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Ukraine Intelligence: Russian Military Loses 24 Tanks in a Single Day


By    |   Monday, 12 December 2022 04:09 PM EST

Ukraine's armed forces estimate that Russians lost 24 military tanks on Sunday, according to Newsweek.

The same officials also speculate the Russians' casualty count for the nine-month war is steadily approaching 100,000 troops.

According to Ukraine intelligence's latest figures, Russia has lost a total of 2,966 tanks since the onset of the war, which launched on Feb. 24.

Also, another 620 Russian troops were reportedly killed by Ukrainian forces, bringing the death count to 94,760, citing Ukraine's latest figures.

The above numbers extrapolate a loose count of 300-400 deaths per day.

Using that math, Ukraine estimates that Russia could surpass 100,000 casualties by Christmas.

Ukraine's armed forces estimate that more than 284,000 Russian troops have been injured since late February, with another 1,000 representing presumed captures.

And Russia has lost a total of 5,928 armored combat vehicles, more than 4,500 fuel tanks, and more than 1,900 artillery systems.

Russia has been resistant to release its own casualty figures and equipment losses.

Newsweek points out that Moscow's public statistics typically don't come close to resembling the numbers provided by Ukraine. For example, the Kremlin has confirmed just fewer than 6,000 troop deaths.

Ukraine has also been relatively tight-lipped about its own casualty tallies and equipment losses — acknowledging only 13,000 deaths since late February.

Casualty numbers may differentiate from country to country, but the Russians still might possess the upper hand, in terms of troop numbers and high-tech equipment.

As Newsmax reported on Dec. 1, Russian bombers with nuclear capabilities have been spotted near the Ukrainian border.

Also, in October/November, the Iranians reportedly supplied Russia with a large fleet of war drones inside Ukraine territories, along with onsite instructors for flying the deadly drones.

According to Newsweek, the Ukrainian forces have recently been able to solidify their front lines, due to the arrival of winter snow, mud, and freezing temperatures.

"Fierce combat is ongoing in the eastern city of Bakhmut, where Russian forces appear bent on achieving a largely symbolic victory at the cost of high casualties on both sides," wrote Newsweek.

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Ukraine's armed forces estimate the Russians lost 24 military tanks on Sunday, according to Newsweek.
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Monday, 12 December 2022 04:09 PM
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