FRIDAY, 15 JULY 2022, 14:38
Oleksii Reznikov, the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, says that the Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered their greatest losses in the conflict with the Russian invaders in May of this year, when up to 100 soldiers were dying every day.
Source: Oleksiy Reznikov in an interview with BBC Ukraine
Quote from Reznikov: “Our losses hit their peak in May. When Mykhailo Podoliak and the president spoke in June, they were the ones they had in mind.”
Details: According to Reznikov, during this period up to 100 soldiers were being killed and 300-400 wounded per day.
The Minister of Defence admitted that the occupiers had a significant advantage at that time, especially on the Donetsk front – the invaders were using up to a thousand artillery shells per hour. The Armed Forces of Ukraine did not have that number of shells.
- In mid-May, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that 50-100 Ukrainian soldiers [per day] may be dying in battles with the Russian invaders on the most difficult fronts in the East of Ukraine.
- In early June, Mykhailo Podoliak, the adviser to the head of the President’s Office, reported that the Ukrainian military was then losing 100-200 people every day.
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the invaders have lost 38,000 personnel since the beginning of the military aggression.