Russian troop losses in Ukraine hit almost 60,000, says Ukraine's General Staff
Enemy suffered greatest losses in Kramatorsk and Bakhmut areas over past day (Photo:General Staff / Facebook)
Russia has already lost about 59,610 soldiers since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine’s General Staff said in a Facebook post on Oct. 1.
The Ukrainian military said that the enemy had suffered the greatest losses in the Kramatorsk and Bakhmut areas over the past day.
The total combat losses of the enemy from Feb. 24 to Oct. 1 are the following:
- • Personnel – about 59,610 (+530);
- • Tanks – 2,354 (+16);
- • Armored combat vehicles – 4,949 (+17);
- • Artillery systems – 1,397 (+6);
- • Multiple launch rocket systems – 336 (+3);
- • Air defense systems – 176 (+0);
- • Warplanes – 264 (+0);
- • Helicopters – 226 (+1);
- • UAV operational-tactical level – 1,009 (+6);
- • Cruise missiles – 246 (+0);
- • Warships / boats – 15 (+0);
- • Motor vehicles and fuel tankers – 3,786 (+18);
- • Special equipment – 131 (+0).
Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. Oct. 1 is the 220th day of full-scale war. The invading forces tried to advance from the north, east and south, shelling peaceful cities throughout Ukraine using artillery and bombing them from the air.
During this time, the Kremlin has changed the goals of its war in Ukraine several times. After a failed operation to seize Kyiv and then the retreat of its troops from Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy oblasts, Russian forces concentrated on fighting for the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, which were under Ukrainian governmental control before the full-scale Russian invasion.
Kherson is the only provincial capital under Russian control. Invading Russian forces currently occupy parts of Kherson, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolayiv, and Zaporizhzhya oblasts.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces has 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, 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.
The Ukrainian military has already liberated more than 8,000 square kilometers of territory.
The Kremlin decided to hold a sham “referendum” following the military successes of the Ukrainian army, in the hope of illegally “annexing” at least those territories that still remain under the control of invading Russian forces.
On Sept. 21, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin announced a “partial” mobilization in Russia. It was said 300,000 people would be mobilized, but the true number is thought to be around 1 million people.
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