Skip to comments.Attack On Europe: Documenting Russian Equipment Losses During The 2022 Russian Invasion Of Ukraine
Posted on 12/09/2022 7:41:43 AM PST by SpeedyInTexas
This list only includes destroyed vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed is significantly higher than recorded here. Small arms, ATGMs, MANPADS, loitering munitions, drones used as unmanned bait, civilian vehicles, trailers and derelict equipment are not included in this list. All possible effort has gone into avoiding duplicate entries and discerning the status of equipment between captured or abandoned. Many of the entries listed as 'abandoned' will likely end up captured or destroyed. Similarly, some of the captured equipment might be destroyed if it can't be recovered. When the origin of a piece of equipment can't be established, it is not included in the list. The Soviet flag is used when the equipment in question was produced prior to 1991. This list is constantly updated as additional footage becomes available.
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RuZZian Artillery losses Running Total: 443
December 2022 – 9
November 2022 – 55
October 2022 – 64
September 2022 - 73
August 2022 – 21
July 2022 – 21
June 2022 – 18
May 2022 – 20
April 2022 – 52
Feb 24 - March 2022 – 110
We all know ‘cranked’ is not an American. He is a RuZZian national. A real crackpot.
I encourage everyone to ignore him. I don’t intend to ever respond to him again.
Everyone’s own decision of course.
“Russia is hurling troops at the tiny Ukrainian town of Bakhmut”
“But the battle is bloody and pointless”
“Like many places in eastern Europe, Bakhmut bears the scars of history. In the 18th century Cossack rebels seized the town and held it for three years. In 1919 it was contested in the Russian civil war. In 1942 Nazis killed 3,000 Jews in Artyomovsk, as the town was then known. And it slipped briefly into the hands of separatists when Russia fomented a war in eastern Ukraine in 2014, before being recaptured. Now the latest struggle for Bakhmut is turning into one of the bloodiest battles of the current war.
Ukrainian offensives in Kharkiv in September and Kherson last month have put Russia on the defensive along vast front lines. The exception is Bakhmut, along with Avdiivka to the south. Virtually all of Russia’s remaining offensive power—which is not much—has been thrown at the town since August. That was originally because it anchors the southern end of a defensive line shielding the bigger cities of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk. But the attacks now seem to be animated more by stubbornness than strategy. Even before the war, the town’s population was not much over 70,000.
The offensive has been led by the Wagner Group, a mercenary outfit, and supported by air power, copious artillery and waves of hapless infantry, reinforced in recent weeks by troops withdrawn from Kherson and by newly mobilised men. The regular army fights during the day. Wagner units, better funded and equipped with the latest tanks, come out at night. Elite airborne forces have joined in. For all that, the front lines have hardly budged.
In early December Russia captured three villages (Kurdyumivka, Ozarianivka and Zelenopillya) to the south of Bakhmut, with the aim of severing its supply lines to the west. But attacks to the north towards Soledar have proved fruitless. Russian progress has also come at eye-watering cost. Ukrainian artillery, starved of ammunition in the summer but now replenished by the West, has pounded the Russian attackers. Rochan Consulting, a firm that monitors the war, says that the urban terrain and Ukraine’s use of anti-tank squads has deterred Russia from employing tanks in the town, leaving infantry dangerously exposed.
On December 4th Serhiy Cherevaty, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s eastern group of military forces, claimed that 50-100 Russian soldiers were dying every day in the battle, with about the same number wounded. Ukrainian forces in the area face similarly grim conditions. Images published by a Ukrainian soldier show trenches filled with thick ankle-deep mud and trees defoliated by shelling, lending the battle the feel of the first world war. Drone footage of Bakhmut shows a city that looks as if it has been struck by a nuclear bomb, with only the husks of buildings remaining.
In many ways, the battle is a microcosm of the war and its politics. Bakhmut is not a strategic town. If Russia were to conquer it, it would not have the manpower to breach further lines of defence to the west. But Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, is desperate for his first victory in almost six months—the last one being Severodonetsk in late June—and happy to feed mobilised men into the meat grinder. Yevgeny Prigozhin, the ambitious head of Wagner, is thought to have promised Mr Putin that his forces can succeed where the regular army has failed. Mr Prigozhin’s personal and political fortunes may hinge on his ability to deliver.
As winter approaches, with boggy ground and sub-zero temperatures increasingly common, fighting is likely to slow down. Ukrainian counter-attacks around Bakhmut in recent days have fizzled out. “We’re seeing a kind of a reduced tempo,” noted Avril Haines, America’s director of national intelligence, on December 3rd. At the same time, the air war is hotting up.
On December 5th Russia launched another wave of drone and missile attacks on Kyiv and other cities. Ukraine claimed to have shot down more than 60 out of 70 incoming missiles, but Ukrainian officials say they are deeply concerned by the small number that continue to get through, leaving the country’s energy infrastructure on its knees.
The air war is no longer a one-way affair, though. On the same day as the Russian barrage, Russia said that Ukraine had used low-flying Soviet-era drones to strike two air bases, at Ryazan and Saratov, more than 450km (280 miles) over the border, killing three people and damaging long-range bombers. That was no fluke. On December 6th another strike occurred at Khalino air base near Kursk, home to Su-30SM fighter jets. Not since the second world war have air raids struck so deep into Russia. “
“Based on captured documents that I got my hands on, many RU soldiers are getting hospitalized with severe cases of pneumonia, bronchitis, otitis, and sinusitis. There were few days when there were more hospitalized with infectious diseases than with combat-related wounds”
“Video of Ukrainian soldiers using a EDM4S C-UAS gun to capture a Russian DJI UAV.”
“Slovak Foreign Minister: ‘For those who say that ‘we want peace, negotiations’, we always say that we already went through it with Hitler.’”
“The Ukrainian Air Force claims it shot down 14 Shahed-136/131/ Geran-2 loitering munitions and 3 ISR UAVs on the night of December 6-7.”
“GREY ZONE shares a report by Russians from Svatove direction; appears to try and be motivational, yet brings up deaths of mobiks from frostbite and complete chaos in some of their units.”
“’ Germany to transfer 18 RCH-155 howitzers to Ukraine”
“Germany is preparing a military aid package for Ukraine, which will include 18 RCH-155 self-propelled artillery systems, the German government said in a message on its website on Dec. 7.”
“A Russian T-72B obr. 1989 tank was destroyed by Ukrainian anti-tank landmines in #Donetsk Oblast.”
“Video of two Russian T-80BV tanks destroyed after their ammunition ignited after artillery strikes.”
“Late last month, the Ukrainian 6th Separate Rifle Battalion destroyed a Russian BMP IFV and a T72B-series tank in the vicinity of Novoselovka Vtoraya, #Donetsk Oblast.”
“Slovakia plans to resume production of 120- and 155-millimeter projectiles for Ukraine.”
Droned and smoking
“Ilya Yashin, one of the few high-profile opposition politicians still in Russia, has been found guilty of spreading “false information” about the Russian army & sentenced to eight and a half years in prison. He’d spoken publicly about alleged Russian war crimes in Bucha.”
“The Ukrainian 80th Air Assault Brigade took out of action another Russian T-80BV tank with an ATGM strike in the East.”
“A damaged and abandoned Russian T-80BV tank was targeted by Ukrainian drone-dropped munitions in the East.”
“UK Defense Ministry: Russia likely started using new batch of Iranian drones in Ukraine. Russia has likely “exhausted its previous stock of several hundred Shahed-131s and 136s and has now received a resupply,” according to the U.K Defense Ministry.”
“Associated Press: US to announce additional $275 million in military aid to Ukraine. The U.S. is sending $275 million in military aid to Ukraine, including large amounts of ammunition and high-tech systems, U.S. officials who spoke on conditions of anonymity told the AP.”
“The officials said the latest package of aid includes 80,000 rounds of ammunition for howitzers and an undisclosed amount of ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, known as HIMARS.”
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