British Intelligence has said that more than 300,000 Russian soldiers have been killed fighting in Ukraine since the war started on 24 February 2022.
Tens of thousands have also runaway from the fighting and Vladimir Putin is now offering 1 million rubles, which is around £8,000 for people to join up and fight in Ukraine.
Fighting has come to a halt and Putin is desperate to recruit more cannon fodder for his war machine in Ukraine as Russian forces are separated on the 600-mile frontline.
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The Armed Forces Minister James Heappey said, “We also estimate that over 7,117 Russian armoured vehicles, including nearly 2,475 main battle tanks, 93 fixed wing aircraft, 132 helicopters, 320 unmanned aerial vehicles, 16 naval vessels of all classes, and over 1,300 artillery systems of all types have been destroyed since the start of the conflict.”
On the left bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region Ukrainian forces undertook a series of successful operation and have gained a foothold in several bridgeheads.
The Ukrainian Marine Corps said, “Thanks to courage and professionalism, the Ukrainian marines, in cooperation with other units of the defense forces, managed to gain a foothold on several bridgeheads.
“Ukrainian marines carry out fire strikes on the left bank of Kherson region and conduct operations to destroy the enemy.”
They added, “Since the beginning of these activities, the enemy has lost personnel – 1,216 killed and 2,217 wounded, 24 tanks, 89 artillery systems and mortars, 135 units of various automotive equipment, 48 units of armored combat vehicles, including armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, 14 watercraft, 15 units of special equipment, four command posts, 29 ammunition depots, both field and stationary.
“In addition, the combined electronic warfare unit of the Marine Corps neutralized 135 FPV drones and five operational-tactical UAVs.”
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said, “sabotage, raid and reconnaissance operations are now being carried out in this direction.
“Routes for the logistics supply of ammunition and food to the occupiers are being identified. The locations of personnel and equipment of the Russian occupation forces, artillery positions, etc. are being scouted with the aim of their further destruction by appropriate means of destruction. Heavy fighting continues.
They added, “One of the main goals of this work is to push the enemy as far as possible from the right bank in order to protect the civilian population from constant Russian shelling.
“The farther Russian artillery is from Kherson, the better.”