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Ukraine war: did Russians shoot at themselves? Attack during funeral ceremony

2022-08-05T03:09:21.870Z

Russia suffers heavy losses in the Ukraine war. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense publishes statistics from August 4: the situation in the news ticker.



Russia suffers heavy losses in the Ukraine war.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense publishes statistics from August 4: the situation in the news ticker.

  • Five months after invading Ukraine, Russian forces are fighting with heavy casualties.

  • Russia draws up a plan to compensate for losses in the Ukraine war.

  • Editor

    's note: Some of the information on the Ukraine conflict comes from warring factions and cannot be directly checked independently.

+++ 18:29:

According to the Russian news

agency TASS

, the center of Donetsk was shot at during the funeral of a Russian commander.

Explosions could be heard.

According to witnesses, the theater building, in which the farewell ceremony for the deceased Olga Kachura took place, was attacked by Ukraine.

At least one person is said to have been injured by the shelling of the theater.

The Ukrainian side denies being responsible for the attack.

The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine told

Ukrainska Pravda

that it had no information about the shelling of Donetsk.

The President's Office denied the involvement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"Only the Russians themselves - or people's militias of unrecognized criminal republics - are attacking Donetsk," Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the presidential office, said via Facebook.

+++ 2 p.m .:

A Kremlin-backed commander of a division that shot at civilians in Donbass was killed in action.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces said Olga Kachur, also known as "Korsa", often disguised herself as a Ukrainian soldier and committed war crimes in order to frame them with the Ukrainian military.

Ukraine-News: The latest statistics on Russian losses

+++ 9.50 a.m .:

41,500 Russian soldiers are said to have fallen in the Ukraine war.

This emerges from the daily updated statistics published by the

Ukrainska Pravda

news portal, among others .

  • Soldiers:

    41,500

  • Aircraft:

    223

  • Helicopters:

    192

  • Tanks:

    1789

  • Armored Fighting Vehicles:

    4026

  • Artillery systems:

    946

  • Air defense systems:

    118

  • Multiple rocket launcher systems:

    260

  • Cars and other vehicles:

    2960

  • Ships:

    15

  • Unmanned combat drones:

    742

  • As of Thursday 4 August 2022

  • The information on Russia's losses in the Ukraine war comes from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    They cannot be independently verified.

    The Kremlin itself gives very little information about its own losses.

The Ukraine War in Pictures - Destruction, Resistance and Hope

The Ukraine War in Pictures - Destruction, Resistance and Hope

Ukraine News: 15 Russian Soldiers Killed in Ambush - Multiple Captured

+++ 8.15 a.m .:

Ukraine also reports successes from the Donetsk region.

Marines are said to have set an ambush in the strait, as

pravda.ua

reports.

According to the information, 15 Russian soldiers fell victim to the attack.

Three more are said to have been captured.

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More and more Russian soldiers are dying in the Ukraine war.

© dpa/AP

Ukraine also reported successes from the Cherson region.

A Russian tank is said to have been destroyed here by an artillery strike on Wednesday (3 August).

Two pro-Russian prisoners are said to have been arrested in the region.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine say that most of the prisoners belong to the pro-Russian forces of the Donetsk People's Republic.

Soldiers are often sent to war even without protective equipment, giving them little chance, Ukrainian armed forces said.

Ukraine-News: 15 Russian Soldiers Killed in Ambush - Several Captured

Update from Thursday, August 4th, 7:08 a.m.:

In the summary of the

"South" command

, Ukraine reports further losses for the troops from Russia.

The Air Force of Ukraine reportedly successfully attacked two positions of Russian forces on Wednesday (3 August).

The attacks took place in the Blagodatnoye and Pravdynoye areas, the command said.

More than 30 Russian soldiers were killed, and various military equipment was also destroyed.

The 22nd Army Corps of the Russian Black Sea Fleet was also attacked.

The unit's command post in Chernobaivtsi was destroyed in the process.

The number of victims is not yet known, but attempts are currently being made to determine them.

(All information comes from the "South" command of the Ukrainian armed forces and has not yet been independently verified.

  • Recent Russian losses in Blagodatnoye and Pravdynoye oblasts:

  • Soldiers killed:

    31 members of the Russian army were killed in the attack.

  • Mortar:

    Two mortars were destroyed.

  • Armored vehicles:

    Three of these were destroyed in the attacks.

  • Drone:

    A drone was also destroyed in the Ukraine attack.

  • Other casualties for Russia:

    T-72 tanks, Gvozdika (2S1), Msta-B howitzers (2A65).

  • Source:

    Southern Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

Ukraine-News: Himars attack destroys Russian military bases and ammunition dumps

+++ 8:38 p.m .:

Ukraine has destroyed several Russian military bases and ammunition depots with the US-supplied Himars rocket launchers.

Newsweek reported on it.

A military base was therefore on fire.

According to experts, these rocket launchers could prove to be “game changers”.

+++ 1:55 p.m .:

According to

Forbes

, Ukraine shot down Russian missiles worth $ 91 million on August 2nd.

Russia fired eight Kh-101 missiles at Ukraine.

Seven of them were shot down, including six by anti-aircraft missiles and one by an air force fighter jet, according to the Ukrainian Air Force.

Ukraine's Defense Ministry updates statistics on Ukraine war

+++ 10.10 a.m .:

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense announces the latest figures on Russian losses:

Heavy losses for Russia: Task Force "South" reports the killing of 20 Russian soldiers

Update from Wednesday, August 3rd, 6:50 a.m.:

Ukrainian armed forces are again reporting successes.

This is according to reports from the

Kyiv Independent

.

According to the Task Force "South" reported that Ukrainian forces killed 20 Russian soldiers and destroyed two tanks, a howitzer and four armored and military vehicles.

August 3 marks the 161st day of Ukraine's defense against the Russian invasion.

Ukraine War: Heavy casualties and deaths after Russian attacks

+++ 4.30 p.m .:

Russian troops attacked an evacuation bus in the Cherson region on Monday (August 1).

Three people were killed and five injured.

The vehicle was on its way from the Russian-held village of Starosilya to the Ukrainian-controlled city of Kryvyi Rih, said Natalia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the Ukrainian military.

+++ 3:00 p.m .:

According to information from Moscow, Russian troops are currently carrying out attacks on Ukrainian forces in the Mykolaiv and Kharkiv regions.

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that there were also fatalities.

However, there is no confirmation from the Ukrainian side for this information.

News about the Ukraine war: Ukrainian military thwarts Russian reconnaissance attempts

Update from Tuesday, August 2nd, 7:00 a.m.:

The Ukrainian military thwarts Russian reconnaissance attempts and destroys equipment in southern Ukraine.

This is reported

by The Kyiv Independent

.

Accordingly, the task force "South" reports that three reconnaissance attempts by the Russian armed forces in Bilohirka and Trudoljubiwka in the Cherson region were unsuccessful.

According to the Ukrainian armed forces, they also killed 32 Russian soldiers and destroyed a howitzer, a surface-to-air missile system and four armored vehicles.

Heavy casualties: Separatists reportedly kill 50 Ukrainian soldiers

+++ 2.30 p.m .:

Separatist groups fighting for Russia have reported that they have killed a total of 50 Ukrainian soldiers in the past 24 hours.

The group consists primarily of fighters from the self-proclaimed "Luhansk People's Republic".

The Russian state news

agency TASS

reports that numerous armored troop carriers were also destroyed.

The information is not independently verifiable.

+++ 9:00 a.m .:

According to an assessment by the British Ministry of Defense, Russia has moved more troops from the regions in eastern Ukraine to the Zaporizhia region.

According to the ministry report, President Vladimir Putin is said to have identified the oblast as a weak point for the Ukrainian military.

At the same time, attacks continue in the region around the town of Bakhmut, which, however, bring little progress.

The information from London, which is based on intelligence information, cannot be independently verified.

+++ 8.30 a.m .:

Almost 200 members of the Russian Navy have refused to move to southern Ukraine, says Ukrainian intelligence spokesman Wadym Skibitskyj.

The unit is operational but weakened.

It is the 810th Brigade.

Heavy losses for Russia: Ukraine destroys ammunition dumps and kills soldiers

Update from Monday, August 01, 2022, 06:30:

Ukrainian troops have destroyed four Russian ammunition depots.

In addition, the military killed 52 Russian soldiers, destroyed four tanks and other military vehicles.

According to the Kyiv Independent

, Ukraine has destroyed 15 ammunition depots

in the past few weeks alone .

Heavy losses for Russia: Ukraine destroys vehicles with HIMARS

+++ 8:04 p.m .:

According to a report by the Kyiv Independent, the Ukrainian army can claim a successful strike against the Russian military.

Citing the Odessa administration, the medium wrote that Ukraine, using the dreaded HIMARS system, hit a Russian motorcade of around 40 vehicles near Kherson.

Around 80 Russian soldiers were killed and 200 others injured in the action.

The column came from the Crimean peninsula to transport troops, ammunition and equipment, it said.

Heavy losses for Russia: Ukraine destroys ammunition depots

+++ 17:36:

According to their own statements, the Ukrainian military has destroyed two ammunition depots belonging to the Russian conflict party.

Two howitzers, a multiple rocket launcher, three armored fighting vehicles and a device for launching anti-tank guided missiles were destroyed, reports the national news agency Ukrinform, citing official military information.

Ukraine war: Russia reports drone attack

+++ 3.15 p.m .:

Russia reported a drone attack by the Ukrainian army on the Russian Navy headquarters in Sevastopol.

The Russian-appointed governor of Sevastopol, Mykhailo Razvozhaev, said a Ukrainian drone had attacked the local headquarters of the Russian fleet, injuring five people.

Heavy losses for Russia: Ukrainian military announces new numbers

+++ 10.30 a.m .:

According to the latest statistics from the Ukrainian army on Russia’s losses, 40,830 soldiers have already fallen.

In addition, 223 military aircraft and 1763 tanks were destroyed.

Ukraine War News: Heavy Losses for Russia

Update from Sunday, July 31, 6 a.m.:

The Ukrainian military says it has killed dozens of Russian soldiers in fighting in the south, including in the Kherson region, which is the focus of the Kiev counter-offensive in this part of the country and is an important connection to Moscow's supply lines.

The train service to Cherson via the Dnieper was interrupted, the military command south announced on Saturday.

This could further isolate Russian forces west of the river from supplies to occupied Crimea and the East.

This information cannot be independently verified.

First report from Saturday, July 30, 4:30 p.m.:

According to the Ukrainian military, Ukrainian paratroopers crashed a Russian nuclear-capable Su-25 fighter plane over the Donetsk region on Friday (July 29).

This is reported by the Ukrainian news portal

Kyiv Independent

.

The information cannot be independently verified.

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, at least 222 Russian military planes have been shot down since the start of the war.

Russia has not given any information about casualties in the war.

(cs/jfw/mse/hg/tvd with dpa/AFP)

List of rubrics: © dpa/AP

Source: merkur

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