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Freedom of Russia Legion reveals Russian army losses amid volunteer units raid

Freedom of Russia Legion reveals Russian army losses amid volunteer units raid Freedom of Russia Legion representative Alexey Baranovsky (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

The Russian army has lost over 1,500 invaders killed and wounded as a result of the raid by volunteer troops. Russian volunteer units also managed to destroy and damage 171 units of military equipment, according to a press conference of Russian volunteer troops.

As reported by Freedom of Russia Legion representative Alexey Baranovsky, Russian volunteer troops were able to liberate two settlements from the Putin regime within a few days and destroy a large number of occupiers and military equipment.

Thus, the losses of the Russian Federation over the raid are as follows:

  • 651 irretrievable losses;
  • 980 medical (wounded - ed.);
  • 37 captured;
  • 121 units of equipment destroyed;
  • 50 units of equipment disabled.

In turn, as noted by the FRL representative, Russia launched 323 strikes with aerial bombs. All of them hit the territory of the Belgorod and Kursk regions.

"Thanks to our operation, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were able to stabilize the front and cover the areas where Russian attack was expected," said Baranovsky.

Volunteer raids and battles in the border regions of Russia

On March 12, there was a breakthrough at the Ukraine-Russia border by fighters of the Freedom of Russia Legion, the Russian Volunteer Corps, and the Siberian Battalion, who are fighting on the side of Ukraine. These volunteer battalions entered the Kursk and Belgorod regions, where battles were going on for over a week, accompanied by strikes on military objects of the occupiers.

On March 18, the Russian volunteer military published a list of enemy losses. Hundreds of units of enemy equipment were destroyed or damaged during the raid in a few days. Also, over 600 occupiers were eliminated, and nearly 30 were captured.

Recently, the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine expressed the view that the "limited military operations" of the Russians would not end soon.

Also, after a week of fighting, the authorities of the Belgorod region decided to evacuate part of the population.

Additionally, RVC fighters showed a video of a failed assault on their position by Russian troops, during which the occupiers suffered losses and retreated.

It was also reported yesterday that the RVC set up an ambush for GRU special forces in the village of Kozinka.

For more details on the raid in the Belgorod and Kursk regions and what is happening there, read RBC-Ukraine coverage.