24. TROSTYANETS, UKRAINE - MARCH 30: A man rides his bike past a destroyed Russian tank on March 30, 2022 in Trostyanets, Ukraine. Ukrainian forces announced this week that they had retaken Trostyanets, a northeastern town that has seen fierce fighting and was occupied by Russians for weeks, from Russian control. Last week, after its advances have stalled on several fronts, Russia appeared to revise its military goals in Ukraine, claiming that it would focus its efforts on the battle in the eastern Donbas region. Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images


  • Russia lost 710 personnel in Ukraine between Monday and Tuesday
  • Losses within the same period also included 15 tanks and 24 armored fighting vehicles
  • Russia has lost a total of 77,170 personnel in Ukraine

Russia lost 710 soldiers, 15 tanks and 24 armored fighting vehicles (AFV) in Ukraine within a day this week, data provided by the Ukrainian military showed.

Combat losses among Russian personnel between the start of the invasion of Ukraine in late February and Tuesday numbered 77,170, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in its most recent casualty report.

Russia also lost 2,786 tanks and 5,654 AFVs, among other pieces of military equipment, within the same time period.

In its previous casualty report released Monday, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that Russia had lost 76,460 personnel, 2,771 tanks and 5,630 AFVs at the time.

Most of Russia's most recent losses were sustained in the direction of Avdiivka and Bakhmut, which are located in Ukraine's partially Russian-occupied Donetsk region.

Russia's defense ministry last provided a death toll from the war in September, which claimed that 5,937 Russian soldiers had died in the conflict up to that point.

Independent Russian media outlet iStories, citing unnamed sources from Russia's special services and the country's Federal Security Service, reported on Oct. 12 that the nation had already suffered more than 90,000 casualties.

Amid reports of its losses, Russia was able to successfully mobilize 300,000 reservists, the Russian government claimed.

However, Russia has been funneling newly drafted conscripts with little training to the front line in Ukraine's east, which has caused heavy casualties, according to Ukrainian and Western analysts.

Regular Russian military units have reportedly been sustaining heavy losses as well.

One elite Russian naval infantry unit, the 155th Guards Naval Infantry Brigade, lost around 300 men over the course of four days during a recent assault on the village of Pavlivka in Donetsk, Meduza reported.

In a letter addressed to Oleg Kozhemyako, the governor of Russia's Primorsky region where the brigade is based, members of the unit called the attack "incomprehensible."

The offensive was allegedly planned so the brigade's leaders could earn a bonus from the Russian military and receive medals.

"[Our commanders] don't care about anything except decorating themselves. They call people meat," the 155th Guards Naval Infantry Brigade's letter read.

Russia's Ministry of Defense denied the unit's claims in a statement released Monday, The Moscow Times reported.

Kozhemyako has ordered a probe on the complaint for possible "disinformation" from Ukrainian intelligence services, according to the outlet.

A Ukrainian serviceman stands next to a mortar crater in a field in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine