Ukraine puts the number of Russian servicemen killed in combat at «about 37,500».


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File – Two Ukrainian militiamen control a road, March 2, 2022, in Kiev, Ukraine. – Diego Herrera – Europa Press

The Ukrainian Armed Forces on Tuesday put the total number of Russian servicemen killed since the beginning of the invasion, unleashed on February 24 on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin, at «about 37,500», before stressing that a Russian offensive in the Kharkov region has been repulsed in the last few hours.

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army stressed on its Facebook account that 1,649 tanks, 838 artillery systems and 247 self-propelled and armored multiple rocket launchers have been destroyed since the beginning of the fighting.

It has also said that 217 aircraft, 188 helicopters, 109 anti-aircraft defense systems, 2,699 vehicles and fuel tanks, 15 ships and 676 drones have also been destroyed, while 155 cruise missiles have been shot down.

«The Russian enemy suffered the heaviest losses over the past day in the Mikolaiv direction,» he stressed, while noting that «the data is being updated.» «Hit the occupier. Let’s win together. Our strength is in the truth,» he stressed.

On the other hand, he noted in his daily balance of operations that «the enemy fired with artillery and rockets» at several localities in the Kharkov region and emphasized that «the Ukrainian defenders harshly suppressed an attempt of the enemy’s assault in the direction of Dementiivka».

«In the direction of Sloviansk, the enemy’s units continued their assault operations with the aim to improve their tactical positions in the areas of Mazanivka, Ivanivka and Dolyna.» «All enemy actions in the direction of these settlements were unsuccessful. Our soldiers drove out the invaders,» he stressed.

Finally, he denounced artillery attacks on the localities of Chepil, Velika Komishuvaja, Barvinkove, Dibrovne, Mazanivka, Bohorodichnie and Adamivka, before adding that «the enemy is trying to improve its tactical positions in the directions to Bajmut and Novopavlivka.


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