Approximately 30,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in Ukraine since President Vladimir Putin’s invasion on Feb. 24.
The news comes as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its fourth month.
Many believe that Russia, overall, has failed in its objective to capture any significant cities or locations in Ukraine. However, the country is taking a beating when it comes to dead Russian troops.
Ukrainian resistance fighters in both the country’s military and armed citizenry have managed to put a major dent in the assaulting force’s troop numbers.
Ukraine announced the estimate that noted nearly 10,000 Russian troop deaths per month throughout the three-month invasion.
Roughly 30,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since they invaded Ukraine in late February, the latter announced Saturday.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 28, 2022
“30,000. Does this huge number make us happy? No. This should not have happened. But as long as even one enemy soldier remains on our land, we will continue to be unhappy, regardless of how many zeros are added to this horrible statistic,” the Defence of Ukraine Twitter account posted on Saturday.
30,000. Does this huge number make us happy? No. This should not have happened. But as long as even one enemy soldier remains on our land, we will continue to be unhappy, regardless of how many zeros are added to this horrible statistic. pic.twitter.com/Ex11v5aXu4
— Defence of Ukraine (@DefenceU) May 28, 2022
The U.S. Defense Department has not commented on the totals. A report by the U.K. nearly two weeks ago stated that an estimated one-third of Russian troops in Ukraine had been killed.
The losses are a devastating number for Russia’s military that expected to overtake Ukraine within a matter of days.
The losses also reveal the extent of the war for all involved, revealing one of the biggest death tolls seen in Europe since the great world wars.
There’s no telling how long this particular war will last, though some experts believe it could go on for years.