Moscow’s forces have been trying to take the town of Avdiivka, a town in the Donetsk oblast.
As reported by Forbes, Russia launched an attack on Tuesday, but now the fields in the area are “littered with wrecked Russian vehicles and dead and wounded Russian infantry.”
Independent analysts have reported that, in the last 24 hours, there have been 91 armoured personal vehicle losses on the Russian as well as 34 tanks. Ukraine lost just 15 tanks 15 on the Ukrainian side.
Ukraine‘s General Staff said Moscow had lost a total of 9,220 armored personnel vehicles since the February 2022 invasion.
Ukraine is still carrying out its counteroffensive against Russia, but progress has been slow.
Ukraine‘s eastern Donetsk and southern Zaporizhzhia regions have been pivotal regions. These areas were annexed by Putin in September 2022, but they are not under full Russian control.
This comes as Russian saboteurs attempted to cross Ukraine‘s northeastern border in the Sumy region.
Ukraine has reported that the operation was thwarted.
Kyiv’s commander of the armed forces, Serhiy Naev, said Ukraine suffered no losses while repelling the attack.
He said: “The saboteurs tried to cross the state border of Ukraine and intended to move further towards one of the civilian critical infrastructure facilities,” he wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
“Having suffered combat losses, the saboteur group retreated towards the state border.”
Russian troops crossed into the Sumy region after the initial invasion last year, but they lost control of the area in just a few weeks.
As the fighting continues, Putin has travelled to Kyrgyzstan on his first trip abroad since the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant for his arrest.
Kyrgyzstan is a signatory to the ICC, but it remains extremely unlikely he will be arrested.