Putin's lack of an 'endgame' is his 'weakness' says Seddon
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One attack helicopter was filmed making a low pass around 25 miles outside of Kyiv when Ukrainian forces shot it down it a rocket that hit directly and brought it to the ground. Russia is also reported by Ukrainian military sources to have lost strike and close air support aircraft yesterday, as well as a drone. But while the UK Ministry of Defence notes Ukraine’s resistance “continues to surprise Russia”, Putin’s forces are understood to be making key strategic gains from which it will be difficult to recover.
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Ukrainian resistance ‘continues to surprise Russia’
The strength of Ukraine’s resistance against Vladimir Putin’s forces “continues to surprise Russia”, according to the latest Defence Intelligence update from the UK Ministry of Defence.
Read the full update, published at around 6.30am, below.
11,000 Russia troops dead, says Ukraine
The latest update from Ukrainian military officials suggests more than 11,000 Russian troops have died since the invasion began, though this figure has not been independently verified.
They did not report Ukrainian casualties.
Putin gets a bloody nose as EIGHT aircraft shot down in bitter blow
Ukrainian forces are reported to have shot down as many as eight Russian aircraft yesterday, on Saturday.
One helicopter is understood to have been shot down while making a low pass around 25 miles outside of Kyiv.
Western officials believe the increased use of aerial and artillery assaults by Russian forces is likely to result in more civilian deaths in an already bloody war.
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