The Russia Friday (25) said that it will focus its efforts in the east Ukraine He admitted the killing of 1,351 soldiers from his ranks since the start of the offensive.
“The main goals of the first stage of the operation have been achieved. The combat capabilities of the Ukrainian forces have been significantly reduced,” Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Sergei Rudskoy told a press conference.
The army noted that this allows it to “concentrate the main efforts” to achieve the main goal, which is the liberation of Donbass, a region in the east of the country. Ukraine.
The main developments of Russia concentrated in the east and south Ukrainewithout occupying any major city.
Pro-government separatists have controlled part of Ukraine’s Donbass region since 2014.Russia.
The snow-covered body of a soldier stands next to a destroyed Russian military missile launch vehicle on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday (25) – Photo: Vadim Gerda/Associated Press
Just before launching the attack that began on February 24, Russia It recognized the independence of these groups and launched a military intervention, arguing with the intent to protect them from the “genocide” orchestrated by the Ukrainian government.
Nearly 1,400 Russian soldiers were killed
The Russia It admitted the killing of 1,351 soldiers in its ranks since the start of its military offensive in Ukraine A month ago.
“During the special military operation, 1,351 soldiers were killed and 3,825 others were wounded,” Rudskoy said.
Moscow’s latest official budget, published on March 2, counted the deaths of 498 Russian soldiers Ukrainebut Kyiv reported that Russia He suffered much greater losses.
Description of Rudskoy arms delivery to Ukraine from western countries.
“This prolongs the conflict and increases the number of casualties and will not have an impact on the outcome of the operation,” the soldier said.
Moreover, Rudskoy stated that Russia “It will respond accordingly” if NATO imposes a no-fly zone in Ukrainea request repeated by Kyiv several weeks ago.
On the other hand, the director of the National Defense Administration Center in RussiaMikhail Mizintsev, stated that Russia It received 419,736 refugees from Ukraine since the beginning of the process.
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