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The Ukrainian Armed Forces on Wednesday put the number of Russian servicemen killed since the beginning of the invasion at more than 58,000, including 400 during the last day of fighting, a figure much higher than the one acknowledged by Moscow.
The Ukrainian Army General Staff has said that “some 58,150” Russian soldiers have been killed in the hostilities, a figure that contrasts with the less than 6,000 deaths acknowledged last week by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
He also noted that 2,312 battle tanks, 1,381 artillery systems, 175 anti-aircraft defense systems, 331 self-propelled and armored multiple rocket launchers, 262 aircraft, 224 helicopters, 989 drones, 15 vessels, 3,742 vehicles and fuel tanks and 131 pieces of special equipment have been destroyed.
“The Russian enemy has suffered the biggest losses over the past day in the directions to Kramatorsk and Donetsk,” he stressed on his account on the social network Facebook, before outlining that “the data is being updated.” “Beat the occupier. Let’s win together. Our strength is in the truth,” he added.
On the other hand, he has detailed that “the enemy is attacking with artillery the positions of the troops along the entire contact line and continues to focus its efforts on the attempts to fully occupy the Donetsk region and hold the captured territories.”
“The enemy is hitting civilian infrastructure and houses of the civilian population. There remains the threat of shelling and missile attacks throughout the territory of Ukraine,” he said, before accusing Russian troops of “violating the norms of humanitarian law and the laws and rules of war.”