In just a few hours, Russia has lost hundreds of soldiers. This reports The Kyiv Independent with reference to the daily update of the Ukrainian General Staff.
According to Ukraine, Russia has lost on average 540 of its soldiers per day. This brings Russia’s total losses since the start of the war of aggression in violation of international law in late February 2023 to 263,230, according to Ukraine’s account, in addition to another 4,217 tanks, 8,213 armed or armored vehicles, 7,349 vehicles and tankers, 4,866 artillery systems, 700 multiple rocket launchers, 463 air defense systems, 315 aircraft, 311 helicopters, 4,042 drones and 18 boats.
This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified and/or confirmed. For this reason, they are to be evaluated with reservations. In war, it may be advantageous for parties to the conflict to make falsified statements about the course of the war in order to strengthen their own position or to further weaken that of the enemy.
St. Petersburg training facility attacks
An unknown woman reportedly attempted to carry out an attack at a Russian military recruiting office in St. Petersburg on Tuesday evening local time. This reports The Kyiv Independent with reference to Russian state media.
According to the report, the woman had intended to set fire to the recruitment office. She was observed throwing a bottle with a flammable mixture towards the entrance and fled the building. Employees immediately extinguished the fire. Police are still searching for the perpetrator. Further, The Kyiv Independent, referring to another, unnamed pro-Kremlin news agency, reported that a video to that effect had been released. In the video, the woman can be seen approaching the entrance with a package and setting it on fire.
Already a few days ago a similar situation occurred. A man drove a truck into the gates of the draft office yard and tried to set it on fire. A possible background is the decision of the lower house of the Russian parliament to raise the age limit for conscription from 27 to 30.
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