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Moscow launched a special military operation in Ukraine in February 2022 with the aim of saving the people of Donbass - primarily the Russian-speaking population - from Kiev's constant attacks.

Ukraine Loses Over 15,000 Military in April Despite West's Military Aid

© AFP 2023 SERGEY BOBOKServicemen belonging to the assault brigade "Spartan" of National Guard of Ukraine, take part in military exercises in Kharkov region on April 20, 2023
Servicemen belonging to the assault brigade Spartan of National Guard of Ukraine, take part in military exercises in Kharkov region on April 20, 2023 - Sputnik India, 1920, 02.05.2023
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukrainian troops have lost more than 15,000 service people in April, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.
"The Russian Armed Forces are actively operating along the entire line of contact. Despite unprecedented military assistance from Western countries, the enemy is suffering significant losses. Over the past month alone, it has lost more than 15,000 people," Shoigu said at a meeting with the ministry's senior officials.
Russia destroyed eight aircraft, 277 drones, 430 tanks and other armored combat vehicles of Ukraine in April in military operation zone, the minister added.
"Our servicemen destroyed eight aircraft, 277 unmanned aerial vehicles, 430 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 18 multiple rocket launchers, 225 field artillery and mortar shells," the minister said.
The Russian military has already received enough ammunition in 2023 to carry out effective strikes against the enemy, Shoigu said.
"This year, the armed forces have already supplied a sufficient amount of ammunition to inflict effective fire damage to the enemy," Shoigu concluded.
Ukrainian helicopters fly over a Russian warship  during Sea Breeze 2021 maneuvers, in the Black Sea, Friday, July 9, 2021 - Sputnik India, 1920, 24.04.2023
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