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Sat Feb 26, 2022, 02:26 AM

Russian Losses according to Ukraine's military


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For comparison, Russia lost 15,000 troops in ten years in Afghanistan. They are already more than 1/5 of the way to that number in Ukraine, and it hasn't been a week.


Illia Ponomarenko
@IAPonomarenko
Russian losses now, according to 🇺🇦Ukraine’s military.
14 airplanes
8 helicopters
102 tanks
536 armored cars,
15 artillery pieces,
1 BUK-1 system,
3,500 killed, nearly 200 taken prisoner
9:49 PM · Feb 25, 2022 from Ukraine

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Reply Russian Losses according to Ukraine's military (Original post)
ColinC Feb 2022 OP
roamer65 Feb 2022 #1
AlexSFCA Feb 2022 #2
ColinC Feb 2022 #6
Cha Feb 2022 #3
Crunchy Frog Feb 2022 #4
Blaukraut Feb 2022 #5
lapfog_1 Feb 2022 #7
Ligyron Feb 2022 #10
blue-wave Feb 2022 #8
ColinC Feb 2022 #11
blue-wave Feb 2022 #13
ColinC Feb 2022 #14
blue-wave Feb 2022 #15
DFW Feb 2022 #16
SleeplessinSoCal Feb 2022 #9
uponit7771 Feb 2022 #12

Response to ColinC (Original post)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 02:30 AM

1. Go Ukraine!!

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 02:31 AM

2. part of the war is information war, I'd like to believe the numbers but I'd be cautious

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 02:36 AM

6. Yeah. But the anecdotal evidence does support much of this.

And others have been confirmed by independent sources, such as the trooper carriers shot down, video of tanks blown up by Molotov cocktails, etc. Numbers could be inaccurate but the Ukrainian people are not backing down.

Also, given the size of Putin's offensive, I imagine anything short of these numbers could mean Kyiv falls. I am cautiously optimistic they are accurate.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 02:33 AM

3. Stay Strong, Ukraine!

💙

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 02:34 AM

4. I hope that's true.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 02:35 AM

5. The tale grows in the telling, but

Even if the true figures amount to only a third of those numbers above, they are a sign that Ukraine is not giving up.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 05:15 AM

7. 5% of all the tank forces arrayed against them

and likely 15% of the committed force.

In 2 full days of fighting... that is simply astounding if true.


send them thousands more javelins!

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 05:27 AM

10. And MANPADS

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 05:18 AM

8. Well they did down 2 transport planes

earlier that had a reported 300 on board. That's about 9% of their figure in those two planes.

Slava Ukrayini!!

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Response to blue-wave (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 05:34 AM

11. And here are maybe half a dozen vehicles burnt to a crisp?

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Response to ColinC (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 05:47 AM

13. Wow! Badass Ukrainians...Freedom Fighters!!!

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Response to blue-wave (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 05:51 AM

14. Exactly!

One can say these numbers might be inflated for propaganda, but just looking at these videos shows that may very well not be the case. The videos alone account for a large fraction of those numbers....

Russia needs to back out now before they lose their entire Army. At this rate if the numbers are accurate, their whole Invading force will be wiped out in a matter of months or even weeks.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 05:52 AM

15. Yup!

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Response to blue-wave (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 06:05 AM

16. Closer to 400, all Spetznaz

Spetznaz are not just ordinary cannon fodder. They are the elite of the Russian troops (Войска специального назначения, (loosely, troop unit for a special purpose). A friend of ours here is from near the area of the two airfields. One is practically a suburb of Kyiv, and the other is maybe 30 miles away. From people who were involved, he heard how it went down and got some images, which he showed me. He is still at our house now. The Ukrainian defenders used the same tactic in both cases. The defenders listened in on the Russian communications, attacked and wiped out the ground crew as the planes were on landing approach, and then blasted them to bits before the planes could land.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 05:19 AM

9. This is why he wants Kazakhs to fight for him.

Kazakhstan, a neighbor and ally of Russia, has reportedly denied a request for its troops to join Russian forces in their invasion of Ukraine.

The former Soviet republic also said it is not recognizing the Russia-created breakaway republics, the Luhansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic, NBC News reported Friday, citing officials.


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/russian-ally-kazakhstan-denies-request-to-join-attack-on-ukraine-report

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 26, 2022, 05:38 AM

12. RIGHT !! I thought, why the hell would Kazaks be saying no to anything if things were going ...

... Putrid's way he wouldn't need to ask.

Yeah, ... go UKR

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