Ukrainian forces claimed in the present day to have inflicted considered one of Russia’s heaviest ever day of losses with greater than 1,000 casualties.
It comes as new totals by Kyiv’s defence ministry put President Vladimir Putin’s losses at 2,800 troops, 80 tanks, 516 armoured autos, 10 airplanes and 7 helicopters.
Russian officers have made related claims – that Moscow has captured greater than 160 troops; destroyed 74 Ukrainian army floor services; downed 5 fighter jets and one helicopter; and destroyed 18 tanks and different armoured autos.
In the meantime Ukrainian forces earlier in the present day claimed to have hit an airfield in Millerovo in Rostov, southern Russia, destroying at the very least considered one of Moscow’s Su-30SM fighter jets.
Footage posted on-line purported to indicate the tail finish of a missile strike on the Russian army’s airbase round 10am native time (8am GMT) with a number of buildings on the location engulfed in flames.
No less than 37 Ukrainians, amongst them a number of civilians, have been killed and a whole lot extra injured in preventing previously 24 hours.
Russian troops had been by this afternoon bearing down on the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv after advancing from Chernobyl, lower than 60 miles north of town, this morning.
Ukrainian troops tasked with town’s defence started organising defensive positions throughout highways, on bridges and on road corners in preparation for what appeared set develop into a bloody street-to-street struggle over the weekend.
Kyiv’s army, which was left to face Moscow alone after NATO and the US confirmed they might not put boots within the floor, is much inferior to its Russian counterpart with an air protection system and air pressure relationship again to the Soviet period.
Few count on Ukraine to emerge victorious from what is sort of sure to be a protracted, bloody, and cruel struggle – however up to now, Kyiv’s forces have managed to inflict heavy losses on Putin’s troops.
Footage posted on-line purports to indicate the tail finish of a missile strike on the Russian army’s airbase round 10am native time (8am GMT) with a number of buildings on the location engulfed in flames
Ukrainian forces claimed on Friday to have destroyed a part of an airfield in Millerovo in southern Russia, destroying a number of of Moscow’s fighter jets
Flaming wreckage is seen falling from the skies over Kyiv, as Ukraine claimed to have shot down a Russian fighter jet
Ukraine claimed to have shot down a Russian jet over the outskirts of Kyiv in a single day, with wreckage falling on a home and leaving a number of folks injured
Helicopters, jets and planes
Ukrainian forces downed a Russian fighter jet over Kyiv early on Friday and later hit an airfield in Millerovo in Rostov, southern Russia, destroying at the very least one Su-30SM round 10am native time (8am GMT).
In the meantime by late Thursday forces had claimed to have shot down at the very least six helicopters, together with 4 Russian KA-52 Alligator assault helicopters throughout a battle for Gostomel air base on Thursday. A fifth helicopter was pressured to make an emergency touchdown on the area underneath heavy hearth.
Simply after noon on Thursday, the skies over Kyiv swarmed with a squadron of 20 Russian helicopters which pounded the air base’s runway.
However Ukrainian floor forces launched a fight-back, shifting in to retake the air area as jets streaking over town, capturing down the Russian helicopters.
The assault underlined simply how shut the invaders had been to the capital. Quickly after, the distant roar of fighter jets excessive above town stoked one other wave of panic.
The Ukrainians additionally reported their MiG jets shot down at the very least one Mi-8 helicopter.
Ukrainian forces additionally claimed to have shot down six Russian jets sky over the jap Donbass area whereas one other airplane appeared to fall from the skies close to the capital.
Shortly after 7pm GMT on Tuesday, Russia’s defence ministry stated a Russian Antonov An-26 transport airplane carrying army gear crashed in its southern Voronezh area close to Ukraine, killing all crew members on board.
‘Throughout a deliberate flight to move army gear, an An-26 plane of the Russian aerospace forces crashed,’ the defence ministry stated in a press release carried by Russian information businesses.
‘The crew died,’ the assertion stated, with out offering any particulars.
The defence ministry blamed gear failure for the crash, which it stated had not triggered any destruction on the bottom.
A defence ministry spokesman, talking to AFP, confirmed the crash however declined to say what number of crew members had been killed.
An-26 planes carry as much as six crew members and as much as 38 army personnel. Total, the Ukrainian armed forces claimed to have shot down 5 plane and 6 helicopters.
Ukrainian forces downed a Russian fighter jet over Kyiv early on Friday (pictured, the wreckage) and later hit an airfield in Millerovo in Rostov, southern Russia, destroying at the very least one Su-30SM round 10am native time (8am GMT)
Firefighters try to extinguish the flaming wreckage of an plane which was shot down over Kyiv on Friday morning
By Friday morning, the battle for Kyiv had begun after preventing broke out in 20 miles from town within the early hours earlier than clashes had been reported in a northern district only a few hours later
A Russian helicopter is shot down someplace over Kyiv (left), whereas the wreckage of what seems to be a jet falls from the skies close to the capital (proper)
A picture captured close to Kyiv exhibits what seems to be the wreckage of a downed Russian assault helicopter with a soldier parachuting out of it (to the left of the body)
5 helicopters had been downed or destroyed within the Gostomel area, together with this one which was pressured to make an emergency touchdown underneath heavy hearth as Ukrainian forces retook the air area
Ukrainian forces destroyed dozens of Russian tanks alongside the jap and northern borders by the top of the day on Thursday, including two extra and a preventing car in Trohizbenko to the tally early on Friday.
Based on the nation’s defence ministry, the determine was larger than 30 by the top of Thursday. In addition they claimed to have destroyed ‘as much as’ 130 armoured fight autos.
Ukrainian forces put up a stiff resistance round Kharkiv the place a number of Russian tanks and armoured autos had been pictured destroyed – with our bodies mendacity within the streets.
Later, one other BMP preventing car was captured, together with the crew of 4 Russian troopers, in the identical area in jap Ukraine.
And round 2pm native time (12pm GMT) the Ukrainian army stated troops had destroyed 5 armoured transport autos and a automobile throughout preventing on the Vistupovich-Rudnya border level between Ukraine and Belarus.
An extra 15 T-72 tanks had been destroyed or broken by the Ukrainian forces utilizing the Javelin PTRK, an American anti-tank missile, almost Glukhov within the nation’s east late this afternoon.
In different incidents, tank-busting rocket launchers donated by Britain had been stated to have destroyed Russian tanks, whereas Javelin missiles gifted by Sweden destroyed a column of enemy autos.
No less than 15 T-72 tanks had been destroyed or broken by the Ukrainian forces utilizing the Javelin PTRK, an American anti-tank missile, almost Glukhov within the nation’s east late this afternoon
A BMP preventing car was captured, together with 4 Russian troopers, throughout preventing close to Kharkiv, within the east of Ukraine, on Thursday morning
Dozens of Russian troops have been captured by Ukrainian forces, Kyiv’s ministry of defence has claimed. Britain’s Ministry of Defence put Moscow’s losses round 450, although it was not clear if that included captured or useless troopers.
Movies posted by the Ukrainian MoD early on Friday purported to indicate at the very least 9 captured Russian troopers.
A number of Russian troops videoed by their captors have claimed they believed they had been conducting coaching workouts within the border areas and didn’t know they had been being despatched to invade Ukraine.
The declare was echoed by the brigade commander of the 74th brigade of motorbike rifles, believed to be a reconnaissance platoon made up of 20 to 50 troopers, who allegedly surrendered to Ukrainian forces throughout preventing on Thursday.
Commander Konstantin Buynichev is alleged to have claimed he solely realized of the invasion on Wednesday and believed they had been returning house.
He allegedly stated: ‘No one thought that we had been going to kill. We weren’t going to struggle – we had been accumulating data.’
The announcement of Buynichev and his troops’ seize was posted by the Ukrainian MoD with an image of a the commander with a bandaged arm and sporting a bloodied uniform which appeared to say ‘Russian Military’.
Movies posted by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence early on Friday purported to indicate at the very least 9 captured Russian troopers
A number of Russian troops videoed by their captors have claimed they believed they had been conducting coaching workouts within the border areas and didn’t know they had been being despatched to invade Ukraine
A Russian car with what seem like corpses of Russian troops laying close by is seen on the streets of Kyiv on Friday after preventing broke out within the suburbs
Ukrainian forces detain servicemen of the self-proclaimed Lugansk Individuals’s Republic who had been captured through the Thursday morning assault in town of Schast’ye
Servicemen from the self-proclaimed Luhansk Individuals’s Republic had been captured by the Ukrainian army on Thursday morning, hours after Russia launched an invasion of the nation
Ukrainian forces detain troops from the self-proclaimed Luhansk Individuals’s Republic on Thursday morning
The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces later stated his troopers had captured the complete 74th brigade of motorbike rifles. The announcement was posted with an image of a person with a bandaged arm and bloody uniform which appeared to say ‘Russian Military’
The physique of a soldier, with out insignia, who the Ukrainian army declare is a Russian military serviceman killed in preventing, lies on a highway outdoors town of Kharkiv, Ukraine
Early Thursday, Ukrainian forces stated that they had captured two Russian troopers, recognized as Rafik Rakhmankulov, 19 and Mgomd Mgomdov, 26, from Kizilyurt, together with a cache of weapons and knives throughout preventing outdoors Kharkiv, within the east of Ukraine.
An extra 4 Russian troopers, the crew of a BMP preventing car, had been captured by Ukrainian forces close to Luhansk on Thursday morning.
They had been pictured mendacity face-down with their jackets pulled over their heads after being captured by Kyiv’s troops.
Ukrainian service members had been additionally pictured on Thursday detaining troops from the self-proclaimed Luhansk Individuals’s Republic after they had been captured throughout an assault in town of Schast’ye within the morning.
Estimates of useless and injured had been virtually non-existent as of early afternoon however one Ukrainian official put the Russian dying toll at round 50.
Two Russian troops – believed to be Rafik Rakhmankulov, 19 (left) and Mgomd Mgomdov, 26, from Kizilyurt (proper) – have been captured by Ukrainian forces within the nation’s east
Weapons and knives seized from two Russian troopers captured by Ukrainian items preventing round Kharkiv
The crew of a Russian BMP preventing car are seen face-down with jackets pulled over their heads (left) after being captured by Ukrainian forces (their car is pictured, proper)
Russia claimed on Friday that greater than 160 Ukrainian troopers had surrendered to Moscow’s troops.
The Russian Ministry of Defence stated the troops had been of ‘completely different safety constructions’, however it was not clear what this meant and the assertion didn’t present particulars.
No less than 11 of the troops reportedly laid down their weapons throughout preventing in a metropolis within the nation’s south recognized to Ukrainians as Mykolaiv, and to Russians as Nikolaev.
Among the many troops had been at the very least 10 troopers in Volnovakha within the self-proclaimed Donetsk Individuals’s Republic who had been captured by pro-Russian rebels within the space.
Moscow claimed the troopers could be ‘returned to their households’ after the state of affairs was ‘stabilised’.
Russia has additionally claimed strikes launched by its army yesterday had destroyed 74 Ukrainian army floor services, 11 airfields, three command posts and 18 radar stations controlling Kyiv’s anti-aircraft batteries.
Later stories claimed Moscow had downed considered one of Ukraine’s helicopters, 5 fighter jets and 5 drone plane and destroyed 18 tanks and different armored autos, seven flashlight jet programs, 41 items of particular army car gear and 5 warships.
Among the many troops had been at the very least 10 troopers (pictured) in Volnovakha within the self-proclaimed Donetsk Individuals’s Republic who had been captured by pro-Russian rebels within the space
A destroyed Ukrainian army convoy is seen on the streets of Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv, after apparently being ambushed by Russian particular forces working within the metropolis
A Russian airplane crashed close to Voronezh on Thursday in what’s believed to have been a technical failure. All these on board perished – it’s unclear what number of