MADRID, 7 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have assured this Tuesday that they have "liquidated" more than a thousand Russian soldiers during the last day of fighting, centered on the town of Bakhmut, located in the Donetsk region (east) and practically surrounded by the Russian troops, who have set it as a strategic objective of their offensive.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army has pointed out in a message on its official account on the Facebook social network that during the last 24 hours 1,060 Russian soldiers have died and has reported that "the enemy's total combat losses" since the start of the invasion There are around 154,830 deceased soldiers, a figure much higher than that confirmed to date by Moscow.
Likewise, it has indicated that to date 3,432 battle tanks, 2,456 artillery systems, 253 anti-aircraft defense systems, 303 planes, 289 helicopters, 2,095 drones, 873 cruise missiles, 18 boats, 5,323 vehicles and fuel tanks have been destroyed. and 236 pieces of "special equipment".
Russia has not provided data on casualties in the conflict since September, when Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed the deaths of 5,937 soldiers. The Russian news portal Mediazona raises the total number of deaths to 15,136 -including 1,043 during the last 15 days-, figures that it considers "corroborated" through publicly available data, a work carried out together with the British television channel BBC.