Lviv, Ukraine, Mar 12 (EFE).- Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday said that the Russian troops invading his country had sustained “colossal” losses.
In a Telegram video message published by the local Interfax-Ukraine news agency, Zelenskyy stressed the difficulties the Russian troops have endured 17 days into the invasion.
“The losses of the Russian troops are colossal. The dynamics of the invaders’ losses on the 17th is already such that we can confidently say: this is the biggest blow to the Russian army in decades,” he said.
“They never had so many losses in such a number of days,” he added.
Since the invasion began on 24 February, 31 Russian battalion tactical groups have lost their combat capability, he claimed.
“The Russian army surrenders not only individually, but in entire groups… The invaders’ losses in technical capabilities are simply staggering,” he stressed.
“Over 360 tanks. A total of 1,205 armored vehicles. And this is without counting the losses in the battles tonight and tomorrow.
“Already about 60 planes. More than 80 helicopters. Hundreds and hundreds of units of other equipment. In particular, the most modern designs that Russia is proud of,” he added. EFE