Russians cremating bodies of KIA soldiers to cover up true loss rates, says Ukraine’s General Staff

15 February, 11:15 AM
In Crimea, the bodies of Russian soldiers are burned around the clock (Photo:Крим.Реалії)

In Crimea, the bodies of Russian soldiers are burned around the clock (Photo:Крим.Реалії)

Russia is cremating the bodies of Russian soldiers lost in the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine nearly non-stop in the occupied Crimean peninsula, in order to hide the true scale of their losses from the Russian public, Ukraine’s General Staff reported on Facebook on Feb. 15.

“In the area of the village of Chervona Zorka of the Simferopol district of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the enemy resorts to burning to hide the number of dead,” the report reads.

Accordingly, the General Staff explained that a constant line of military vehicles, up to 10 units deep, is present near the local crematorium. These vehicles are believed to be delivered the bodies of slain Russian servicemen.

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Cremation is carried out around the clock, the General Staff added, noting that cremation services are not provided to civilians.

The Ukrainian military estimates that nearly 140,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

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