Ukrainian military reports Russia’s plan to transfer 4,000 troops from Belarus to Donbas
Ukrainian defenders inflicted significant losses on the enemy (Photo:REUTERS/Stringer)
Russian invaders want to transfer 4,000 Russian troops from Belarus to Donbas – the same number of troops Russia lost in Ukraine over the past week, Spokesperson for the joint press center of the Tavria defense forces, Colonel Oleksiy Dmytrashkivskyi, said on national television on April 7.
“They are forming echelons in Belarus today, trying to send people who were trained in the ranges. In total, there are about 4,000 people. I’d like to recall that 4,000 servicemen were eliminated in the past week,” Dmytrashkivskyi said.
The spokesman added that the Russians are attempting to replenish their numbers to compensate for recent losses. He suggested that the Russian soldiers from Belarus would be sent to the Donetsk area, as the most serious losses of the Russian army will be suffered in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka sections of the front in Donetsk Oblast.
According to the Ukrainian military’s General Staff, approximately 390 Russian invaders were killed in Ukraine the day before, and since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion, Moscow has lost around 176,630 military personnel.
Russia has been attempting to capture the frontline town of Bakhmut for around nine months, with the Russian Wagner mercenary company reportedly suffering huge losses of men. The company took to hiring convicts from Russian prisons to fight for it, with the promise of freedom after six months.
However, many of these convicts are thought to have been killed, and many of the ones that survived have completed their contracts.
In addition, Wagner is no longer allowed to recruit from Russia prisons, leading some experts to speculate that the company is running low on manpower.
Meanwhile, Wagner’s assault on Bakhmut in recent months began to receive support from Russian regular army units.
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