Russia loses 1,090 soldiers in reported deadliest day of war

Ukrainian forces have killed more than 1,000 Russian soldiers in what is likely to be the deadliest day of fighting since the country’s invasion more than a year ago, the Kiev military said Sunday.

and Video shared by the Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forcesspokesperson Oleksandr Stupun claimed that Ukrainian forces killed 1,090 Russian troops on Saturday.

Stupn also praised the elimination of eight Russian tanks, seven armored fighting vehicles, and four artillery systems in the battle.

The latest death toll surpasses Kiev’s previous record of 1,030 Russian soldiers killed overnight on February 7, just weeks before the war’s first anniversary on February 24.

Ukrainian military spokesman Serhiy Cherevatyi said on Sunday that another 239 Russian soldiers had been killed on the front line near Bakhmut in Donetsk province. Kiev Independent reported.

Russia reportedly lost 1,090 troops on Saturday.

On Friday, Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hannah Mariar confirmed that the ongoing Battle of Bakhmut had “worsened” as Russia continued to attack even in the face of losses.

“Our soldiers are doing everything possible to prevent the enemy from realizing their plans,” said Maliar. wrote on telegram.

Russian attacks on Bakhmut and surrounding settlements, which are vital to Ukraine’s supply chain, have been ongoing since mid-January. Moscow occupied the city for the first time in her May 2022.

Oleksandr Stupn.
Oleksandr Shtupun announced the new death toll.
Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces / Facebook

of Maxar Technologies satellite image Shared earlier this week, it shows the once-thriving city reduced to rubble and clouded with ash.

As of this weekend, Ukrainian forces are reportedly trapped in a building west of the Bakhmutka River. His 2,600-foot clearing between Ukrainian and Russian soldiers has been dubbed the “Killing Zone” as fighting rages.

Despite previous reports that Russian Wagner forces had made gains in the region, The Institute for War Studies (ISW) Sunday Report It concluded that the army did not advance on Saturday.

News of Russia’s heavy weekend losses came shortly after President Volodymyr Zelensky’s aide, Mikhail Podlyak, told Italian newspaper La Stampa about Ukraine’s strategy in the war-torn region.

“[Russia] Trained military personnel, remnants of the professional army and most of the private sector have congregated in Bahmut,” Podoljak explained.

“So we have two objectives: reduce their capable manpower as much as possible, fix them up with some key tedious battles, disrupt their offense, and counter-attack in the spring. to focus resources elsewhere.”

Another aide more clearly said, tell the bbc The Bakhmut Front was “a unique opportunity to kill many Russians.”

A U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, estimates that as many as 30,000 people have been killed in the attacks since the war began.Ukrainian officials also claimed 4,000 residents died in the city on Tuesday. .

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