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General Staff: Russia has lost 470,870 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24, 2022

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 2, 2024 8:12 AM 1 min read
Soldiers run to reload a 152mm howitzer after it is fired at an artillery position manned by Ukraine's 59th Brigade around 8km the Avdiivka front line in Donetsk Region, Ukraine on Oct. 23, 2023. (Ed Ram/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Russia has lost 470,870 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 2.

This number includes 1,030 casualties Russian forces suffered just over the past day.

According to the report, Russia has also lost 7,332 tanks, 14,096 armored fighting vehicles, 16,224 vehicles and fuel tanks, 12,044 artillery systems, 1,053 multiple launch rocket systems, 784 air defense systems, 348 airplanes, 325 helicopters, 9,561 drones, 26 ships and boats, and one submarine.

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