1,400 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Donetsk and Luhansk Within 24 Hours  

May 14, 2024 - 14:15
1,400 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Donetsk and Luhansk Within 24 Hours   


The Ministry of Defense of Russia has reported the deaths of 1,400 Ukrainian soldiers within a span of 24 hours in the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk, which declared independence in 2014 following the Ukrainian revolution.

According to the ministry's statement, 540 Ukrainian soldiers lost their lives in clashes with Russian forces in the southern areas, while another 395 perished in central areas of the Donetsk region.

Additionally, 135 Ukrainian soldiers were reportedly killed by Russian forces controlling eastern strongholds, with an additional 250 casualties in the northern Luhansk area.

The Russian Ministry of Defense also disclosed that 80 Ukrainian soldiers fell victim to 13 defensive attacks by the Russian army in the Kharkiv area. Furthermore, Ukrainian weapons, tanks, cars, and trucks were destroyed in Russia's offensive maneuvers.

Former United Nations Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter recently forecasted that Ukraine would suffer losses of 2,000 soldiers daily following Russia's expansion of operations in the Kharkiv area.

In response to the escalating casualties, the Kiev government has initiated the registration of soldiers, a move prompted by the significant loss of soldiers in the conflict with Russia since 2022. Last week, the Ukrainian Parliament passed legislation permitting the collection and registration of the nation's conscripts into the military.

Recently, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu stated that Ukraine has incurred losses of nearly half a million soldiers since February 2022, with 111,000 soldiers lost in the current year alone.