Ukraine denies reports about losing 100,000 soldiers KIA
Ukrainian troops strike at the occupiers (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / Facebook)
While reliable figures of Ukraine’s combat losses in the war remain classified, in an interview with Ukrainian news agency Interfax-Ukraine on March 20, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksiy Danilov denied recent media reports of Kyiv losing 100,000 troops killed in action.
“I declare to you with full responsibility that we don’t have 100,000 casualties among military personnel,” said Danilov.
“This is impossible. During the war, this (casualties) is classified information, but 100,000 is entirely flase.”
Danilov noted that the exact number is known only to the Ukrainian military and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
According to him, the casualty ratio in the war is currently at 1 to 7, 1 to 8, in some cases 1 to 10 – in favor of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
On March 15, Politico reported that more than 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers were killed or wounded throughout the year of Russia’s invasion, citing U.S. military officials.
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