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

2022-06-20T03:13:16.079Z

Ukraine war: Kyiv launches counterattacks - Russia threatens resistance with the death penalty Created: 2022-06-20 05:03 By: Julius Fastnacht, Sandra Kathe, Tobias Utz, Isabel Wetzel, Andreas Apetz, Lucas Maier, Delia Friess The Ukrainian troops manage to inflict serious damage on the Russian army. Moscow reacts and threatens resistance in occupied areas with the death penalty. Ammunition depo



Ukraine war: Kyiv launches counterattacks - Russia threatens resistance with the death penalty

Created: 2022-06-20 05:03

By: Julius Fastnacht, Sandra Kathe, Tobias Utz, Isabel Wetzel, Andreas Apetz, Lucas Maier, Delia Friess

The Ukrainian troops manage to inflict serious damage on the Russian army.

Moscow reacts and threatens resistance in occupied areas with the death penalty.

  • Ammunition depots attacked: Ukraine attacked Russia's supply lines - and celebrated partial successes.

  • Russia occupies parts of Ukraine:

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

  • 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 casualties or the course of the war cannot be directly verified independently.

+++ 3:19 p.m .:

According to the General Staff on Facebook, the Ukrainian military successfully attacked a Russian military depot.

As shown in a short video, several Russian grenade launchers were destroyed at an unknown location.

An artillery brigade was responsible for the destruction of the weapon systems.

+++ 1.30 p.m .:

Ukraine reports the shooting down of unspecified flying objects over Kiev.

So far there have been no reports of casualties.

+++ 10.30 am:

The governor of Zaporizhia Oblast Oleksandr Starukh said on Saturday (June 18) that Russian forces are trying to quell local resistance by introducing the death penalty, the Kyiv Independent reports.

"Ukrainian guerrillas will continue to resist," Starukh announced.

Ukraine News: Kyiv launches counterattacks on Russia

+++ Update from Sunday, June 19, 6:42 a.m .:

In a series of counterattacks on Russia, the Ukrainian troops seem to be inflicting serious losses on the enemy.

According to the Ukrainian military leadership, at least 87 soldiers from Russia were killed.

In addition, several tanks, artillery systems and mobile radar stations were destroyed.

The air defense also managed to shoot down an armed drone.

From the Russian side there was no information about losses in the Ukraine war.

Ukrainian troops successfully resist.

Russia is now threatening the death penalty.

© Efrem Lukatsky/dpa

Ukraine news: Explosions at Russian ammunition depots

+++ 2:05 p.m .:

In the daily report of the Ukrainian general staff, a spokesman for the military leadership of Ukraine reported on Saturday (June 18) of “further losses of manpower and equipment”.

In the past 24 hours, "at least 30 units of various enemy equipment and weapons have been destroyed."

Explosions would also continue to be caused at "enemy ammunition depots".

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According to the information that the General Staff also publishes daily via social networks such as Facebook or the messenger app Telegram, Ukraine is also registering - after 115 days of war - a significantly increasing number of desertions among the Russian invading troops.

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+++ 10.30 a.m .:

According to the General Staff of Ukraine, the number of Russian losses in the Ukraine war remains high.

More than 33,350 soldiers are said to have been killed.

200 in the last 24 hours alone.

There are also 1,465 tanks (nine more than the previous day) and at least one ship belonging to the Kremlin's Black Sea Fleet.

Ukraine-News: Russia suffers high losses - ship sunk off Odessa

Update from Saturday, June 18, 6:50 a.m .:

According to their own statements, the Ukrainian defenders have succeeded in sinking a Russian Navy ship in the Black Sea.

The ship is said to be the tug called "Vasily Bekh".

This was announced by Maksym Marchenko, commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces in Odessa, according to the Ukrainska Pravda news portal.

Ukraine News: Russia has already lost every tenth soldier

+++ 10:00 a.m .:

Russia is said to have already sent more than 330,000 soldiers to the Ukraine war.

This is the result of an analysis by the US think tank “Institute for the Study of War”.

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, 33,150 of these troops have already fallen, as the latest military statistics show.

The exile medium Nexta, which is now reporting from Riga in Latvia, published this early Friday morning.

However, the information cannot be independently verified.

Update from Friday, June 17, 6:30 a.m.

According to British Chief of Staff Tony Radakin, Russia has already “strategically lost” the war against Ukraine.

The attack on the neighboring country was a "horrible mistake by Russia," Radakin said in an interview with the Press Association (PA) news agency published on Friday.

With its war against Ukraine, Russia strengthened NATO and persuaded Finland and Sweden to apply for membership in the military alliance.

US military on the Ukraine war: "The numbers speak clearly for the Russians"

+++ 8.30 a.m .:

According to US General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff, the fact that Russia can consolidate its control in eastern Ukraine is “not a done deal” – although Russia’s armed forces are superior in numbers and weapons to the Ukrainian ones, like the US Broadcaster CNN reported.

US General: 'There are no inevitabilities in war'

“In war there are no inevitabilities.

The war takes many, many turns.

So I wouldn't say it's inevitable," the US general said.

However, he also conceded that "the numbers are clearly in favor of the Russians." Milley said that the Ukrainian city of Seyerodonetsk was "probably three-quarters taken by Russian forces," but that "the Ukrainians were taking it street by street, house by fight house".

Ukraine war: US general describes current phase as “battle of attrition almost like in the First World War”

Milley also described the current phase of the war as a "very hard battle of attrition, almost like World War I" and pointed out that Russian advances in the region were "very slow and very laborious".

“The Russians have encountered many problems.

You have command and control problems, logistical problems.

They have morale issues, leadership issues and a host of other issues," Milley said.

"And the Russians suffered an enormous number of casualties."

Losses for Russia in the Ukraine war - Ukrainian partisans work in Mariupol

Update from Thursday, June 16, 6:50 a.m.:

As the Institute for Study of War reports, Russia is having difficulties implementing the occupation agenda due to pro-Ukrainian pressure in the occupied territories.

The US think tank, citing the Ukrainian Resistance Center, reported that unidentified Ukrainian partisans targeted Russian Emergencies Ministry employees in Mariupol on June 9 and 11.

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

+++ 8:26 p.m .:

New recordings published by pro-Russian military are said to show separatists from the Luhansk People’s Republic fighting Ukrainian forces.

As the US magazine Newsweek reported, the militia claims to have inflicted casualties on the Ukrainian troops.

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

+++ 3.45 p.m .:

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.

Update from Wednesday, June 15, 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.

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.

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."

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

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, 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 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/df/iwe/aa with dpa/AFP)

Source: merkur

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