This afternoon, there were many recordings of the losses suffered by the Ukrainian armed forces in the Orihiv region: during the attack, many valuable NATO military equipment was lost.
Perhaps the biggest losses of the Ukrainian armed forces can be seen in the American M2 Bradley armored personnel carriers in the Orihiv area, but for now there is no consensus on exactly how much is that much. The M2 Bradley is a late-Cold War American small-armoured / infantry fighting vehicle: its role is to transport infantry formations and provide fire support.
- The one that usually lasts several hours, sometimes several days Oryx the list of the specialist portal shows 11 destroyed Bradleys.
- Julian Röpcke according to a German journalist/analyst, the Ukrainians lost 13 Bradleys.
- One of the most popular Ukrainian war Telegram channels, the Resident citing ministry sources, he writes: the Ukrainian military command was informed of the loss of 15 Bradleys.
- The Russians obviously report much higher numbers than this, but they should not be taken seriously.
Ukraine has a total of 109 M2A2 ODS Bradleys and 4 M7 BFIST support vehicles got:
the above loss figures mean that the Ukrainian forces lost 10-14% of their entire Bradley fleet in three days.
Hard to say anything positive about this. After initially losing 4 M2A2 Bradley ODS-SA IFVs, 1 Leopard 2A6 and a BMR-2 armored demining vehicle in one location, 4 more M2A2 Bradley ODS-SA IFVs drove to the exact same position and started taking losses. pic.twitter.com/FFHVmy2T0o
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It is also worth mentioning that the Ukrainians also suffered a considerable blow in the stock of Leopard 2s: there is evidence of the loss of at least 3 such tanks and the damage of a fourth, including two Leopard 2A6s, the most modern German tanks in the Ukrainian army, were also lost in the fighting. Ukraine received a total of 75 Leopard 2 tanks, of which 21 were the more modern 2A6 variant.
In the area of Orihiv, the Ukrainian forces suffered very heavy losses, and there is no news of a breakthrough. There are two more, larger attack lines underway, one at Bahmut, the other at Vuhledár, and no serious news similar to Orihivi has yet arrived from these front sections.
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