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Russia's losses in Ukraine as of February 21: 1130 troops and 53 artillery systems

Russia's losses in Ukraine as of February 21: 1130 troops and 53 artillery systems General Staff updates data on Russian losses in Ukraine (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Russia's losses in the war against Ukraine have exceeded 406,000 soldiers. Additionally, Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed over 200 enemy vehicles in a single day, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The total Russian combat losses from February 24, 2022 to February 21, 2024 are estimated as follows:

  • Personnel: About 406,080 (+1,130) individuals,
  • Tanks: 6,516 (+13) units,
  • APV (Armored personnel vehicles): 12,338 (+70) units,
  • Artillery systems: 9,826 (+53) units,
  • MLRS (Multiple launch rocket system): 992 (+4) units,
  • Anti aircraft warfare systems: 678 (+3) units,
  • Aircraft: 338 units,
  • Helicopters: 325 units,
  • UAV operational-tactical level: 7,560 (+39) units,
  • Cruise missiles: 1,903 (+1) units,
  • Warships/boats: 25 units,
  • Submarines: 1 unit,
  • Vehicles and fuel tankers: 12,861 (+56) units,
  • Special equipment: 1,558 (+7) units.

Escalation on the frontline

Ukrainian forces recently withdrew from Avdiivka, taking up more advantageous positions further from the city. The commander of the Tavria direction reported that a certain number of Ukrainian fighters had been taken prisoner.

Russian forces have been attempting to occupy Avdiivka since the autumn of 2023. In February, the situation on this front became critical. Fighters from the Third Assault Brigade were redeployed to the Avdiivka area to reinforce the Ukrainian defense.

To find out more about the withdrawal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from Avdiivka, what it means, and how it will affect the situation on the front line, refer to the RBC-Ukraine's coverage.