Russian death toll in Ukraine passes 150,000 as Putin’s canon fodder mown down in suicidal infantry waves & tank carnage | The Sun
THE Russian death toll in the Ukraine war has now passed the 150,000 mark, according to figures from Kyiv’s defence ministry.
The grim milestone was reached as footage showed Vladimir Putin’s forces being mowed down in suicidal infantry and tank attacks in a muddy bloodbath in eastern Ukraine.
Deluded Putin thought he could defeat Ukraine in three days and that thousands would rise up to overthrown Volodymyr Zelensky, his own spies have revealed.
But the Russian tyrant’s invasion has turned into a military failure of incredible scale, with poorly trained and equipped soldiers being sent to their deaths by incompetent leaders.
As well as soldiers, the Russians have lost vast quantities of weapons, including 3397 tanks, 6658 armoured vehicles, 2398 artillery guns, 300 warplanes and 18 ships.
Mad Vlad's troops have been making repeated attempts to take the town of Vuhledar, where an elite marine brigades has already been wiped out.
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New footage shows them being picked off by the Ukrainians in yet another suicidal attack.
Tanks have also been thrown into battle, in convoy formation making them easy targets for the Ukrainian defenders to ambush, the New York Times reports.
The tactics are a repeat of ones that failed in the early days of the Ukraine war, when hundreds of tanks were lost in deadly Ukrainian traps.
Ukrainian soldiers have spoken about using their signature ambush tactics on the Russians, who appear not to have learned any lessons from their earlier massacres.
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“We studied the roads they used, then hid and waited”, said Ukrainian tank crewman Sergeant Artyom Knignitsky.
Such are the losses suffered by the Russians that the Ukrainians say they captured a medic who had been drafted in to operate a tank.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba, said his country had survived Russia’s “winter terror”.
"On March 1, 2023, Putin suffered his fifth major defeat since the day of the full-scale invasion – Ukraine defeated his winter terror.
“We endured the hardest winter in our history. It was cold and dark for us, but we were indomitable.”
In roar of defiance he said: "One piece of advice for Russia – suffocate with your gas and choke with your rockets.”
Fighting has also been raging around the town of Bakhmut.
Ukrainian forces have been engaged in house-to-house battles, with the Wagner Group of mercenaries at their spearhead of their offensive.
Putin’s troops and the Ukrainians are slugging it out in mud bath conditions, the UK’s Ministry of Defence has said.
That will tilt the advantage even further in the direction of the defending Ukrainians as Russian vehicles become bogged down, making them easy targets, the MoD added.
Russia's advances have been thrown back by a valiant effort from the heroic Ukrainians, who are backed with support from the West.
Zelensky is now promising a massive has vowed a massive Spring offensive in a bid to liberate areas of his country still occupied – as Ukrainian drone strikes edge ever closer to Putin.
“We are preparing for our warriors to resume actions to liberate our land,” he said after meeting his military chiefs.
“We keep in mind this just goal of ours, and every day we are getting closer to its fulfilment. Ukraine will be free. All of Ukraine."
When Russian dead reached the 100,000 mark at the end of last year, experts spoke of Putin’s willingness to keep sacrificing soldiers.
US-based Russia expert Olga Lautman from the Center for European Policy Analysis said Russia will not be affected by the soaring death toll.
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"The leadership doesn't care if one million Russians die," she said.
"Look at their commemoration of World War Two, they are proud of the fact that so many millions of Russians were sacrificed."
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