Kiev speaks of 13 thousand dead Ukrainian soldiers but the victims of the Russia-Ukraine war are many more

According to Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, since the beginning of the armed conflict, Kiev has recorded between 10,000 and 13,000 victims among the armed forces but the estimate, not confirmed by the country’s army, appears very optimistic.

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In an armed conflict usually the first victim is the truth and even in the war between Russia and Ukraine it is very difficult to have certainties between government announcements and propaganda. It is also just to make a military death toll committed to the front, between improbable estimates and never confirmed deaths.

According to Mykhailo Podolyakadviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, since the beginning of the armed conflict, Kiev reportedly recorded between 10,000 and 13,000 victims among the armed forces but the estimate, not confirmed by the country’s army, appears very optimistic.

Speaking to Ukraine’s Channel 24, Podolyak said that Kiev “speaks openly about the number of victims”, explaining: “We have official ratings of the General Staff, official estimates by the commander-in-chief and range from 10,000 to 12,500-13,000 killed,” he said.

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However, Podolyak himself previously said that between 100 and 200 Ukrainian soldiers died every day while last month, the most senior US general, Mark Milley, said that about 100,000 Russian and 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers were killed or wounded since the beginning of the war.

An estimate similar to the one advanced on Wednesday by European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen who spoke of 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers.

In a video speech on Wednesday, EU Commission head Ursula Von der Leyen said 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed although a spokesman later clarified that the figure referred to both casualties and wounded.

“We cannot confirm this figure, we emphasize that the losses of the Ukrainian army are classified information and subject to restrictions on publication”, explained the spokesman of the Ukrainian armed forces, Bohdan Senyk, while the Ukrainian presidency speaks of just over 10,000 military victims.

Podolyak also suggested that up to 100,000 Russian soldiers had been killed since the invasion began on February 24, and that another 100,000-150,000 were wounded or were missing or unable to return to the fray. In reality we will not know the exact figure because the Ukrainian Russian army is careful not to disseminate similar data as well as Ukraine does.


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