July 21, 2024

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More than 100 thousand Russians were killed or wounded in Ukraine

More than 100 thousand Russians were killed or wounded in Ukraine

Bodies of slain Russian soldiers are taken to a refrigeration plant in Kharkiv.Image by Sergey Kozlov / ANP

The war in Ukraine is the largest military operation by the Russian military in decades. Having seen its own invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan derail into a protracted and costly conflict, the US is now watching Russian military action with keen interest.

This is the first time in months that the Americans have again assessed Russian losses. August was the last before successful Ukrainian offensives in Kharkiv and Kherson. At that time, the Pentagon estimated that 70 to 80 thousand Russians were killed and wounded.

America’s highest-ranking military officer, Chief of Staff Mark Milley, noted the huge numbers during a speech in New York on Wednesday. According to him, the Ukrainian army is also suffering heavy losses. “You have to consider that more than 100 thousand Russian soldiers were killed and wounded,” said the general. The same may be true on the Ukrainian side. It is a lot of human suffering.’ According to him, about 40,000 civilians were killed.

Millie didn’t say what she was basing the numbers on. He did not say exactly how many soldiers were killed. However, the general certainly relies on information from the US intelligence agencies, the CIA and DIA, the Pentagon’s intelligence agencies. The US is closely monitoring the battlefield, including drones, spy planes and satellites.