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Russia lost the war in Ukraine. Soldiers reportedly injured in suspected Ukrainian airstrikes on Russian airfields. Message Ticker.

  • Explosions: There are bombs at the air force base. Three people die.
  • Counter Attack: Ukraine says Russian SU-25 fighter jet shot down
  • Editor’s note: Read the latest developments Ukraine conflict On our news ticker. Information is processed here Ukraine war Some came from warring parties Russia And this Ukraine. Therefore, they cannot be independently verified in part.

Update from 6:50 am on Tuesday, December 6: Four soldiers were wounded in suspected drone attacks on Russian airfields on Monday (December 5), the Russian Defense Ministry said. Russia has grounded strategic bombers armed with missiles used for attacks on Ukraine at the Dyakhilevo Airfield near the Russian city of Ryazan and the Engels-1 military airfield in Saratov Oblast. Like a news portal Independence of Kiev The Ukrainian Air Force released two photos of the aftermath of the attack on Dyagilevo airfield. The images reportedly show, among other things, a damaged bomber.

However, Ukraine has so far neither confirmed nor denied responsibility for the incidents, the report said Independence of Kiev Further. If the attacks were carried out by Ukraine, they would be the country’s longest advances into Russian territory – 600-700 kilometers from Ukrainian-controlled areas.

Ukrainian soldiers are preparing to shell Russian positions on the front line. © Libkos/dpa

Russian losses in Ukraine war: Kyiv shows damage at Russian military airfields

+++ 10.30 hrs: Ukraine’s air force posted photos on Telegram showing the aftermath of an attack on a Russian air base that hosts long-range strategic aircraft.

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According to the Ukrainian Air Force, the two released images show the Russian military airfield Diaghilev in the Ryazan region. They were commented with the words: “Ryazan. Rest in peace.” The photos show a damaged Tu-95 bomber missile carrier and a truck with obvious bloodstains.

Russian losses in Ukraine war: Moscow blames Kiev for attacks

+++ 8.30 PM: Russia blames Ukraine for attacks on two Russian military airfields that killed at least three people. Kyiv previously noted involvement (see 4:06 pm update). The Ministry of Defense in Moscow said in a telegram in the evening: “On the morning of December 5, the Kiev regime attempted to attack the Engels airfields in the Diagliovo and Saratov regions of the Ryazan region with Soviet-made reactive drones in order to disable them. Russian long-haul aircraft.

According to the ministry, the Russian air defense system reportedly intercepted Ukrainian combat drones flying at low altitude. “As a result of the crash and the explosion of drone fragments at Russian airfields, the outer skin of two aircraft was slightly damaged” and “three Russian servicemen from the technical staff at the airfield were seriously injured,” it said.

Four more Russian soldiers were injured. However, the long-range bombers suffered little damage, thanks to the use of anti-aircraft defenses.

Russian losses in Ukraine war: 60 missiles shot down

+++ 6.46 pm: According to the Ukrainian Air Force, more than 60 of more than 70 Russian cruise missiles were shot down by Ukrainian air defenses on Monday. In his evening address to the nation, President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed heartfelt thanks to the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces and confirmed that most of the Russian missiles had been successfully destroyed.

According to analyzes by the British secret services, Russian fighter jets have significantly reduced their deployment in Ukraine. A few dozen flights a day still fly. The Defense Ministry said there were still up to 300 in March. The Air Force has lost more than 60 aircraft so far, including last week’s Sukhoi Su-24 bomber and Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack aircraft.

Russian losses in Ukraine war: Explosions at Russian bases

+++ 4:06 pm: After Monday’s (December 5) blasts at Russian airbases, the exact cause remains unclear. At least three people were reportedly killed in the blasts. A petrol truck exploded on a tarmac south of Moscow at around the same time, according to local media reports dpa reported.

Ukraine indicates minimal participation. “The Earth is spherical. If something is often launched into the airspace of other countries, sooner or later unidentified flying objects will return to the place of launch,” said an adviser to the presidential office in Kyiv.

Ukraine-News: Two bombers destroyed at airfield

+++ 12.10 hrs: Explosions far from the front line at two Russian air force bases on Monday (December 5) are fueling speculation (Watch the report from 10.35 am) Kiev is believed to have found a way to use long-range Russian bombers to attack Russian infrastructure. Guardians reported.

According to Russian media reports and videos posted on social media, an explosion occurred early Monday at the Engels-2 airbase in Russia’s Saratov region, which is home to Tu-95 bombers that have taken part in cruise missile strikes against Ukraine.

Ukraine war news: Explosion at military airport

Another explosion occurred at a military airport near the city of Ryazan, about 150 miles from Moscow. Russian state media reported that three people were killed and five were injured when a fuel truck exploded. Long-range Tu-95 and Tu-22M bombers are also stationed at the base.

Video of the explosion showed a burst of fire, lighting up the night sky. Residents of the area said that the blast could be heard several kilometers away. The cause of the two explosions is yet to be ascertained.

Ukraine War News: Unidentified plane crashes on runway

+++ 10.35 am: Bombs hit Russian military airfields in the Saratov region and near Ryazan, damaging planes. The portal informs this Ugrinform Citing the Telegram channel Basa.

“According to preliminary information, on the morning of December 5, 2022, an unidentified aircraft crashed on the runway of the local airport. As a result, two aircraft were damaged. Two more people were injured and admitted to the hospital,” the news said.

Ukraine War News: More Than 91,000 Russian Soldiers Already Killed

+++ 9.15 am: Ukrainian forces have released new estimates of Russia’s combat losses. According to this, on Sunday (December 4) another 540 soldiers lost their lives. A total of 91,150 Russian soldiers are said to have died in the war in Ukraine. The related statement was published on Facebook by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and cannot be independently verified.

  • Players: 91,690 (+550 on previous day)
  • Flights: 281 (+1)
  • Helicopter: 264 (+1)
  • Tank: 2924 (+2)
  • Armored Fighting Vehicles: 5900 (+8)
  • Artillery systems: 1914 (+6)
  • Air Defense Systems: 2110 (+1)
  • Multiple Rocket Launcher: 395 (+0)
  • Cars and other vehicles: 4494 (+14)
  • Ships: 16 (+0)
  • Unmanned Combat Drones: 1582 (+9)

Russia’s Ukraine War Losses: Over 90,000 Soldiers Fallen

Update from 10.40 am: According to Ukrainian civil servants, Russia continued to suffer heavy casualties. As the military leadership wrote on Facebook on Sunday morning, between November 28 and 30, more than 230 dead Russian soldiers were transported to hospitals in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Last day, Ukrainian forces reportedly shot down an SU-25 fighter jet and launched 31 strikes on Russian positions. However, Russian attacks were repulsed at 17 different locations.

First report on Sunday (December 4), 9:13 am: Kyiv/Moscow The Russian military cannot yet report any major territorial gains in the Kyiv-Ukraine war. On the contrary: the loss of the strategically important port city of Cherson weighs heavily. Every day, more and more soldiers die in the service of Russia.

According to the latest statistics released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, the Russian army has already lost more than 90,000 soldiers since the beginning of the war. Accordingly, Russia is said to be losing hundreds of units and many combat equipment like tanks daily.

Russia’s losses in Ukraine war: Putin ‘surprised’

More about Shortage of ammunition on the Russian side There are always reports. The portal reported only on Sunday (December 4). NBC News Quoting US intelligence director Avril Haynes. Putin’s troops are using up their ammunition faster than they can replace it, a government official said. This is becoming a “challenge” for Russia, Haynes said.

The investigating officer continued Vladimir Putin “Surprised” by his army’s disappointing performance after invading Ukraine in February. “I’m sure he’s becoming more aware of the challenges the military faces in Russia, but we don’t feel like he has the full picture of how big the challenges are at this point,” Haynes said. (Talk to agencies)