An advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday that no more than 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia invaded their country in February.
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We have official estimates from the General Staff […] They range from 10,000 […] at 13,000 deadMykhailo Podolak, an adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky, said on Ukrainian Channel 24. According to him, the head of state will publish official statements. “when the time is right”.
sequel after announcement
When Russian forces fight in June to take control of the entire Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky says his country is losing. “60 to 100 soldiers per day, killed in battle, and about 500 people wounded during the fighting”.
On the other hand, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in September that 5,937 Russian servicemen have been killed since the conflict began on February 24.
Simplified numbers on both sides
It is suspected that the two rivals are underestimating their casualties to avoid affecting the morale of their forces.
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U.S. Chief of Staff General Mark Milley estimated in November that more than 100,000 Russian soldiers had been killed or wounded since the invasion and that the casualties were likely to be of the same order on the Ukrainian side. These numbers – which cannot be confirmed from independent sources – are the most accurate yet provided by the US government.
Several thousand civilians have been killed in Europe’s deadliest armed conflict in decades.