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Russia suffers growing personnel losses and recruiting problems, Ukraine says

April 19, 2022


The fifty-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.

The russian occupiers continue to launch missile and bomb strikes on civilian and military infrastructure throughout Ukraine.

In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, the russian enemy did not take active action. The movement of damaged equipment of the military units of the Eastern Military District continues by rail from the territory of the Republic of Belarus to the russian federation. The Armed Forces of the russian federation continue to use the airfield network on the territory of the republic of belarus in order to launch air strikes on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.

In the Slobozhansky direction the partial blockade by the russian enemy of the city of Kharkiv proceeds. The russian occupiers are trying to fire on Ukrainian troops and critical infrastructure. Enemy from units from russia attempted an offensive and stormed south of Izyum. They were unsuccessful, suffered losses and were forced to retreat to their former positions.

In the Donetsk direction, near the town of Marinka, as a result of a counteroffensive by Ukrainian troops, the russian enemy suffered losses and retreated. Units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine regained control of the settlement.

Fighting continues in the area of Oleksandrivka in the South Buh area, where russian enemy is unsuccessful. russian enemy tries to reach the administrative border of the Kherson oblast and it does not stop shelling settlements.

The russian enemy continues to suffer significant personnel losses. In order to solve the problem of recruiting units under contract, the leadership of the Armed Forces of the russian federation decided to sign short-term contracts for three months and simplify the form of psychophysical selection of future candidates. These measures did not lead to the desired effect.

According to available information, since the beginning of the 2022 year, only 130 contract servicemen have been selected to serve in 42 units of the Southern Military District. 22 of them have already refused to participate in the so-called "special operation" in Ukraine.

Units of russian armed forces directly involved in armed aggression on the territory of Ukraine have a special need for staffing.

According to the available information, the personnel of two battalion tactical groups were destroyed in the 200th separate motorized infantry brigade of the 14th Army Corps of the Coastal Forces of the Northern Fleet.

In addition, three companies of the 51st Parachute Regiment and the Company of the 137th Parachute Regiment, which are part of the 106th Parachute Division, were destroyed on the territory of Ukraine.

We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Let's win together!

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