Russia has suffered significant damage to tanks and armored vehicles following the operation by Ukrainian forces, reports said.
Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda reported that Kyiv forces managed to destroy eight tanks and 11 armored vehicles on Saturday.
The report comes after a post by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Facebook Page on Sunday.
The post outlines a Ukrainian estimate of the total damage Russia has sustained since the conflict began on February 24, while also highlighting the latest additions.
According to the Post, a total of 43,550 Russian military personnel were killed and another 150 martyred on Saturday.
A total of 1,864 tanks have been destroyed including an additional 8 destroyed on Saturday.
A total of 4,126 armored fighting vehicles have been destroyed, it said.
Also, according to Ukraine, five operational-tactical UAVs, three vehicles and fuel tankers, two artillery pieces and one helicopter were destroyed on August 13.
The post also highlighted that Russia has 261 multi-launch rocket systems, 136 air defense systems, 233 aircraft, 194 helicopters, 980 artillery pieces, 187 cruise missiles, 15 ships/boats, 3,039 vehicles and other fuel tankers and 91 vehicle equipment. Destroyed by the actions of the Ukrainian army.
The General Staff Facebook page also noted that Russian forces suffered the most on the Donetsk front.
It closed with a rallying message against the Russian army.
“Defeat the occupier! Together we shall win! Our strength lies in truth,” it said.
“Strike the occupier. Let us conquer together. Our strength is in truth.”
Before the action by the Ukrainian army, Pentagon official praised Ukraine for their effectiveness against Russia throughout the conflict.
An unnamed Defense Department official said Ukraine’s military had done things “we didn’t think were possible.”
The morale of Vladimir PutinHe also said that the success of Ukraine’s army has also taken a toll on his army.
On a scale of zero to 10, the official ranked the effectiveness of Ukraine’s armed forces at 12 “based on how effective they are for us in many different ways,” according to the briefing’s readout.
Explosion at airbase Russian aircraft and munitions were also significantly damaged in Russian-occupied Crimea on Tuesday, the official said, although the US did not know what caused the explosions.
on Friday, CNN Experts and cited satellite imagery to report that at least seven Russian warplanes were destroyed in the bombing, in what could be Russia’s worst loss of military aircraft in a single day since World War II. Among the destroyed aircraft were Su-24 bombers and Su-30 multirole fighters, the outlet said.
Newsweek Russia’s Foreign Ministry and Ukraine’s Defense Ministry have been contacted for comment.