On the 82nd day of the full-scale Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine Russian troops continue to try to capture the settlements of the neighboring country. The Armed Forces of Ukraine and its territorial defense units are resisting aggression. It is impossible to verify the statements of representatives of both sides of the conflict from independent sources. About 12.8 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW continues to follow developments Monday, May 16 (Moscow time).
Over the past day loss of personnel the Russian side grew by 300 people, according to summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to him, the Russian forces suffered the greatest losses in the Bakhmut and Zaporozhye directions. In addition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported the destruction of one helicopter, 2 cruise missiles, 8 tanks, 11 unmanned aerial vehicles, 14 vehicles, 16 armored combat vehicles, 22 artillery systems.
Over the past 2 months, about 60 thousand inhabitants Melitopol (which is almost half of its population) Zaporozhye region left the city. Mayor Ivan Fedorov provided such data during the telethon.
About 3.4 million refugees from Ukraine have crossed the Polish border since the Russian invasion. So, over the past few days Poland another 19.8 thousand people arrived, Polish border guards said.