Russia and Ukraine suffer heavy casualties in the Ukrainian War. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports the current figures. The news marker.
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+++ 7:40 p.m.: In the Ukraine war there are “considerable losses” and “on both sides,” US Chief of Staff Mark Milley told the Ramstein conference. However, it is difficult to quantify this precisely. Milley expects “significantly more than 100,000” dead soldiers on the Russian side, meaning members of the military and mercenaries. “The Russians have suffered a great deal of casualties in their military,” Milley said. For Russia, the war in Ukraine is turning into an “absolute catastrophe.”
But there are also heavy losses in the Ukrainian army. However, Milley did not give exact figures. Also, there are many civilians in Ukraine who have been killed.
Ukrainian war losses: border guards kill Russian reconnaissance group near Bakhmut
+++ 6:00 p.m.: According to their own statements, Ukrainian border guards killed a Russian reconnaissance group around Bakhmut in the Donbass region and repelled the subsequent attack by the occupation forces. Russian soldiers tried to spy on the area not far from the conflicted city. “The fighters eliminated the enemy reconnaissance group,” he quoted Ukrainian Pravda Ukrainian border guard. Two Russian soldiers were killed and three others were wounded.
As night fell, the Russian army began to storm the Ukrainian defenses. The Ukrainian defenders then went on the offensive from several directions and halted the attack. “The trench warfare lasted all night, the Ukrainian defenders held the defensive line,” he said. Now the Russian losses would have to be determined.
Heavy losses on both sides in the Ukrainian war
+++ 2:45 p.m.: The Federal Intelligence Service (BND) is a report of the Mirrors reportedly alarmed by the losses suffered by the Ukrainian army in the city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian army is losing a triple-digit number of soldiers every day in the fight against Russian troops in Bakhmut, the news magazine reports, citing available information. The BND warned that the capture of Bakhmut by the Russians would have dire consequences, as it would allow Russia to advance further. The information is not independently verifiable.
Heavy losses for Russia in the Ukrainian war: the battles for Bakhmut and Soledar claim many victims
+++ 12:10: Russia apparently paid a heavy price in blood for the conquest of Bakhmut and Soledar: Nearly 1,000 Russian soldiers are said to have been killed in the Ukrainian war since the beginning of the year. that informs the Moscow Times citing an analysis of the data platform media zone. “This is a super record,” study author Dmitry Treshchanin said in a YouTube video. He attributed the high mortality to fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine. Information cannot be independently verified.
Heavy losses for Russia in the Ukrainian war: 770 soldiers die in one day
+++ 10.00 a.m.: The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has reported the destruction of three Russian tanks in the last 24 hours. In addition, 760 Russian soldiers died. A general vision:
- Soldiers: 119,300 (+770)
- Tank: 3139 (+3)
- Armored Fighting Vehicles: 6241 (+6)
- Vehicles and fuel tanks: 4903 (+7)
- Artillery systems: 2129 (+7)
- Multiple Missiles: 442 (+0)
- Air defense systems: 220 (+0)
- planes: 287 (+0)
- Helicopter: 277 (+0)
- drones: 1886 (+4)
- boats: 17 (+0)
- (Source: Report of the General Staff of Ukraine of January 20)
Russia suffers losses in Ukraine war: Lavrov outraged with testimony
Update for Friday, January 20 at 6:45 am: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has caused confusion. He compared modern Russians to the Jews murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. On Wednesday he told reporters in Moscow: “Just as Hitler wanted a ‘final solution’ to the Jewish question, Western politicians now say very clearly that Russia must suffer a strategic defeat.” Ukraine has now strongly condemned this statement. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko said: “This tarnishes the memory of millions of Holocaust victims.”
Ukraine reports new attacks on Russian positions
+++ 9:00 p.m.: In its evening briefing, the Ukrainian General Staff states that Russia “continues to have significant losses.” More recently, 200 of the recently mobilized residents of the occupied Lugansk region were injured.
On Thursday (January 19), the Ukrainian Air Force carried out 21 airstrikes against enemy positions and six airstrikes against anti-aircraft missile systems. Rocket and artillery troops destroyed six command posts, seven enemy troops and an ammunition depot, according to the report. So far no independent review has been possible.
+++ 6:00 p.m.: the The city of Bachmut has been heavily contested for months.. On one of the fronts near the city in the Donetsk region, Ukraine has now defended itself against another Russian attack. This was announced by the Ukrainian border guard on Thursday (January 19).
According to the information, Russian soldiers attacked the border guard post on Wednesday (Jan 18). Ukrainian troops “repelled the attack in an exchange of fire,” the statement said. Eleven Russian soldiers were killed and another ten were wounded. During the defensive action, the Russian warplanes are said to have been shot down.
Ukrainian soldiers are also said to have shot down two Russian reconnaissance drones in the Bakhmut region. The drone was said to have been rendered harmless by small arms fire, according to the Ukrainian newspaper. pravde.ua writes So far no independent verification of the information has been possible.
Selenskyj doubts: “Putin is still alive?”
+++ 2:30 p.m.: After Ukrainian President Zelenskyy expressed doubts about Putin’s existence, Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s press secretary, declared that Putin “exists and will exist.” “It is clear that both Russia and Putin are a big problem for Ukraine and for Zelenskyy. And it is clear that, purely psychologically, Mr. Zelenskyy would prefer Russia and Putin not to exist.”
Peskov added that the sooner the authorities “understand that Russia and Putin exist and will exist” and that “they have to drop everything anti-Russian”, the better for Ukraine.
Russia suffers losses in the war in Ukraine – Selenskyj doubts: “Is Putin still alive?”
First report, January 19: kyiv – In a video address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi announced new Help for your country in the fight against Russia required. Possible peace negotiations with Moscow Zelenskyj refused: “I don’t know exactly who to talk to and about what.”
In his Davos speech, Zelenskyj also commented on his Moscow counterpart, Vladimir Putin. “I’m not sure if the Russian president who sometimes appears on a green screen is actually the [richtige] is. I don’t quite understand if he is alive, or if he is making the decisions, or who else is making the decisions there,” Zelenskyy said. There are witnesses that he is alive. You can’t say that about Putin.
Russia steps up attacks despite high casualties
Meanwhile, Russia has continued its attacks on Ukraine despite heavy losses in its own ranks. Airstrikes by the Russian army were reported from many parts of the country. The fighter jets are said to have mainly departed from military bases in Belarus. Russia is also moving parts of its heavy artillery closer to the border.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry also reported the destruction of six Russian tanks in the last 24 hours. It is said that a combat helicopter was shot down. In addition, 760 Russian soldiers died.
According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, more than 475,000 Russian soldiers were injured or killed. It is said that around 1000 Russian soldiers are prisoners of war. The information provided by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine cannot be independently verified. (talk to agencies)