According to official statements, approximately 600 Russian military personnel were neutralized in a single day. This recent event has added to the growing number of casualties since the conflict began in February 2022, bringing the total to a staggering 268,140.
The Mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, further disclosed that the United Russia Political Party's main office in Polohy, Ukraine, was obliterated in an assault that took place on Friday. This information was corroborated by the Kyiv Independent. Fedorov, communicating through the Telegram messaging platform, mentioned that locals depicted the Russians as being "evicted" from the headquarters during the tumultuous "pseudo-elections" period.
In a somber note, Fedorov hinted at the aftermath of the attack, stating, "Some were rushed to medical facilities, while others were taken directly to the morgue."
The Ukrainian armed forces' general staff has been actively monitoring and estimating the number of Russian casualties. Their recent estimate aligns with the government's claim of 600 Russian personnel losses on that fateful Friday.
The destruction of the United Russia Political Party's headquarters is seen as a symbolic blow to Russia's influence in the region. The exact reasons and circumstances surrounding the attack remain unclear, but it underscores the volatile nature of the ongoing conflict between the two nations.