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Ukraine Military Summer of Defeat Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 4, 2014, 09:26 PM

The Ukraine military seems to have suffered from serious casualties and weapons' losses when fighting pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine. Here's a detailed listing:

The Liberty Post reports that, "Ukrainian forces casualties and losses 2 May - 21 August Casualties Total: 32.702 Dead and wounded: 20.274 Prisoner, deserters and missing: 12.418 Destroyed or captured materiel: I. Aviation Attack - 16 Su-25 (one captured 7 July) Bomber - 7 Su-24 Fighter - 2 MiG-29 Recon - 1 AN-30 - 6 drones Transport - 2 AN-26 - 2 IL 76 I.a Helicopters - 20 attack and transport Mi-24, Mi-17 y Mi-8 II. Ground forces materiel Tanks Total: 347 ( 68 captured ) - 319 T-64 ( 65 captured ) - 2 T-64 Bulat - 7 T-72 ( 3 captured ) - 19 T-84-U Oplot Armored vehicles Total: 602 ( 119 captured ) - 163 BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicle, tracked ( 69 capturados ) - 125 BMD IFV Paratroopers, tracked ( 9 captured ) - 312 BTR Armored Personnel Carrier, wheeled ( 39 captured ) - 2 BRDM Scout Vehicle, wheeled ( 2 captured ) Artillery Total: 180 ( 122 captured pieces ) - 4 SO-203 2S7 "Pion" 203mm - 5 SAU 2S3 "Acacia" 152mm (1 captured ) - 30 SAU 122 2S1 Gvozdika 122mm ( 25 captured ) - 2 Mortars 2S4 Tyulpan 240mm(2 captured - 6 Mortars SAU Nona 120mm (6 captured ) - 21 Antiaircraft guns ZU 23-2 ( 18 captured ) - 24 Rocket launcher Grad 122mm ( 24 captured ) - 11 Rocket launcher Uragan 220mm (4 captured ) - 45 howitzer D-30 122mm ( 10 captured ) - 32 mortars82mm ( 32 captured ) Trucks and cars Total: 153 (124 captured ) - 5 Hummer - Jeep - 25-66 GaZ - Staff car - Mobile crane - 1 ZIL 131 - 2 KrAZ - 58 Ural trucks - 69 Kamaz trucks - 4 UAZ 469 Last edited by von Junzt; 23 Aug/"

Sen. John McCain promised a future of hope for all Ukrainians when he visited the Ukraine last December to lead the Maidan Revolution that swept more democracy reforms in the country. Nonetheless, the changes proved disastrous as a civil war erupted and Crimea voted on a referendum to become a part of Russia. The Ukrainian economy is collapsing as well.

To see the Ukraine casualties and losses figures on the Liberty Post, link here:

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