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Heavy losses: Ukraine is said to have shelled a factory in Russia


Russia continues to suffer heavy casualties in the Ukraine war. A factory in Belgorod, Russia, is said to be on fire. The news ticker.

Russia continues to suffer heavy casualties in the Ukraine war.

A factory in Belgorod, Russia, is said to be on fire.

The news ticker.

  • Heavy losses for Russia:

    Ukraine reports the current daily figures.

  • Artillery and Missile Troops:

    Kiev reports successful attacks on Russian troop bases.

  • Editor's note: 

    Read the latest developments from the Ukraine conflict in our new ticker.

    The information on the Ukraine war processed here comes partly from the warring parties in Russia and Ukraine.

    They can therefore not be independently checked in part.

Update from Saturday, February 4, 7:15 a.m .:

According to the regional governor, a factory in the Belgorod region of Russia is on fire.

A factory in Russia's Belgorod region on the border with Ukraine is said to have caught fire in the early hours of February 4.

This is reported by the portal The Kyiv Independent.

The region's governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said the factory had been shelled.

Heavy losses for Russia: Ukraine shoots down Russian fighter jet near Bakhmut

+++ 10.30 p.m .:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj has stated that the situation at the front, especially in the Donetsk region, remains difficult.

So said the head of state in his evening video address on Friday (February 3).

He also thanked the 10th Mountain Infantry Brigade for "successful counter-offensives in the Donetsk region" and the fighters of the 54th Mechanized Brigade for "their courage and genuine Ukrainian resilience" in the fighting for Donbass.

"And I would like to highlight our National Guardsmen," Zelenskyy said (see 7 p.m. update).

“Guys who successfully destroy enemy planes in the Donetsk region.

Thank you!"


Belgorod is located not far from the border with Ukraine.

© Mikhail Voskresenskiy/dpa

Heavy casualties: Ukraine shoots down Russian fighter jet near Bakhmut

+++ 19.00:

In the Donetsk region, soldiers from the Ukrainian National Guard destroyed another Russian Su-25 fighter plane.

This was announced by the National Guard of Ukraine on its official website.

"On February 2 at 11:55 a.m. on the south-eastern outskirts of Bakhmut, members of the National Guard spotted two enemy Su-25 aircraft at a distance of three kilometers, the target was locked and a shootdown was carried out," the statement said.

"As a result of the fighting, one Su-25 was hit." Last week, a Russian Mi-24 helicopter and a Russian Su-25 fighter jet were shot down by Ukrainian forces.

Pictures of the Ukraine war: great horror and small moments of happiness

Pictures of the Ukraine war: great horror and small moments of happiness

Heavy casualties: Former Ukrainian law enforcement officer killed in car explosion

+++ 6 p.m .:

A former Ukrainian law enforcement officer who defected to Russia died in a car explosion in Enerhodar in Zaporizhia Oblast in southeastern Ukraine on Friday morning (February 3).

Many employees of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which is occupied by the Russian armed forces, live in the city.

The Executive Committee of the Berdyansk City Hall reported the news via telegram.

The collaborator was blown up in Enerhodar.

Before the occupation, the man worked as a Ukrainian law enforcement officer and then defected to the enemy," it said.

"The resistance works!

Despite all the controls and all the pressure.”

Heavy casualties: Russian tanks destroyed and soldiers captured

+++ 1.30 p.m .:

In the Wuhledar region in Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian soldiers are said to have destroyed Russian equipment and captured two Russian soldiers.

This is reported by one of the allegedly involved brigades on Telegram.

According to

Ukrainska Pravda

, an upgraded Russian T-80 tank was destroyed in the process.

Heavy losses for Russia: recruitment by Wagner group decreases

+++ 11.25 a.m .:

According to British military experts, the recruitment of prisoners by the Russian mercenary group Wagner has recently decreased.

This emerged from the daily intelligence update from the Ministry of Defense in London on Friday.

A power struggle between different groups in the Russian ruling elite is at least partly responsible for the decline.

"Significant tensions between Wagner and the Russian Ministry of Defense are becoming apparent in the public eye," the statement said.

Both data from the Russian law enforcement agency and reports from Ukrainian soldiers suggest that the number of Wagner mercenaries recruited has fallen.

Heavy losses for Russia: Ukraine destroys Russian air defense system

+++ 10.45 a.m .:

According to a tweet from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, a Russian air defense system is said to have been destroyed by Ukrainian artillery.

The Tor M2DT anti-aircraft missile system was unveiled by the Russian military in May 2017 during the annual Victory Day parade in Moscow.

According to the

Army Recognition

website , it is a short-range anti-aircraft system designed specifically for use in arctic climates.

On Thursday, Ukraine's Defense Ministry released aerial photos showing the missile system being destroyed by a drone.

Heavy losses for Russia: Moscow loses 840 soldiers in one day

Update from February 3, 9.30 a.m .:

Russia is said to have lost almost 130,000 soldiers since the start of the Ukraine war.

This emerges from the latest figures from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The information cannot be independently verified.

  • Soldiers:

    129,870 (+840)

  • Aircraft:

    294 (+1)

  • Helicopters:

    284 (+0)

  • Tanks:

    3215 (+4)

  • Armored fighting vehicles:

    6388 (+6)

  • Artillery systems:

    2215 (+3)

  • Anti-aircraft systems:

    222 (+1)

  • Multiple Rocket Launcher:

    460 (+2)

  • Vehicles and fuel tanks:

    5068 (+4)

  • Boats:

    18 (+0)

  • Drones:

    1952 (+1)

  • (Source: Report of the Ukrainian General Staff of February 03)

Heavy losses for Russia: Prisoners can voluntarily be imprisoned as prisoners

+++ 10:05 p.m .:

In January, according to

Ukrainska Pravda

, 5.6 million users visited the website of the project

I Want To Live

(“I want to live”), 4.7 million from Russia and 350,000 from Ukraine.

Andrii Yusov, a representative of the Coordination Center for Prisoners of War, explains that Russian soldiers and their family members, as well as citizens who are threatened with mobilization, turn to the project.

Since September 2022, more than 7,600 voluntary surrender requests have been received from Russians and residents of the Russian-held territories of Ukraine.

The applications give those affected the opportunity to be voluntarily and peacefully detained as prisoners of war in Ukraine.

Coordination Headquarters states that the detention will then be carried out in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.

If they wish, the prisoners can also return to their homeland as part of an exchange or apply for asylum in Ukraine or in EU countries.

Heavy losses for Russia: Ukraine fends off attacks in Donetsk - and gives more numbers

+++ 7.47 p.m .:

Within yesterday, 127 Russian soldiers were killed and 137 wounded in the Bakhmut region, the spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Serhiy Cherevatyy, announced at an online briefing.

The situation towards Luhansk is similar.

The number of wounded is increasing and there are already not enough hospitals and medical staff to help them, the spokesman added.

As Cherevaty previously reported, the Russian armed forces are now also using maternity hospitals in the occupied territories to treat their wounded.

Ukraine-News: Group Wagner with problems

Update from Wednesday, February 1, 10:42 a.m .:

More and more mercenaries from the notorious Wagner group are suffering from infections due to poor hygiene.

This is reported by the news portal



The Wagner Group is a paramilitary unit founded by Yevgeny Prigozhin.

The group also recruits convicts and foreign mercenaries.

Heavy losses for Russia in the Ukraine war

First report from Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 9:58 a.m.:

Kiev – Russia continues to suffer high losses in the Ukraine war.

In its morning statement on the situation, the General Staff of Ukraine again spoke of high losses for the Russian troops.

According to Ukraine, almost a thousand Russian soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours.

The Ukrainian Defense Forces killed 920 Russian occupiers and destroyed 8 tanks and 10 artillery systems, reports the

Ukrainska Pravda

news portal , citing the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Russia's losses in the Ukraine war: Moscow has illegally recruited more than 9,000 men

Meanwhile, Moscow has admitted that since last fall it has unjustly conscripted several thousand men into the army for the Ukraine war.

More than 9,000 citizens illegally mobilized have been brought back home, Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov said in a meeting with Putin.

Among the men are those who should not have been called up for health reasons.

In view of the high losses in the Ukraine war, Russia is said to have difficulties maintaining troop levels.

This is according to a



Unspecified Western officials said that while this will not stop Russia from going on the offensive, it will not make any progress.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for Russia to replace the losses.

(red with dpa/AFP)

List of rubrics: © Mikhail Voskresenskiy/dpa

Source: merkur

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