Russia losing ‘500 soldiers a day’ as Putin faces loss of Ukrainian ‘occupied territories’
Russia is suffering heavy losses in Ukraine with Defence Minister Advisor Yuriy Sak claiming Putin is “losing” his grip on occupied territories.
By TIM MCNULTY
12:20, Sun, Dec 4, 2022 | UPDATED: 21:05, Sun, Dec 4, 2022
Ukrainian Defence Minister Advisor Yuriy Sak says the Russian military is losing manpower at a massive rate as 500 soldiers are killed a day. The Kremlin is facing a struggle to hold the frontlines in the remaining land under Russia’s control amid repeated attempts at counter-attacks by Ukrainian forces.
Mr Sak told Sky News Australia: “In the past couple of weeks, they continue to lose the temporarily occupied territories,”
“Russian soldiers have been dying on the battlefield on average … 500 soldiers a day, we’ve destroyed now over 90,000 Russian soldiers.”
Retired US Lt. General Mark Hertling has also backed Ukraine to “counter poor Russian forces” in Ukraine in the coming months as fighting looks to continue around the strategic town of Bakhmut.
Mr Hertling is adamant that Ukraine can secure “more victories” against Russian troops given their combat readiness and training by Western militaries.