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Ukraine. Almost half a million Russians killed and wounded

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The Russians lost almost half a million soldiers on the front in Ukraine, estimates the British Ministry of Defense. According to London, that's how many aggressors were killed or injured. Additionally, tens of thousands deserted. The Russians also lost thousands of tanks.

Information on losses in the Russian army was presented by Deputy Defense Minister Leo Docherty. He responded in writing to a question submitted by John Healey, the counterpart of the Minister of Defense in the Labor (affiliated with the social democratic British parliamentary party Labor Party – ed.) shadow cabinet.

“We estimate that approximately 450,000 Russian servicemen have been killed or wounded since the beginning of the conflict, and tens of thousands more have deserted. The number of those killed serving in Russian private military companies is not clear,” said Deputy Defense Minister Leo Docherty.

Information was also provided about losses in Russian equipment. “We also estimate that over 10,000 Russian armored vehicles, including almost 3,000 main battle tanks, 109 aircraft, 136 helicopters, 346 unmanned aerial vehicles, 23 warships of all classes and over 1,500 artillery systems of all types have been destroyed since the beginning of the conflict abandoned or taken over by Ukraine,” Docherty added.

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The Russians are taking advantage of the weakness of Ukraine's air defense. They bomb cities, targeting civiliansAndrzej Zaucha/Fakty TVN

Main photo source: mil.ru

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