President Zelensky reveals Ukrainian troop death toll

According to the Washington Examiner, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has revealed that at least 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers have died so far in the country’s ongoing war with Russia. 

Zelensky provided the update on Friday during an interview with CNN.

In addition to the roughly 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers who have died in the war, Zelensky said that there are about another 10,000 who are injured. He added that it is “hard to say how many will survive.”

What about the Russians?

On April 17, the Armed Forces of Ukraine provided its latest estimates of “Russia’s losses.” The estimated number of Russian troops lost is 20,300, which is significantly more than the number of Ukrainian soldiers who have died.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine also estimates that Russia has lost 1,471 vehicles, 773 tanks, 165 planes, 146 helicopters, eight boats, and much more.

At the moment, it can’t be said for sure how accurate these numbers are. It is likely that the extent of the losses for both sides will not be known until the war comes to an end.

Civilian losses

On the Ukrainian side, something that cannot be overlooked is the civilians who lost their lives during Russia’s invasion of their country.

The number of civilian deaths is even less certain than the number of troop deaths. But, the world has gotten the opportunity to see first-hand some of the destruction caused by the Russians after their recent withdrawal from the Kyiv region.

Reports indicated that over 900 civilian corpses have been discovered so far near Kyiv and that an additional 350 were discovered in Bucha. These numbers, though, are expected to rise, perhaps even dramatically.

There is an ongoing investigation being carried out into whether Russian troops have committed war crimes during their invasion of Ukraine.

The latest

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has been ongoing for over 50 days now, having started on Feb. 24. Recently, the Russians retreated from the Kyiv area after having failed to make any significant progress there.

The Russians have consolidated and have mostly been focusing their efforts in the Donbas region of Ukraine. Reports on Sunday, though, indicated that Russia has renewed its assault on Kyiv.

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