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Heavy losses for Russia: More than 44,000 soldiers killed Created: 08/17/2022, 11:49 am By: Tobias Utz, Moritz Serif, Nail Akkoyun, Christian Stör, Sarah Neumeyer Russia suffers heavy losses in the Ukraine war. The Ukrainian General Staff calls new figures: the news ticker. More than five months after invading Ukraine, Russian forces are battling heavy casualties. Russia draws up plans to comp



Heavy losses for Russia: More than 44,000 soldiers killed

Created: 08/17/2022, 11:49 am

By: Tobias Utz, Moritz Serif, Nail Akkoyun, Christian Stör, Sarah Neumeyer

Russia suffers heavy losses in the Ukraine war.

The Ukrainian General Staff calls new figures: the news ticker.

  • More than five months after invading Ukraine, Russian forces are battling 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.

Update from Wednesday, August 17, 11:45 a.m .:

According to consistent reports, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Russia to hold the occupied city of Cherson in southern Ukraine.

According to the Ukrainian “South Command”, more than ten depots in or near the port city have been destroyed in the past week.

A Russian soldier looks at a wrecked car in a village near Kherson.

(Archive photo) © Konstantin Mihalchevskiy/Imago

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian general staff has updated the statistics on Russia's losses - the data at a glance:

  • Soldiers: 

    44,100

  • Aircraft:

     233

  • Helicopters:

     196

  • Tank:

     1886

  • Armored Fighting Vehicles:

     4162

  • Artillery systems:

     993

  • Air defense systems: 

    136

  • Multiple rocket launcher systems:

     263

  • Cars and other vehicles:

     3054

  • Ships:

     15

  • Unmanned combat drones:

     792

  • As of Wednesday 17 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.

Ukraine War News: Explosion at Russian Air Force Base

+++ 2:00 p.m .:

 There were apparently explosions again on the Crimean peninsula.

The Russian newspaper 

Kommersant

 reports black clouds of smoke in the sky over a Russian air base.

According to a report by the 

Guardian

 , the base is near the city of Simferopol.

The information cannot be independently verified.

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+++ 10 p.m.:

The Ukrainian army has now confirmed an attack on a base of the Russian mercenary force Wagner in eastern Ukraine (see update from 7 p.m.).

The base of the Wagner group was destroyed in the process, said the governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Hajday.

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+++ 7:00 p.m .:

The Ukrainian military has reportedly attacked a base of the Russian armed forces with Himar rocket launchers.

According to Ukrainian media outlet Hromadske, Russian Telegram channels have shared photos of the aftermath of an attack on a base in Popasna, in the eastern Luhansk region.

The photos show the recovery of injured or dead soldiers from the rubble and the destruction of the building.

The official number of injured and dead has not been confirmed.

The base is said to be a base for the Wagner paramilitary group, which is fighting for Russia in Ukraine.

News about the Ukraine war: Heavy losses - Russia allegedly kills 100 "mercenaries"

+++ 2.45 p.m .:

According to the Russian military, 100 “foreign mercenaries” in the Kharkiv region have been killed in the last 24 hours.

In addition, 50 others were injured, said Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense in Moscow.

This does not correspond to statements made by the governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Synyehubov: he spoke of Russian rocket attacks on civilian buildings and industrial sites.

He gave no information about possible victims.

None of the above information is independently verifiable,

First report from Monday, August 15, 11:45 a.m .:

The Ukrainian Air Force has apparently shot down a military helicopter belonging to the Russian armed forces in the Donetsk region.

According to the General Staff, it was a "Ka-42" helicopter, also known as the "Alligator".

Recently, reports have accumulated that Ukraine has shot down such helicopters.

This information cannot be independently verified.

(mse/tu/sne/cs/nak with dpa/AFP)

Source: merkur

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