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Russia Ukraine Crisis: How many Russian tanks have been destroyed?

While thousands of Ukrainian citizens are fleeing the country after Russia launched a military attack on Thursday, others in Ukraine are trying to push back the Russian army and have already destroyed over 100 tanks.

How many Russian tanks have been destroyed?

According to the United Nations, at least 240 civilians lost their lives as of Saturday.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, confirmed that Ukraine’s military forces had destroyed 102 Russian tanks, as well as 536 armoured vehicles.

“We are defending our homes, we are defending our families, we are defending democracy, we are defending our choice to be sovereign, but we are also defending Europe,” she said according to CBS.

What is the latest in the Russia and Ukraine conflict?
In the early hours of Sunday, the Governor of Kharkiv, Oleh Sinegubov, reported that Russian troops had entered the city that is located in northeast Ukraine and close to the borders with the neighbouring country.

“The Russian enemy’s light vehicles have broken into Kharkiv, including the city centre,” he said per Reuters.

“Ukraine’s armed forces are destroying the enemy. We ask civilians not to go out.”

Meanwhile, the Russian government stated that they are ready for peace talks to take place in Belarus, but Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy is not willing to meet in the Belarusian city of Gomel as the Kremlin suggested, despite being open to hold talks.

“We will not lay down any weapons,” Zelenskyy stated in a video that he posted on Saturday.

“We will defend our state, because our weapons are our truth.

“A lot of fake information has appeared on the internet saying that I allegedly called on our army to lay down its arms and that evacuation is underway.

Our truth is that this is our land, our country, our children and we will protect all of this.

“This is what I wanted to tell you. Glory to Ukraine!”

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