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Heavy losses in the Ukraine war: Russia lost "about 1000 tanks".

2022-05-26T19:48:13.001Z

Russia's army has to accept heavy losses in the Ukraine war: an overview in the news ticker. Russia's army has to accept heavy losses in the Ukraine war: an overview in the news ticker. Russian Losses: The US estimates that Russia alone lost "about 1000 tanks". Heavy losses for Russia: Ukrainian general staff publishes new figures. Russia is faltering in the Ukraine war: Although Vladimir Putin has scaled back the targets in the Ukraine war, his army is making little progress worth menti



Russia's army has to accept heavy losses in the Ukraine war: an overview in the news ticker.

  • Russian Losses:

    The US estimates that Russia alone lost "about 1000 tanks".

  • Heavy losses for Russia:

    Ukrainian general staff publishes new figures.

  • Russia is faltering in the Ukraine war:

    Although Vladimir Putin has scaled back the targets in the Ukraine war, his army is making little progress worth mentioning.

  • Military expert comments

    : He does not see Russia defeated in the Ukraine war and explains Putin's overall strategy.

  • Russia's losses in the Ukraine war: 

    All information from the Ukraine conflict in our news ticker.

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The Russian troops have lost “about 1000 tanks” and “well over 350 artillery pieces” in the Ukraine war, a senior US defense official told journalists.

In addition, Russia lost "nearly three dozen fighter-bombers and more than 50 helicopters."

Despite these losses, Russian units "still have most of their equipment available," the official added.

"They invested a large part of their equipment and personnel in this fight and the Ukrainians suffered casualties, the Russians suffered casualties."

The government official's outlook on the Ukraine war is bleak: "The Russians have a superiority here in terms of the number of resources they can deploy to this fight in terms of people, equipment and weapons, and we just have to take that into account. "

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A destroyed Russian Army tank in the Mariupol region.

(symbol photo)

© Vladimir Gerdo / Imago Images

Ukraine war: Russian soldier speaks about poor preparation

+++ 1:00 p.m .:

A Russian soldier spoke to the Guardian about the poor preparation of the Russian army.

The 21-year-old was initially stationed in Crimea before his unit was sent to war.

"They only told us about it at the very last moment, the night before the invasion," reports the young Russian soldier.

It is said that he was sent to the Ukraine war “completely unprepared”.

When his unit got into a firefight with the Ukrainian troops, surrender was the only option: “It was our first confrontation with the enemy;

we hadn't even fired a shot.

They ambushed us and we couldn't fight back.

We had to surrender.” After 45 days in Ukrainian captivity, the 21-year-old was exchanged.

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A Russian soldier in the Luhansk region.

(archive photo)

© Alexey Maishev / Imago Images

Ukraine War: Heavy casualties for Russia - Nearly 30,000 soldiers dead

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The Ukrainian General Staff has again published data on Russia’s losses in the war.

According to this, almost 30,000 soldiers have fallen from the Russian army, rounded up by the general staff of 29,600 dead armed forces.

In addition, the Russian military lost around 1,300 tanks, 200 planes and 170 helicopters.

The information cannot be independently verified.

According to one report, the army is nevertheless preparing a new offensive.

Update from Thursday, May 26, 6:30 a.m .:

In the Kharkiv region in the Donbass, the losses of the Russian army are apparently increasing.

Video recordings published by the Nexta medium on Twitter probably show destroyed military equipment.

The recordings cannot be verified or independently checked.

However, the "Z" symbol can be seen on several tanks seen in the Nexta video.

It has been spotted on numerous Russian Army military equipment.

Despite heavy losses, Russia is currently massing troops in the Donbass.

The Ukraine War in Pictures - Destruction, Resistance and Hope

The Ukraine War in Pictures - Destruction, Resistance and Hope

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu also took part in the visit three months after the start of Russia's offensive against the neighboring country.

Russia rarely provides information on the number of victims in the Ukraine conflict.

The last figures were published on March 25th.

At that time, the army put the number of soldiers killed at 1,351 and those injured at 3,825.

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Vladimir Putin visited injured soldiers for the first time during the military operation in Ukraine (see update from 12:30 p.m.).

The Russian President talked to several soldiers about their hometowns and their family situation, as shown on Russian television.

The soldiers stood upright next to their beds, their injuries not visible. 

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A Russian soldier in the Luhansk region.

© Alexey Maishev/Imago Images

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Apparently due to the high losses in the Ukraine war, the Russian parliament approved a new law in just one session, which removes the upper age limit for contractual relationships in the military.

Now only the signature of the head of state Vladimir Putin is missing.

This is reported by the Russian online newspaper The Moscow Times.

So far, only Russian men between the ages of 18 and 40, or foreign men between the ages of 18 and 30, can serve as soldiers.

According to the Tass news agency, the new maximum age for both Russians and foreigners will be 50.

The move is intended to strengthen the military.

So far, Moscow had given little information about the allegedly high losses on the Russian side.

Ukraine war: Putin wants to visit wounded soldiers

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Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to visit soldiers who were injured in the Ukraine war this Wednesday in a Moscow hospital.

"He visits them and talks to them," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to the Interfax news agency.

Peskov dismissed speculation that the visit would announce a new strategy for fighting in Ukraine.

There are "no new moments and stages" in the "military operation," said the Kremlin spokesman.

"The President is constantly interested in the issue of how to care for those who were injured during the military special operation - and he also controls it," Peskov said.

It is Putin's first visit to the injured since the war broke out in late February.

The Russian side is anyway extremely sparse information on the dead and injured on their own side.

The Ministry of Defense last published figures at the end of March.

According to this, 1,351 Russian soldiers were killed and 3,825 injured in Ukraine.

Kyiv, on the other hand, puts the number of Russians killed at almost 30,000.

The information cannot be independently verified.

Ukraine war: Russian soldiers 'left to drown' in Moskva sinking

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According to reports, Russian forces have carried out an operation to recover the dead from the sunken flagship "Moskva".

The cruiser was sunk by a suspected Ukrainian missile attack on April 14.

The enormous death toll has still not been officially confirmed by Russia.

However, Ukrainian military intelligence claims Moscow conducted a two-week salvage operation involving seven ships after the sinking.

The Moskva is the largest warship sunk since World War II.

"They recovered the bodies, removed all classified equipment and cleaned the cruiser," said Vadim Skibitskyi, spokesman for the Kiev Defense Ministry's main intelligence department.

Young marines were "left to drown" while "officers fled the ship like rats."

Ukraine war: Russia plans new strategy in the face of heavy losses

Update from Wednesday, May 25, 8:15 a.m .:

In view of heavy losses in the Ukraine war, the Russian troops are now changing their strategy in Donbass.

This has been observed by the Institute for the Study of War, a US-based think tank.

According to the latest analysis, "Russian forces have probably abandoned efforts to encircle large Ukrainian formations in eastern Ukraine."

The Russian soldiers "are instead trying to secure smaller encirclements and focus on Sievierodonetsk," the think tank reports Wednesday morning (May 24).

This is also confirmed by the Ukrainian general staff: According to this, Russia is currently assembling troops in the Donbass.

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Russia’s army is weakened, the Kremlin’s war plans fail.

President Putin needs additional personnel to cover up the heavy losses in the Ukraine war.

Therefore, an amendment to the law has now been tabled in the State Duma, according to which the age limit for military service is to be abolished.

Previously, this was 40 years for the Russian population.



“Highly professional specialists are needed for the use of high-precision weapons, as well as the operation of weapons and military equipment.

Experience has shown that specialization occurs between the ages of 40 and 45,” says the justification for the change in the law.

Ukraine War: Heavy Losses for Russia - Military Base Apparently Destroyed

Update from Tuesday, May 24, 11:30 a.m .:

Ukrainian troops apparently fired on and destroyed a Russian military base.

That's what the 128th Transcarpathian Mountaineering Brigade said, according to a Daily Mail report on Monday.

Accordingly, weapons were used, which were delivered from NATO countries.

The military base was fired on from a distance of twelve miles (about 20 kilometers).

According to the report, numerous Russian soldiers were killed.

The information provided by the Ukrainian mountain infantry brigade cannot be independently verified.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is said to have survived an assassination attempt.

This is reported by several media, citing an interview in the Ukrainian newspaper Ukrainska Pravda.

"There was an assassination attempt on Putin... It is said that not so long ago he was even attacked by representatives of the Caucasus," head of Ukraine's intelligence service Kyrylo Budanov told the newspaper.

The Kremlin has not given any information about a possible incident in recent months.

The information provided by the Ukrainian secret service cannot be independently verified.

War in Ukraine: Kharkiv reopens metro system

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Mayor of the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv Ihor Terekhov announced that the city's metro system will be operational again on Tuesday (May 24) after months of serving as a haven for citizens, who wanted to escape the Russian bombardment.

"Tomorrow, May 24, we will start the subway again," Terekhov said in a televised address.

“All lines will be put into operation.

Subway service will run from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The intervals will not be the same as in peacetime.

The subway depot was damaged during the bombing and shelling, so the intervals will be longer.

Heavy losses in the Ukraine war: military expert comments on Putin's overall strategy

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At CNN, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin also commented on Monday (May 23) about a possible “overall strategy” by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This is "unknown".

Asked if Putin is shifting his long-term strategy to using weapons in areas like food, energy and immigration, Austin said the world has seen the Russian leader "use a number of different levers from the start."

"We've seen them move really slowly and unsuccessfully on the battlefield, and you would expect him to try to use other levers of power or other instruments of power, and he does.

But what his overall strategy is, that is unknown,” said the expert.

Heavy losses in the Ukraine war: military experts see Russia as undefeated

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Mick Ryan, a military expert from Australia, expects the Russian army to change strategy soon.

The background to his analysis, which he published on Twitter, among other things, is that Russia "still has problems" in "making great progress" - an allusion to the greatly slowed offensive in Donbass.

Ryan's approach is reflected, among other things, in an assessment by the Ukrainian general staff.

Those responsible recently spoke of "phase three" of the Ukraine war, in which the Russian military was only trying to secure areas it had won instead of attacking again.

Against the background of heavy losses, Ryan also predicts that there will be resource shortages "in the next few months".

The military expert emphasizes in his analysis that Russia is by no means defeated.

Nevertheless, he expects the change of strategy already mentioned - from the offensive to the defensive.

However, Ryan sees problems for Russia's army in this.

"The Ukrainians could decide where and when to attack the Russians," he emphasizes in his analysis.

In addition, the Russian military is not trained to administer the areas that have already been conquered.

This is one of the reasons why the Kremlin has appointed governors, as in Cherson, where an illegal referendum will soon take place.

The administration also entails high, uncalculated costs, according to Ryan.

In addition, there may be a resurgence of regional movements in southern and eastern Ukraine.

Western arms shipments may play a major role in this.

To person

Mick Ryan is a retired Australian Army Major General.

He was in command at the platoon, squadron, regiment, task force, and brigade levels.

Source: Center for Strategic International Studies

"The Russian army will be confronted with a new range of difficult challenges," sums up the military expert.

Ukraine War: Heavy casualties for Russia - New data released

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The Ukrainian general staff has published new data on Russia’s losses in the Ukraine war.

According to this, 29,200 Russian soldiers have fallen so far.

The military also lost 1,293 tanks, 204 planes and 170 helicopters.

The Kyiv Independent news portal refers to this information.

However, the information cannot be independently verified.

Recently, the Ukrainian army also announced that there were high casualties in the war.

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According to information from the British Ministry of Defense, Russia has suffered similarly high losses “as the Soviet Union in Afghanistan” since the beginning of the Ukraine war.

The Soviet Union waged war there between 1979 and 1989.

"A combination of poor low-level tactics, limited air cover, lack of flexibility, and a command concept willing to amplify failures and repeated failures has resulted in this high casualty toll that continues to mount in the Donbaxs offensive," quoted the ministry in an intelligence report.

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Russia is apparently suffering such heavy losses in the Ukraine war that the Russian army has to reactivate the decommissioned “T62” tanks in order to equip reserve units.

This is reported by the German Press Agency with reference to Ukrainian information.

The information could not be independently verified.

The "T62" tank was produced between 1962 and 1975 and was used prominently by Iraq during the first Gulf War.

Ukraine War: Heavy casualties for Russia

Update from Monday, May 23, 7:40 a.m .:

On Sunday (May 22), heavy fighting again took place in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

According to the Ukrainian military, 6 tanks, 10 units of main battle tank equipment and 6 enemy vehicles (2 of them with ammunition) were destroyed in fighting in the region.

Air defense units destroyed a SU-25 and an Orlean-10 UAV in the Donbass sky.

A total of 84 Russian attacks were repelled this week.

An anti-aircraft missile complex, 43 tanks, 20 artillery systems (including 4 RSVs), 79 units of main battle tanks, 7 armored special vehicles and 34 units of vehicle equipment are said to have been destroyed.

In addition, the air forces shot down 3 aircraft and 18 unmanned aerial vehicles.

Information provided by parties to the conflict cannot be independently verified.

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/tu/vbu/lz/ska with dpa/AFP/epd)

List of rubrics: © IMAGO/Vladimir Gerdo

Source: merkur

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