The general staff of Ukraine’s armed forces is estimating that 600 of Moscow’s personnel were killed on Friday, bringing the total lost since February 2022 to 268,140.
Meanwhile, the headquarters of the United Russia political party in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Polohy was destroyed in an attack on the same day, according to the mayor of Melitopol, reported the Kyiv Independent.
Ivan Fedorov said on the Telegram messaging app that local residents described Russians as “burned out” of the headquarters amid the “hellish pseudo-elections”. Alluding to casualties, he said: “Some went straight to the morgue.”
This comes as a British national who went to fight in Ukraine was found dead in water with his hands tied behind his back, reported the BBC. Jordan Chadwick, a 31-year-old from Burnley in Lancashire, had served in the British armed forces from 2011 to 2015.
Meanwhile, Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky slammed Putin, accusing him of orchestrating the plane crash that killed mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin and several members of his inner circle last month.