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Losses for Russia: Battle of Bakhmut "very serious"


Losses for Russia: Ukrainian air defenses report successes in Russian “demilitarization” Created: 12/31/2022, 4:45 am By: Sandra Kathe, Caspar Felix Hoffmann, Karolin Schäfer, Moritz Serif, Sebastian Richter, Niklas Hecht, Vincent Büssow, Lucas Maier, Christian Stör Russia continues to suffer heavy losses in the Ukraine war. The number of dead is increasing. The news ticker. Russia's losses at

Losses for Russia: Ukrainian air defenses report successes in Russian “demilitarization”

Created: 12/31/2022, 4:45 am

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

Russia continues to suffer heavy losses in the Ukraine war.

The number of dead is increasing.

The news ticker.

  • Russia's losses at a glance:

    Kiev publishes new figures every day 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.

+++ 10.40 p.m .:

According to the Defense Minister of Ukraine, Oleksiy Resnikov, the war of aggression against his country has caused lasting damage to the Russian military.

In an interview with the Ukrainian news portal


, Reznikov stated that, as things stand at present, Russia needs at least five, maybe even ten years to restore its armed forces to pre-war levels.

This was reported by the news portal

Ukrainska Pravda


"According to the findings of NATO reconnaissance, the Russians have suffered huge losses in tanks, artillery, armored personnel carriers and soldiers," the news site quoted the Ukrainian minister as saying.

The missile stocks are initially decimated accordingly.

Resnikov gave no information about his own armed forces.

Losses for Russia: General Staff again reports many wounded

+++ 8.55 p.m .:

In its daily situation report, the Ukrainian general staff again reports on numerous injured military personnel who were treated in hospitals after counterattacks by Ukraine.

According to information from the Ukrainian military leadership, the hospital in Bilovodsk in the Luhansk region has been "full of wounded Russian soldiers" since Thursday (December 29).

Other Russian fighters were wounded and killed in attacks on Friday.

In its daily status report on the social media platform Facebook, the military authority reported "up to ten" armed Russians who were wounded or killed in the Donetsk region.

In addition, the General Staff speaks of another six troop bases hit during attacks, a shot down reconnaissance drone and two equipment stores, five ammunition stores and a radar station that were destroyed.

Both sides in the Ukraine war use massive amounts of artillery on a daily basis.

(symbol photo) © Madeleine Kelly/

Russian casualties: Ukrainian air defenses report successes in Russian “demilitarization”

+++ 6:05 p.m .:

The Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Resnikov emphasized in a message on the short message service Twitter that the Ukrainian troops were driving the “demilitarization” of Russia by successfully shooting down several drones and cruise missiles.

"We shot down Russian drones, missiles, planes and helicopters, let's shoot them down and we will continue to shoot them down," the politician wrote resolutely in his tweet.

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That is why, Reznikov stressed, his troops would use whatever weapons they had at their disposal, from shoulder-launched manpads to modern Patriot systems, to protect their country.

In conclusion, Ukraine's defense minister added that the demilitarization of the "terrorist state" of Russia was "going according to plan".

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Losses for Russia in the Ukraine War: Battle of Bakhmut "very serious"

+++ 4 p.m .:

The battle for the contested key city of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine is coming to a head.

According to the Ukrainian military, Russia is directing many of its resources towards the frontline city,


reported .

However, the Russian army has not made any progress so far, said Oleksiy Arestovych, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Both Russian and Ukrainian troops would record troop losses.

He described the situation as "very serious".

+++ 2.30 p.m .:

Ukraine has once again updated its information on Russian losses in a rocket attack from Moscow.

According to the Ukrainian Air Force, 58 of 70 cruise missiles were shot down in the attack on Thursday (December 29).

In addition, three reconnaissance drones and a Russian Mi-8 helicopter were destroyed by anti-aircraft defense in the east of the country.

Ukraine had previously spoken of 54 cruise missiles shot down.

+++ 12.20 p.m .:

Russia continues to struggle with heavy losses in the Ukraine war.

In any case, the figures published by the Ukrainian general staff every morning look devastating (see update from 8.50 a.m.).

The report by the Ukrainian military leadership also shows that five Russian command posts and a weapons depot are said to have been destroyed in the past 24 hours alone. 

Losses for Russia: Ukraine shoots down drones

+++ 10.15 a.m .:

Russia allegedly launched 16 kamikaze drones on targets in Ukraine during the night.

But they all seem to have been unsuccessful.

At least the Ukrainian Air Force reports that all missiles have been destroyed.

According to the city administration, five drones were shot down over the capital Kyiv.

Numbers of Russian losses in the Ukraine War

+++ 8.50 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, around 700 Russian soldiers fell compared to the previous day.

  • Soldiers:

    105,250 (+690)

  • Aircraft:

    283 (+0)

  • Helicopters:

    268 (+0)

  • Tanks:

    3026 (+8)

  • Armored fighting vehicles: 

    6059 (+12)

  • Artillery systems:

    2010 (+6)

  • Air defense systems:

     212 (+0)

  • Multiple Rocket Launchers:

     423 (+0)

  • Cars and other vehicles:

     4683 (+8)

  • Ships:

     16 (+0)

  • Unmanned Combat Drones:

     1740 (+23)

  • (Source: Ukrainian General Staff report on December 30)

Russia's casualties mount: Air defense shoots down all Russian drones in Kyiv Oblast

+++ Update from Friday, December 30, 6:15 a.m .:

The governor of the Kiev region, Oleksiy Kuleba, reported that in the early hours of the morning (December 30) the air defense shot down all drones that Russia was targeting infrastructure facilities in of the Kiev region.

Preliminary reports indicate that none of the drones reached their destination.

The Ukrainian military has also announced that its anti-aircraft defenses destroyed nine Shahed drones and one Marlyn drone in Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia oblasts early Friday morning (December 30).

Russia's casualties mount: Hundreds of Russian soldiers and Wagner mercenaries injured

+++ 10:10 p.m .:

In its daily situation report on the social media platform Facebook, the General Staff of Ukraine again reported major losses among the Ukrainian troops.

For example, more than 50 Russian soldiers were killed by one or more fires in an attack on a Russian military position in the area of ​​the occupied city of Berdyansk (Zaporizhia region).

In addition, a Russian air defense base was destroyed in twelve Ukrainian air raids on Thursday.

With the help of artillery units and rocket launchers, the Ukrainian army also hit several checkpoints and troop camps.

The General Staff also reports that well over a hundred wounded Russian soldiers and mercenaries from the Wagner Group are being treated in formerly civilian Ukrainian health facilities in the occupied territories.

In Bilovodsk in the Luhansk region alone, medical staff are taking care of over a hundred Wagner mercenaries, and another 120 fighters for the attacker are being treated in a facility that has been converted into a military hospital in Tokmak in the Zaporizhia region.

Losses to Russia: air defenses vulnerable

+++ 10.05 a.m .:

The Ukrainian military shot down five Russian missiles over the Black Sea.

This was announced by Vitaly Kim, the head of the military administration of the Mykolaiv region, in a post on the Telegram messaging app.

In the morning (December 29) the Russian military launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine.

Explosions were heard in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and other parts of the country.

Russian casualties: Ukrainian anti-aircraft guns shoot down Russian drones

+++ 7.40 a.m .:

Last night, Russia’s military launched 13 Iranian-made drones to attack Kharkiv’s energy infrastructure.

Eleven of them were shot down.

This was announced by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

+++ Update from Thursday, December 29, 6:55 a.m .:

According to their own statements, the Ukrainian air defense system shot down five Russian drones in the Dnepropetrovsk Oblast on Wednesday evening (December 28), which are probably Iranian Shahed drones .

In the evening, the Russian military attacked Ukraine with kamikaze drones.

Air alerts were sounded in Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv and Cherkassy oblasts.

Eyewitnesses reported the sound of explosions in the city of Dnipro.

Ukraine War: Ukrainian military hits 'important' military target

+++ Update from Wednesday, December 28, 6:40 a.m.:

According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, in the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian missile and artillery forces have one command post and six Russian positions, as well as an unspecified “important” military one Hit an object and an ammo rack.

The General Staff also said that the Russian armed forces are continuing their offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions in the Donetsk region "despite significant losses of soldiers" and are trying to improve their tactical position in the Lyman direction.

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 since 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.

(editing with dpa/AFP)

Source: merkur

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