'Heavy Losses' For Russian Occupiers As Ukraine Kills 200 Soldiers

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Russian Navy Day parade in Baltiysk
The Russian corvette Aleksin fires missiles during a parade marking Navy Day in Baltiysk in the Kaliningrad region, Russia July 31, 2022.

The units of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have killed more than 200 Russian soldiers, and destroyed dozens of units of enemy equipment, a statement said. 

"Military units and divisions of the Marine Corps Command of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as part of the groupings continue to take measures to repel the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation in various directions of the state's defense. Between July 25 and July 30, 2022, our defenders inflicted heavy losses on Russian occupiers," the press service of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted on Facebook.

The statement added Kyiv's marines destroyed two Russian tanks, two armored combat vehicles and two vehicles, and damaged seven more enemy vehicles during the period. As Russian troops carried out an offensive, Ukrainian marines "suppressed the work" of seven enemy tanks, 30 mortar units, and two artillery units at firing positions. At the site, 55 invaders were killed.

During the same period, the artillery units of the Naval Forces destroyed three Russian tanks, eight infantry fighting vehicles (BMP-2 and BMD-3), three armored combat vehicles, eight self-propelled artillery systems, one anti-aircraft system, an electronic warfare station, 29 vehicles, more than 150 personnel, as well as four ammunition depots, Ukrinform reported.

Kyiv's General Staff of the Armed Forces earlier reported more than 40,000 Russian soldiers have lost their lives since the invasion began on Feb. 24.

Britain’s defense minister Ben Wallace said Russia was failing in “many areas” in its war in Ukraine, hinting Russian leader Vladimir Putin could make a strategy change soon.

“The Russians are failing at the moment on the ground in many areas … Putin’s plan A, B, and C has failed and he may look to plan D,” Wallace told Sky News television.

Ukraine's general staff of the armed forces also released data of the total combat losses of the Russian forces between Feb. 24 and July 28. The statement added Moscow's forces suffered their heaviest losses on the Kryvyi Rih front, according to Pravda.


Russian Navy Day parade in Baltiysk

Photo: Reuters / VITALY NEVAR

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