"It is obvious that Western-supplied equipment does not lead to successes on the battlefield and only stretches out the military conflict," Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said, noting that the Ukrainian army lost 2,227 weapons in the last month, including German-made Leopard tanks and US-made Bradley armored vehicles.
During a meeting with ministry officials, Shoigu gave some information about the conflict in Ukraine.
Stating that the Russian army continues to carry out active offensives in all directions, focusing its main efforts on weakening the combat capabilities of the Ukrainian army, Shoigu said that only on July 26-27, near the Rabotino settlement, they neutralized more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers, destroyed 31 tanks and 32 armored vehicles, including 3 German Leopard tanks and 2 French tanks.
Shoigu reminded that the Russian army has recently taken control of the Kovalevka and Sergeyevka settlements in the Krasno-Liman direction and the Molchanovka railway station in the Kupyansk direction with counterattacks and maneuvers.
Over the past month, the Ukrainian military lost more than 20,800 troops and over 2,200 items of military hardware, including 10 Leopard tanks, Shoigu said.
As the Russian Defense Ministry reported, the Ukrainian army has been making unsuccessful offensive attempts since June 4. Defense Minister Shoigu reported on July 11 that the Ukrainian army's losses had exceeded 26,000 since Kiev launched its counter-offensive. Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that Ukrainian troops had failed to achieve any success in any of the frontline areas.
Source: TASS - Anadolu Agency