“Up to 100 Ukrainian soldiers” are killed and “500 are injured daily” in battles with the Russian army, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said today.
The minister gave this information as the fighting continues to rage in the eastern part of Donbass, especially in the Sheverodonetsk and Lisichansk regions.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had said on June 1 that the army was losing 60 to 100 soldiers a day.
According to a new report by the secret services, which presents the image on the front line, and which is reported by The Independent newspaper, the Ukrainian forces are suffering massive losses as the Russian forces are in a ratio of 20 to 1 in artillery and 40 to 1 in terms of ammunition.
The report, compiled by Ukrainian and Western intelligence officials, also shows that Ukrainians are having a hard time responding to Russian bombardment as their artillery is limited to 25 kilometers, while Russian forces can strike from a distance. 12 times bigger.
The report, seen by the Independent, said the deteriorating situation in Donbass, with up to 100 soldiers being killed every day, had “a serious discouraging impact on Ukrainian forces, as well as very real material consequences and the number of cases of starvation is increasing every week.” .