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Ukraine War: casualties on both sides - population prepares for siege Created: 06/13/2022, 05:00 By: Julius Fastnacht, Tobias Utz, Isabel Wetzel, Andreas Apetz, Lucas Maier Russia controls more territory, but victories on the battlefield come at a high cost. The number of casualties in the Ukraine war is increasing on both sides. Fierce fighting for Sieverodonetsk:The Ukraine war is raging mai

Ukraine War: casualties on both sides - population prepares for siege

Created: 06/13/2022, 05:00

By: Julius Fastnacht, Tobias Utz, Isabel Wetzel, Andreas Apetz, Lucas Maier

Russia controls more territory, but victories on the battlefield come at a high cost.

The number of casualties in the Ukraine war is increasing on both sides.

  • Fierce fighting for Sieverodonetsk:

    The Ukraine war is raging mainly in the east of the country.

  • Heavy losses also on the Ukrainian side

    : Russia is reluctant to disclose its own casualty figures.

    Ukraine, on the other hand, reports heavy losses in its own ranks.

  • Our editorial team depicts the situation surrounding losses in the Ukraine war in this news ticker on the Ukraine conflict.

    The parties to the conflict are partly the source of the information.

    Information on the number of casualties or the course of the war cannot be directly verified independently.

+++ 15:15:

According to an Interfax report, Russian troops have destroyed a Ukrainian weapons depot in western Ukraine.

The weapons depot in the Ternopil region was destroyed with Kalibr guided missiles.

This weapons depot would have contained European and American weapons.

This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense, as the news agency reports.

In addition, three Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down near Donetsk and Kharkiv.

+++ 12.15 p.m .:

In Bachmut, the population is preparing for an early attack by the Russian army.

The city of 74,000 is located southwest of the heavily contested city of Sievjerodonetsk.

Images from the CNN television channel show residents stockpiling food.

In the background, the explosions of the nearby fighting can already be heard.

+++ Update, Sunday, June 12, 2022, 8 a.m.:

The losses in the Ukraine war are apparently still high on both sides.

According to the Ukrainian authorities, more than 31,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in the fighting so far.

But the number of deaths is also increasing on the Ukraine side.

According to an adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, "up to 200 Ukrainian soldiers die every day."

The adviser told the CBS US news network.

Arms deliveries for Ukraine are now all the more important.

For several days, Kyiv has been demanding heavy weapon systems such as artillery pieces from its western allies in order to be able to counter the attacks from Russia.

A soldier of the Russian army looks through the sights of her sniper rifle not far from the front in the Ukraine war.

© dpa

Ukraine News: Big fire in Seyerodonetsk after attacks from Russia

+++ 9.45 p.m .:

According to the governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Gaidai, a major fire broke out in the embattled Ukrainian industrial city of Sievjerodonetsk.

During a skirmish, the Russian military is said to have fired on civilian infrastructure within the city.

The chemical plant Azot, which serves as a shelter for hundreds of civilians, was probably also hit.

Tons of spilled oil is said to have accelerated the fire.

There is no information on whether the fire has already been extinguished.

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Ukraine-News: "It's too late to discuss" - Zelenskyy speaks into the conscience of the world

+++ 7 p.m.:

In a video address at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a key annual security summit in Singapore, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said it was “too late” to persuade Russia to end its invasion and that it was now time to The world lies in "putting Russia in its place".

There is no longer a "grey area" when it comes to supporting either Ukraine or Russia.

“If you are now for peace, then support Ukraine.

If you support this war, then you must come to terms with the Russian Federation.

That's all," the Interfax agency quoted Zelenskyy as saying.

"It's too late to discuss."

Zelenskyi added: I think that today the whole world must put the Russian leadership in its place.

And their place is on their territory.

That's where they have to live and decide what to do."

Ukraine War: Russian troops take large part of Sievjerodonetsk

+++ 17.10:

Russian troops have a large part of the city of Sievjerodonetsk in eastern Ukraine under their control.

“The situation remains difficult.

Fighting continues, unfortunately, much of the city is under Russian control," CNN quoted Luhansk Region Governor Serhiy Haidai as saying.

However, Ukraine still controls the Azot chemical plant in Sievjerodonetsk, where 800 people are said to have been hiding from the war.

A Ukrainian soldier stands in a destroyed apartment during heavy fighting on the front line in Sieverodonetsk, Luhansk region.

(Archive photo) © Oleksandr Ratushniak/dpa

War in Ukraine: In Mariupol, houses are to be demolished without first recovering bodies

+++ 12.16 p.m .:

According to Wadym Boitschenko, the mayor of Mariupol, Russian occupiers are tearing down apartment buildings in Mariupol without first recovering the bodies.

Boichenko wrote to the Telegram news service that the residents killed had been taken away with the rubble.

Ukraine reports 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since war began

Update from Saturday, June 11, 8:44 a.m .:

The Ukrainian Presidential Advisor Oleksiy Arestovych has commented on the number of Ukrainian soldiers killed for the first time in months.

According to this, 10,000 soldiers have died on the Ukrainian side since the beginning of the war.

As the dpa reports, Defense Minister Resnikov had already announced at the beginning of the week that around 100 soldiers would die a day, as at the beginning of the war.

In a YouTube video interview with the Russian opposition leader Mark Feygin, Arestovych then confirmed the figure of around 10,000 soldiers killed.

"Yes, something like that," he replied when asked.

War in Ukraine: Ukrainian side reports heavy Russian losses

+++ 2.30 p.m .:

Serhiy Hajdaj, governor of the Luhansk region, reported on Friday (June 10) that the Russian military was suffering heavy losses every day.

"The Russians have significantly more casualties than the Ukrainians," said Hajdaj. "They are dying like flies." However, he said he could not provide any information on Ukrainian losses.

He was addressing the very sparse data on Ukrainian losses.

However, Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov recently gave an insight: "Every day up to 100 of our soldiers are killed and up to 500 wounded." This was also confirmed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy: "Every day we lose 60 to 100 fallen soldiers and about 500 Wounded."

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+++ 1 p.m.:

According to their own statements, Russian troops attacked an airport and a tank factory in Donbass on Friday night.

"At Dnipro Airport, high-precision surface-to-air missiles were used to destroy the Ukrainian armed forces' aircraft technology, and in the Kharkov area production capacities for the repair of weapons technology," said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov on Friday morning.

In addition, more than 500 Ukrainian soldiers were killed at the front by Russian air, rocket and artillery strikes.

In addition, 13 armored cars, nine artillery pieces, six rocket launchers and 16 military vehicles belonging to the Ukrainian army were disabled.

According to Konashenkov, 16 ammunition depots were also destroyed.

The information cannot be verified independently.

+++ 8:00 a.m .:

Seven attacks by Russian forces were apparently repelled by Ukrainian troops in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions on Thursday (June 9).

This is announced by the Ukrainian General Staff, as reported by the news portal Kyiv Independent.

Among other things, ten tanks, four armored vehicles, a military camp and five drones of the Russian army were destroyed.

Update from Friday, June 10, 6:30 a.m.:

According to Ukrainian information, Russian troops are suffering significant losses in the battle for Sievjerodonetsk in eastern Ukraine.

"The Russians have significantly more casualties than the Ukrainians," Luhansk Governor Serhiy Hajday said on Facebook.

Ukraine: Heavy rocket fire in city of Stakhanov - at least 13 dead

+++ 1:00 p.m .:

Ukraine records “up to a hundred soldiers killed and up to 500 wounded” soldiers in the fighting with the Russian army every day.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on Thursday that the situation on the front lines in the eastern Donbass region was difficult.

"The Kremlin continues to press with sheer masses, stumbles, meets strong resistance and suffers heavy casualties," Reznikov said in a statement published online.

Ukraine War: Ukraine suffers heavy losses in battle for Sviatohirsk

+++ 9:00 a.m .:

Russia reported heavy losses in the Ukrainian army on Wednesday (June 8).

Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Ukraine lost more than 300 fighters within three days in fighting around the city of Sviatohirsk alone.

In addition, 15 combat vehicles and 36 weapon systems were destroyed.

The information cannot be independently verified

Update from Thursday, June 9, 7:45 a.m .:

According to authorities in Kiev, Ukraine and Russia handed over the bodies of 50 soldiers to the other side.

Among the Ukrainians killed were 37 "heroes" who took part in defending the Azovstal plant, the Ukrainian Ministry for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories said in Kyiv.

The exchange is said to have taken place along the front line in the Zaporizhia region in the south of the country.

The information cannot be independently verified.

Ukraine-News: Heavy losses for Russia - "Numbers of deaths are depressing"

+++ 1:00 p.m .:

NATO is currently observing a rapidly growing number of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine.

"The death toll we've been dealing with lately is really depressing," a senior NATO official, who wished to remain anonymous, told the editorial network Germany.

However, this does not apply to Russian armed forces, but also to the civilian population, according to the official.

Ukraine-News: Heavy losses for Russia - soldiers complain about heat, equipment and morale

First report from Wednesday, June 8, 9 a.m.:

Kiev – There has been a war in Ukraine for more than 100 days.

It is believed that there will be heavy losses on both the Russian and Ukrainian sides.

While data on Russia's army is regularly released, data on Ukraine's military is very poor.

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, more than 31,800 soldiers have fallen on the Russian side.

NATO and the British secret service, on the other hand, speak of around 20,000 dead armed forces.

Military casualties appear to be mounting, particularly as a result of the slowed-down offensive in the Donbass.

Recently, a military insider lamented the "miserable" conditions in the army.

This has now been confirmed by several videos of soldiers speaking of poor conditions in the Ukraine war.

"Our people have endured hunger and cold," the Guardian quoted a soldier from the 113th regiment stationed around Donetsk as saying from one of the videos.

"For a long period of time we were without any material, medical or catering support."

Ukraine-News: Heavy losses for Russia - "It's exhausting"

"Given our constant presence and the fact that our staff includes people with chronic medical conditions and mental health problems, many questions arise that are ignored by higher positions at headquarters." Another soldier laments the staffing of the headquarters, according to the report Troops: "It's exhausting, my whole unit wants a break, but our leadership has said they can't replace us at the moment."

This is confirmed by an analysis on the platform "War on the Rocks".

"The Russian military is well suited to short, high-intensity campaigns characterized by heavy use of artillery," analyze Michael Kofman and Rob Lee in the latest report.

“By contrast, it is ill-equipped for a permanent occupation or a grueling war of attrition that would require a large proportion of Russia's ground forces - and that is precisely the conflict it finds itself in.

The Russian military is not in a position to easily adjust or rotate its armed forces when a significant part of its combat capability is tied up in a war.” President Vladimir Putin recently proclaimed the aforementioned “war of attrition” as a goal.

Ukraine-News: Heavy casualties in the war - heat becomes a problem

Aside from poor equipment and heavy losses in the Ukraine conflict, the expected heat in the summer months could become a problem for the Ukrainian and Russian armies.

"We're sitting here without water.

It's been very hot lately.

Now the heat is added and the boys are still in shock.

Morally depressed,” the US news portal Daily Beast quoted a Russian soldier as saying.

In addition, there is the equipment that was designed for the winter months.

This is unsuitable for rising temperatures, according to the soldier.

According to the report, it was not possible to finally clarify where exactly the Russian soldier is stationed.

However, among other things, he mentioned the low morale among the Russian armed forces.

Time and again it is made public that soldiers are refusing them to continue fighting in the Ukraine war.

(tu/juf/lm/iwe with dpa/AFP)

Source: merkur

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