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Russia and Ukraine suffer heavy losses in wars. Kiev reports “dozens” of executions. News ticker about the war in Ukraine.

  • Further Execution videos: Kyiv reports “dozens of cases”.
  • Current pay want Losses: Kiev reports another 590 fighters lost on Vladimir Putin’s side
  • Current developments in the Ukraine conflict can be read here. Processed information about the losses of the forces involved in the war in Ukraine is partly obtained from the warring parties from Russia or Ukraine. Therefore, they cannot be independently verified in part.

Updated as of April 17, 10:30 PM: Russian forces have increased the use of heavy artillery and airstrikes in the Bagmud, Donetsk region. This was reported by Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna Maliar in Telegram. “The use of heavy artillery and airstrikes has intensified on the Pakmut front. The enemy is simply razing the buildings and infrastructure of Bagmuth to the ground,” wrote Maliar.

Photo taken on April 9: Belarusian volunteer recruitment in Bagmud region. © Genya Savilov/AFP

Ukraine war: East still ‘hotbed of wars’

Updated as of April 17, 8:50 PM: According to their own reports, Ukrainian armed forces repelled dozens of attacks by Russian troops in the east of the country on Monday. In its daily situation report, the General Staff in Kiev named the towns of Pakmut and Marzinga as the “hotbed of the conflict”. Over the course of the day, around 50 attacks from five different directions were repulsed “with heavy enemy casualties”. The information could not be independently verified.

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The Ukrainian Air Force announced a series of attacks on Russian positions. Among other things, a platform for electronic warfare was attacked. The exact location is not specified. Russia has been waging a war of aggression against neighboring Ukraine for more than a year.

Ukraine War: Russia Now Recruiting Regular Soldiers

Updated as of April 17, 7:00 PM: Russia is also recruiting contract soldiers in the now-annexed Crimea. N-TV According to the local recruitment office, it has set up a stand with weapons and is trying to create an image as an attractive employer. Almost 4500 euros are paid to the volunteer fighters in exchange for bonuses. While this position may appeal to those interested in the military, according to n-tv, the war in Ukraine remains an important issue in Crimea.

Ukraine war: Navalny ‘deeply outraged’ by Kara-Murza’s conviction

Updated from April 17, 4:43 pm: Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has reacted with “deep anger” to opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza’s 25-year prison sentence. According to Navalny, the verdict was “illegal, shameless and simply fascist”. He said so in a voice message posted by his team on online services on Monday. “I believe that Vladimir Kara-Murza was persecuted for political reasons,” it said. Kara-Murza was found guilty by a Moscow court on Monday of “high treason”, “spreading false information” about the Russian military and illegally working for “undesirables”.

Kara-Murza said last week that despite the long prison sentence she was threatened with, she did not regret any of her statements. However, he blames himself for not being able to convince enough comrades and politicians in democracies of the danger the current Kremlin leadership poses to Russia and the world. The well-known activist was a longtime opponent of President Vladimir Putin and a confidant of opposition politician Boris Nemdsov, who was shot dead in 2015.

“Dozens” of videos of executions of Ukrainians among Russian POWs

Updated as of April 17, 4:30 PM: According to its human rights commissioner Dmytro Lubinets, Ukraine already has “dozens” of videos showing the execution of its citizens in Russian custody. In an interview published by the Internet portal on Monday Ukraine Pravda Lupines said: “These are beheadings, genital mutilation, ears, noses, limbs and fingers”. Several culprits have been identified. At least one person has already been killed in the fighting. Lubinets accused the Russian side of systematically violating the Geneva Conventions for the Protection of Prisoners of War.

A man in Russian uniform beheaded a suspected Ukrainian prisoner of war last week on social media. Several clips of the execution and ill-treatment of Russian POWs have already been circulated on the Internet. The UN has accused both sides of violating international conventions.

Updated April 17 at 2:22 p.m: Poland and Hungary want to stop importing grain from Ukraine by July – citing their farmers. The EU Commission considers this unacceptable.

War in Ukraine: Kiev reflects on scale of its own losses

Report from April 17: Kyiv – So far, Ukraine has not provided any information on the number of injured and dead. There are only estimates of the total number of Ukrainian victims. Kiev considers the numbers a state secret. An interview with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov published on Sunday (April 16) was a novelty.

Speaking to a Spanish newspaper La Razon He gave an estimate of his own losses since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression: “I can’t tell you an exact number, but I assure you that it is less than the number of people who died in the earthquake in Turkey. According to Turkish reports, the February 6 earthquake killed more than 50,000 people.

War in Ukraine: Kiev releases new figures on Russian losses

Kiev speaks well of losses on Russia’s side. According to the latest information, Moscow lost almost 600 soldiers in one day. The Ukrainian Civil Service recently posted the following statistics on Facebook:

  • Players: Total so far around 182,660 (+590)
  • Puncture: 3660 (+3)
  • Armored vehicles: 7087 (+4)
  • Artillery system: 2804 (+9)
  • Source: Ukrainian civil servants as of April 17. Information cannot be independently verified.

Ukraine war: Defense experts see “battlefield stalemate”

Meanwhile, many security experts have urged the West to “go all out” in military support for Ukraine. In a guest post Daily mirror They wrote that the “current level of gradual and hesitant military support” would only create “a stalemate on the battlefield.”

Among others, an article by Christoph Huisgen, chairman of the Munich Security Conference. Heusgen, a former foreign policy adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), and his colleagues insisted a victory for Ukraine was “inevitable”. According to it, Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin is betting that “his resolve is stronger than his opponents and he can win on the battlefield.”

In addition to Heusken, guest essays were written by former Obama adviser James Jones, former NATO commander-in-chief and French military adviser Stephane Apriel, former Italian foreign policy adviser Stefano Stefanini, and former Secretary of State Simon Macdonald. At the British Foreign Office. (frs/nak/afp/dpa)

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