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Russian losses in Ukraine war: Russians in Donbass "destroyed" or captured


Russian losses in Ukraine war: Russians in Donbass "destroyed" or captured Created: 2022-12-27Updated: 2022-12-27 06:55 By: Sandra Kathe, Caspar Felix Hoffmann, Moritz Serif, Sebastian Richter, Niklas Hecht, Vincent Büssow, Lucas Maier, Christian Stör Soldiers in Ukraine also die at Christmas. In the Donbass, Russian troops are suffering heavy casualties. The news ticker. Russia's losses: Kiev

Russian losses in Ukraine war: Russians in Donbass "destroyed" or captured

Created: 2022-12-27Updated: 2022-12-27 06:55

By: Sandra Kathe, Caspar Felix Hoffmann, Moritz Serif, Sebastian Richter, Niklas Hecht, Vincent Büssow, Lucas Maier, Christian Stör

Soldiers in Ukraine also die at Christmas.

In the Donbass, Russian troops are suffering heavy casualties.

The news ticker.

  • Russia's losses:

    Kiev reports destruction of Russian military equipment in the Ukraine conflict

  • Editor's note:

    Some of the information on the Ukraine war processed here comes from the warring parties in Russia and Ukraine.

    They can therefore not be independently checked in part.

Update from Tuesday, December 27, 6.45 a.m .:

The front sections in eastern Ukraine are now particularly difficult, but the Ukrainian army is succeeding in destroying or capturing the Russian military, said Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, in an evening speech on Monday evening yesterday (December 26).

"The front line.

Bakhmut, Kreminna and other areas of Donbass, which now require maximum strength and concentration," Zelenskyy said.

The situation there is difficult, acute.

"The occupiers are using every means at their disposal, and those are considerable means to force at least a small advance."

Zelenskyy also thanked the 80th and 95th Ukrainian airborne brigades "for the successful destruction of the enemy forces on the Lyman front".

In early October, the Ukrainian army regained control of the embattled small town of Lyman in the Donetsk region of Donbass.

Ukrainian soldiers fire a mortar at Russian positions in the frontline town of Bakhmut.

© Libkos/AP/dpa

Russian losses in the Ukraine war: Hundreds of soldiers killed and injured over Christmas

+++ 8.10 p.m .:

The attacks on the troops of Ukraine and their defensive measures did not take a break even on the Christmas holidays.

This was reported by the Ukrainian General Staff in its daily situation report on the social media platform Facebook.

According to this, several hundred Russian soldiers were killed or injured during the Christmas period in Ukraine.

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For example, on Saturday (December 24) an attack by Ukrainian troops hit a military base in the Starobilsk region of Luhansk region, killing or wounding 150 soldiers, and on December 25 an attack on a military base in the occupied part of the Kherson region also killed 50 Soldiers killed and 100 wounded.

In addition, the general staff reported that 300 injured Wagner mercenaries were being treated in a field hospital in the village of Bilovodsk in Luhansk, and another 300 soldiers were in a school that had been converted into a military hospital in Pervomaisk, not far from Bakhmut.

The General Staff reported that other military bases belonging to the Russian occupiers were also hit on the 26th.

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Air Force Spokesman: Explosions at Russian Air Base Episode “Moscow Aggression”

+++ 1:35 p.m .:

Yuri Ihnat, spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, confirmed that the explosions at the Russian military airfield near Engels were a “consequence of Russian aggression” in Ukraine.

In the drone attack, three Russian soldiers are said to have been fatally injured by parts of the drone after it was shot down.

"If the Russians thought that the war wouldn't hit them deep in the hinterland, they were wrong," Ihnat is quoted as saying by the news portal

Kyiv Independent


Russia with losses in the Ukraine war: 550 more soldiers dead

+++ 10.01 a.m .:

The latest statistics on Russia’s losses in the Ukraine war are here.

This was announced by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

According to this, 550 Russian soldiers fell compared to the previous day.

  • Soldiers:

    102,600 (+550)

  • Aircraft:

    283 (+0)

  • Helicopters:

    267 (+0)

  • Tanks:

    3016 (+5)

  • Armored fighting vehicles: 

    6017 (+7)

  • Artillery Systems:

    1996 (+5)

  • Air defense systems:

     212 (+0)

  • Multiple Rocket Launchers:

     418 (+4)

  • Cars and other vehicles:

     4647 (+12)

  • Ships:

     16 (+0)

  • Unmanned combat drones:

     1707 (+0)

  • (Source: Ukrainian General Staff report on December 26)

Media report on explosion at Russian military airfield - three soldiers killed

+++ 8.25 a.m .:

The explosion at the Engels military airfield appears to have been a Ukrainian drone attack.

According to Russian information, three soldiers were killed in the process, as the


reports, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense.

"On December 26, at 1:35 Moscow time, Russian anti-aircraft defense shot down a Ukrainian drone at low altitude while approaching Engels airbase in the Saratov region."

Three soldiers were killed by the falling splinters.

The information could not initially be verified independently.

According to media reports, four people were also injured.

"The aircraft technology was not damaged," emphasized the military leadership.

Strategic bombers are stationed in Engels, and Russia uses their missiles to destroy Ukraine's energy infrastructure.

The city on the Volga is more than 500 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.

It is not the first drone attack on the airfield.

According to Russian sources, two planes were damaged in an attack in early December.

The attacks are said to be in response to Russian rocket fire.

Update from Monday, December 26, 7:08 a.m .:



news agency reports explosions at a military airfield in the Russian Saratov region

, citing the Ukrainian news agency


and the Russian news portal

Baza .

According to the report, sirens sounded at the airfield near the town of Engels on Monday night (December 26) after at least one explosion was heard.

The airfield is one of two Russian air force bases on which, among other things, strategic nuclear bombers are stationed.

According to


, there has so far been no official confirmation from the Russian side about a possible attack on Russian territory.

Ukraine destroys Russian command post - 70 soldiers disabled

+++ 8.41 p.m .:

According to the Ukrainian military, their own forces have succeeded in destroying a Russian command post near Cherson.

The attack took place during an officers' meeting, according to the general staff in Kyiv.

At least 70 soldiers were wounded in the process, and the number of dead is not yet certain. 

+++ 19:05:

The United States has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to "recognize" the new "realities" that the Ukraine war would bring with it.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in Washington DC.

Putin first used the word "war" in connection with the Ukraine conflict last week.

"As a next step, we call on him to end this war by withdrawing his troops," Blinken told Putin.

Russia with losses in the Ukraine war: 620 more soldiers dead

Update from Sunday, December 25, 6:23 a.m .:

Russia’s attack on Ukraine continued unabated on Christmas Eve.

As the


reports, according to the local authorities, 10 people were killed and 55 others injured in a bombardment on the center of the southern Ukrainian city of Cherson on Saturday (December 24).

Military governor Yaroslav Yanushevich announced this on Ukrainian television on Saturday evening.

After the attack, the deputy chief of the Presidential Office in Kyiv, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, published photos of lifeless people in the center of the city, which had recently been liberated from Russian occupation, on his Telegram channel.

Update from Saturday, December 24, 7:38 a.m .:

According to Ukraine, Russia suffered further heavy losses in the war.

The military leadership in Kyiv reported that two artillery systems were destroyed in the Zaporizhia region on Thursday (December 22) and more than 70 soldiers were wounded.

It has also been confirmed that nine Russian drones of various types were shot down last day.

Ukraine War: Ukrainian military attacks Russian bases

+++ 3.30 p.m .:

The Ukrainian military reports attacks on Russian bases.

Ukrainian forces also confirm that three days ago they hit a "concentration" of Russian troops in the Kherson region, some distance behind the front line.

The attack took place in the Skadovsk district, near the border with Crimea.

"Up to 140 Russian soldiers were wounded and eight Kamaz trucks with ammunition were destroyed," the Ukrainian military said.

This information is not independently verifiable.

Losses for Russia: Ukraine celebrates milestone

Update from Friday, December 23, 6:50 a.m.:

Russia has lost more than 100,000 soldiers in combat in the ten months since the start of the Ukraine war.

For the Ukraine, this means a milestone that the country celebrated with a light projection in Kyiv.

"The situation with light has improved in Kyiv," Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko wrote on Telegram on a photo showing the light projection with the inscription "100,000".

First report:

Moscow/Kiev – The Russian invaders have been deployed in Ukraine for more than 300 days.

President Vladimir Putin had originally assumed that the "military special operation" would be over quickly.

But that has long been out of the question.

On the contrary: the Ukraine war is going downright devastating for the Russian armed forces, their losses are exorbitantly high.

A look at the statistics shows how problematic the situation has become for Russia.

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the number of Russian soldiers killed since the invasion began on February 24 has now passed the 100,000 mark.

This means that the Russian armed forces are suffering an average of about 10,000 soldiers killed every month - an unimaginable amount.

Although winter has almost brought fighting to a standstill on the southern and eastern fronts, Russian casualties are still very high.

The reason is the battle for Bakhmut, where Moscow is obviously determined to achieve a largely symbolic victory despite significant losses.

(cs/spr/cas/vbu with dpa/AFP)

Source: merkur

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