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Ukraine Loses Up to 545 Soldiers in Fights With Russia's Battlegroup Zapad - MoD

© Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov / Go to the mediabankRussian forces from the Zapad group of forces fire 82 mm mortar in Kupyansk direction. July 28, 2023.
Russian forces from the Zapad group of forces fire 82 mm mortar in Kupyansk direction. July 28, 2023. - Sputnik International, 1920, 05.06.2024
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia’s Battlegroup Zapad gained better ground over the past 24 hours, while Ukraine lost up to 545 soldiers in clashes, the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Wednesday.
The Ukrainian armed forces' losses amounted to up to 545 Ukrainian troops, five armoured fighting vehicles, four pickup trucks, one Nota electronic warfare station, one US-made 155-mm M777 howitzer, one US-made 155-mm M198 howitzer, and one 122-mm D-30 howitzer,” the MoD said, adding that Russia’s Battlegroup Yug also took more advantageous positions, while Kiev lost up to 230 troops in battles.
The Ukrainian armed forces also lost up to 125 servicemen and one tank in clashes with Russia’s Battlegroup Vostok, according to the ministry.

“Ukraine's losses amounted to more than 360 Ukrainian troops [in clashes with Russia’s Battlegroup Tsentr], two armored fighting vehicles, three motor vehicles, and one Anklav electronic warfare station,” the ministry said, adding that the group also improved its tactical positions and repelled five counterattacks in the past day.

Russia’s Battlegroup Sever also gained better ground and repelled seven counterattacks, while Kiev lost up to 290 soldiers in fights, the MoD noted.
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