Russian assault troops suffer major losses near Kharkiv - up to 70% are casualties

Ukrainian soldiers shoot from a tank
Ukrainian soldiers shoot from a tank

Russian assault units are facing significant losses near Kharkiv, the Atesh partisan group reported on Telegram on May 15.

Intense fighting has rendered certain units of the 138th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade, the 18th Motorized Rifle Division, and the 7th Separate Motorized Rifle Regiment combat ineffective.

Read also: Ukraine’s General Staff reports record-breaking Russian losses in latest update

Casualties amount to up to 70% of the personnel.

Clashes between Russian regular units and the Storm-Z units are a contributing factor (Storm-Z units are comprised of prisoners released on the condition they fight in Ukraine - ed.).

Read also: Russia incurs 85% of losses on Eastern Ukraine front - AFU spokesman

Managing former prisoners is a challenge for many commanders, even those with military experience.

Read also: Russia suffers loss of 450,000 soldiers in Ukraine – British Minister of State for the Armed Forces

We’re bringing the voice of Ukraine to the world. Support us with a one-time donation, or become a Patron!

Read the original article on The New Voice of Ukraine