According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, since the beginning of the counter-offensive, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have lost over 43,000 people and more than 4,900 weapons.
Such information was announced by the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, in a report on the course of the special operation for August 4.
The summary was published on the social networks of the Russian defense department.
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According to Konashenkov, since the start of the counter-offensive (in June-July), the Ukrainian army has lost over 43,000 troops.
The representative of the department specified that this number does not include military personnel liquidated in the rear as a result of strikes with high-precision long-range weapons, as well as wounded and foreign mercenaries evacuated to hospitals in Ukraine and abroad.
Konashenkov also said that since the beginning of the counteroffensive, more than 4,900 weapons have been destroyed on the line of contact, including 1,831 tanks and other armored vehicles, including 25 Leopards, 21 American Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and 7 French AMX wheeled tanks. production.
In addition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost 26 aircraft, 9 helicopters, 747 field artillery pieces and mortars, including 76 American-made M777 artillery systems, as well as 84 self-propelled guns made in the USA, Germany, France and Poland.
As previously reported in the Russian Defense Ministry, on June 4, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched a counteroffensive in the Zaporozhye, Artemivsk and YuzhnoDonetsk directions.
On July 11, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the Ukrainian army had lost over 26,000 men and over 3,000 weapons since the start of the counteroffensive.
On July 31, Shoigu reported that over 20,800 people and over 2,200 pieces of equipment had been lost to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in July.