The Russian Army lost at least 50% of its troops fighting in the Lugansk region

The Russian Army has lost at least 50% of its troops fighting in the Lugansk region (QUENTIN TYBERGHIEN/)

The Russian Army has suffered “significant losses” in the city of Popasna, in southeastern Ukraineaccording to the latest part of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

those losses they reach at least 50% of the Russian troops fighting in that city in the Lugansk regionaccording to the military part published on Facebook, which adds that the battle also continues in the center of the eastern city of Severodonetsk.

in that area, Russian troops continue to fire on Ukrainian positions and civilian infrastructure, and assault planes launched air strikes.

kyiv also stresses that the threat of missile attacks from the territory of Belarus persists and that the invaders maintain their artillery offensive in the Donetsk region.

Members of the pro-Russian armed forces in an armored vehicle (on which the word
Members of the pro-Russian armed forces in an armored vehicle (on which the word “Valkyrie” can be read (written in Cyrillic) in front of several residential buildings destroyed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the city of Popasna in the region of Lugansk, Ukraine, on May 26, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko (ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/)

In that region, in the direction of the city of Lyman, the Russian invaders opened fire on civilian infrastructure facilities near towns such as Yarova, Shchurove, Staryi Karavan and Raihorodok.

The Russian troops, adds the part, have low morale due to the constant postponement of their rotation, which has caused many Russian soldiers to refuse to participate in hostilities.

In the last 24 hours, the Ukrainian army repulsed five enemy attacks in the Donetsk and Lugansk directionsand destroyed five Russian tanks, three artillery systems and two armored fighting vehicles.

Ukrainian air defense units also shot down three unmanned aerial vehicles.


Despite the destruction caused in its wake, the Kremlin troops have had to retreat in their advance on Ukraine. Now they are concentrated in the eastern Donbas region and the strategic city of Severodonetsk, close to the pro-Russian areas.

Since February 24, the Russians have advanced in the east and south, especially along the Black Sea and Azov Sea littorals, and they already control a strategic coastal corridor connecting southwestern Russia with Crimea.

The balance of the attacks includes more than 4,000 civilians killed and at least eight million displaced, according to UN figures. There are also attacks and looting of religious, cultural and educational centers.

Just before reaching the hundred days of this conflict, which is going to be long according to Western countries, Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky recognized that the invading troops control 20% of their territory.

If before the war, the Russian or pro-Russian forces controlled 43,000 km2 of the country, including the Crimean peninsula and a third of Donbas, now they hold almost 125,000 km2, he acknowledged before the Luxembourg Parliament.

(With information from EFE)


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