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The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported on Oct. 4 that Russia had lost 279,890 troops in Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion on Feb. 24, 2022. This number includes 450 casualties Russian forces suffered just over the past day.
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Air Force: Russian cruise missiles hit operational airfield near Kropyvnytskyi

by Igor Kossov June 4, 2023 11:19 AM 1 min read
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Two Russian missiles struck an active Ukrainian airfield near Kropyvnytskyi in Kirovohrad Oblast on June 4, according to Air Force spokesperson Yurii Ihnat.

He did not reveal the extent of the damage, calling instead for additional air defenses  for the country.

He added that Russian overnight attacks also damaged infrastructure assets in Sumy Oblast.  

On June 4, Russia attacked Ukraine with six cruise missiles and five drones. Four missiles and three drones were shot down by Ukraine's air defenses, the Air Force reported.

Aside from Kirovohrad and Sumy oblasts, explosions were reported in Kyiv Oblast during the attack.

All missiles and drones launched by Russia at Kyiv were intercepted, according to Serhii Popko, the head of the Kyiv City Military Administration.

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