27,000 Russian Soldiers Killed Since February 24, Ukraine Claims
Russia carried out eight attacks in eastern Ukraine on May 16, 2022, but Ukraine’s Operational Tactical Group “East” reported that its troops killed 178 Russian soldiers and destroyed five tanks, seven infantry fighting vehicles, two armored personnel carriers, two armored fighting vehicles, three multiple launch rocket systems, eight artillery, and anti-tank systems and one UAV, Kyiv Independent reported.
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Russia has lost 27,700 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24. The Ukrainian military reported on May 16 that 1,228 Russian tanks were destroyed along with 2,974 armored personnel carriers, 2,101 vehicles and fuel tanks, 577 artillery systems, 195 multiple launch rocket systems, 89 anti-aircraft defense systems, 165 helicopters, 200 aircraft, 427 UAVs and 13 boats.
Five Russian aerial targets were also downed. Russia lost one Su-25 warplane, a cruise missile, and three UAVs over the past 24 hours, according to Yuriy Ignat, spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force.
Ukraine destroyed a Russian fuel depot near Chornobaivka, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine’s Operational Command “South” reported on May 16. They also destroyed anti-aircraft missile systems, tanks, military equipment and killed 29 Russian soldiers in the area.