According to the Kyiv Independent, which cites Ukraine’s Armed Forces, Russia has also lost a sizable amount of heavy equipment – such as 2,226 wheeled vehicles (including tanks) and 380 planes and helicopters.
According to the report, the figures cover the period from when Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 to May 28.
Over the last 24 hours, Russian forces lost 250 soldiers, 8 tanks, 12 armored vehicles, 5 artillery systems, 2 rocket launchers, 1 plane, 4 helicopters and 1 cruise missile.
On Wednesday, Major General Kanamat Botashev has become the highest-ranking Russian fighter jet pilot to be killed in the Ukraine war, several news outlets have reported.
If confirmed, the general will join a growing list of Russian commanders killed by Ukrainian forces.
According to Ukraine’s defence ministry, 12 Russian generals have been slain so far.
Source: Kyiv Independent