Russian ministry of defense acknowledges military casualties in Ukraine, according to briefing on state media πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

People walk past the site of Tuesday’s airstrike that hit Kyiv’s TV tower. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia has conducted β€œmore than 450 missile launches,” since the beginning of their invasion of Ukraine, a senior US defense official told reporters on Wednesday.

The missiles being launched include β€œall stripes and sizes,” the official said, including β€œshort-range, medium-range, surface air missiles, cruise missiles.”

The airspace over Ukraine also remains contested, the official added.

β€œUkrainian air and missile defense capabilities remain intact and viable, but then again so do the Russians,” the official said.

There has not been β€œsignificant change on the ground” in Ukraine since yesterday, according to a senior defense official, with the US estimating that Russia has committed 82% of its available combat power that had been staged outside Ukraine into the country, just a small increase in the 80% the US estimated had been committed yesterday.

And though there has been β€œno appreciable movement” of Russian forces advancing on Kyiv since yesterday, Russia has increased its β€œmissiles and artillery targeting the city,” according to the official, including targeting infrastructure in the city.

The official said similarly that while Russian forces are assaulting Cherniv and Kharkiv, there has been β€œno appreciable movement by the Russians to take either one,” with Russian forces β€œstalled” outside those cities.

However, Russian forces have made more progress in the south, according to the official, though the US sees the city of Kherson as β€œcontested,” despite Russian claims that they had taken control of the city.

The official said that though there had been no moves on Mariupol by Russia, there were β€œpreliminary indications” Russian forces would try to move on the city from the Donetsk region, with an assault on the city likely from multiple directions.

Russian ministry of defense acknowledges military casualties in Ukraine, according to briefing on state media

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