0)

Motor vehicles and fuel tankers — 4,826 (+0)

Special equipment — 184 (+0)

Russia attacked Ukraine on Feb. 24. Jan. 12 marks the 323rd 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 continue to be subject to sporadic Russian air strikes, while settlements along the Russian border are regularly shelled. Since October, Russia has also been hitting Ukrainian cities with Iranian-made kamikaze drones.

During this time, the Kremlin has changed its 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.

Currently, Russian invasion forces have seized parts of Zaporizhzhya, Kherson, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kharkiv oblasts.

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

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.

On Nov. 11, the Ukrainian military also liberated Kherson and drove the occupying troops from the west bank of Kherson Oblast. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are also gradually liberating Luhansk Oblast.

After Russian troops fled Kherson, there was an upsurge in fighting in Donetsk Oblast.

Since October, the Russian military has targeted critical infrastructure facilities across Ukraine, depriving the population of regular supplies of power, water, and heating during winter.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google News

Ukraine Today
Fresh daily newsletter covering the top headlines and developments in Ukraine
Daily at 9am EST
Show more news