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Russia announces soldiers killed after 1 month of war in Ukraine

(Dan Tri) – Russia has announced the number of soldiers killed and injured after more than 4 weeks of conducting a special military operation in Ukraine.

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Russian armored vehicle caught fire in Ukraine (Image: AP).

“Unfortunately, there were casualties among our comrades during the operation military especially. As of today, 1,351 service members have been killed and 3,825 others injured,” Chief of the Operations Department of the General Staff of the Russian Army Sergei Rudskoy announced at a press conference on March 25. .

General Rudskoy said that the Russian government will support the families of servicemen who died while participating in the special military operation in Ukraine.

Ukraine’s damage

According to Rudskoy, after more than a month of fighting, Ukrainian forces have lost more than 14,000 soldiers and the total number of casualties is about 30,000 people, equivalent to 11.5% of the force. All 24 major Ukrainian units suffered “heavy losses”.

“Currently, the Ukrainian air force and air defense systems are almost completely destroyed. The country’s navy is also no longer active,” Mr. Rudskoy added.

The Russian side confirmed that Ukraine also lost a significant part of its combat equipment, including 65.7% tanks and armored vehicles, 42.8% artillery and mortars, 30.5% multiple launch missile systems and 82 % anti-aircraft missile systems S-300 and Buk-M1. A total of 85% of the total Tochka-U tactical missile systems have been scrapped.

In addition, three-quarters of Ukraine’s military aircraft and half of its helicopters were destroyed. Of the 36 Bayraktar TB-2 drones, only one is still operational.

Russian forces conducted airstrikes on 16 main airfields of the Ukrainian army and destroyed 39 weapons and equipment depots, where 70% of military vehicles, equipment and fuel were concentrated, as well as more than 1 million tons of ammunition. Russia’s high-precision weapons also hit 30 key industrial-military factories.

Complete the first stage

“In general, the main objectives of the first phase of the military operation in Ukraine have been completed,” Rudskoy said.

He explained that job A significant weakening of Ukraine’s military potential will allow Russia to focus all of its efforts on its main goal: the liberation of the Donbass region, while the military campaign will continue until “complete completion of the objectives set by the General. stated by the commander of the Russian army”.

Russian forces blockaded several major Ukrainian cities including Kiev, Kharkov, Chernigov, Sumy and Nikolayev. Kherson and much of Zaporozhye are under complete Russian control.

“People, as well as some experts, question what we do around the blocked Ukrainian cities. We did not plan to attack these cities in the first place, to prevent destruction. destroy and minimize damage to military personnel and civilians,” Rudskoy said.

According to the Russian military official, Russian weapons “have demonstrated high accuracy, reliability and the ability to be deployed in a timely manner”.

Situation in Donbass

Rudskoy announced that in the first month of the military operation in Ukraine, a significant part of the People’s Republic of Donetsk and Lugansk was liberated, equivalent to 54% and 93%. Militants in these two breakaway territories in Eastern Ukraine have gained control of 276 settlements.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces in Donbass lost about a quarter of their manpower. Russian forces hand over captured military spoils to two breakaway republics in the Donbass. They received 113 tanks and armored vehicles, 138 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 67 NLAW anti-tank weapons.

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