The estimates of the adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, Mykhailo Podolyak: “The figures provided by the president of the EU commission von der Leyen are wrong”
The adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, Mykhailo Podolyak, estimates that “between 10,000 and 13,000” Kiev servicemen have been killed since the beginning of the war between Russia and Ukraine. “We have the official estimates of the army general staff – he said in an interview with Channel 24 – they range between 10,000 and 13,000 dead. We are talking openly about the number of fallen”.
For Podolyak, the figures provided by the president of the EU commission Ursula von der Leyen who spoke of 100,000 dead are incorrect. “It’s clear, that’s why they deleted the video and corrected this figure,” she added, referring to the fact that a commission spokesman admitted the mistake, saying the figure referred to dead and wounded. The Ukrainian adviser also believes that the number of civilians killed is much higher than the 20 thousand, also mentioned by the president of the EU Commission.
On the other hand, Russia lost 650 men in the last day, bringing the losses among the Russian ranks up to 90,090 since the day of Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, last February 24, reports the daily bulletin of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces , circulated on Facebook, which reports figures that cannot be independently verified.
According to the report by the Ukrainian military, Russian losses to date would be around 90,090 men, 2,916 tanks, 5,883 armored vehicles, 1,905 artillery systems, 395 multiple rocket launchers, 210 anti-aircraft defense systems. According to the bulletin, which specifies that the data is being updated due to the intense fighting, the Russian forces would also have lost 280 aircraft, 262 helicopters, 4,464 vehicles, 16 naval units and 1,564 drones.