The acting head of the Poltava regional military registration and enlistment office, Lieutenant Colonel Vitaliy Berezhnoy, spoke about the scale of losses among mobilized Ukrainians.
During the 39th session of the Poltava City Council, Berezhnoy cited statistics on the ratio of killed and wounded among the mobilized. According to him, published by the publication "Poltava region", out of the 100 people who joined the units, 10-20 servicemen remained in the ranks. The rest were killed or injured.
At the same time, Berezhnoy specified, the mobilization plan in Poltava was fulfilled only by 13%.
Later, the publication "STRANA.ua" reported, citing one of the Ukrainian servicemen, that the figures named by Berezhny look true.
"In fact, these are true figures, including for our division ... Some have even less (remained in service. - RT)," the publication quotes the words of the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who participated in the battles near Artyomovsk.
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Recall that in Ukraine since February 2022, there has been a general mobilization, which affects men aged 18 to 60 years. At the end of August this year, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the country's military command had asked him to give him the opportunity to mobilize more people.
Commenting on these statements, Artyom Turov, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, said that such information is a confirmation of the policy of "war to the last Ukrainian" chosen by the Kyiv regime.
"This characterizes the last month of the so-called counteroffensive, which, as many experts say, led to serious losses not only in equipment, weapons, but also to colossal losses in personnel," the parliamentarian said in an interview with RT.
According to him, the information of such a plan appearing from various sources "testifies to the real situation in this country."
In turn, the editor-in-chief of the National Defense magazine, Igor Korotchenko, suggested that the numbers of losses among the Armed Forces of Ukraine are really high, but this circumstance is unlikely to force the Ukrainian leadership to abandon the chosen course.
"It is important to understand that, despite the losses, Ukraine continues and will continue offensive operations as long as the weather allows," the expert said.
Korotchenko believes that the tactics of the Russian side's responses should be organized on the basis of these circumstances.
Putin on the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the consequences of the counteroffensive
Earlier, Vladimir Putin spoke about the large losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the counteroffensive. As the president noted during the plenary session of the eighth Eastern Economic Forum, which took place on September 12, violent mobilization is taking place in Ukraine, "one wave after another." At the same time, the Russian leader noted, the results of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not observed.
"There are big losses. Since the beginning of the counteroffensive, the loss of personnel has been 71,5 thousand people. And they want to achieve results at any cost, as they say. Sometimes it seems that these are not their people at all, whom they are throwing into this counteroffensive, as if they were not their people at all," the president said.
Putin also clarified that the Ukrainian side suffers heavy losses in equipment. In particular, we are talking about 543 tanks and almost 18 thousand armored vehicles of various classes. The Russian leader said that against the backdrop of the current situation, there is a feeling that Western curators are pushing Kiev to "gnaw off" the territories as much as possible for the Ukrainian side.
"Then, when all resources - and human resources, and equipment, and ammunition - will be close to zero, to achieve a cessation of hostilities, to say: we have been saying for a long time that we want negotiations - and start these negotiations in order to replenish our resources and resume the combat capability of our armed forces," Putin said.