401 Days of War 

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, March 31, 2023
401 Days of War 

The hardest battles, losses, and victories over the last week of the Russian-Ukrainian war

On March 31, the war calendar shows 401 days of courage and confrontation between Ukraine and the great nuclear aggressor. Even 13 months after the start of the war, there is still a high probability of missile and air strikes from Russia. Only in the last 2 days, the invaders inflicted 25 air strikes, fired at least 5 missiles and terrorized civilians with 9 Shahed's night attacks and S-300 shelling. Again suffered the cities on the front line are Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Sumy.

The general staff of the armed forces of Ukraine told about the most challenging ways of fighting the Russian Army: Bilogorivka, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka. But the defenders of Ukraine will not give up their territories until it is advisable. Moreover, this week Kyiv received the first part of Leopard 2. The Kremlin is also not ready to admit defeat, so it destroys everything in the way, including its military. Therefore, from February 24, 2022, the Kremlin lost in Ukraine:

  • 173.360 — personnel;
  • 3.615 — tanks;
  • 6.977 — armoured personnel vehicle;
  • 2.675/526 — artillery systems/MRS;
  • 278 — anti-aircraft warfare systems;
  • 306/291 — aircraft/helicopters;
  • 2.248 — UAV operational-tactical level;
  • 911 — cruise missiles;
  • 18 — warship/boats;
  • 5.521 — vehicles, fuel tanks;
  • 294 — special equipment.

Unfortunately, Ukraine also pays a lot for its freedom. Every day Russia killed civilians, and children, deteriorating the ecology in Ukraine. In addition, the war of confrontation and offensive requires funds. According to the ministry of finance of Ukraine, every month, the country spends at least $3.4 billion to fight the Russian army. Fortunately, Kyiv has the support of the world and new tranches.

"400 days of our defence against full-scale aggression. This is a colossal path that we have passed. All together – everyone who fought and is fighting for Ukraine. Who cared and cares about the state and Ukrainians. Who helped and helps our logistics. Who strengthened and strengthens Ukrainian stability. Ukraine passed the most terrible days of that February. We survived this winter. The tremendous effort behind these words... We passed last spring, which changed the course of this war in favour of our defence," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during his daily appeal to the citizens of Ukraine.

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