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General Staff: Russia has lost 496,370 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24, 2022

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 22, 2024 8:15 AM 1 min read
Soldiers of the Ukraine Army's 95th Brigade fire 105mm artillery shells from a British-made M119 howitzer at Russian positions in the Lyman direction on Feb. 18, 2024. (Scott Peterson/Getty Images)
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Russia has lost 496,370 troops in Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion on Feb. 24, 2022, the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported on May 22.

This number includes 1,300 casualties Russian forces suffered just over the past day.

According to the report, Russia has also lost 7,611 tanks, 14,721 armored fighting vehicles,17,442vehicles and fuel tanks, 12,820 artillery systems, 1,077 multiple launch rocket systems, 812 air defense systems, 354 airplanes, 326 helicopters, 10,346 drones, 27 ships and boats, and one submarine.

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