Russia Has Lost More Troops In Ukraine Conflict Than US Did In First World War: Report
It has been almost 11 months since Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine. There have been unimaginable human losses, people leaving their homes, pets killed and infrastructure destroyed. Now, Ukraine claims that Russia has lost nearly 1,17,000 troops since the start of its all-out invasion in February 2022. If this turns out to be true, it would mean that Russia has lost more troops. than the United States did during World War I, report weekly news.
According to the most recent figures released by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Tuesday, 1,16,950 enemy troops have been “killed” since February 24. However, NDTV has not been able to independently verify this claim.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry took to Twitter to share these statistics. They wrote, “328 days of Russia’s all-out war against #Ukraine. Information about the #Russian invasion. Loss of #Russian armed forces in Ukraine, January 17th.”
3️⃣2️⃣8️⃣ Russia’s date of total war on #Ukraine.
Information about #Russian invasion.
Loss of #RussiaArmed Forces of Ukraine, January 17 pic.twitter.com/j5IfLxLW8r
— Ukraine MFA 🇺🇦 (@MFA_Ukraine) January 17, 2023
The ministry also added that 3,121 tanks and 4,877 vehicles and fuel tanks, 2,104 Russian artillery systems were also destroyed in the all-out attack.
A total of 1,16,516 Americans died in World War I, with 53,402 of them dying in battle and the remaining 63,114 dying of non-combat related causes, primarily the flu, when serving in Europe, according to Newsweek. Russian casualties have now surpassed the number of Americans killed in the Korean War (1950-19953) by 36,516. It should be noted that 58,220 Americans were killed in the Vietnam War which ran from 1955-1975.
Russian casualties, according to Ukrainian reports, are much higher than those during the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan in 1979, the two Chechen wars in the 1990s and 2000s, the Russian War- Georgia in 2008 and Moscow’s involvement in the Syrian Civil War, the source added. note.
Newsweek adds that less than 6,000 soldiers killed have been officially reported by Russia in the war, now almost a year old.
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