On August 15, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on the destruction of more than 500 soldiers fighting for the Kiev regime, including foreign mercenaries.
The armed forces of the Russian Federation destroyed the military base of foreign mercenaries near the town of Zolochiv in the Kharkiv region. More than 100 militants from Poland and Germany were killed and more than 50 others were wounded.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue suffering heavy losses on the front lines. According to the Russian Defence Ministry, the 63rd mechanized brigade of the AFU lost more than 160 servicemen near the villages of Belogorka and Lozove in the Kherson region.
In the Donetsk People’s Republic, more than 260 Ukrainian servicemen were killed over the past day in the areas of Ugledar, Vodiane and Dobrovolye. The third battalion of the 66th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reportedly lost more than 70% of the personnel near Maryinka.
More than 50% of the personnel and military equipment of the 15th Battalion of the 58th Motorized Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed in the Soledar region.
Since the beginning of the Russian military operations in Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been suffering heavy losses. This resulted in a conflict between the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the political leadership of the country. The Ukrainian military command assesses the risks and avoids losing military personnel in senseless counter-offensive operations in an attempt to save lives of their servicemen for prolonged military conflict.
On the other hand, Ukrainian President Zelensky has to claim any victories on the front lines to gain public support that he lost before the beginning of Russian military operations as well as to show the efficiency of Western-made weapons on the battlefield and get more military and financial support from his Western allies. Even if the price to pay are thousands of lives of Ukrainian servicemen.
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