Russia has suffered significant losses of tanks and armored vehicles as a result of the actions of Ukrainian forces, according to reports.
Ukrainska Pravda, a Ukrainian online newspaper, reported that on Saturday Kyiv forces managed to destroy eight tanks and 11 armored vehicles.
The report follows a post on Sunday on the Facebook page of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The message highlighted Ukrainian estimates of total losses suffered by Russia since the conflict began on February 24, while highlighting the latest additions.
According to the post, a total of 43,550 Russian servicemen were killed and another 150 were killed on Saturday.
A total of 1,864 tanks were destroyed and an additional 8 tanks were destroyed on Saturday.
A total of 4,126 armored fighting vehicles were destroyed in total, he added.
In addition to this, five operational and tactical drones, three vehicles and tankers, two artillery systems and a helicopter were destroyed on August 13, according to Ukraine.
The message also pointed out that 261 multiple launch rocket systems, 136 air defense systems, 233 aircraft, 194 helicopters, 980 artillery systems, 187 cruise missiles, 15 ships/boats, 3,039 vehicles and tankers and Another 91 Russian vehicles and equipment were destroyed due to the work of Ukrainian forces.
The General Staff’s Facebook page also noted that Russian troops suffered their heaviest losses on the Donetsk front.
It ended with a rallying message against Russian forces.
“Defeat the occupier! Together we will win! Our strength is in the truth,” he said.
“Strike the occupier. Together, let’s win. Our strength is in the truth.”
Prior to the actions of Ukrainian forces, a Pentagon official praised Ukraine for its effectiveness against Russia throughout the conflict.
The unnamed Defense Ministry official said Ukrainian troops had done things “that we might not have thought possible”.
The morale of Vladimir Putin’s troops has also taken a hit due to the success of Ukrainian forces, they added.
On a scale of zero to 10, the official rated the effectiveness of Ukraine’s armed forces at 12 “just based on how impressive they have been to us in so many different ways,” according to a reading of the briefing.
Explosions at an airbase in Russian-occupied Crimea on Tuesday also caused significant damage to Russian aircraft and ordnance, the official said, although the United States does not know what caused the explosions.
On Friday, CNN cited experts and satellite imagery as reporting that at least seven Russian warplanes were destroyed in the explosions, in what may be the largest single-day loss of Russian military aircraft since World War II. World War. Among the planes destroyed were Su-24 bombers and Su-30 multirole fighter jets, the newspaper said.
Newsweek contacted the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Ukrainian Defense Ministry for comments.