Rudskoi added that 3,825 Russian troops have been wounded since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine on February 24.
However, he pointed out that the main tasks of the first stage of the Russian mission in Ukraine were accomplished, the combat potential of Ukrainian forces has been reduced significantly.
Rudskoi noted that such a situation allows the Russian military forces to concentrate the main efforts on achieving the fundamental goal, which is the liberation of the Donbass region.
The high-ranking officer stated that the militias of the self-proclaimed Donetsk (DPR) and Lugansk (LPR) people’s republics have seized more than 276 settlements that were under control of the Ukrainian Army and nationalist battalions.
Rudskoi noted that so far this month, the Russian Army has destroyed 16 military airfields and 39 Ukrainian storage bases and arsenals, which contained about 70 percent of all stocks of military equipment, material and fuel.
Russia launched the special military operation in Ukraine after authorities from the DPR and LPR requested its assistance to repel Kiev’s increased aggression.