KIEV, KOMPAS.com – Military Ukraine claims to have killed 800 soldiers Russia in the last 24 hours.
Part of the Russian soldiers who died were involved in the fighting in the Donetsk region.
Reported by ReutersOn Thursday (5/1/2023), the focus of the Russian military in attacks on Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Kupiansk was unsuccessful.
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The Ukrainian military said more than 800 Russian soldiers were killed, one plane, one helicopter and three tanks destroyed in the past 24 hours.
Ukraine has also reported civilian casualties following Russian air, rocket and missile strikes on the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut and two other cities in the Donetsk region, Kostiantynivka and Kurakhove.
Russia has repeatedly denied targeting civilians in its invasion of Ukraine.
A senior US official on Wednesday provided sobering information about the fighting in the Donetsk region, particularly around Bakhmut.
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“The fighting is still quite heated,” the official said, as reported by Reuters.
“What we saw in Bakhmut we must see elsewhere on the front they will continue to fight in the coming months,” he continued.
In his evening speech, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukrainian troops outside Bakhmut were inflicting heavy losses on the enemy.
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On Telegram, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said that if Russia suffers significant losses, Moscow is likely to announce another partial mobilization in the first quarter of this year.
This information was passed on by Malyar citing the Intelligence Directorate at the Russian Defense Ministry.
According to Yegeny Balitsky, governor of Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia, Ukrainian artillery killed five people and wounded 15, including four rescue workers.
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