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Russia Loses Unprecedented 1,740 Troops in Single Day as Ukraine Fights Relentless Attacks

Putin's Forces Suffer Devastating Losses, 1,740 Troops Killed in a Day
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It was a devastating day for Putin, as Russia lost 1,740 troops in a single day, sources claim.

May 14 2024, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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Russia is grappling with unprecedented casualties, reportedly losing 1,740 troops in a single day amid intense clashes in northeastern Ukraine.

The country's military reportedly is engaged in aggressive assaults across more than 30 villages and towns in the Kharkiv region as part of a relentless ground offensive.

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The conflict recently escalated dramatically, with heavy fighting along the northeast front, prompting Ukraine to swiftly deploy reinforcements in a bid to fend off the sudden onslaught that commenced on May 10, The Sun reported.

As Moscow's forces advance, over 6,000 residents have been forced to evacuate, fleeing their homes under the barrage of attacks.

The build-up to this latest large-scale ground assault had been evident, with close to 40,000 soldiers and 500 tanks amassed along the border for weeks, raising alarm in Kyiv.

The latest reports from Ukraine, however, reveal significant losses on the Russian side, with 1,740 troops and numerous tanks reportedly destroyed on May 12 alone.

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Ukrainian soldiers describe the Russian strategy as reminiscent of past tactics, characterized by human wave attacks aimed at overwhelming Ukrainian defenses. Dramatic footage illustrates Ukraine's efforts to repel the advancing Russian forces, including the destruction of a column of tanks in the Kharkiv region.

Analysts suggest that Russia's offensive aims to exploit ammunition shortages before anticipated Western weapons shipments can arrive. Despite Ukraine's efforts to hold the line, Russia maintains a significant advantage in manpower and munitions, intensifying the pressure on Ukrainian forces.

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The conflict's toll on civilians is severe, with reports of indiscriminate shelling and bombing of towns and villages, causing casualties and widespread destruction. Ukrainian authorities acknowledge the tactical success of Russian forces, which have managed to penetrate Kyiv's defenses and advance into various areas.

Delays in the approval of a massive aid package by Congress have further strained Ukraine's defense efforts, leaving its front lines vulnerable. Ukraine urgently awaits the arrival of promised assistance to bolster its defense capabilities.

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As the situation escalates, Russia continues its offensive, targeting strategic locations and infrastructure in Kharkiv. The city, located near the eastern front and vulnerable to Russian attacks, faces relentless bombardment.

President Zelensky emphasizes the importance of disrupting Russian offensive plans and calls for allies to expedite arms deliveries to Ukraine. Meanwhile, significant changes within the Russian leadership, including the appointment of a civilian with no military experience as defense minister, signal Putin's preparation for a prolonged conflict and potential future confrontations with NATO.

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