The Ukrainian army killed over 300 Russian soldiers despite a spate of rocket attacks that killed over a dozen Ukrainian civilians and wounded nearly 100.
At least 370 Russian soldiers were killed in combat on Monday, bringing the total military death toll in Russia since the war began to 62,870, according to estimates by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF) and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. The Russian army suffered the most casualties in the direction of Kryvyi Rih and Kramatorsk.
Aside from the military losses, the Ukrainian army on Monday successfully destroyed 9 Russian tanks, 16 armored fighting vehicles, 9 artillery systems, 11 UAV machines at operational and tactical levels, and 18 military vehicles and fuel tanks, authorities said.
In total, Russia is said to have lost 2,495 tanks, 5,149 armored fighting vehicles, 1,486 artillery systems, 1,097 UAVs and 3,908 military vehicles and fuel tanks since the invasion began in February.
Ukraine’s win came on the day Russia launched a series of rocket attacks on civilian infrastructure across Ukraine, killing 14 civilians and injuring 97. The attacks hit more than 10 cities from Lviv Oblast in the west to Kharkiv in the east.
Power was also cut in more than 1,300 settlements across Ukraine after the strikes, particularly in the Lviv, Kyiv, Sumy, Ternopil and Khmelnytsky regions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the bombing was his country’s response to the attack on the Kerch Bridge in the Russian-occupied Crimea. According to several reports, a truck exploded and ignited nearby fuel tanks from a passing train, leading to a partial collapse of the bridge, which served as a vital supply line to Moscow.
While some Ukrainian officials celebrated the bombing, Kyiv has yet to take responsibility for the explosion of the Crimean bridge. However, Putin accused the Ukrainian security services of ordering, organizing and carrying out the “terrorist attack”.
International leaders have since condemned Russia’s missile attacks. India and China, two of Russia’s biggest allies, have also called for a de-escalation between Russian and Ukrainian forces and called for dialogue between the two sides, the New York Times reported.
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/despite-bombings-ukraine-army-successfully-killed-370-russian-soldiers-one-day-1839383?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Despite bombings, the Ukrainian army successfully killed 370 Russian soldiers in one day