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General Staff: Russia has lost 518,560 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24, 2022

by Dominic Culverwell June 9, 2024 9:19 AM 1 min read
Artillerymen of the Ukrainian 80th separate airborne assault brigade prepare a BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher for fire towards Russian positions on the front line near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, on April 18, 2023. (Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images)
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Russia has lost 518,560 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 June 9.

This number includes 1,270 casualties Russian forces suffered over the past day. According to the report, Russia has also lost 7,869 tanks, 15,131 armored fighting vehicles, 18,562 vehicles and fuel tanks, 13,593 artillery systems, 1,097 multiple launch rocket systems, 836 air defense systems, 357 airplanes, 326 helicopters, 10,982 drones, 28 ships and boats, and one submarine.

As Russian losses in Ukraine hit 500,000, Putin buries future demographic risks at home
According to Ukraine’s General Staff, over half a million Russian soldiers were either killed or wounded in Ukraine during the 27-month-long full-scale war. The staggering number is in line with the estimates of the U.K. and France, which said earlier in May that the overall Russian losses are set
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