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Putin’s Ukraine Losses: 36,200 Dead Soldiers and 1,589 Dead Tanks

M109 Paladin. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

While Putin seems to be pressing forward in Ukraine, he is paying a big price for his so-called win: On day 131 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russian military continues to press on in the Donbas after recent successes.

Ukraine Update: The Aftermath of Lysychansk 

In its daily estimate of the war, the British Ministry of Defense assessed that the Ukrainian withdrawal from Lysychansk was made in order for the Ukrainian forces to have better defensive positions.

“Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from Lysychansk, likely falling back to prepared defensive positions. Russia’s Ministry of Defence had earlier claimed to have completed the encirclement of Lysychansk and secured full control of the city,” the British Military Intelligence assessed.

With almost all of Luhansk under Russian control, next-door Donetsk is soon to follow on Moscow’s target list. The complete capture of the two breakaway provinces by the Russian military will give the Kremlin a much-needed political victory.

“Fighting in and around the city in Luhansk Oblast has intensified over the past week with Russian forces making steady progress. The city was the last remaining major population centre in Luhansk Oblast under Ukrainian control. Russia’s focus will now almost certainly switch to capturing Donetsk Oblast, a large portion of which remain under the control of Ukrainian forces,” the British Ministry of Defense stated.

“The fight for the Donbas has been grinding and attritional and this is highly unlikely to change in the coming weeks,” the British Military Intelligence added.

Russian Casualties in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense claimed that as of Monday, Ukrainian forces have killed approximately 36,200 Russian troops (and wounded approximately thrice that number), destroyed 217 fighter, attack, and transport jets, 187 attack and transport helicopters, 1,589 tanks, 804 artillery pieces, 3,754 armored personnel carriers, 246 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS), 15 boats and cutters, 2,629 vehicles and fuel tanks, 105 anti-aircraft batteries, 658 tactical unmanned aerial systems, 65 special equipment platforms, such as bridging vehicles, and four mobile Iskander ballistic missile systems, and 144 cruise missiles shot down by the Ukrainian air defenses.

The Ukraine War Takes a Turn: Holding Grain Hostage 

In its daily estimate, the British Military Intelligence also focused on the geopolitics of the Ukrainian grain. Ukraine is one of the largest producers of grain in the world but it is unable to ship them because of the Russian blockade in the Blasé Sea. As a result, tens of millions around the world face famine.

“With harvest underway, Russia’s invasion continues to have a devastating impact on Ukraine’s agricultural sector. The war has caused major disruption to the supply chains of seed and fertiliser which Ukrainian farmers rely on. Russia’s blockade of Odesa continues to severely constrain Ukraine’s grain exports. Because of this, Ukraine’s agricultural exports in 2022 are unlikely to be more than 35% of the 2021 total,” the British Ministry of Defense stated.

“Following its retreat from the Black Sea outpost of Snake Island, Russia misleadingly claimed that ‘the ball is now in Ukraine’s court’ in relation to improving grain exports. In reality, it is Russia’s disruption of Ukraine’s agricultural sector which continues to exacerbate the global food crisis,” the British Military Intelligence assessed.

1945’s New Defense and National Security Columnist, Stavros Atlamazoglou is a seasoned defense journalist specializing in special operations, a Hellenic Army veteran (national service with the 575th Marine Battalion and Army HQ), and a Johns Hopkins University graduate. His work has been featured in Business InsiderSandboxx, and SOFREP.

1945’s Defense and National Security Columnist, Stavros Atlamazoglou is a seasoned defense journalist with specialized expertise in special operations, a Hellenic Army veteran (national service with the 575th Marine Battalion and Army HQ), and a Johns Hopkins University graduate. His work has been featured in Business Insider, Sandboxx, and SOFREP.



  1. Kasia

    July 4, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    It’s not worthy writing. Wastage of readers minds and time. Even if you’re readers are so returded how could they believe Russia lost 150,000 Ukraine has lost 15,000 or 450,000?

  2. Ray Shewmaker

    July 4, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    It is obvious that Putin has his Forces attempting to gain as.muvh ground as possible, before seeking a cease fire. He has little hope for the true victory he dreamed of. He’s now using 1960’s Weapons and Equipment in ways they were Not designed for. And sent Troops across a River, where resupply, and retreat are impossible. I feel so sorry for those Serving for such Incredibly Idiotic Leaders.

  3. Ray Shewmaker

    July 4, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    PS, Russian Military Losses Exceed those of the US Military in the Korean War.🙏pray for the souls of those lost.😢🇺🇸⚓🐵

  4. Ray Shewmaker

    July 4, 2022 at 2:28 pm


  5. Invitado 2

    July 4, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    “El Ministerio de Defensa de Ucrania afirmó que, hasta el lunes, las fuerzas ucranianas han matado a aproximadamente 36.200 soldados rusos (y han herido aproximadamente el triple de ese número), destruido 217 aviones de combate, ataque y transporte, 187 helicópteros de ataque y transporte, 1.589 tanques, 804 piezas de artillería. , 3.754 vehículos blindados de transporte de personal, 246 sistemas de cohetes de lanzamiento múltiple (MLRS) , 15 lanchas y cúteres, 2.629 vehículos y tanques de combustible, 105 baterías antiaéreas, 658 sistemas aéreos no tripulados tácticos, 65 plataformas de equipos especiales, como vehículos puente, y cuatro sistemas móviles de misiles balísticos Iskander y 144 misiles de crucero derribados por las defensas aéreas ucranianas.”

    Sí, sí, Ucrania está ganando la guerra de mentiras periodisticas.

  6. Ed E.

    July 4, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    So how many dead Russians and cost in equipment per square Kilometer is that?

  7. Bernard Behrens

    July 4, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    The Russian casualties in Ukraine will not stop Putin from continuing his war. The Russian headset has not changed much since WWII. In the Soviet victory at Stalingrad, the Axis lost 250,000 soldiers, killed or captured. But to accomplish that Soviet victory at Stalingrad in 1943, the Red Army lost somewhere between 850,000 and 1.1 million soldiers. Putin won’t blink about the loss of 32,000 Russian soldiers, or more, if that’s what it costs to defeat and conquer Ukraine.

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