defense operation (July 7 - September 26)
the Soviet forces have incurred heavy losses, but have left from Germans encirclement
and have removed forces behind the Sluch, West Bug and Dniester rivers.
Novgorod-Volynskii offensive operation (10-14 July)
Only when the left flank of 17th German Army has struck deeply in rear and in flank of Russian Southwest Front on July 27, the "Uman" encirclement began to appear.
Counterstroke along the Malin axis (5-8 August 1941)
Close Kiev defense (1-10 August)
August 22. German offensive, with purpose to
destruction of Russian forces in Kiev area, was began.
Battle of Kiev
September 26 the battle was finished.
In the report of German Supreme Command during battle of Kiev Germans capture
3718 guns, 884 tanks and take in captivity 665 thousand Russian soldiers.
On Russians source the casualties were:
Kiev strategic defense operation (July 7 - September 26)
|front||on begining operation||casualties|
|units||men||died or p.o.w.||wounded||All|
|SouthWest||rifle div.- 26
cavalry div.- 1
motorize div. - 4
tank div. - 13
air-landing br. - 6
fortifications - 12
|627 000||531 471||54 127||585 598|
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