Ukraine war: Setback at Luhansk - Russian losses "are high"
Created: 05/17/2022, 17:18
By: Nail Akkoyun
Russia continues to suffer heavy losses in the Ukraine war.
In many places, the Russian army encounters fierce resistance: the news ticker.
Losses are piling up:
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has to endure numerous setbacks in the Ukraine war.
Russian losses in the Ukraine war:
Ukraine is said to have pushed back Russian troops near Kharkiv to Russia.
Russia's losses in the Ukraine war:
All information from the Ukraine conflict in our news ticker.
MOSCOW – Almost three months after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Ukraine war is still undecided.
Attempts by the Kremlin to capture the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv failed.
In general, the Russian army is struggling with problems in many places and is making difficult progress.
The army leadership under Russia's head of state Vladimir Putin is currently focused on the east and south of the country.
While reports of the falling morale of the Russian troops are mounting, one of Putin's generals is now even said to have wounded Russian soldiers executed.
In addition, according to information from the Ukrainian secret services, more and more Russian soldiers are deserting.
Ukraine war: Russia's losses are increasing - also in the east of the country
According to the Ukrainian military, they have thrown back Russian troops in front of the city of Sievjerodonetsk in the east of the country.
"Near the village of Syrotyne, the Russian conquerors suffered losses and retreated," the General Staff said in its situation report on Tuesday (May 17).
Syrotyne is four kilometers south of Sievjerodonetsk.
The Russian troops were also unsuccessful in several other directions.
A Chechen soldier in the Russian army.
The Chechens are primarily deployed in eastern Ukraine.
© Yelena Afonina/Imago
The governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Hajdaj, also reported heavy fighting in the area around the city.
In the suburbs of Girske and Zolotoye, several houses were destroyed by artillery shells.
But the Russian troops would have had to withdraw there too.
"Enemy casualties are high," Hajdaj wrote on his Telegram channel.
The information could not be checked independently.
According to Ukrainian information, the number of Russian soldiers killed is now around 27,900.
1,235 tanks, 167 attack helicopters and 201 fighter jets were also destroyed.
In addition, there are currently around 1,000 Russian soldiers in Ukrainian captivity.