New York: Ukraine has claimed that Russia has lost nearly 1,17,000 troops since the start of the full-scale invasion in February 2022, which means that Russia has lost more troops than the United States did in the first World War, reported Newsweek.
According to the most recent figures released by Ukraine’s Armed Forces this week, 1,16,950 enemy troops have been “eliminated” since February 24.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine took to Twitter to share these statistics. They wrote, “328 days of full-scale Russia’s war on #Ukraine.Information on #Russian invasion. Losses of #Russia’s armed forces in Ukraine, January 17.”
The Ministry added that 3,121 tanks and 4,877 vehicles and fuel tanks, 2,104 artillery systems belonging to Russia were also destroyed during the full-scale attack.
A total of 1,16,516 Americans lost their lives in World War I, with 53,402 of them dying in battle and the remaining 63,114 succumbing to non-combat related causes, primarily influenza, while serving in Europe, according to Newsweek.
Russian casualties had now surpassed the number of Americans killed in the Korean War (1950-19953) which amounted to 36,516. It is to be noted 58,220 Americans were killed in the Vietnam War which took place from 1955-1975.
Ukraine minister among 18 dead in Kyiv chopper crash
Kyiv: Eighteen people, including Ukraine’s interior minister and three children, were killed in a helicopter crash near a kindergarten outside Kyiv on January 18. The helicopter slammed down next to the kindergarten and a residential building in Brovary, a commuter town for the capital Kyiv that was the scene of fierce fighting early in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky and his first deputy, Yevgeniy Yenin, were both killed, head of Ukraine’s police service, Igor Klymenko, said in a statement.
“There is information about 29 wounded, including 15 children. All necessary assistance is provided to them,” Klymenko said.