MADRID, 17 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have estimated this Tuesday at around 28,000 the number of Russian soldiers killed since the start of the war, unleashed on February 24 by the invasion order given by the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army has highlighted in a message published on its official account on the social network Facebook that so far "about 27,900" Russian soldiers have died, 200 more than the balance published the previous day.
He also said that since the start of the fighting, 1,235 battle tanks, 578 artillery systems, 198 self-propelled and armored multiple rocket launchers, 201 planes and 167 helicopters have been destroyed.
On the other hand, it has stated that 90 anti-aircraft defense systems, 2,109 vehicles and fuel tanks, thirteen boats and 436 drones have also been destroyed, while 97 cruise missiles have been shot down.
"The Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses during the last day in the Lyman and Zaporizhia directions," he said in his message. "The data is being updated. Hit the occupier. Let's win together. Our strength is the truth," he settled.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army has also stressed that "the Russian enemy does not stop carrying out offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone" and has detailed that "the Russian enemy has focused its main efforts in the direction of Donetsk".
"Russian enemy aircraft have destroyed civil and military infrastructure in the Eastern Operational Zone and industrial facilities deep in Ukraine," he stressed, while stressing that Russian forces focus their efforts in the Kharkov area on "maintaining their positions and prevent the advance of the Ukrainian troops".
Finally, he pointed out that the Russian forces "have not been successful" in their offensives in Severodonetsk, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Kurajiv, before pointing out that "eleven enemy attacks were repelled in Donetsk and Lugansk", where the self-proclaimed people's republics are located. homonyms.