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Ukraine War: Heavy Losses for Russia – Are Missiles Running Out?

2022-05-18T03:03:36.797Z

Ukraine War: Heavy Losses for Russia – Are Missiles Running Out? Created: 05/18/2022, 04:57 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:  Uk



Ukraine War: Heavy Losses for Russia – Are Missiles Running Out?

Created: 05/18/2022, 04:57

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.

Update from Tuesday, May 17, 10:00 p.m .:

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, precision-guided missiles have been among the preferred weapons of the Russian armed forces.

However, the Russian tactics of the first months of the war meant that, according to Western analysts, the Russian stocks of precision weapons are now severely depleted.

"There are no more long-range cruise missile salvos and almost no Iskander strikes," independent military analyst Pavel Luzhin told The Moscow Times.

A US official told journalists in a briefing earlier this month that Russia has "stockpile problems with precision-guided ammunition."

The photo made available by the press office of the Russian Ministry of Defense on September 19, 2017 shows the launch of an Iskander short-range missile on September 18, 2017 during the large-scale exercise "Sapad" near Kaliningrad (Russia) © dpa

These reports are corroborated by a shift in Russian tactics, particularly the increased use of conventional unguided bombs, most notably in the port city of Mariupol.

This also means that Russian fighter jets have to fly very low to hit targets, which in turn makes them vulnerable to portable air defenses.

Ukraine war: Setback at Luhansk - Russian losses "are high"

First report from Tuesday, May 17, 5 p.m.:

Moscow – Almost three months after the Russian attack on Ukraine, the Ukraine war has not yet been decided.

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.

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.

(nak/dpa)

Source: merkur

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