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Western official: Russia suffered 60,000 casualties in Bakhmut

by Haley Zehrung June 2, 2023 5:02 AM 1 min read
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Russia has suffered over 60,000 casualties as of June 1 in its assault on the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, according to a Western official, British broadcasting organization Sky News reported.

"We judge that capturing Bakhmut has likely cost Russia at least 60,000 casualties in that Bakhmut-Popasna sector over the course of the year-long battle," the official told Sky News. The official referred to this figure as a "conservative estimate," and added that the actual number may be much higher.

The Battle of Bakhmut has been the bloodiest of Russia's invasion in Ukraine. Estimates for losses on both sides range in the tens of thousands. The involvement of Russia's Wagner mercenary group has made the fight for Bakhmut especially brutal.

In late May, the city was effectively occupied by Russian troops after 10 months of intense fighting.

Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar reported on May 31, however, that the southwestern outskirts of Bakhmut and the entrance to the city remain in control of Ukrainian forces.

Russia takes Bakhmut: Taking stock of the war’s bloodiest battle so far
CHASIV YAR, Donetsk Oblast – Ten months after Russia’s assault on the once-flourishing city in Donetsk Oblast began, Bakhmut has now been effectively occupied by Russian troops. This hasn’t been confirmed yet by Kyiv, but is evident based on both official statements and those made by soldiers on th…
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