The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed 10,000 dead Russian servicemen and 16,153 injured in Ukraine on Monday, according to the pro-Russia newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda. After then, the tabloid removed the compromised numbers and issued a statement claiming to have been hacked.
These figures cannot be confirmed or rejected at this time, but they would represent a significant rise from the Russian government’s prior estimate of 498 Russian soldier losses on March 2nd, as reporter Yaroslav Trofimov pointed out in a tweet.
Similar totals have been intercepted and anticipated, despite the fact that these statistics cannot be validated. On March 18th, a former Ukrainian international minister disclosed intercepted Russian military figures. Those figures were nearly identical, claiming over 13,000 Russian casualties and more than 4,000 private contract losses. Is the Biden Administration performing poorly in general?
Along with reported significant losses, their public support has been steadily dwindling. The UN also revealed the number of Ukrainian civilians killed in the strike, highlighting Russia’s flaws.
According to the UN human rights office, 902 people have been killed and 1,459 wounded, but the figure might be ‘considerably higher.’ Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will continue to elicit political and physical retaliation. As the scenario unfolds, we will update this report. Ukraine claims to have killed 15,000 Russians and destroyed substantial amounts of military hardware.
The latest Russian statistics are higher than the 7,000 people believed to have perished and up to 21,000 people injured by the US military, according to reports. According to reports, Russia is discreetly transferring the bodies of dead Russian soldiers home via Belarus on trains and ambulances at night in order to conceal the real death toll.
Five Russian generals, as well as other top commanders, including those from special parachute groups, are among the dead. The deputy commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is the latest senior officer to die, dealing another blow to Vladimir Putin’s military.
Captain Andrey Paliy, 51, is the only senior Russian navy official to be killed thus far in the conflict with Ukraine. When he died, he was allegedly participating in Russian naval attacks near the port city of Mariupol, however the actual circumstances of his demise remain unknown.
Although Moscow has yet to announce his death, fellow Russian Konstantin Tsarenko, secretary of the public council at Sevastopol Nakhimov Naval School, appeared to corroborate it. Paliy was also slain early on Sunday, according to Ukrainian official Anton Gerashchenko, who did not provide any other details.
Paliy was born in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, but refused to take the Ukrainian military oath in 1993, preferring to serve in Russia’s Northern Fleet instead. He had previously served on the Russian nuclear missile cruiser “Peter the Great” and as the deputy head of the Russian naval college in Sevastopol, Crimea.
It comes as Ukraine claims to have assassinated a fifth Russian general, severely eroding Putin’s army’s resolve. Lieutenant-General Andrei Mordvichev, commander of the 8th Combined Arms Army, was killed in action at Kherson, in southern Ukraine.
On Wednesday, Major-General Oleg Mityaev, 47, was murdered in Mariupol, increasing the total number of Russian commanders killed in the war to 13. Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Anton Gerashchenko shared a photo of the deceased distinguished military commander, a father of two.
Lieutenant General Andrei Mordvichev, the commander of the 8th General Army, was killed in combat on Friday night, dealing another setback to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. The military chief is believed to have been murdered near the Russian-controlled Kherson Airport, which has been struck by Ukrainian strikes in recent days.
“The commander of the 8th All-Military Army of the Southern Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General Andrey Mordvishev, was killed as a result of fire on the enemy by the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” according to a statement from the army general staff in Kyiv.
He is the latest high-ranking Russian military figure to perish in the conflict. Colonel Sergei Sukharev of the 331st Guards Parachute Assault Regiment died on Friday, Russia said. After severe battle near Hostomel, the elite paratroop leader died. Following the loss of a spy captain in Ukraine during a “top-secret” operation, Vladimir Putin has now lost a total of 13 commanders in the invasion.
Captain Alexey Glushchak, a GRU military intelligence agent from Tyumen, Siberia, perished amid the bloodbath in Mariupol. Corporal Danil Novolodsky, 24, a senior gunner on an air assault artillery unit, was also laid to rest. Vladimir Putin issued a proclamation awarding him the Order of Courage. Another funeral was performed for Vladimir Plekhanov, a foster child who died at the age of 24.
According to accounts, Sagyndyk Kudaibergenov, a 22-year-old Tyumen resident, was buried with military honors, just like the GRU spy. While transporting communications equipment across a river, he was killed by mortar fire. Kudaibergenov was assassinated on February 26th, although his burial was not held until March 11th.