EU estimates Russian casualties in Ukraine at 250,000 killed and wounded

4 January, 08:36 PM
The admiral noted that the losses on the Ukrainian side are harder to assess, and the EU believes that they are lower than the Russian ones,

The admiral noted that the losses on the Ukrainian side are harder to assess, and the EU believes that they are lower than the Russian ones, "but still significant" (Photo:REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi)

The commander of the European Union Military Mission, Admiral Hervé Bléjean, claimed that by November 2022, Russia had lost 250,000 soldiers killed and wounded in Ukraine, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Jan. 4, citing a transcript of the admiral’s speech.

“According to our best estimates, at least 60,000 Russian troops were killed and three times as many were wounded, which means that about 250,000 Russian troops are now incapable of fighting,” he said at the meeting of the National Defense Committee of the French Parliament on Nov. 16, 2022.

Bléjean stated that the Kremlin has lost “60% of its total stock of battle tanks and 70% of its stock of ground-attack missiles.” He added that “40% of armored personnel carriers and 20% of artillery” were disabled by then.

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The admiral noted that it is more difficult to estimate the losses on the Ukrainian side. He said that the EU believes they are lower than the Russian ones, “but still significant.”

As of Jan. 4, Ukraine’s General Staff reports that since the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion, Moscow’s losses amount to about 108,910 troops.

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