Up to 500 Ukrainian soldiers were killed a day by artillery traps

KYIV ($1=29.54 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — 20 to 1 is the superiority of Russian artillery over Ukrainian in the war in Ukraine. The information was announced by the British Minister of Defense Ben Wallace during an interview on the British channel Sky News conducted two days ago [June 16].

Up to 500 Ukrainian soldiers were killed a day by artillery traps
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The information overlaps with a statement by a senior military official of the Ukrainian army, who says that Ukraine loses between 200 and 500 soldiers every day [they are killed], and at least as many are wounded on the battlefields in the Donbas region. According to a Ukrainian source, up to 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers are killed or wounded a day.

“Artillery trap” or “artillery war” trap. Such a descriptive statement write in one of the most widely-read web portals in Ukraine – The Kyiv Independent. The web portal quoted senior military sources as saying that “Ukrainian troops are trapped in an ‘artillery war’ on critical fronts and are clearly at a disadvantage in terms of artillery systems.”

The Ukrainian military says Russia is concentrating large amounts of artillery on a section and thus easily breaking through Ukrainian defenses there, allowing them to advance easily and quickly using ground forces, heavily armored vehicles, and infantry fighting armored vehicles.

Russia shows the use of forgotten 203mm Pion artillery in Ukraine
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Ukraine is asking the West to supply thousands of artillery ammunition and artillery systems. 300 missile launchers and 1,000 howitzers are Ukraine’s latest known requests to Kiev’s western and partner countries. “Ukraine needs a parity of heavy weapons,” Mikhail Podoliak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, wrote on Twitter on Monday.

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.

On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.

Ukrainian Su-27P was shot down by Russian Su-30 or friendly fire
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On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.

Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.


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