Russia loses 21 tanks and 17 artillery systems in one day: Ukraine

According to an update from the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Russia lost 21 tanks and 17 artillery systems in a single day.

The General Staff said in a Facebook post on October 8 that Russian forces also lost 580 soldiers as well as 38 vehicles and fuel tanks in the recent fighting.

According to the General Staff, the Russian military has lost a total of 4,821 tanks, 6,705 artillery systems, 282,280 men and 9,111 vehicles and fuel tanks since the start of the conflict.

Additionally, 9,123 armored personnel carriers, 315 aircraft, 316 helicopters and 20 warships and boats have been destroyed since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the invasion in February 2022.

A photo of Ukrainian tanks
Ukrainian T64 tanks move towards Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast on March 20, 2023. According to Ukrainian officials, Russia has lost numerous tanks and personnel.

Newsweek was unable to independently verify Ukraine’s figures, and estimates of wartime casualties varied widely.

Russia rarely publishes figures on its own troop losses and when it does, they are significantly lower than those of Ukraine.

Newsweek The Russian Defense Ministry emailed for comment.

Both Ukraine and Russia have suffered significant losses since the outbreak of war as both sides seek to secure their military objectives.

Retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said previously Newsweek that Ukraine has an advantage in its counteroffensive and wreaks havoc in occupied Crimea.

Hodges, who has been a supporter of Ukraine’s liberation of Crimea despite some Western skepticism, said earlier Newsweek: “It still needs to be confirmed, but if the Black Sea Fleet now has to leave Sevastopol because it realizes that it is so vulnerable to long-range precision weapons that it cannot stay there, then that is truly impressive.”

“But it also shows the advantage of having long-range precision weapons that can hit the facilities in Sevastopol, the air base in Saki and the logistics center in Dzhankoy.”

The war has led to an increased use of drones in attacks across western Russia, some of which have reached the capital Moscow.

Major attacks in Crimea are now commonplace as Ukraine targets defense and naval facilities.

But Russia has managed to retain control of its land corridor connecting Crimea with the other annexed territories that Ukraine says it will fight to liberate.

More than four months ago, Ukraine launched a counteroffensive aimed at retaking Russian-held territory, but Kiev and its Western backers said the offensive was slower than expected.

The Institute for the Study of War think tank said Ukrainian forces had carried out “successful” offensive actions in recent fighting near Andriivka, about 5 miles southeast of Bakhmut, the Donetsk town that has been hotly contested for months. I captured it before it was finally attacked by Russia.

Rick Schindler

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