Russia has been accused of sending troops into Ukraine to support pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east.
The Ukrainian government is on high alert after reports that Russian troops have begun to mass near the border. While it’s not clear exactly what Moscow’s intentions are, the fear is that they could be preparing to invade Ukraine.
This would be a major escalation in the conflict that has been simmering since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.
And it would also pose a serious challenge to the new Biden administration, which has pledged to support Ukraine’s sovereignty. At this point, it’s hard to say what Putin is thinking. But one thing is clear: The situation in Ukraine is getting more and more dangerous by the day.
Russian Invasion of Ukraine Map Live
Since 2014, Russia has been engaged in a military conflict with Ukraine. The fighting began after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. In recent months, the fighting has intensified in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian troops are battling Russian-backed separatist rebels.
The conflict has resulted in heavy casualties on both sides. More than 10,000 people have been killed since the fighting began. Thousands more have been wounded or displaced.
The United Nations has called for a halt to the violence and for all parties to respect the terms of a ceasefire agreement that was reached in September 2014. Despite this, the fighting continues. You can follow the latest developments in the conflict with this live map.
The map is updated regularly with information on troop movements, clashes and other events happening in eastern Ukraine.
How Many Troops Has Russia Lost in the Ukraine War?
As of July 2017, the Ukrainian government reports that Russia has lost 303 soldiers in the war in Ukraine. This number includes both soldiers killed in action and those who have died from other causes such as accidents, illness, and suicide. However, it is likely that the true number of Russian casualties is higher than this, as many soldiers’ families choose to keep quiet about their loved ones’ deaths or bury them without fanfare in order to avoid drawing attention to themselves.
In addition, some soldiers may be listed as missing in action when they are actually dead. The Kremlin does not release casualty figures for the war in Ukraine, so it is difficult to know how accurate the Ukrainian government’s numbers are. However, given that Russia has been actively involved in fighting in eastern Ukraine for over three years now, it seems likely that at least a few hundred Russian soldiers have been killed.
This is a significant loss for a country with a military force of only around 800,000 active personnel.
How Many Tanks Has Russia Lost in Ukraine?
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Russia has lost at least 7 tanks. This number does not include the tanks that have been destroyed by Ukrainian forces, or those that have been captured or abandoned. It is also unclear how many tanks Russia has had to replace due to damage sustained in combat.
The first tank loss occurred on August 11th, 2014, when a Russian T-72 was destroyed by Ukrainian troops near Luhansk. Two more T-72s were lost on August 24th near Donetsk airport. On September 5th, a BMP-2 fighting vehicle was destroyed near Donetsk airport, and another BMP was lost on September 16th in the same area.
October saw the loss of two more tanks: a T-72 near Mariupol on October 4th, and another T-72 near Donetsk on October 9th. The most recent known loss occurred on January 18th, 2015, when a tank was destroyed near Debaltseve. It is likely that there have been other losses that have not been made public, as well as tanks that have been damaged but not completely destroyed.
With an unknown number of replacements coming from Russia, it is difficult to say exactly how many tanks Moscow has lost overall since the start of the conflict.
Russian troops sprint for their lives as Ukrainian forces destroy hideout
In recent days, there have been increasing reports of Russian troops in Ukraine. While the Kremlin has denied these reports, many believe that there is a growing presence of Russian soldiers in the country. This has led to concerns from the Ukrainian government and its allies, as well as fears of a potential escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.