The Armed Forces of Ukraine have estimated this Monday at more than 31,000 the number of Russian soldiers killed in the framework of the war triggered on February 24 by the invasion order given by the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army has indicated in a message on its account on the social network Facebook that “about 31,250” soldiers have died since the start of hostilities, including about a hundred in the fighting recorded during the last 24 hours.
Likewise, it has stated that 1,386 battle tanks, 690 artillery systems, 207 self-propelled and armored multiple rocket launchers, 211 planes, 176 helicopters, 96 anti-aircraft defense systems, 2,395 vehicles and fuel tanks, thirteen boats and 551 drones have been destroyed. while 125 cruise missiles have been shot down.
“The Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses during the last day in the direction of Sloviansk”, he has pointed out in his message on Facebook, before adding that “the data is being updated”. “Hit the occupant. Let’s win together. Our strength is in the truth”, he stressed.
On the other hand, he has outlined in his daily operational balance that during the last 24 hours the Russian forces “are firing at troop positions along the entire line of contact” in Donetsk province, while they are carrying out “operations offensive” in the Sviatohrisk area.
“In the direction of Slobozhanski, the enemy continues to fire on units of the defense forces,” he said, before adding that “the enemy is intensively restoring the transportation infrastructure to support the offensive,” before stressing that in the direction of Kharkiv Russian troops are focused on “keeping the borders occupied”.
Regarding the city of Severodonetsk, the epicenter of the fighting in recent days, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have confirmed that Russian troops “continue” the offensive and have accused Moscow of attacking “civilian infrastructure” in the settlements of Metolkino, Borivske , Ustinivka and Tshkivka.
Russian attacks have continued in recent hours in Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city, where at least three people have died, and in Mykolaiv, in the south, a region partially controlled by the invaders, according to local Ukrainian agencies.
According to the governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Synehubov, Russian forces in recent hours intensified the bombing of residential areas where, in addition to the dead, there have been ten wounded civilians. The city, in eastern Ukraine and close to the Russian border, has become an access point for Russian troops to the Lugansk and Donetsk regions, which they have been trying to control for weeks.
Meanwhile, in the south of the country, 29 people were injured in the Russian bombing of the Mykolayiv region, where the invaders have already taken control of several areas.