Ukrainian news: Heavy losses in the “wear and tear war”

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There are big losses on the side of Russia and Ukraine. A US official comments on Ukraine’s withdrawal from Sierodonetsk.

  • Battles in the East: The Ukrainian war is turning into a bitter trench war in the east of the country.
  • Battle of the Black Sea: Ukraine reports a successful attack on Russian troops stationed on Snake Island.
  • Russia losses: News and overview of Russian losses in the Ukrainian conflict in our new sticker.

Updates from Saturday, June 25, 6:30 a.m .: The Ukrainian army apparently managed to make further casualties to the Russian army in the south of the country. News portal Independent Kyiv reports with reference to the Ukrainian operational group “South” that 46 Russian soldiers were killed. In addition, two tanks, several armored military vehicles and howitzers were destroyed. The information cannot be verified independently.

+++ 18:45: sea CNN Ukrainian forces withdrawing from Sierodonetsk are trying to reorient. “The Ukrainian armed forces are taking a professional, tactical retreat to secure their positions where they can better defend themselves,” the senior US official said at a briefing with the American television station.

Accordingly, the Russian army in Donbass is still gaining “an inch after the territory.” He described Russia’s move to Sieverodonetsk as “a very small, very gradual gain.” However, he did not want to downplay the “significant” percentage of the territory that Russia controls in Ukraine, nor the loss of Ukrainian lives.

Ukrainian soldier in Kharkov.
Ukrainian soldier in Kharkov. © SERGEY BOBOK / afp

Losses in the “wear and tear war”: deaths and injuries after the raid on Donetsk

+++ 17:20: On the night of June 24, the Russian army attacked the city of Kostyantynivka in the Donetsk region, according to Ukrainian sources. The fire station was hit by a rocket attack. Four rescuers were injured and one person died. This was confirmed, among other things, by the local police. As a result of the bombing, 22 residential buildings and 14 sanitary facilities were also destroyed.

Ukraine-News: Russia’s losses in a nutshell

Ukrainian soldiers are defending themselves against the Russian occupiers. On the Russian side, there are also renewed losses in the war in Ukraine:

  • Soldiers: 34,530
  • Panzer: 1507
  • Panzerkampfwagen: 3637
  • Artillery system: 759
  • More rocket systems: 241
  • Air defense systems: 99
  • Aircraft: 216
  • Helicopters: 183
  • Unmanned Combat Drones: 622
  • Ships: 14
  • Cars and other vehicles: 2553
  • Information about Russian losses in the war in Ukraine comes from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. They cannot be verified independently. The Kremlin itself provides very little information about its own losses.

Ukrainian news: Dozens of people were injured in the Russian attack

+++ 15:50: According to Ukrainian sources, 17 people have been injured in Russian attacks on the Mykolaiv region in the last 24 hours. Several settlements were shelled at the same time, said regional council chief Hanna Zamazieeva. During the attack, mainly residential buildings and other infrastructure were damaged. At present, 266 injured civilians are being treated in hospitals in the region, Zamazieeva continued.

+++ 13:52: Russia has more casualties in the war in Ukraine. According to a report by the news portal Kiyv Independent, the Ukrainian army killed 44 Russian soldiers in southern Ukraine. In addition, the South Task Force is said to have carried out five attacks on Russian positions in the last 24 hours, destroying military equipment such as howitzers and armored vehicles. The information cannot be verified independently.

Russia’s losses in Ukraine: Eleven armored vehicles destroyed

+++ 9:40: Russia apparently suffered further losses in the war in Ukraine. According to the news portal Newsweek, the Ukrainian mechanized brigade destroyed several Russian military vehicles in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Footage from the Ukrainian 93rd Mechanized Brigade appears to show several vehicles hit by Ukrainian cannons in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine. A brief statement from the unit said: “The 93rd Cold Yar Brigade destroyed 11 units of enemy equipment, including tanks, armored personnel carriers and Lynx combat vehicles.”

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced that between February 24 and June 23, Russia had about 34,430 soldiers, 1,504 tanks, 3,632 armored combat vehicles, 756 artillery units, 240 multiple missiles, 99 air defense systems, 216 combat aircraft, 183 helicopters, 620 drones, 137 missiles, lost 14 warships, 2,548 motor vehicles and tanks.

Russia’s losses in the “bloody war of wear”: pro-Russian troops lose half their armed forces

Updated on June 24, 2022, 7:30 AM: Russia’s efforts to conquer Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk – the two remaining Luhansk cities under Ukrainian control – have escalated into a bloody war of attrition, with both sides suffering heavy losses. Moscow has managed to show stable profits over the past two weeks. “The fight is nearing a terrible climax,” said a Russian military official

Russian forces are trying to encircle Ukrainian troops defending Lysychansk. This was stated by the High Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksij Gromov at Thursday’s briefing. Serhiy Haidai, governor of the Luhansk region, one of two areas in eastern Donbas, added that Russian forces had been successful in the advance.

News: Russia’s losses are 55 percent

+++ 22:00: Although Russia does not provide any official information on its own losses in the war in Ukraine, there are indications that they are extremely high. This can be deduced from separately published data on the victims of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, which is fighting Russia against Ukraine. According to the British intelligence services, there are victims of about 55 percent of all armed forces.

+++ 18:15: Two Russian saboteurs were allegedly arrested in Kiev. This was announced through the Ukrainian Media Center by a senior member of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Two Ukrainian citizens are suspected of collaborating with fighters from the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. Pictures of the Ukrainian railway network were found among the suspects.

Big losses: Russia could soon run out of ammunition and soldiers

Meanwhile, the death of the folk hero Andria Verkhohliada was reported on the Ukrainian side. The lieutenant was killed in action on Thursday (June 23), The Kiev Independent reported on Twitter. This year, before the escalation of the Ukrainian conflict, the Verchohliadka fought in Donbass and was awarded the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky.

+++ 15:20: Ukraine today released new data on Russian losses in the war in Ukraine. A total of 34,430 Russian soldiers have been killed or wounded since the invasion began on February 24, according to the General Staff. From the Russian side, only the numbers from March 25 are known. At that time, the Russian agency Interfax spoke of 1,351 dead and 3,825 wounded Russian soldiers, referring to the Ministry of Defense.

Boris Johnson convinced: Russia will soon run out of weapons

+++ Update from Thursday, June 23, 12:30 PM: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is convinced that Russia will soon run out of weapons and soldiers in the war in Ukraine. Johnson refers to an assessment by the British secret service, which assumes that the Russian military may soon be unable to offensive. “In the next few months, Russia could get to the point” no longer having the momentum because it has exhausted its resources, “Johnson said. South German newspaper and other newspapers in conversation. “Then we must help the Ukrainians to reverse the momentum.”

+++ 16:30: Resistance against Russia continues in the occupied regions of eastern Ukraine. Both the Russian military and the Allied separatists are repeatedly exposed to guerrilla-style attacks. In Chernobyevka, a small village near Kherson, the car of Yuri Turulov, the mayor appointed by Russia, was attacked. Turulov was unharmed. The newspapers inform about it Ukrainian justice.

+++ 15:15: Four people lost their lives in an explosion in the Vladimir region near the capital Moscow. The detonation is said to have taken place in an ammunition depot. Among the victims are three soldiers and a civilian specialist. The state press agency informs about it TASS. The cause of the explosion was allegedly an accident during the delivery of ammunition, which was to be delivered to the front of the Ukrainian war.

Ukraine-News: Heavy losses of the Russian Black Sea Fleet

First report from Wednesday, June 22 13:15: Kyiv – Ukraine’s armed forces have apparently managed to inflict serious losses on the Russian fleet. According to the high command in the south of the country, Russian troops stationed on Snake Island were able to inflict considerable damage.

Satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies confirm that fierce fighting must have taken place on Snake Island in the Black Sea. Extensive devastation is clearly visible in parts of the island. According to research from Daily mail at least one control tower of the Russian army is said to have been destroyed.

Ukraine-News: Russia has suffered losses on Snake Island

In recent days, Russia has acknowledged drone attacks on its own troops, which are again stationed on Snake Island. However, according to the military leadership in Moscow, the drones were shot down before they could cause more damage.

Days before this attack, Ukraine had already caused heavy losses to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. According to information from Kiev, a tugboat of the Russian fleet was destroyed using so-called Harpoon missiles. A few weeks ago, the flagship of the Russian Navy, the guided missile cruiser Moscow, sank in the Black Sea.

News from the Ukrainian war: Russia is advancing, but must accept losses

Meanwhile, as Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin’s army is losing more and more. If the information from Kiev can be trusted, more than 34,000 Russian soldiers have already died in the war in Ukraine.

Mainly thanks to the supply of new weapons systems, Ukraine hopes to be able to cause significant losses to Russia in the near future. A spokesman for the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said that the howitzers that Germany had supplied to Ukraine were already at the front. In addition, the United States has announced the delivery of additional Harpoon missile systems. (part)

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