The Russian Federation continues to suffer losses in the war of aggression against Ukraine. As the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook, the total casualty rate as of the morning of 7 August amounted to approximately 250,240 people.
In addition, the total combat losses of the enemy from 24 February 2022 to 7 August 2023 are approximately the following:
- 4,244 tanks
- 8,270 armoured combat vehicles
- 4,977 artillery systems
- 709 MLRS
- 467 air defence systems
- 315 aircraft
- 311 helicopters
- 4,154 operational-tactical UAVs
- 1,377 cruise missiles
- 18 ships/boats
- 7,451 vehicles and fuel tanks
- 735 special equipment units.
It is telling that the Russian command does not officially announce the number of irreversible and sanitary losses, although assuring that they are small.
At the same time, the other day, the Ministry of Defence of Great Britain, citing its intelligence data, reported that the Russian Federation had lost at least half of the fighters of its elite airborne forces who were sent to war in Ukraine in 2022.
“The annual celebrations of Russia’s Airborne Forces (VDV) Day on 2 August 2023 have been overshadowed by an apparently unsanctioned disclosure of the scope of the casualties the elite force has suffered in Ukraine,” the report reads.
In particular, General Colonel Mikhail Teplinsky, the Commander-in-Chief of Russia’s Airborne Forces, said that 8,500 paratroopers had been wounded and later returned to duty or had refused to leave the front line at all.
The video was quickly deleted from the official channels of the Russian Defence Ministry. However, Teplinsky did not comment on how many Russian paratroopers had been killed or were seriously wounded during the war in Ukraine.