Ru. Defense: Kiev loses 800 Soldiers, 20 tanks in Donetsk, Zaporozhye
The Russian Defense Ministry announced that Ukrainian losses also include four infantry vehicles and 15 armored combat vehicles.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Ukrainian army lost more than 800 soldiers, 20 tanks, 4 infantry vehicles, and 15 armored combat vehicles. in the last 24 hours.
The ministry detailed that "enemy losses in the South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions amounted to more than 800 Ukrainian militaries, 20 tanks, four infantry fighting vehicles, 15 armored combat vehicles, two US-made M777 artillery systems, Msta-B and D-30 howitzers, as well as a Grad multiple rocket launcher combat vehicle."
According to the ministry, Russian aircraft thwarted an attack on Ukrainian assault forces in the Zaporizhzhia direction near the hamlet of Zherebyanky.
Ukraine has lost over 205 military personnel in the Donetsk direction in the last 24 hours, according to the Russian Defence Ministry.
The ministry reported that the Ukrainian army lost 205 soldiers and 10 pieces of equipment in the Donetsk direction during the last day, thwarting two enemy attacks near the settlements of Pervomaiske and Petrivske.
The Russian ministry detailed that losses during the combat amounted to more than 205 military personnel, two armored combat vehicles, seven vehicles, and two D-20 howitzers.
Russia also thwarted two strikes at the Vremivka cliff, according to the ministry, adding that Ukraine lost 11 armored vehicles, including four tanks.
According to open-source intelligence assessments, Ukraine has lost 16 US-supplied armored vehicles in the last few days, while the country's military reported that its forces had taken three villages from Russia in an attack in the eastern Donetsk area.
Jakub Janovsky of the Dutch open-source intelligence website Oryx stated that the 16 US Bradley infantry combat vehicles that have been destroyed, damaged, or abandoned in recent days constitute about 15% of the 109 that Washington has handed Kiev.
The United States first sent the IFVs to Ukraine earlier in the year. The Pentagon announced in early January a military assistance package for Ukraine worth $3.75 billion includes 50 Bradley fighting vehicles, 500 TOW anti-tank missiles, and 250,000 rounds of 22mm ammunition.