According to United Kingdom and United States Officials, Russia has lost nearly 75,000 Soldiers
In March, the Kremlin totaled its losses to be 1,351...
According to United States intelligence, nearly 75,000+ Russian soldiers have been killed or injured since the launch of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February.
“We were briefed that over 75,000 Russians have either been killed or wounded [in Ukraine], which is huge. ... Over 80% of their land forces are bogged down, and they’re tired.”
Elissa Slotkin, a Michigan rep, said she was told in a classified briefing.
On July 20th, William Burns gave an estimate as well which was, “I think the latest estimates from the U.S. intelligence community would be, you know, something in the vicinity of 15,000 killed and maybe three times that wounded, so a quite significant set of losses.” He added, “Ukrainian soldiers had suffered was well but probably a little less.”
President Biden has said before the invasion that Russia has gathered nearly 150,000 troops while then United Kingdom PM Boris Johnson claimed that figure was more near the 200,000 range. In the briefing earlier this week, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense said the number of Russian soldiers lost in Ukraine was similar to the losses suffered in the Soviet Union’s war in Afghanistan.
“A combination of poor low-level tactics, limited air cover, a lack of flexibility, and a command approach which is prepared to reinforce failure and repeat mistakes has led to this high casualty rate, which continues to rise in the Donbas offensive.”
The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense said.
In March, Russia estimated its losses to be around 1,351 deaths. No public statements from the Kremlin have been shared since.