Confirmed losses of Russia in Ukraine exceeded 24 thousand people

It has been calculated that 24,005 Russian soldiers died in the war in Ukraine BBC Russian Service and Mediazona based on open sources. In the last two weeks, the number of victims has increased by 1,361 people.

One-third of all losses are due to volunteers, mobilized, prisoners and newly recruited PMC mercenaries. Krasnodar Territory and Sverdlovsk Oblast lead in terms of the total number of deaths.

Recruited prisoners suffer the greatest losses – among them, 4,315 people have already died. It is also known about 2,293 victims in the mobilized ranks. 60% of them died between December 1, 2022, when the Russian army tried to advance in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The casualties among officers are also increasing. The number of such dead reached 2,063 people.

The calculations of journalists do not reflect the real losses of Russia in Ukraine. They only consider public reports of deaths, which include posts by relatives, news in regional media, and reports from local authorities. In addition, the number of missing and captured is unknown.

According to the BBC, based on a study of burials in 65 settlements in Russia, the real death toll is at least twice as high at 48,000 people. And the total irreversible losses, i.e. the number of those who fell out of action due to injury, death or missing, reach 216,000 people.

Earlier, the founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that 20,000 people had died since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine. his mercenaries, half of whom are recruited prisoners. The Russian Ministry of Defense reported losses in September 2022, confirming the deaths of 5,937 soldiers.

For the entire duration of the war, Russia may have lost about 110,000. people, this was based on FSB estimates that were captured by US intelligence services and made public as a result of Pentagon leaks.

In the West, they called this number about 200,000 people. One of the secret documents provides estimates for February 2023, according to which Russia may lose from 189.5 to 223 thousand. people, including up to 43,000 killed. NATO and British intelligence reported 40,000-60,000 Russian soldiers killed.

Meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia still has a lot of “human resources”. “We know what we want and we know how we achieve our goals,” he added.


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