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Russia's losses in Ukraine as of February 15: 950 troops and 1 warship

Russia's losses in Ukraine as of February 15: 950 troops and 1 warship General Staff updates data on Russian losses in Ukraine (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Losses for Russia in the war in Ukraine as of Thursday morning, February 15, stood at 950 occupiers, with the total number of casualties for the Russian army since the invasion beginning now reaching 399,090 military personnel. Additionally, the Ukrainian Armed Forces sank a Russian ship and destroyed 47 armored vehicles and 54 artillery systems, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The overall Russian combat losses from February 24, 2022 to February 15, 2024 are estimated as follows:

  • Personnel: Around 399,090 (+950) individuals.
  • Tanks: 6,442 (+9) units.
  • PAV (Armored personnel vehicles): 12,090 (+47) units.
  • Artillery systems: 9,620 (+54) units.
  • MLRS (Multiple launch rocket systems): 984 units.
  • Anti aircraft warfare systems: 671 units.
  • Aircraft: 332 units.
  • Helicopters: 325 units.
  • UAV operational-tactical level: 7,404 (+33) units.
  • Cruise missiles: 1,882 units.
  • Warships/boats: 25 (+1) units.
  • Submarines: 1 unit.
  • Vehicles and fuel tankers: 12,691 (+29) units.
  • Special equipment: 1,524 (+1) units.

Destruction of the Tsezar Kunikov ship

Explosions were heard and smoke was seen at sea near the shores of the temporarily occupied Crimea on February 14. Witnesses reported that the explosions were caused by a fire on one of the Russian ships.

Later, the General Staff officially confirmed that the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine (DIU) and the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed the large Russian landing ship Tsezar Kunikov. The DIU revealed that the Tsezar Kunikov was destroyed near Alupka, off the coast of Crimea. The ship was attacked by Magura V5 strike maritime drones. Scouts provided video evidence of the attack.