CIA director: 15 thousand Russians died in the war in Ukraine

The United States estimates that Russian casualties in Ukraine to date are about 15,000 (we are talking about dead soldiers). Among the wounded, according to the United States, about 45,000 people. Such numbers are called by CIA director William Burns. He also emphasizes that Ukraine has suffered "significant losses."

Nearly five months after President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine, Russian troops are moving through the Donbass in eastern Ukraine and occupying about a fifth of the country's territory.

Russia rarely updates its official casualty figures. The last time the losses were officially reported on March 25: then it was about 1351 killed Russian soldiers. According to the Ukrainian authorities, during the war, the Ukrainian army suffered the greatest losses in May. Then, up to a hundred soldiers per day died, up to 300–400 were injured,said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow's military "tasks" in Ukraine now extend beyond the Donbass, in the clearest possible recognition that it has expanded its military objectives. read more

On July 20, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov admitted that Russia's "geographical tasks" in the war had changed due to the supply of Western weapons to Ukraine. According to Lavrov, now the tasks include not only the “DPR” and “LPR”:

“Now the geography is different. This is far from being only the DPR and LPR, it is also the Kherson region, the Zaporozhye region and a number of other territories, and this process continues, and continues consistently and persistently.”

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