In just a few hours: Ukraine takes out hundreds of Russian soldiers

Ukraine has taken out hundreds of Russian soldiers within a few hours. This reports The Kyiv Independent with reference to the morning update of the General Staff of Ukraine.

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, Russia has lost 580 of its soldiers within the last 24 hours. This brings Russian losses since the escalation of the war of aggression in late February 2022 to a total of 269,210 soldiers, according to Ukrainian accounts. In addition, there are 4,560 tanks, 8,767 armed/armored vehicles, 8,370 vehicles/tankers, 5,839 artillery systems, 760 multiple rocket launchers, 512 air defense systems, 315 aircraft, 316 helicopters, 4,628 drones, and 18 boats. Ukraine is reticent about giving details of its own casualties in the war.

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified / confirmed. For this reason, the report must be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for parties to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or weaken the position of the opponent.

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