Ukrainian soldiers on April 18, 2022, in Izyum district, Kharkiv region of Ukraine. Russian forces in the country lost 780 soldiers, 10 tanks and more than 20 armored personnel vehicles in the past day

Russia Loses 1030 Troops, 11 Tanks And 9 APVs In a Day: Kyiv

By Ellie Cook |

Russian forces in Ukraine lost 780 soldiers, 10 tanks and more than 20 armored personnel vehicles (APVs) in the past day, according to Kyiv’s military, as fighting rages on ahead of anticipated offensives in the coming months.

Moscow’s armed forces have now lost a total of 440,750 troops since Russia launched its full-scale invasion in February 2022, according to updated figures published by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Thursday.

Ukrainian soldiers on April 18, 2022, in Izyum district, Kharkiv region of Ukraine. Russian forces in the country lost 780 soldiers, 10 tanks and more than 20 armored personnel vehicles in the past day, according… More

Casualty counts and equipment losses in war are notoriously opaque. Western experts suggest both Kyiv’s and Moscow’s reported losses are higher than the true figure. Neither side regularly offers updated statistics on their own losses, but in late February, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers had died in the more than two years of fighting.

If Ukraine’s tally includes overall casualties, as well as Russian fighters who are missing or died in non-combat circumstances, it is a “perfectly plausible” tally, Nick Reynolds, a research fellow for land warfare at the London-based Royal United Services Institute think tank, told Newsweek in February.

Casualty counts typically spike during drawn-out battles, such when Russia launched its offensive on the strategic Donetsk city of Avdiivka in October. Moscow has controlled the settlement since mid-February.

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