Ukraine.- The Government of Ukraine reported that since the war launched by Kemlin last Sunday against the country they have killed approximately a thousand Russian soldiersFurthermore, they have captured more than 300 soldierswho surrendered.
Oleksiy Arestóvych, adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, affirmed this in an appearance, where he stressed that “The Russian Army is surrendering en masse. Even senior officers are surrendering. Today the commander of a Russian military unit surrendered. The commander of the tank battalion also surrendered. We already have more than 300 regular fighters”
As for the casualties suffered in the Russian ranks, the numbers are not final yet, but there are “more than 1,000 dead men and around 2,500 wounded,” he said.
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In the part of the war, the presidential adviser pointed out that Russia made “an operational pause”, after the Kremlin affirmed that Putin ordered the day before to stop the bulk of the offensive pending a response to the proposal to start negotiations under its conditions to stop the invasion.
The Kremlin accused Kiev of refusing to sit down for dialogue, which is why Putin today ordered troops to advance on all fronts in an all-out offensive.
“The enemy made an operational pause, as we call it. But it was not taken by choice, but because of the heavy losses they suffered while trying to attack the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and other military services,” the advisor said. .
He explained that the arrival of enemy forces in western Kiev continues, but Ukraine is “using artillery to inflict heavy losses on them.”
“We destroyed their momentum and currently they are not moving towards Kiev because it is too painful for them,” Arestovych said.
He said that also Chernigov (north) “is standing”, as well as Sumy (northeast), and Kharkov (east). In the area of the Joint Forces Operation, that is to say Donbas, the Ukrainian Army “holds its positions”.
“Today another Russian plane trying to attack our positions near Mariupol (Sea of Azov) was shot down. Unfortunately, the tactical group brigade is moving to Mariupol from Melitopol (south), which Russia claims to have under control. “But our forces they know about this problem and they are ready to solve it right now,” she said.
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In Perevalniy, Crimea, 53% of conscripts ran away and are now hiding in houses, he further stated. He acknowledged “that there is a problem” in the direction of Energodar-Zaporizhzhya (south), where the advance unit of the enemy is moving there. “We are aware of it and we are working on it,” he assured.