Ukraine’s deputy defense chief reports almost 5,000 Russian KIAs over past week

Ukraine’s deputy defense chief reports almost 5,000 Russian KIAs over past week

Almost 5,000 Russian soldiers were killed in action on Ukraine’s battlefields over the past week, while Ukrainian forces also say they destroyed 187 Russian artillery units.

That’s according to the First Deputy Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavliuk, who reported the news on Telegram.

"From June 19 to June 25, Ukraine’s Defense Forces eliminated nearly 4,810 enemy personnel," he wrote.

According to Pavliuk, the Russian forces also suffered significant losses in terms of military equipment. Over the week, the Russians lost 46 tanks, 77 armored fighting vehicles, 187 artillery systems, 14 MLR systems, 21 air defense systems, 164 trucks, and 30 specialized vehicles.

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In addition, Ukrainian defenders shot down four helicopters, 48 missiles, and 101 unmanned aerial vehicles.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, from February 24, 2022 to June 25, 2023, Ukraine’s Defense Forces eliminated 224,630 Russian invaders, including 720 in the past day.

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