Russia suffers heavy losses in Ukraine war. Putin meets mothers of slain soldiers Message Ticker.
- Losses in numbers: Kyiv announces Russia’s losses.
- The Russian arsenal is exhausted: Army is using outdated missiles.
- Editor’s note: Read the latest developments Ukraine conflict On our news ticker. Information is processed here Ukraine war Some came from warring parties Russia And this Ukraine. Therefore, they cannot be independently verified in part.
Update from 6:20 am on Sunday, November 27: President Vladimir Putin has met with the mothers of slain and currently fighting soldiers. The reason is that Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday (November 27) in Russia. According to Spiegel, the men died a heroic death.
Losses for Russia: Admits foreign policy problems
+++ 9.32 pm: Russian foreign policy expert Leonid Slutsky acknowledged the problems with the Russian military. At a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma in St. Petersburg, Slutsky addressed deficiencies in health care. Information about this has been released Daily news. “There are not enough doctors in army units; Everyone says so, and they can’t say no. But you won’t see them there,” the foreign politician was quoted as saying.
In the past, the poor equipment of the Russian army has been criticized by its own soldiers. Slutsky, who supported Russia’s course in Ukraine, promised to discuss the problems with the Defense Ministry. “We must know that the whole world is watching us.” If things like socks or doctors are missing, this leads to questions that are difficult to answer, Slusky said.
Losses for Russia in Ukraine war: Moscow under pressure – People increasingly disaffected
+++ 8.44 pm: Russia and Ukraine have exchanged prisoners of war for the third time in a week. Andriy Yermak, the head of the Ukrainian presidential office, announced on his Telegram channel that “twelve of our people” could be freed. The Ministry of Defense in Moscow has confirmed the exchange of 12 prisoners with Russian citizenship.
According to information from Kiev, the Ukrainians have lost nine soldiers and three civilians. The “Russians” are said to be residents of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” in eastern Ukraine. Moscow’s willingness to exchange prisoners explains the American Institute for War Studies With its own population growing discontent with Russian mobilization. A large part of the population is afraid of their relatives.
Russia’s Losses in Ukraine War: Ukraine Scores Heavy Hits, Destroys “Important Items”
+++ 6:29 PM: The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army reports new victories in the south of the country. According to it Report that evening Facebook The armed forces have reportedly succeeded in using artillery to score several heavy hits, including in Russian-occupied Crimea.
A total of nine “critical items” were reportedly hit when shelling hit a checkpoint in the northern town of Dschankoy. According to Ukrainian civil servants, these are primarily weapons and military equipment of the Russian army. The site is said to have been recently built by Russian invaders.
Russia’s losses in Ukraine war: BBC collects data on Russians killed
+++ 2.25 pm: of BBC By its own accounts, it succeeded Information about the deaths of 326 mobilized Russians to confirm. In total, the names of more than 9,300 Russian soldiers who died in the war in Ukraine are known from open sources.
From the first day of the war, Russian-language service was conducted BBC with a media company Mediazona – which is considered a “foreign espionage media” in Russia – and a group of volunteers compiled a list of Russian casualties in Ukraine. As of November 25, information on 9,311 soldiers and officers killed could be confirmed.
Russia’s losses in the Ukraine war: its arsenal of long-range missiles is almost exhausted
+++ 11.00 am: According to British intelligence services, Russia is using outdated launchers in Ukraine that are actually designed for nuclear weapons. According to a report by the British Ministry of Defence, debris from the type of missile allegedly shot down has been found in publicly available records since the 1980s. Missiles will now be launched unarmed and without warheads.
The British government said that while the missiles could still cause damage, Moscow was unlikely to achieve any serious success. Instead, the Kremlin hopes to distract Ukrainian air defenses. London took this as a sign of how depleted Russia’s arsenal of long-range missiles was.
Russia’s losses in Ukraine war: Kyiv reports current figures
Update from 8:40 am on Saturday, November 26: Ukrainian civil servants have updated information on Russia’s losses. According to this, 86,710 Russian soldiers have died in the war since the start of the war in Ukraine. The General Staff also provides additional data on aircraft, helicopters, tanks and other military equipment. Russia’s losses at a glance:
Players: 86,710 (+560 on previous day)
Flights: 278 (+0)
Helicopter: 261 (+0)
Puncture: 2901 (+2)
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 5848 (+4)
Artillery System: 1896 (+1)
Air Defense Systems: 209 (+0)
Multiple Rocket Launcher: 395 (+0)
Cars and other vehicles: 4406 (+2)
Ships: 16 (+0)
Unmanned Combat Drones: 1554 (+1)
(Status: Saturday, November 26)
Information about Russia’s losses in the war in Ukraine comes from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. They cannot be independently verified. The Kremlin gives very little information about its own losses.
Losses for Russia: Whistleblower accuses superiors of behaving “like in a circus”.
+++ 7:06 PM: Russian soldiers are increasingly turning to media critical of Russia to report on conditions at the front. It also comes up again and again about how Russia should be silent about the majority of the dead. Now, for example, a site founded by activists associated with the Kremlin’s main group, Bussy Riot, has been published. Mediazona Report of a Russian soldier from the 155th Regiment. He reports that between 450 and 500 soldiers from his unit have died in the past few weeks near the small Ukrainian village of Pavlivka in the Donetsk region. The same number were injured.
Some of the unit’s soldiers later asked their superiors to change tactics, after which the command initially threatened legal action. Later awards were promised to the soldiers to pacify them. “Our commanders are acting like they are in a circus,” the anonymous soldier accuses his superiors, and reports that although some of his comrades were withdrawn from Pavlivka, those who complained were asked to hold their posts.
The whistleblower alleges that his superiors see more value in potential awards than in the lives of their players. “The desert is probably the only way to stay alive,” writes Soldier.
Russia’s Losses in Ukraine War: Many Reserves Fall After Partial Mobilization
Update as of Friday, November 25, 2:45 p.m.: Losses in the Ukraine war are causing huge problems for Russia (see first report). A partial mobilization in September should remedy the situation. However, according to estimates by the British secret services, a large number of forced reservations have already fallen. A large number of mobilized reservists were killed in the Donetsk region, around the city of Bakhmut, among others, according to a brief statement from the British Ministry of Defence.
The same applies to soldiers who had to dig trench systems in the Luhansk region during heavy artillery fire. Families of a large number of Kremlin defectors are prepared to protest against the conditions in which their relatives work and face arrest if necessary.
Russia’s losses in the war in Ukraine are very high
Report from Friday 25th November: Russia has suffered heavy losses in the Moscow/Kiev-Ukraine war so far. It is not clear how high the Russian army’s losses actually were. The Kremlin itself is largely silent. Most recently, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu presented official figures in September. “Russia’s losses are 5937,” he said at the time. A second wave of mobilization planned by Vladimir Putin However, it suggests that the losses are substantial and can only be compensated by new recruits.
Statements by a former Russian Special Forces officer and an active FSB officer of the Russian Secret Service, a Russian intelligence website Stories published in October, make it clear how many problems the Russian armed forces have to face in the war in Ukraine. According to them, the death toll at that time was nearly 90,000. This includes fallen soldiers, but missing and wounded soldiers who are unable to return to military service.
A news portal close to the Kremlin had already reported in April Redovka Random numbers Published on Russia’s losses in Ukraine war. At that time there were 13,414 dead and about 7,000 missing. By comparison: the ten-year war in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989 cost the then-Soviet Union 14,523 dead. Later information spoke of 26,000 fallen soldiers.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian civil servants publish Russian casualty figures every day. According to statistics from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, more than 86,000 soldiers have died in combat in the nine months of the war in Ukraine. (CS)
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