Published figures from Ukraine on Russian losses on the 248th day of the war indicate that an estimated 70,250 Russians have been killed since the war began.
The war between Russia and Ukraine is approaching its 250th day. The latest report from Ukrainian officials indicates that more than 70,000 Russians have been killed since the conflict began on February 24 this year.
Things could get even worse for both sides as the war heads into potentially harsher winter months.
Published figures from Ukraine on Russian losses on the 248th day of the war indicate that an estimated 70,250 Russians have been killed since the war began. Just two weeks and 5,000 deaths ago, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia could reach 100,000 deaths and would not change the Kremlin’s opinion or approach to this war.
“Many citizens of Russia gave their lives for the chance that a handful of people in the Kremlin would ignore reality,” Zelensky said. “And based on the way the Russian ‘burial’ is going on, we can say that even 100,000 dead Russian citizens won’t make the Kremlin think of anything.”
Zelensky said Russian casualties are likely to continue to rise at their normal rate and Ukraine’s mission is to continue fighting for its country as the harsh winter months approach.
“Only real victories for Ukraine, only real protection of itself by the world free from Russian terror and blackmail – protection with sanctions, protection with help to Ukraine, – only the complete displacement of the occupants of the Ukrainian land and the dismantling of the aggressive capabilities of the terrorist state – all this is the path to peace,” Zelensky said.
Russia has also lost 1,400 tactical drones, 16 ships and boats, 273 aircraft, 259 helicopters, 2,600 tanks and 1,700 artillery systems, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
Russia built up troops along Ukraine’s northern and western borders in late January, while also carrying out military operations with neighboring Belarus. Russia attacked Ukraine on February 24 this year and there have been heavy casualties on both sides. That includes Ukrainian civilians, foreign fighters, the Ukrainian military and 70,000 Russians, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
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