Ukrainian Embassy in Zagreb Issues Statement on Course of Hostilities

By 25 February 2022
Ukrainian Embassy in Zagreb Issues Statement on Course of Hostilities
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ZAGREB, 25 Feb 2022 - On Thursday, when Russia launched a military aggression on Ukraine, 137 Ukrainian soldiers, including 10 officers were killed, reads a press release issued by the Ukrainian embassy in Zagreb on early Friday morning.

Furthermore, 316 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded, and the press release reads that the fighting  continued northwards in the areas of Peremoga and Hlukhiv.

The embassy says that the defence forces were engaged in fending off attacks in the area of Kherson, and that the Ukrainian forces retook a bridge and defended the left bank of the Dnieper.

The report quotes Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, as saying that the Russians lost more than 30 tanks, about 130 armoured fighting vehicles and six fighter jets and helicopters each.

A part of the Ukrainian armed forces have been repositioned to defend the capital city of Kyev.

Ukrainian fighter jets are attacking the columns of Russian troops that are occupying Nova Zburivka, Kupiansk, Nova Kakhovka  and enemy forces near the airport of Hostomel, reads the report, among other things.

It says that groups of Ukrainian units have restored their positions at the frontline in the areas of Donetsk and Luhansk.