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Russia on the brink as Vladimir Putin's men slaughtered during worst day of the war so far


Russia lost a staggering 1,740 in a single day, the highest tally of casualties for Moscow since the start of the invasion in 2022, according to Ukraine.

Kyiv’s armed forces claim that Russia lost 484,030 men in the war.

In the previous 24 hours, Ukraine also claimed Russia had lost 30 tanks and 42 armoured vehicles.

Death toll and military hardware statistics are difficult to assess with both sides giving different or little information.

Earlier this month, the UK Defence Ministry said that Russia’s casualties have likely reached 465,000.

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French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné recently suggested this figure would be closer to 500,000. The BBC reported that at least 50,000 Russian soldiers had been confirmed dead.

Russia last gave an update on its losses in September 2022, saying 6,000 soldiers had been killed.

Both sides have suffered huge losses in the fighting. Russia is currently advancing in the vicinity of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city.

In recent days, Moscow’s soldiers reportedly took control of 9 villages near the city.

Oleksandr Syrskyi, Ukraine’s military chief, said on Monday: “Units of the defence forces are fighting fierce defensive battles, the attempts of the Russian invaders to break through our defences have been stopped.”

“The situation is difficult, but the defence forces of Ukraine are doing everything to hold defensive lines and positions, (and) inflict damage on the enemy.”

Ukrainian soldiers are still lacking supplies such as ammunition, and reports now suggest they may have another problem. A prominent Ukrainian journalist believes Ukraine has set up its defences in the wrong place

Yuriy Butusov said Ukraine is now building defensive lines in more “tactically advantageous” positions after battles moved towards places that were “not equipped.”

Kharkiv regional governor, Oleh Syniehubov, has added: “The enemy is trying to deliberately stretch it (front line), attacking in small groups, but in new directions, so to speak.”

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