Over the past 24 hours, the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated about 300 Russian invaders, thus raising the total Russian military death toll to 65,000. The enemy suffered the greatest losses in the Kryvyi Rih and Bakhmut areas.
This is stated in the report by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine published on Facebook.
The total combat losses of the enemy from 24 February to 16 October approximately amounted to:
- About 65,000 personnel
- 2,529 tanks
- 5,193 armoured personnel vehicles
- 1,589 artillery systems
- 365 MLRS
- 186 air defence systems
- 268 aircraft
- 242 helicopters
- 1,224 UAVs of operational-tactical level
- 316 cruise missiles
- 16 ships/boats
- 3,959 vehicles and fuel tanks
- 143 special equipment units
The day before, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in his video address that active operations were ongoing in various areas of the front.
“A very difficult situation persists in the Donetsk region and Luhansk region. The most difficult is in Bakhmut’s direction, as in the previous days. We hold our positions,” the Head of State said.
According to him, every effort is being made in the east and south to make the occupiers feel that they have no prospects and that the war will only end in defeat for them.
“I will once again remind the citizens of Russia, who do not want to participate in this criminal war, but who are sent to war, of one possibility. All who surrender themselves to Ukrainian captivity will save their lives. Anyone who continues to fight in the Russian army or among mercenaries does not have such an opportunity,” Zelensky said as he addressed the Russian citizens.