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General Staff: Russia has lost 348,300 troops in Ukraine

by The Kyiv Independent news desk December 19, 2023 8:22 AM 1 min read
Ukrainian soldiers fire at targets as Russia in the direction of Avdiivka of Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine on Dec. 1, 2023. (Ozge Elif Kizil/Anadolu via Getty Images)
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Russia has lost 348,300 troops in Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion on Feb. 24, 2022, the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported on Dec. 19.

This number includes 1,140 casualties Russian forces suffered just over the past day.

According to the report, Russia has also lost 5,798 tanks, 10,771 armored fighting vehicles, 10,842 vehicles and fuel tanks, 8,190 artillery systems, 926 multiple-launch rocket systems, 611 air defense systems, 324 airplanes, 324 helicopters, 6,299 drones, 22 ships and boats, and one submarine.

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Editor’s note: Full names and the deployment locations of the soldiers interviewed for this story are not disclosed since they weren’t authorized to speak to the press. KHERSON OBLAST – Mortars are the first things that greet the Ukrainian soldiers who are lucky enough to make it across the Dnipro
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