Russian troop losses in Ukraine exceed 83,000, says Ukraine’s General Staff

18 November 2022, 12:25 PM
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have already destroyed thousands of enemy vehicles (Photo:Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have already destroyed thousands of enemy vehicles (Photo:Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Russia has already lost about 83,460 soldiers since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine’s General Staff said in a Facebook post on Nov. 18.

The enemy lost 350 soldiers in fighting over the last 24 hours, with the greatest losses being suffered in the Lyman and Avdiyivka parts of the front.

The total combat losses of the enemy from Feb. 24 to Nov. 18 are the following (change over the previous day in parentheses):

  • Personnel – about 83,460 (+350);
  • Tanks – 5,808 (+4);
  • Armored combat vehicles – 5,808 (+4);
  • Artillery systems – 1,865 (+5);
  • Multiple launch rocket systems – 393 (+0);
  • Air defense systems – 209 (+0);
  • Warplanes – 278 (+0);
  • Helicopters – 261 (+0);
  • UAV operational-tactical level – 1,536 (+5);
  • Cruise missiles – 480 (+6);
  • Warships / boats – 16 (+0);
  • Motor vehicles and fuel tankers – 4,366 (+4);
  • Special equipment – 161 (+1).

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According to the General Staff, further data are being updated.

Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, and Nov. 18 is the 268th day of full-scale war. The Russian invading forces initially tried to advance from the north, east and south, shelling peaceful cities throughout Ukraine using artillery, and bombing them from the air.

Since the launch of the full-scale invasion, the Kremlin has changed the goals of its war in Ukraine several times.

Invading Russian forces currently occupy parts of Zaporizhzhya, Kherson, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolayiv, and Kharkiv oblasts.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces launched counter-offensives 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 ousted the invaders from the right bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are also gradually liberating Luhansk Oblast.

At the same time, the situation remains tense in Donetsk Oblast.

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