Battle of Donetsk: Ukraine Suffers Loss of 180 Soldiers and Key Vehicles

Russia claims Ukraine lost 180 soldiers and crucial vehicles in fierce fighting near Donetsk. A glimpse into the escalating conflict.

According to reports from Russia’s Defense Ministry, as conveyed by TASS, Ukraine has suffered the loss of up to 180 soldiers and military equipment near Donetsk. This reportedly includes a Bradley fighting vehicle, three pickup trucks, and an Msta-B howitzer. These losses are said to have occurred during two attacks by the Southern Combat Group in cooperation with aircraft and artillery on the 30th Ukrainian Mechanized Brigade in the settlement of Kurdyumivka.

Attacks on Ukrainian Brigades Near Donetsk

Furthermore, TASS, citing the Russian Defense Ministry, reports that attacks were carried out on the personnel of the Ukrainian 22nd and 24th Mechanized Brigades in the areas of the settlements Klitschiivka, Andriivka, and Vasyiukivka near Donetsk.

These claims have not yet been independently verified or confirmed. Therefore, they should be treated with caution. In warfare, it can be advantageous for conflicting parties to deliberately spread misinformation to strengthen their own position or weaken the opponent’s.

Picture: Kraken Regiment, Ukrainian soldiers of the Kraken Regiment during an engagement in the northwest of Kupiansk, via Wikimedia Commons, (no changes made)

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