Las Ukrainian Armed ForcesThey have affirmed this Tuesday that they have “paid off” to 850 soldiers from Russia during the last day of fighting and have brought the total number of Russian soldiers killed since the start of the invasion to more than 127,000, a figure that contrasts with that provided by Moscowwho has not updated his casualty balance for weeks.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army In a message published on his official account on the Facebook social network, he pointed out that since the outbreak of the war on February 24, 2022, 127,500 Russian soldiers have been “liquidated”, while 3,201 tanks, 2,197 artillery systems and 221 Russian air defense systems they have been destroyed.
Along these lines, he has stated that 293 planes, 284 helicopters, 1,951 drones, 796 cruise missiles, 18 boats, 5,048 vehicles and fuel tanks, and 200 pieces of “special equipment” have also been destroyed. “The data is being updated,” he stressed.
Russia has not provided data on casualties in the conflict since September, when Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, confirmed the death of 5,937 soldiers. The Russian news portal Mediazona raises the total number of deaths to 12,538, figures that it considers “corroborated” through publicly available data.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenskystressed his intention to reinforce the security of the country with the help of its partners to stop Russia’s intentions to move to a new offensive stage in the war in the spring, as several Western intelligence agencies have been predicting for weeks.
“Ukraine and our partners will do everything necessary to ensure that Russia’s intentions to move to a new stage of the offensive with the aim of revenge fail,” the Ukrainian president said in his evening message to the country’s population.
Zelensky pointed to a coalition of tanks, in which he hopes involve “as many countries as possible”to succeed on the battlefield facing Russia.
A) Yes, stressed the urgency that states that decide to collaborate with Ukraine provide what they can. “Some countries can provide training, some can provide ammunition. We need to work together,” the Ukrainian president remarked.
In this sense, he warned of the danger of Russia’s attempts to achieve success in the war with the help of mercenaries from the private armed group Wagnerwhich is why he urged his allies to supply armed cars.
“Every day they have new batches of staff soldiers, or we see an increase in the number of ‘Wagnerians.’ All this information was processed by our Army. And the request to the partners to strengthen our Armed Forces was based on this information,” Zelensky said.
The president of the NATO Military Committee, Rob Bauer, pointed out on January 19 the possibility that Russia to start a possible full-scale Russian offensive this spring because Moscow’s strategic goals “have not changed”.
“That is the reason why the Russians are likely to go for a next offensive. It’s not something we know for sure. But that’s based on the assumption that if they haven’t changed their strategic goals, most likely the next thing that happens in the spring is a new offensive”, he reflected after a press conference after the meeting of allied chiefs of the Defense Staff.
For all these reasons, the also admiral of the Dutch Navy insisted on the need for kyiv to prepare for this war scenario, in which requests to the allies to reinforce their military support are framed.
(With information from Europa Press)