Ukraine defense efforts reports high success. Estimates suggest that the Putin's forces have been unable to achieve their day 1 objectives because of an unexpectedly stiff Ukrainian resistance.
"The estimated losses of the enemy"
"Tanks, more than 30"
"Armoured vehicles, up to 130"
"Keep calm, follow the information on official resources. Together, to victory."
Over 130 Ukrainians died. 800 Russian troops are estimated to have been lost.
I hope this is true. It's encouraging seeing just how committed many Ukrainians are to the defense effort. Gives me hope that maybe Ukraine will make it through this and remain sovereign.
From what I've seen, it seems like Ukraine is putting up a stronger fight than everyone expected, Russia will still likely take Kyiv in the end but Ukraine isn't going down easily and will make it hurt.
Then what comes afterwards will be an issue too, Russia may take Ukraine but holding control of it is another issue, we'll have to hope the sanctions work and Ukraine's resistance makes it ultimately too costly for Putin.
But it is inspiring to see how hard the Ukrainians are fighting, everyday citizens, the soldiers, even the politicians are fighting harder than everyone expected.