Bodies Of Russian Troops Keep Piling Up In Ukraine
According to new reports, the number of Russian troops killed during the invasion of Ukraine by Moscow over the course of the last three weeks has hit 14,000 according to the Ukrainian military.
Now, keep in mind, there’s a lot of propaganda flying around out there by both countries involved in this conflict.
“The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced the estimated death toll Thursday morning and added that the invading forces have lost nearly 450 tanks, more than 1,400 armored fighting vehicles, roughly 200 artillery systems, dozens of salvo fire systems, anti-aircraft systems, military aircraft, and helicopters, and fewer than a dozen unmanned aerial vehicles,” The Washington Examiner reported.
Lithuanian National Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas also shared stats on Thursday norning, though the Pentagon stated they could not confirm them.
Here’s more from the WE report:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reported on Tuesday that there have been 726 civilians killed and 1,174 wounded. An estimated 50 children were among the dead. The U.N. International Organization for Migration said the number of refugees eclipsed the 3 million mark on Tuesday.
The United States estimates that more than 7,000 Russian troops have been killed, according to the New York Times. Additionally, Ukrainian officials have said that at least four Russian generals have been killed by Ukraine’s military.
Over the course of the Russian military’s three-week invasion of Ukraine, it has failed to conquer any major city. The Pentagon has said Russia underestimated Ukraine’s ability and commitment to resistance, a mistake Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said the U.S. made as well during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week.
He also said during the hearing that intelligence his agency has seen indicates that between 2,000 and 4,000 Russian troops have died, though the DIA has “low confidence” in the assessment.
“Russian forces have faced fuel and food shortages among troops, many of whom are conscripts who were thrown into the war. There have been reports from the Pentagon that some Russian troops willingly surrendered, while some others have sabotaged their own vehicles,” the report said.
In other words, it seems the Ukrainians are doing a pretty good job of fighting fiercely to defend their liberty. If Russia thought they were going to just waltz in and have it all sowed up in a few short days, they were gravely mistaken.