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Names of 17,375 fallen Russian soldiers identified: Many had nothing to do with the army before the war


The battle for Bakhmut rages on in eastern Ukraine. The BBC publishes the names of fallen Russian soldiers. The news ticker.

The battle for Bakhmut rages on in eastern Ukraine.

The BBC publishes the names of fallen Russian soldiers.

The news ticker.

  • Heavy




    : Names of over 17,000 fallen soldiers published

  • Attack



    : Russia prepares to attack Ukraine.

  • Losses

    in the

    Ukraine War

    : An overview of Russia's losses in the Ukraine War.

  • Here you can read current developments from the Ukraine conflict.

    The processed information on the losses of the armies involved in the Ukraine war comes partly from the warring parties from Russia and Ukraine.

    They can therefore not be independently checked in part.

Update from March 20, 6:50 a.m.: Using open sources,

BBC Russia

, together with


, an independent Russian media company,

identified the names of 17,375 Russian soldiers who were killed in the war in Ukraine.

The media carries out a roll-call count of the dead.

A third of these casualties were people not associated with the army before the invasion—volunteers, mobilized, prisoners, and newly recruited members of private military companies.

At least 1,000 people have been killed serving their sentences in Russian prisons since early 2023, according to the findings.


Russian soldiers riding on an armored vehicle on a road near the Russia-Ukraine border.

© Anton Vergun/dpa

Summary of Russian losses in the Ukraine war

  • Soldiers:

    165,610 (+700)

  • Aircraft:


  • Helicopters:


  • Tanks:

    3,537 (+5)

  • Armored fighting vehicles:

    6,869 (+16)

  • Artillery systems:

    2,577 (+9)

  • Anti-aircraft systems:

    270 (+2)

  • Multiple Rocket Launchers:


  • Vehicles and fuel tanks:

    5,416 (+8)

  • ships:


  • Drones:

    2,160 (+1)

  • Source: Ukrainian General Staff as of March 20.

    The information cannot be independently verified.

Russia's losses in the Ukraine war: Russian "collaborator" dies

Update from March 19, 9:42 p.m .:

According to Ukrainian information, a Russian “collaborator” died in an explosion in the Russian-controlled part of the Kherson Oblast.

The man was the commander of a patrol in the Nowa Kakhovka district, the Russian investigative committee said, as reported by the Kyiv Independent.

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Russia's losses in the Ukraine war: Kiev reports further heavy blows

Update from March 19, 7:35 p.m .:

Ukraine reports further heavy blows against the Russian army.

In the evening, the general staff reported six air strikes on "agglomerations of occupying forces and equipment" and an ammunition depot, according to Ukrainska Pravda.

Our own artillery also hit two other focal points of occupation soldiers.

However, Russia also reported enemy casualties: According to Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov, 50 Ukrainian soldiers were killed by the Russian military's "Western Group" alone on Saturday.

The information provided by both sides cannot be independently verified.

Heavy losses for Russia: 5,800 soldiers killed?

Update from March 19, 2:23 p.m .:

According to the Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine, Oleksandr Pavlyuk, the Ukrainian military has “eliminated” more than 5,800 Russian soldiers in the past week alone.

In addition, 66 tanks and 81 howitzers were destroyed.

There is also an airplane, a helicopter and 51 drones.

Update from March 19, 8:40 a.m

.: Current figures on Russian losses from the Ukrainian general staff: In ten air strikes against the Russian attackers, seven attacks were able to inflict losses on “the enemy’s personnel and military equipment”.

A Shahed-136 drone was also shot down.

This information cannot be independently verified.

Here is the original post on Facebook.

General Staff of Ukraine reports numerous attacks on Russian military bases

Update from March 18, 7:55 p.m.:

On Saturday, Ukrainian forces not only fended off numerous Russian attacks on the war fronts, but also attacked a number of Russian military bases.

This is reported by the Ukrainian General Staff in its daily situation report on Facebook.

According to this, in addition to six attacks by the air force on Russian troop bases, there were also seven attacks by rocket and artillery troops.

In addition to Russian military personnel, military equipment was also hit.

As the General Staff also reports, the Russian occupiers in the occupied areas of Ukraine continue to convert civilian facilities into military hospitals.

For example, the Russian military is using a previous school building in the Zaporizhia region to treat the injured in up to 50 beds and quickly get them ready for action again.

Losses in the Ukraine war: Repeated attacks on civilians

Update from March 18, 5:28 p.m .:

Two people were killed and five others injured in Russian rocket attacks on the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk in the east of the country, according to the regional military administration.

Russian troops fired cluster munitions at the city, the Unian news agency said, citing the administration.

Update from March 18, 12:37 p.m .:

The Russian hardliner, ex-militia commander and at the same time sharp opponent of the Kremlin Igor Girkin again criticized the Russian offensive against the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut from a military point of view.

According to the Ukrainian news agency Unian, he predicted a "strategic defeat" for Russia.

He praised the city's Ukrainian defenses as "competent".

There are tactical achievements by the Russian military, but strategically it is a defeat.

Russian troops would fight “by the enemy’s rules.”

Long thought to be the commander of several pro-Russian militia groups in eastern Ukraine, Girkin is also believed to have been involved in the downing of the Malaysian MH17 airliner in 2014.

He is a well-known critic of the Kremlin.

He repeatedly accuses the Russian leadership of acting too indecisively and softly.

Russian casualties in the war: "Up to 1500 a day"

Update from March 18, 11:22 a.m .:

Russian troops are apparently suffering devastating losses as part of their current offensive in Ukraine.

This was announced by a senior NATO official to the British newspaper

The Guardian


He spoke of up to 1,500 losses a day on the Russian side, most of which would come from the battle for the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.

According to the official, the front line runs along the river in the city.

The front line area has turned into a "death zone".

Update from March 18, 9:02 a.m .:

According to the Ukrainian armed forces, Russia has lost almost 900 soldiers within 24 hours.

This is the result of the new figures on Russia's losses in the Ukraine war.

According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, the country's own air defense has also managed to repel air attacks on the capital Kiev.

A total of eleven Shahed drones were shot down there alone.

Bakhmut becomes the bloodiest battle in the Ukraine war

KIEV – The Russian army has still not managed to capture the strategically important city of Bakhmut.

The battle for the city in the east of the country is now regarded as the bloodiest in the Ukraine war that has been raging for a good 13 months.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyj had repeatedly stated that he wanted to keep the city, which once had a population of 70,000, at all costs.

The Kremlin, for its part, is doing everything it can to conquer Bakhmut -- and is apparently willing to accept high losses in its own ranks to do so.

Ukraine war: Russia's attacks allegedly repelled

According to the Ukrainian military leadership, it was not only about Bakhmut that the Russian attacks could be repulsed for the time being.

In the battles for Cherson and Zaporizhia, the occupiers suffered significant losses as a result of determined resistance.

In the south of the country, Kiev is apparently even preparing its own offensive in the Ukraine war.

According to Ukrainian media, the goal of these efforts is the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2014.

As reported by the news portal Ukrinform

, among others

, the Russian forces in the region are preparing “for a possible forced evacuation” due to high losses.

Russian officials would visit the houses and inquire about the Russian citizens residing there, particularly whether they were children or the elderly.

Attack on Crimea: Russia prepares to attack Ukraine

Vadym Skibitsky, deputy chief of the Ukrainian military intelligence service, said on Thursday that Russia was already preparing "defense measures" on the peninsula due to the high losses in the Ukraine war.

Moscow gave the order to keep the "defensive infrastructure on combat readiness".

Vladimir Konstantinov, the Russian governor of Crimea appointed by Putin, told Russia's

RIA Novosti

news agency that the peninsula had started to train students on weapons.

Kremlin chief Putin and the power apparatus in Moscow are officially celebrating the ninth anniversary of the "reunification" of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea with Russia.

The 2014 annexation is internationally regarded as a breach of international law.

The Ukrainian government has repeatedly emphasized that it aims to liberate Ukrainian territory from Russian occupation.

A specially scheduled Russian celebratory concert in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium to celebrate the anniversary has been canceled according to media reports.

The reason for this is the fear of an attack or other incidents.

The Russian authorities have nevertheless announced festive highlights - and decorated the Russian capital with festive flags.

(with dpa)

List of rubrics: © Anton Vergun/dpa

Source: merkur

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