Ukraine estimates that around 15,600 Russian soldiers were killed in action

The Ukrainian army this Wednesday estimated some 15,600 Russian soldiers have been killed in combat since the start of the war, a figure much higher than the number previously recognized by Moscow, which has not provided an official tally since early March.

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army stated in a message on its official Facebook account that to date 517 main battle tanks, 267 artillery systems and 80 multiple self-propelled and armored rocket launchers have been destroyed in the hostilities.

It also pointed out that 101 planes, 124 helicopters, 47 anti-aircraft systems, 1,008 vehicles, four boats, 70 fuel tanks and 42 drones were destroyed. “The data is being updated. The calculations are complicated due to the high intensity of the fighting,” he stressed.

Ukraine estimates that around 15,600 Russian soldiers were killed in action
Ukraine estimates that around 15,600 Russian soldiers were killed in action

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday declined to comment on information published hours earlier by the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda about victims in the Russian ranks in Ukraine, which immediately afterwards denounced that it was a case of “hacking”. acted.

“We have no information and we have no authority to disclose it during any military operation. This is a prerogative that only the Ministry of Defense has,” Peskov said. The Department of Defense said on March 2 that 498 soldiers had been killed in action, although it has not updated the tally since.

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