A Ukrainian serviceman walks past a destroyed Russian tank near the village of Gusarovka in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine on April 16, 2022
A Ukrainian serviceman walks past a destroyed Russian tank near the village of Gusarovka in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine on April 16, 2022 AFP / Anatolii STEPANOV


  • Russia lost 540 personnel in Ukraine between Sunday and Monday
  • The greatest losses were sustained in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region
  • Russia has suffered 91,690 combat losses since the war began in February

The Ukrainian military recorded 540 Russian casualties within a single day.

Russia has suffered a total of 91,690 combat losses among its personnel since it began the conflict in late February, according to a casualty report released Monday by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In a report from the previous day, the military staff claimed Russia had lost 91,150 personnel.

Russia supposedly sustained the greatest of its recent losses in the directions of Bakhmut and Lyman, two cities located in Ukraine's partially occupied Donetsk region.

Russia's last official death toll from the invasion of Ukraine, which was provided by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in September, claimed at least 5,937 Russian soldiers have died in Ukraine.

In contrast, Ukraine has suffered 13,000 fatalities among its soldiers, Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said.

Russia has resorted to launching waves of missile and drone attacks against Ukraine as its losses mount and it faces setbacks in the war.

Millions in Ukraine were left without electricity, heating, or water from the attacks, which hit civilian and utility infrastructure.

The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense previously warned that Russia would step up its attacks on civilian targets as it continues to suffer defeats on the battlefield.

Under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the "extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly."

Strikes from Monday destroyed homes in Ukraine's southeast and knocked out power in many areas, Al Jazeera reported, citing the Ukrainian government.

At least four people got killed due to the bombardments, according to Zelensky.

Russia carried out its most recent strikes after drone attacks on two air bases in the southwestern Russian cities of Ryazan and Saratov killed three servicemen and wounded another four.

Ukraine did not claim responsibility for the drone attacks.

Russia's response to the incident was a "massive strike on the military control system and related objects of the defenses complex, communication centers, energy and military units of Ukraine with high-precision air- and sea-based weapons," the Russian defense ministry said.

Firefighters work to put out a fire at energy infrastructure facilities, damaged by a Russian missile strike in Kyiv region in Ukraine