Ukraine: Zelensky declares more than 16,000 Russian soldiers are now dead

    Destroyed tanks and military vehicles in Ukraine (Pictures: EPA/Reuters/AP)

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    Russia has actually formerly declared just 1,351 workers had actually been eliminated throughout the war (Pictures: EPA/Reuters/ AP)

    More than 16,000 Russian soldiers have actually supposedly lost their lives throughout Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, consisting of a few of the Kremlin’s leading leaders.

    President Volodymyr Zelensky declared Russia has actually suffered debilitating losses given that the intrusion started on February 24 in an address on social networks.

    ‘The number of the Russian losses has exceeded 16,000 casualties,’ he stated.

    ‘Among them are the high-ranking leaders. So far no reports of eliminated Russian basic colonels or admirals.

    ‘However, in that number we have a commander of one of the occupiers’ armies and a 2nd in command of the Black Sea Navy.’

    The president’s remarks followed Russian Lt Gen Yakov Rezantsev, who informed soldiers success would be accomplished in a couple of days, was eliminated in an airstrike.

    According to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, since today, Russia has actually lost some 16,600 soldiers, 121 aircrafts, 127 helicopters, 582 tanks, 1,664 armoured workers providers and 7 boats, to name a few military devices.

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    A Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces member holds an NLAW anti-tank weapon, in the outskirts of Kyiv (Picture: AP)
    AUkrainianTerritorialDefenceForces member holds an NLAW anti-tank weapon, in the borders of Kyiv(Picture: AP)
    A destroyed tank likely belonging to Russian forces lies amidst rubble in the north of Mariupo (Picture: SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock)
    A damaged tank most likely coming fromRussian forces lies in the middle of debris in the north ofMariupol((******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** ): SOPA Images/ REX/ Shutterstock)

    Metro is not able to separately confirmUkraine’s claims.

    Previous figures fromPutin specified that just 1, 351 workers had actually been eliminated throughout the war, with 3,825 injured.

    He has actually likewise just described the death of one basic, though to beMajGenAndreySukhovetsky

    ChristoGrozev, a professional onRussia and a private investigator withBellingcat, argues it is‘ironic’ theKremlin states it has‘successfully demilitarised’Ukraine

    He composed onTwitter:’So far,[Russia] lost10 % of its military airplane, much of its accuracy rocket stock, and 6 or moreGenerals, whileUkraine has actually gotten an endless future stream or almost every sort of weapons.’

    In a different post,MrGrozev included the numbers shared byPutin are‘almost certainly underestimated by a factor of several times’ and the genuine figures are still‘substantially higher than Russians were led to expect’

    Service members of pro-Russian troops are seen atop of an armoured vehicle with symbols 'Z' painted on its side (Picture: Reuters)
    Service members of pro-Russian soldiers are seen atop of an armoured automobile with signs‘Z’ painted on its side(Picture:Reuters)
    A Ukrainian serviceman stands in front of a destroyed house in the village of Krasylivka outside the capital (Picture: Reuters)
    AUkrainian serviceman stands in front of a damaged home in the town ofKrasylivka outside the capital (Picture:

    Ukraine is presently preparing to restore control of the besieged city ofKherson, a leading consultant for theUkrainianMinistry ofDefence declared the other day.

    MarkianLubkivskyi informed BBCRadio 4’sToday program:’ I think that today the city will be completely under the control ofUkrainian militaries.

    ‘We have finished in the last two days the operation in the Kyiv region so other armed forces are now focused on the southern part trying to get free Kherson and some other Ukrainian cities.’

    While the army is battlingRussia’s advances in a number of cities likeKherson, the scenario in besiegedMariupol is still alarming.

    Earlier today, the variety of individuals eliminated in aRussian airstrike on a theatre being utilized as an air-raid shelter increased to 300.

    Zelensky alerted destruction of the port city was becoming worse, with 10s of thousands caught without water, food or heating.

    He stated:’The scenario in the city stays definitely awful.TheRussian armed force does not enable any humanitarian help into the city.

    ‘They only use Mariupol residents in fakes for propagandists. Pretending to start giving something to people.’

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