The Russian military has suffered its highest casualty rate since invading Ukraine last February, representing another blow to Vladimir Putin’s war ambitions. On Sunday, the Ministry of Defence released information on how Russian deaths are rising in Ukraine.
In a statement on Twitter, the MoD said: “Over the past two weeks, Russia has likely suffered its highest rate of casualties since the first week of the invasion of Ukraine.
“The Ukrainian General Staff release daily statistics on Russian casualties. Although Defence Intelligence cannot verify Ukraine’s methodology, the trends the data illustrate are likely accurate.
“The mean average for the last seven days was 824 casualties per day, over four times the rate reported over June-July 2022. Ukraine also continues to suffer a high attrition rate.
“The uptick in Russian casualties is likely due to a range of factors including lack of trained personnel, coordination, and resources across the front – this is exemplified in Vuhledar and Bakhmut.”
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39 mins ago09:03 More Ukrainian families face homelessness in England
There has been a 44 percent increase in the number of Ukrainian families facing homelessness in England over the winter months.
This comes after some sponsorship arrangements have broken down.
Local authorities have been approached by 4,025 Ukrainian households since the start of the war in Ukraine last year.
Of those, 1,310 came between November 2022 to January 2023.
This has been caused by 705 Ukrainian families leaving their Homes for Ukraine sponsorships over the winter months, either because the relationship has broken down or because their agreement has come to an end.
1 hour ago08:28 US promises tanks and other support for Ukaine
The US and Ukraine have discussed “priorities” for helping the country win the war against Russia.
Defence Secretary in Washington, Lloyd Austin, met with Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov. The US promised to send more tanks including the US M1 Abrams, German Leopard 2 and British Challenger 2.
“The US is unwavering in its support of Ukraine. All this is possible thanks to our transparent and trustworthy relationship. Thank you US!”
2 hours ago07:53 Kharkiv hit my missile attacks on Saturday night
It has been reported that Russian S-300 missiles hit the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Saturday night.
The city’s regional governor, Oleh Sinehubov, made the claim via his Telegram channel.
He said: “One infrastructure facility was damaged. Information about the victims and the scale of the destruction is being clarified.”
In recent days, Russia has been targeting major cities with missile strikes, taking out key infrastructure.
2 hours ago07:48 Ukraine LIVE
Good morning. Charlie Bradley here. I will be bringing you regular updates from the war in Ukraine.