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Ukrainian forces achieved some success around Bakhmut but suffered "significant" losses in personnel and heavy equipment, CNN wrote on June 8, citing U.S. officials. Although Kyiv's troops managed to overrun Russians in some areas, they encountered heavier resistance than expected, according to the report.

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General Staff: Russia has lost 179,320 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24, 2022

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 11, 2023 9:10 AM 1 min read
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The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported on April 11 that Russia had lost 179,320 troops in Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion on Feb. 24 last year.

This number includes 500 casualties Russian forces suffered just over the past day.

According to the report, Russia has also lost 3,644 tanks, 7,038 armored fighting vehicles, 5,620 vehicles and fuel tanks, 2,765 artillery systems, 535 multiple launch rocket systems, 282 air defense systems, 307 airplanes, 293 helicopters, 2,332 drones, and 18 boats.

Ukraine war latest: 100 Ukrainian POWs freed in latest prisoner swap; top Ukrainian commander visits Bakhmut
Key developments on April 10: * Ukraine’s top commander visits Bakhmut, discusses how to further defend ‘the fortress’ * Russian proxy leader in Donetsk Oblast claims he visited Bakhmut, met Wagner mercenaries * 100 Ukrainian POWs freed in prisoner exchange * UK Defense Ministry: Russia increas…
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