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Heavy casualties for Russia: ammunition dumps destroyed Created: 08/19/2022Updated: 08/19/2022 06:34 By: Tobias Utz, Moritz Serif, Constantin Hoppe, Nail Akkoyun, Christian Stör, Sarah Neumeyer Both warring factions, Russia and Ukraine, are recording heavy casualties. The Ukrainian general staff gives new numbers: an overview in the news ticker. More than five months after invading Ukraine, Ru



Heavy casualties for Russia: ammunition dumps destroyed

Created: 08/19/2022Updated: 08/19/2022 06:34

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

Both warring factions, Russia and Ukraine, are recording heavy casualties.

The Ukrainian general staff gives new numbers: an overview in 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 Friday, August 19, 6:30 a.m .:

According to their own statements, the Ukrainian military has again inflicted heavy losses on the Russian army.

The task force "South" reported that on August 18, 73 Russian soldiers were killed.

In addition, three tanks, four rocket launchers, a radar station for S-300 missile systems, five armored and military vehicles and an ammunition depot were destroyed.

Russia suffers heavy losses in the Ukraine war.

© Evgeniy Maloletka/dpa/picture alliance

+++ 9.30 p.m .:

According to the authorities, a Russian ammunition depot in the Belgorod area, close to the border with Ukraine, went up in flames.

According to the information, the depot was near the village of Timonowo, about 4.5 kilometers from the border with Ukraine.

The residents of the villages of Timonowo and Soloti were brought to safety.

No one was injured, Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on Telegram.

The cause of the fire is now being sought, said Gladkow.

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News in the Ukraine war: More than 44,000 Russian soldiers have died

+++ 18:15:

According to the Ukrainian authorities, the number of dead after the night bombing of the city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has increased to 13, as reported by the

Nexta

news portal .

Meanwhile, Ukraine's general staff updated statistics on Russia's casualties on Thursday.

The data refer to the human and material losses since the beginning of the Russian invasion at the end of February.

According to this, more than 44,300 armed forces have already fallen.

In addition, 197 helicopters, 1889 tanks and 1010 artillery systems were destroyed.

An overview of the data reported by the news portals

Kyiv Independent

and

Nexta

:

  • Soldiers: 

    44,300

  • Aircraft:

     234

  • Helicopters:

     197

  • Tank:

     1889

  • Armored Fighting Vehicles:

     4179

  • Artillery systems:

     1010

  • Air defense systems: 

    136

  • Multiple rocket launcher systems:

     265

  • Cars and other vehicles:

     3061

  • Ships:

     15

  • Unmanned Combat Drones:

     793

  • As of Thursday 18 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.

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Ukraine War: Russian missile attack on Kharkiv city in eastern Ukraine

Update from Thursday, August 18, 3 p.m.:

Russian troops bombed the city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday and Thursday.

The governor of the region, Oleg Sinegubov, reported on Telegram that night that fires had broken out in numerous residential buildings.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also commented on the rocket attacks by the Russian military.

A residential complex was "completely destroyed".

It was a "disgraceful and cynical attack on civilians" that was "completely unjustified".

The attacks show the "powerlessness of the aggressor," according to Zelenskyj.

The news portal

Nexta

reported on Thursday, citing information from local authorities, that a total of seven people were killed in the rocket attacks.

13 others were injured, some seriously, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

The Russian government did not leave the attacks uncommented: “High-precision ground-based weapons hit a temporary base of foreign mercenaries in the city of Kharkiv.

More than 90 fighters were killed,” the Defense Ministry in Moscow officially announced.

None of the above information can be independently verified.

Ukraine War News: Heavy Losses for Russia – Ukraine Allegedly Destroys Base in Kherson Oblast

+++ 6.30 p.m .:

According to their own statements, the Ukrainian military has destroyed a Russian military base in the occupied region of Nowa Kakhovka in the Kherson region.

The Strategic Communications Department of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said that according to preliminary information, between 10 and 15 Russian soldiers may have been killed and others wounded in the attack on the base in southern Ukraine.

It is unclear when the attack took place.

+++ 3.30 p.m .:

The Ukrainian regional governor in the east of the country claims that up to 100 Russian soldiers may have died in an explosion in the recently occupied city of Lysychansk.

Serhiy Gaidai, head of Ukraine's Luhansk region, gave few details about the blast in an interview with

Radio Liberty

, tongue-in-cheek that Russian troops launched an offensive from an oil refinery, with "some careless smoking" causing the deadly blast could have.

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.

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.

+++ 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.

+++ 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/con with dpa/AFP)

Source: merkur

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