The latest figures were announced by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Monday, the Ukrainska Pravda website reported.
57,200 soldiers, 2,290 tanks, 260 warplanes
Ukraine’s General Staff said on Facebook that Russia had now lost 57,200 troops in the course of its invasion, including 500 soldiers killed in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, some 2,290 Russian tanks have also been destroyed, including fifteen since Sunday morning, Ukraine’s military command also announced.
Other hardware losses for the Russian army include 4,857 armed personnel vehicles, 1,369 artillery systems and 260 aircraft, according to Ukraine’s General Staff.
“Ukraine likely liberated town of Shevchenko”: ISW
Meanwhile, Ukraine continues counter-offensive operations in the east of the country, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported.
The US think tanks assessed that between Saturday night and Sunday night, “Ukrainian forces likely liberated the town of Shevchenko in Donetsk Oblast” and they also “likely control Maliivka in Kharkiv Oblast.”
Moreover, “Ukrainian forces are contesting Russian positions around Karpivka, Nove, Ridkodub, and Novoserhiivka in Donetsk Oblast,” the ISW said.
It comes as so-called ‘referenda’ on joining Russia are being staged from September 23-27 in the Russian-controlled territory of Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.
The plebiscites have been widely condemned by the international community as fraudulent.
Poland’s Deputy Defence Minister Wojciech Skurkiewicz said earlier on Monday: “No democratic state will recognise the actions being undertaken by the Russian Federation, by Putin, in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions or in the Kherson oblast. Democratic states definitely won’t agree to this and won’t allow this.”
First tranches of Russian draftees arrive at military bases with 'minimal preparation'
Meanwhile, “The initial tranches of men called up under Russia’s partial mobilisation have started arriving at military bases,” the UK Ministry of Defence reported on Monday.
The British experts added: “The lack of military trainers, and the haste with which Russia has started the mobilisation, suggests that many of the drafted troops will deploy to the front line with minimal relevant preparation. They are likely to suffer a high attrition rate.”
Monday is day 215 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Source: pravda.com.ua, ukrinform.net, understandingwar.org, UK Ministry of Defence