The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has claimed that nearly 5,300 Russian troops have been killed since the start of Russia’s large-scale military intervention in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar shared information about the estimated losses of the Russian army from February 24 to 28.
Maliar claimed that the Ukrainian army killed around 5,300 Russian troops, destroyed 29 warplanes, 29 helicopters, 191 tanks, 816 armored combat vehicles, 74 guns and two ships/motorboats.
She added that Russian forces also lost a Buk anti-aircraft missile system, 21 Grad multiple launch rocket systems, 291 vehicles, 60 cisterns, 5 AAD assets, and three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
On February 27, Russian President Vladimir Putin directed the country’s Defense Ministry to place deterrent forces on high alert.
At least 368,000 Ukrainians have fled to Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova and other countries.
Western powers have imposed harsh financial sanctions on Moscow while supplying Ukraine with weapons and ammunition.