The Russian troops in Ukraine are suffering losses, are demoralized and are looking for any opportunity to get lightly wounded so as to escape the battlefield, Ukraine’s General Staff said in a post on Facebook on Aug. 4.
In order to return to Russia, the invading soldiers mutilate themselves and also pretend to be in poor health.
Meanwhile, fighting continues across Ukraine, the General Staff said. Invading Russian forces attempted to go on the offensive in Kharkiv and Donetsk oblasts, but were repulsed by Ukrainian troops.
Russian troops in the city of Kherson are reported to be seizing rubber boats from local businesses after Ukraine struck the three bridges in the oblast that cross the Dnipro River.
And after 161 days of full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Russian military has still failed to gain air superiority – Ukrainian fighter aircraft continue to patrol the airspace of Ukraine, and strike aircraft successfully provide fire support to units in several operational areas, the General Staff said.