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Heavy losses for Russia: explosions at Belarusian airfield

2022-08-14T03:12:02.093Z

Heavy losses for Russia: Ukraine shoots down Russian fighter jet Created: 2022-08-14 04:59 By: Moritz Serif, Sarah Neumeyer Russia suffers heavy losses in the Ukraine war. The Ukrainian general staff gives numbers: the news ticker. More than five months after invading Ukraine, Russian forces are suffering heavy casualties. Russia draws up plans to compensate for losses in the Ukraine war. Edit



Heavy losses for Russia: Ukraine shoots down Russian fighter jet

Created: 2022-08-14 04:59

By: Moritz Serif, Sarah Neumeyer

Russia suffers heavy losses in the Ukraine war.

The Ukrainian general staff gives numbers: the news ticker.

  • More than five months after invading Ukraine, Russian forces are suffering heavy casualties.

  • Russia draws up plans 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.

+++ 12.00 p.m .:

The Ukrainian military has shot down a Russian Su-25 fighter jet and destroyed four Russian Orlan-10 drones in the past 24 hours.

This is reported by the

Kyiv Independent

.

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, Russia has lost 233 planes and 779 drones since the invasion began on February 24 (see 9:00 a.m. update).

A Russian Sukhoi Su-25.

The fighter jets are also used in the Ukraine war.

(Archive photo) © RIA Novosti/Imago

Update from Saturday, August 13, 9:00 a.m.:

The Ukrainian military has updated the statistics on Russia's losses.

According to this, about 43,400 soldiers of the Russian army have died in the Ukraine war after 171 days.

An overview of the data published by the news

portals Nexta

and

Kyiv Independent

, among others :

  • Soldiers: 

    43,400

  • Aircraft:

     233

  • Helicopters:

     193

  • Tanks:

     1856

  • Armored Fighting Vehicles:

     4115

  • Artillery systems:

     978

  • Air defense systems: 

    136

  • Multiple rocket launcher systems:

     261

  • Cars and other vehicles:

     3036

  • Ships:

     15

  • Unmanned Combat Drones:

     779

  • As of Saturday 13 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.

Heavy losses for Russia: military "weakened"

+++ 11.30 a.m .:

According to the British Ministry of Defence, the heavy explosions at a Russian military base in Crimea are affecting the operational capability of the Black Sea Fleet.

Citing intelligence information, the ministry said eight fighter jets were badly damaged or destroyed.

The assessment is explosive that the Russian army uses the base as a supply route for the troops in southern Ukraine.

However, the Luftwaffe is "considerably weakened" after the recent losses.

The causes of the explosions at the base are still unclear.

Ukraine has not yet made a clear statement on this.

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Update from Friday, August 12, 6 a.m.:

Ukraine attacked a Russian fortress and an ammunition depot.

As the news portal

Kyiv Independent

reports, 19 Russian soldiers were killed in the attacks and four military vehicles were destroyed.

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Heavy losses for Russia: several fighter jets destroyed

Update from Thursday, August 11, 8:50 p.m .:

Several Russian fighter jets were apparently destroyed in explosions on the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula of Crimea.

This is shown by satellite images published by the US company Planet Labs.

The footage contradicts Moscow's account of the events, according to which a fire started as a result of exploding ammunition.

There were no Russian reports of destroyed military technology.

Both the

New York Times

and the US Institute for War Studies (ISW) reported Thursday (August 11) that at least eight planes had been burned down.

The US television channel

CNN

gave the number of jets destroyed on the peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014 as at least seven.

Ten machines had previously been mentioned in Kyiv.

Der

Spiegel

reports nine destroyed fighter jets.

Accordingly, the Saki air force base will probably not be deployable in the short term, but the psychological consequences of the alleged Ukrainian attack are more serious.

Although the leadership in Kyiv has not officially taken responsibility for the explosions, many observers are now assuming a targeted Ukrainian attack due to the number and force of the explosions.

According to ISW military experts, the Russian leadership does not want to admit a Ukrainian attack for image reasons.

Because then Moscow would have to admit that its air defenses had failed, it said.

Russia with heavy losses: explosions at Belarusian airfield

First report from Thursday, August 11:

Moscow – Several fires broke out in Belarus and Russia during the Ukraine war.

According to the

Kyiv Independent

, an airfield and a Russian military base near Moscow were affected.

Belarus reports that there have been explosions.

Russia has therefore suffered further losses in the Ukraine war.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reports Russian army casualties on a daily basis.

Kyiv assumes 43,000 dead Russian soldiers.

The information cannot be independently verified.

(mse/sne with AFP/dpa)

Source: merkur

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