Ukraine takes out 270,000 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 Ukrainian General Staff.

On September 15, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that Russia has suffered the loss of 271,440 soldiers in Ukraine since the start of its extensive invasion on February 24 of last year. This total includes 470 losses suffered by Russian forces in the last 24 hours alone.

According to the report, Russia also lost 4,612 tanks, 8,814 armored combat vehicles, 8,492 vehicles and fuel tanks, 5,972 artillery systems, 774 multiple rocket launchers, 521 air defense systems, 315 aircraft, 316 helicopters, 4,714 drones, 20 boats and one submarine.

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.

Image:, Vladimir Putin (2022-09-05), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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