Ukraine says Russians endure deadliest day so far in fighting in the East

Kyiv and the West say Russia has been pouring troops and mercenaries into eastern Ukraine in recent weeks.

Tuesday - 07/02/2023 21:45 Author: Editors Desk Source: The Jerusalem Post

Ukraine said on Tuesday the last 24 hours were the deadliest of the war so far for Russian troops as Moscow pressed on with an intensifying winter assault in the east, bringing tens of thousands of freshly mobilized troops to the battlefield.

The Ukrainian claim could not be independently verified and Russia has also claimed to have killed large numbers of Ukrainian troops in recent weeks. Tallies of enemy casualties from either side have typically been seen as unreliable, and Kyiv offered few details of the latest battles.

But the assertion that the fighting was the deadliest so far fits descriptions from both sides of an escalating campaign of close-contact trench warfare, which has left snow-covered battlefields of eastern Ukraine littered with corpses.

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