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How long can Ukraine endure over 600 casualties every day


EXCLUSIVE: ‘Every day up to a hundred killed and up to 500 wounded’: The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine admitted a difficult situation with the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In fact, as these are figures issued by the one-party state now ranked as the most corrupt regime on earth (apart from Swaziland and Gabon), the figure of 600 casualties every day is likely far higher.

Experts in an interview with RT noted that by now people without combat experience are being drawn into the ranks of the Ukrainian armed forces. According to analysts, the announcement of information about losses from the head of the defence department indicates the seriousness of the situation in which Kyiv finds itself.

‘The situation at the front is difficult. We lose every day up to a hundred of our soldiers killed and up to 500 wounded,’ Reznikov wrote on Facebook*.

According to him, Russia ‘has the strength to advance in certain sectors of the front.’

In addition, Reznikov stated that, despite the significant volume of arms supplies to Ukraine, these incoming NATO assets are not enough to confront Russian troops and their superiority on land, sea and air.

‘We have already received from partners, purchased on the market, manufactured and transferred to the armed forces a significant number of weapons. It would be enough for a victorious defence against any army in Europe. But not from Russia,’ the Ukrainian minister wrote.

It should be noted that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky also spoke about the advantage of the Russian side. In an interview with the Financial Times, he expressed the opinion that Ukraine is much inferior to Russia ‘in terms of technology,’ and therefore is unable to go on the offensive. The President of Ukraine also conceded that the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine could be up to 100 people per day.

A day earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defence stated that the Ukrainian side was suffering significant losses in manpower, weapons and military equipment. As stated during the morning briefing on June 8, the official representative of the Russian Defence Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, over the three days preceding this date, only during the liberation of Svyatogorsk in the DPR, the losses of Ukrainian troops amounted to more than 300 nationalists. During this period, six tanks were also hit, and 15 combat vehicles of various types.

Subsequently, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation announced the growing losses of the Ukrainian side per day. According to the agency’s briefing dated June 9, over 300 nationalists, seven armoured vehicles, two Grad multiple rocket launchers, 12 field artillery guns and mortars, 24 special vehicles and a number of other objects were destroyed as a result of strikes by Russian troops in a day. It was also noted that among the Ukrainian facilities hit during the day was the training centre of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in which foreign mercenaries were retrained and coordinated.

Men gather the remains of a soldier at the city’s airport in Donetsk
ATTENTION EDITORS – VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Men (C and R), who according to local media, are Ukrainian prisoners of war captured during fighting with armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, gather the remains of a soldier at the city’s airport in Donetsk, Ukraine, May 22, 2015. Officials and the military representing Ukraine, Russia, the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE), including members of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination, which monitors the implementation of the peace deal, visited the airport to search for the remains of soldiers killed during the conflict, according to local media. REUTERS/Igor Tkachenko

Commenting on the situation with the losses of Ukrainian troops, military expert Viktor Litovkin noted that by now people without sufficient military experience are being accepted into the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

‘They take everyone in a row, indiscriminately. Whether a person has combat experience or he attributed to himself experience in hostilities, no one can say for sure until he is in battle. And when they are in battle, it is immediately clear that some of them are helpless and completely out of their depth. That’s why they die in the first place. The fact that there are such heavy losses in Ukraine is undeniable. Because they have the eighth or even the ninth wave of mobilization, the expert said in an interview with RT.

According to Litovkin, in the Ukrainian army, there are people who do not have the skills not only to conduct combat operations but also to own weapons. The expert stated that this leads to high mortality among such recruits. ‘For eight years they trained their army, for eight years it was trained by foreign specialists so why now feel sorry for this army, ‘Litovkin stated.

The burial of two soldiers, Ivan Koverznev, 25, and Viktor Dudar, 44, takes place at a Lychakiv cemetery in Lviv. Dudar was a journalist who joined up with the territorial defense and died in combat near Mykolaiv.

In turn, military expert captain 1st rank of the reserve Vasily Dandykin drew attention to the fact that it was the Minister of Defence who spoke about the situation in the Ukrainian army. According to the expert, advisers to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Oleksiy Arestovich and Mikhail Podolyak, as well as Volodymyr Zelensky himself, had previously made statements about the situation at the front.

‘This (Reznikov’s speech. – RT ) suggests that the situation for them on all fronts is, to put it mildly, bad,’ the expert said. Dandykin added that there are also fewer mercenaries. ‘Only the most motivated mercenaries and ultra-nationalists remain, everyone else understands that it is not worth the money that they are promised. Moreover, there is a certain deception with this,’ Dandykin believes.


Along with this, the expert does not exclude that Ukrainian losses may be higher than the values declared by Kyiv officials. ‘The fact is that many are still attributed to ‘missing’. The bodies are not taken, the wounded are left. Not to mention the prisoners, ‘concluded the analyst. Source


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