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Heavy losses for Russia: Soldiers complain about heat, morale and equipment

2022-06-15T14:15:59.271Z

Heavy losses for Russia in the Ukraine war: New soldiers and tanks wanted Created: 06/15/2022, 16:04 By: Julius Fastnacht, Tobias Utz, Isabel Wetzel, Andreas Apetz, Lucas Maier Soldiers die every day in the Ukraine war, on both sides. The losses are piling up: an overview. Ukraine reports Russian casualties:The Ukraine war is raging mainly in the east of the country. Heavy losses also on the U



Heavy losses for Russia in the Ukraine war: New soldiers and tanks wanted

Created: 06/15/2022, 16:04

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

Soldiers die every day in the Ukraine war, on both sides.

The losses are piling up: an overview.

  • Ukraine reports Russian casualties:

    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.

  • This news ticker on the Ukraine conflict depicts the situation surrounding losses in the Ukraine war.

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

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

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Russia probably wants to further lower the thresholds for recruiting new soldiers.

Among other things, the criteria for health and crime statistics are to be softened.

The Z on a Russian soldier's gear.

© Vitaly Nevar / Imago Images

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The Ukrainian general staff published the latest statistics on Russia’s losses on Wednesday (June 15).

According to this, 32,750 soldiers have fallen out of the Russian army so far.

However, the information cannot be independently verified.

In addition, 1440 tanks are said to have been destroyed.

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According to the Ministry of Defence, the Russian army has destroyed a weapons depot in western Ukraine in which weapons supplied by NATO are said to have been stored.

The depot near the city of Zolochiv in the Lviv region was destroyed with Kalibr cruise missiles, the Moscow Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.

Ukraine stored "foreign weapons" in it, which it received from NATO countries, mainly M777 self-propelled howitzers.

Only on Tuesday did the Ukrainian head of state Volodymyr Zelenskyj demand accelerated arms deliveries from the West.

News about the Ukraine war: Heavy losses – Russia is probably looking for new soldiers

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As the Bloomberg news agency reports, Russia may be a few months away from slowing down its “special operation” for a major restructuring.

After depleting much of its military capacity, Russia is looking for manpower and weapons, including old tanks, from the Far East, Bloomberg reports, citing unnamed senior European officials.

Russia may also be forced to announce a mass mobilization to continue its struggle, officials said.

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The Russian city of Klintsy (Brjansk region) near the Ukrainian border has apparently been under fire for days.

This is reported by the Moscow Times - with reference to the fact that the preliminary peak probably occurred on Tuesday (June 14).

Ukraine has therefore attacked a central military base in Klintsy.

Subsequently, a water and power failure is said to have occurred in the border town, which could, however, be remedied.

Already at the weekend there were explosions in neighboring districts, presumably caused by attacks by Ukrainian troops.

The information cannot be independently verified.

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Update from Wednesday, June 15, 6:45 a.m .:

As the news portal The Kyiv Independent reports, the Ukrainian military destroyed more than 60 units of Russian equipment in the south.

The Ukrainian task force "South" reports that the Ukrainian military in the Kherson region destroyed Russian military equipment, including three howitzers, 19 armored vehicles and 33 other vehicles.

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Russian forces are also said to have lost two ammunition depots.

At least 70 Russian soldiers were reportedly killed.

Heavy losses for Russia in the Ukraine war

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Ukraine and Russia have probably exchanged killed soldiers.

64 bodies of fighters from the Azov steel plant in Mariupol have been handed over, the Ukrainian Ministry for the Reintegration of Pro-Russian Separatist-Controlled Areas said.

How many bodies were handed over to Russia remained unclear.

According to consistent media reports, the exchange took place in the Zaporizhia region.

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According to the latest statistics from the Ukrainian General Staff, 32,500 soldiers in the Russian army have fallen so far.

This is reported by the news portal Kyiv Independent.

Accordingly, the military not only has to complain about personnel losses, but also material losses: More than 1,430 tanks, 170 helicopters and 210 airplanes were apparently destroyed.

The information cannot be independently verified.

Update from Tuesday, June 14, 9:15 a.m .:

Ukrainian troops apparently shot down a Russian attack helicopter from the Russian army on Monday (June 13).

According to a report by Ukrainska Pravda, this happened in the Kharkiv region.

According to the report, the helicopter crashed near the settlements of Dovhenke and Sulyhivka.

The information relating to information from the 93rd Ukrainian Brigade cannot be independently verified.

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

These are from Sunday, June 12, as reported by the news portal Kyiv Independent.

According to this, around 32,200 soldiers have already fallen from the Russian military.

A total of 213 military aircraft, 1,432 tanks and 178 military helicopters were also destroyed.

The information cannot be independently verified.

Ukraine-News: Heavy losses for Russia - Zelenskyj speaks of 40,000 dead soldiers

Update from Monday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.:

According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, Russia has lost the largest number of troops in decades in the Ukraine war.

In June, the death toll from the army could exceed 40,000, he speculated.

Zelenskyj's forecast of the greatest troop losses is consistent with information from various sources.

The Ukrainian general staff has so far assumed that 32,000 Russian soldiers were killed.

The British secret service, however, estimates the number to be significantly lower and speaks of around 15,000 fallen armed forces.

But even if the slightest estimate is correct, this already represents Russia's heaviest casualties since the invasion of Afghanistan and since World War II.

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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.

Update from Sunday, June 12, 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 CBS US News.

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.

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

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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.

In doing so, he addressed the very sparse data on Ukrainian losses.

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

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 War: Ukraine suffers heavy losses in battle for Sviatohirsk

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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 casualties for Russia - "Numbers of deaths are depressing"

Update from Wednesday, June 8, 1 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:

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, however, 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.

According to the soldier, this is unsuitable for rising temperatures.

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

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

Time and again it becomes public that soldiers refuse to continue fighting in the Ukraine war.

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

Source: merkur

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