Russian troop losses in Ukraine hit almost 67,000, says Ukraine’s General Staff

20 October 2022, 12:07 PM
In almost eight months of the war against Ukraine, the Russian army has already lost more than 16,000 pieces of equipment (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)

In almost eight months of the war against Ukraine, the Russian army has already lost more than 16,000 pieces of equipment (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)

Russia has already lost about 66,650 soldiers since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine’s General Staff said in a Facebook post on Oct. 20.

The total combat losses of the enemy from Feb. 24 to Oct. 20 are the following:

  • Personnel – about 66,650 (+370);
  • Tanks – 2,567 (+13);
  • Armored combat vehicles – 5,255 (+20);
  • Artillery systems – 1,646 (+9);
  • Multiple launch rocket systems – 372 (+0);
  • Air defense systems – 189 (+0);
  • Warplanes – 269 (+0);
  • Helicopters – 243 (+1);
  • UAV operational-tactical level – 1,311 (+25);
  • Cruise missiles – 329 (+6);
  • Warships / boats – 16 (+0);
  • Motor vehicles and fuel tankers – 4,005 (+6);
  • Special equipment – 147 (+1).
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According to the General Staff, data are being verified and updated.

Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. Oct. 20 is the 240th day of full-scale war. The 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.

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 parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts that were under Ukrainian governmental control before the full-scale Russian invasion.

Kherson remains 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.

After the successes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the battlefield, the occupying “authorities” in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhya oblasts held sham “referendums” on “accession” to Russia, and on Sept. 30, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin announced the claimed annexation of the occupied Ukrainian territories.

On Sept. 21, a “partial mobilization” was declared in Russia.

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