Russia suffers worst day of Ukraine war so far as '1,740 of Vladimir Putin's men killed'

Ukraine claims Russia has lost 484,030 soldiers during the ongoing war, with the latest 1,740 deaths representing the highest Russian military death toll in a single day

Vladimir Putin has ramped up the nuclear weapons rhetoric (stock)

Russia has suffered its bloodiest 24-hours since the start of the invasion in 2022 with a staggering 1,740 troops lost in a single day, according to Ukraine.

In addition, 30 tanks and 42 armoured vehicles were also destroyed, it has been claimed. Verifying death tolls and military hardware destruction is challenging due to inconsistencies in information provided by both sides. Yet, according to Ukraine's armed forces, Russia has suffered an enormous loss with a total of 484,030 men.

Recently, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) shed light on the war, estimating that probable Russian casualties likely amount to 465,000. Adding fuel to fire, Stephane Sejourne, French Foreign Minister, postulated the figure closer to half a million. Furthermore, BBC reported affirmatively about the death of at least 50,000 Russian soldiers.

In other statistics, Russia last updated the world about their losses in September 2022, stating around 6,000 soldiers to be dead, reports the Express. However, the bloody war hasn't just affected Russia but Ukraine as well. The fighting landscape right now is near Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, where Russia seems to be advancing. There are reports about Moscow's soldiers recently taking nine villages near the city under their control.

Russian soldiers pictured in Ukraine.

Fierce defensive battles have taken place, affirmed Ukraine's military chief, Oleksandr Syrskyi on Monday. He added: "Units of the defence forces are fighting fierce defensive battles. The attempts of the Russian invaders to break through our defences have been stopped.

"The situation is difficult, but the defence forces of Ukraine are doing everything to hold defensive lines and positions, (and) inflict damage on the enemy." In Eastern Ukraine, soldiers still lack necessary supplies and crucial ammunition.

In a new development, Oleh Syniehubov, the regional governor of Kharkiv, announced: "The enemy is trying to deliberately stretch it (front line), attacking in small groups, but in new directions, so to speak."


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