Russia has lost more than 300,000 soldiers in its grueling 20-month-long war in Ukraine, according to Kyiv’s military, as the conflict shows no signs of abating in the bleak winter months.The Kremlin has lost a total of 300,810 troops since February 24, 2022, when Russia launched its full-scale invasion, the General Staff of Ukraine’s military said on Tuesday. This updated count includes 870 Russian casualties in the past 24 hours.
Ukraine’s tally of Russian losses is important to demonstrate progress within and beyond Ukraine’s borders, she said, as well as possibly damaging morale within the Russian military ranks and support for the war in Russian society.’So, such releases try to achieve several objectives,’ she added. There are also questions about how the numbers are collated and by whom they were recorded, she said.Ukraine’s General Staff has been contacted for comment via email.
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