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About Ukraine’s losses

New Ukrainian authorities continue to so-called. anti-terrorist operation and do not even think to stop it. Bombing, shelling and attacks of settlements controlled by the militia of the two self-proclaimed republics continue. A characteristic feature of these battles are heavy casualties among the civilian population, since the armed forces and other power structures of Ukraine do not shun shelling of cities and towns, not taking into account the associated risks. The victims among the population, in turn, are traditionally written off as “terrorists” who allegedly attack residential areas near their positions.

It should be noted that the Ukrainian military and fighters of the National Guard are also not without losses. For several months of the "anti-terrorist operation" the army and the National Guard under lost a certain number of soldiers and officers (killed and wounded), and also remained without a solid number of various equipment, both land and aviation.

A characteristic feature of the current war has become a specific situation in the information space. Compiling an objective picture of various aspects of war, primarily about the losses of the parties, is usually complicated by some features of the dissemination of information. This time, those who want to get objective information have to deal with various dishonest methods of waging this information war. Often the discrepancy of information from different sources is not due to the specifics of the dissemination of information, but a banal lie.

11 August Ukrainian media, citing the speaker of the Security Council of Ukraine Andrei Lysenko spread new information about the losses. It was alleged that 568 security officers died during the fighting, 2120 was injured. A few days later, Vladimir Rogov, co-chairman of the Novorossiya Popular Front, announced his information. According to him, as of August 15, the armed forces and the National Guard of Ukraine lost 14378 people killed and wounded, 158 were captured and about 9 thousands of soldiers deserted (went over to the militia or fled from the war). Every day dozens of soldiers and officers are killed or injured. The peak of casualties fell on 13 and 14 in August, when, according to the militia, the army lost about a thousand people and about a hundred pieces of equipment to those killed and wounded.

As you can see, the information on both sides is different at times. The only conclusion that can be drawn from this is someone who publishes incorrect information. In addition, both sources may be wrong for objective reasons, but one of them should still be closer to the truth. Nevertheless, the exact information for obvious reasons remains unknown, and it remains to rely on information from various sources interested in overestimating the losses of the enemy and minimizing their own.

A number of factors suggest that the real losses of the Ukrainian armed forces and the National Guard are higher than official data. An indirect confirmation of this can be considered the transfer of more and more new formations to the combat zone, the next mobilization and the recent successes of Lugansk and Donetsk militias. All this suggests that the existing forces, already abandoned by the new government in the battle, cannot cope with the enemy, including because of losses. Also, it should be noted the specific structure of the forces involved in the so-called. ATO. In addition to the military, units of the National Guard and the Interior Ministry and several volunteer units participate in the battles. Such a structure of forces, at a minimum, complicates the collection and processing of information about losses, and in the conditions of the existing concealment of information makes them almost impossible.

Thus, one should not be surprised at the relatively small numbers, called the Ukrainian command. There is every reason to believe that they cannot reflect the real situation both for objective reasons and for political reasons. Naturally, these assumptions do not accurately determine the Ukrainian losses, but they can be used to draw clear conclusions about the veracity of official information.

Ground forces and the National Guard are losing not only people, but also equipment. Everyone remembers the case when, at the very beginning of the conflict, the Ukrainian military handed over several combat vehicles to the militia, including the Nona self-propelled gun 2C9. In the future, several tens of armored vehicles of various types, apart from cars and other vehicles, became trophies of the militia.

Fortunately, information about the loss of armored vehicles receives various confirmations and can be collected together. Consider the loss of armored vehicles based on the information available in the database. This service collects confirmed data on the fate of the armored vehicles involved in battles from both sides. According to the database, during the conflict 180 armored vehicles became trophies, 148 were destroyed. It should be noted that the “military path” of some tanks and armored personnel carriers marked with entries in the list of trophies and losses, and sometimes several times (several cars literally passed from hand to hand).

During the fighting, the militia of Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics were able to capture the X-NUMX of the T-43 tank of various modifications (A / B / BV), three of which later returned to their previous owners. Three dozen BMP-64 and BMP-1, captured by the militia, no longer changed owners. Also at the disposal of the militia were 2 BTR-24, 80 BTR-8 and 70 BRDM-14. Of these, again the trophies, this time of the military and the National Guard, were 2, 3 and 2 machine, respectively. In total, out of 1 lost machines that the enemy has fallen into, the Ukrainian units regained 180.

Of the 148 armored vehicles of various types destroyed, only 14 belonged to the Lugansk and Donetsk militia. All other tanks, armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonged to the armed forces and the National Guard of Ukraine. According to, during the battles 35 T-64 tanks were destroyed, three of which belonged to the militia, the rest to the military. The greatest losses were sustained by infantry fighting vehicles: a total of 61 BMP-1 and BMP-2 were destroyed. In addition, it should be noted the destruction of 11 self-propelled artillery installations of several types.

Ground battles lead to significant losses of land vehicles. However, the air force of Ukraine did not manage to make losses either. According to the Aviation Safety Network database, since April, the Ukrainian Air Force has lost several types of 25 aircraft and helicopters. A few more dozens of cars received various damages and are being repaired or have already been repaired and returned to service.

The Ukrainian Su-25 ground attack aircraft suffered the greatest losses. In total, eight such vehicles were shot down, another made an emergency landing and went to the militia. In battles, the 5 combat helicopters Mi-24 and 4 multipurpose Mi-8 were lost. Over the past two weeks, the list of casualties has been replenished with two MiG-29 fighters, successfully shot down by militias.

In the context of losses of the Ukrainian Air Force, the distribution of losses is of interest. June was the most unsuccessful for Ukrainian aviation, during which it lost 10 aircraft. For comparison, in June 3 aircraft and 3 helicopters were destroyed, and the May losses were limited to 4 helicopters. For two decades of August, the militia shot down only two planes and a helicopter, and also captured the Tu-143 drone. Such facts may indicate that the amount of usable aircraft is constantly decreasing, and the air defense potential of the militia is growing. All this leads to clear and expected results.

The war continues, the warring parties continue to suffer losses. Apparently, the account of the dead Ukrainian fighters has already gone to thousands, which, given the absence of any serious success, gives the situation a very unattractive look. The concealment of losses and frankly disregard for the belligerent units can have very different consequences and their nature is unlikely to be positive for the Kiev authorities. Anything can be the result of current events on the battlefield and beyond, up to the riot of the troops and mass desertion or even another “revolution”.

Nevertheless, the official Ukrainian sources continue to talk about minimal losses, and the soldiers of the army and the National Guard still lose their equipment and comrades. It is safe to say that regardless of official and unofficial data or estimates, losses will increase every day until the war ends.

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  1. Denis
    Denis 21 August 2014 09: 19
    several dozens of cars have received various damages and are undergoing repairs or have already been repaired and returned to service.
    And about those, when they simply couldn’t start, they keep silent about the losses?
    The equipment was stored there in far from ideal conditions.
    1. Cadet787
      Cadet787 21 August 2014 18: 36
      21.08.2014 - 14: 44
      Ukraine continues to supply militias with armored vehicles
      | Russian spring
      We are constantly located in the computer networks of the power and law enforcement agencies of Ukraine and continue to inform the public of the data circulating there.
      In order to maintain access to information sources, we decided not to publish documents obtained as a result of hacking computers of Ukrainian military officials, as we did before, but to disclose only the facts that we see in these messages.
      So, having constant access to classified information of the Ukrainian security forces, we see that the fratricidal war is coming to an end. From new documents, we learned that during the period from August 8 to 15, the Army of the Southeast seized: T-64 - 18 units, infantry fighting vehicles - 24 units, armored personnel carriers - 11 units, BMD - 2 units, BMD - 9 units, MLRS "Hurricane" - 2 units, self-propelled guns 2S4 "Tulip" - 2 units, self-propelled guns 2S9 "Nona" - 2 units, self-propelled guns 2S1 "Carnation" - 10 units, mortars 82-mm - 6 units ., ZU-23-2 - 3 units, automobiles - 44 units.
      In total, from June 20 to August 15, during a punitive operation, as follows from the reports of the military themselves, the militia captured from the Ukrainian army: T-64 - 65 units, infantry fighting vehicle - 69 units, armored personnel carrier - 39 units, BRDM - 2 units, BMD - 9 units, MLRS BM-21 Grad - 24 units, MLRS "Hurricane" - 2 units, self-propelled guns 2S4 "Tulip" - 2 units, self-propelled guns 2S9 "Nona" - 6 units ., Self-propelled guns 2S1 “Carnation” - 25 units, D-30 - 10 units, 82-mm mortars - 32 units, ZU-23-2 - 18 units, cars - 124 units.
      Such extravagance of the security forces is too expensive for the country in which a military tax has been introduced for the population. How much more is the pro-American government of Ukraine ready to spend on the destruction of the civilian population, the destruction of enterprises and infrastructure to please the West ?! All this is happening against the backdrop of a constant economic downturn, a lack of money in the country's budget and the upcoming heating season, which Ukraine this time encounters without energy.
      We, CyberBerkut! We will not forget! We will not forgive!
  2. Sakhalininsk
    Sakhalininsk 21 August 2014 09: 23
    Well what can I say ... only one militia Well done! The more hohlopithek will be exposed, the cleaner the air will be.
  3. Denis
    Denis 21 August 2014 09: 31
    In what they are masters, then in the wrong, Dr. Goebels is resting. With their army, anyone can run and right there they have
    Ukrainian volunteer battalions knocked out of Ilovaisk
    So they flee or voluntarily join the army?
  4. Stiletto
    Stiletto 21 August 2014 09: 32
    Yeah, the Ukrainian recycling program is scary. After all, whatever one may say, in addition to the Maidan waste, both militias and civilians die. They rest in peace, and the kingdom of heaven. Natsgadam - glassy and burn in hell, respectively.
  5. Serbor
    Serbor 21 August 2014 09: 40
    Such a country is being destroyed, stsuki! But if you wanted, you could make such a "candy" from it! But, apparently, the idea of ​​sweets for Putin and Poroshenko is completely different.
  6. drop
    drop 21 August 2014 09: 55
    The irretrievable losses of the Ukrainian army do not lend themselves to meaningfulness. Why do these young guys die. Woe to their families brings the government of Ukraine. Still have to sit at the negotiating table.
    What a pity that the militia does not have heavy artillery to suppress the Ukrainians' art installations. Please find volunteers and heavy weapons to destroy all the art installations of Ukrainians. You cannot survive without it. I have the honor.
  7. Mareman Vasilich
    Mareman Vasilich 21 August 2014 10: 17
    I think that ukrofashiki for 3 months of fighting lost more than the USSR for 10 years in Afghanistan.
  8. rosomaha
    rosomaha 21 August 2014 10: 35
    Say there scrap is now scattered !!!! Yes, I suppose with greaves ...
  9. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 21 August 2014 10: 49
    Ukrainian pasans! You are so eager for Europe, but in kind the coast has beguiled. Recently I learned that Europe is in the West (come in, West). Buy the right navigator!
  10. tolyasik0577
    tolyasik0577 21 August 2014 10: 51
    charming landscape
  11. scout
    scout 21 August 2014 11: 04
    Incomplete losses can be presented at these links
  12. padded jacket
    padded jacket 21 August 2014 11: 55
    A few more photos:

    1. Kars
      Kars 21 August 2014 12: 43
      Yes, Gurk Khan is not showing himself from the best side. Until then, he didn’t post on his blog a photo of the damaged T-72 from the Donbass.
  13. padded jacket
    padded jacket 21 August 2014 12: 08
    In this video, the junta’s broken positions are also at the end. The squad of the famous Motorola:
  14. padded jacket
    padded jacket 21 August 2014 12: 19
    Captured Ukrainian T-64, also the loss of the junta (ibid. T-722 militias):
    1. Kars
      Kars 21 August 2014 12: 42
      Interesting 72 BA of an earlier series, or restored to the Kharkov tank repair.
  15. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 21 August 2014 12: 23
    The new Ukrainian authorities continue the so-called anti-terrorist operation and do not even think to stop it.
    Why would they stop her? Further it will be even tougher.
    Here I propose to listen to the conversation of intelligent people on this subject. True, it took place in July, but the topic has not lost its relevance today.

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  16. DesToeR
    DesToeR 21 August 2014 12: 33
    If Morozov knew against whom his T-64 would fight ...
  17. PiP
    PiP 21 August 2014 13: 09
    Question ... Does the Armed Forces of Ukraine have "motorcycle leagues" (MT-LB)? Something they are not visible in the "frame", burnt, alive ... Although they were made in Kharkov. According to Vicky: Ukraine - 2090 MT-LB, as of 2010
  18. padded jacket
    padded jacket 21 August 2014 13: 30
    Yes, for some reason, MTLB did not find the junta’s troops, there are only MTLB militias who are whole.
  19. Wolka
    Wolka 21 August 2014 13: 43
    the ATO spring is all compressed and compressed, but then the reverse process will begin and then ...
  20. padded jacket
    padded jacket 21 August 2014 13: 53
    The dispatch of a multi-purpose light armored tractor (MTLB) from the Center for the provision of automobile equipment and property to the armaments of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the city of Starokonstantinov (Khmelnitsky region), on Friday, July 4, 2014. In Starokonstantinov (Khmelnitsky region), the military stores and gives them to the area ATO automotive equipment and property.
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    2. PiP
      PiP 21 August 2014 16: 05
      padded jacket
      Sending a multi-purpose light armored tractor (MTLB) from the Center

      Thank. This is a single shot, it creates the feeling that they are not there!
      Although wunderwaffles advertise
  21. padded jacket
    padded jacket 21 August 2014 14: 03
    Militia Headquarters Report
    During the period from August 8 to 15, the Army of New Russia captured on all fronts: T-64 - 18 units, infantry fighting vehicles of all models - 24 units, armored personnel carriers of all models - 11 units, BRDM - 2 units, BMD - 9 units. , MLRS “Hurricane” - 2 units, self-propelled guns 2S4 “Tulip” - 2 units, self-propelled guns 2S9 “Nona” - 2 units, self-propelled guns 2S1 “Carnation” - 10 units, mortars 82-mm - 6 units, storage -23-2 - 3 units, automobiles - 44 units.

    Report from Ukrainian Armed Forces
    In total, from June 20 to August 15 during the anti-terrorist operation, the separatists seized 64 units from the APU: T-65 units, BMP - 69 units, armored personnel carriers - 39 units, BRDM - 2 units, BMD - 9 units. MLRS BM-21 Grad - 24 units, MLRS Uragan - 2 units, self-propelled guns 2S4 Tulip - 2 units, self-propelled guns 2S9 "Nona" - 6 units, self-propelled guns 2S1 "Carnation" - 25 units ., D-30 - 10 units, 82-mm mortars - 32 units, ZU-23-2 - 18 units, automobiles - 124 units.
    Data from here: http: //
    1. biglow
      biglow 21 August 2014 14: 12
      Today there was a message that the Bezler detachment captured 4 Peonies .... with ammunition and .. This means that the junta junta areas were strengthened by all .... laughing
    2. Kars
      Kars 21 August 2014 14: 12
      Quote: quilted jacket
      SPG 2С4 "Tulip" - 2 units

      Interestingly, you can have at least one photo of a Tulip with Ukrainian symbols, even though it’s captured at least not captured.
      1. padded jacket
        padded jacket 21 August 2014 17: 40
        I have never come across, but somewhere must be for sure.
  22. RoTTor
    RoTTor 21 August 2014 16: 39
    amerikosam - joy: if the junta is not thrown out, they will have to buy their weapons from them for their own loans. What the Americans wanted.
    Russia, if it doesn’t really help, will receive legal hatred for 500 years in the Donbas - for being thrown into annihilation
  23. padded jacket
    padded jacket 21 August 2014 18: 55
    Metalist after fights (like a new one, but the impression is that it already was):
  24. padded jacket
    padded jacket 21 August 2014 20: 04
    Another video about the loss of junta troops:
  25. padded jacket
    padded jacket 21 August 2014 20: 12
    I haven’t seen such a photo, so I’ll post it here smile :
  26. padded jacket
    padded jacket 21 August 2014 20: 37
    Padded BMP-2:
  27. Andrey82
    Andrey82 22 August 2014 00: 10
    Apparently, the capacity of tank repair plants is already not enough to replenish the tank fleet, and therefore the United States ordered the start of deliveries of Soviet T-72s from NATO countries (Hungary). In fact, they themselves do not deliver tanks yet. but for the test they drove the satellite forward and look at the reaction of Russia. Something ours does not express at least concerns about the escalation of NATO's conflict in Ukraine.
  28. Nychego
    Nychego 23 August 2014 15: 03
    Oh, how Ramsay is missing now - he had the only high-quality analytics. Silent for 10 years. Alas.
  29. I think so
    I think so 25 August 2014 02: 06
    I watched all the videos and ONCE AGAIN SURE that the stsikun put the Russian people in Ukraine ... And with his hiccups she will bring the matter to the same blood in Russia ... Ukrainians will MANDATORY! The only way to stop ukrofashistov - KILL! And it’s better to do it IN THEIR TERRITORY! And the track jumps, that it will be necessary to fight AGAIN in its (is it? For it?) Territory ...