Pentagon estimates Russia’s casualties in Ukraine at about 80,000 killed and wounded

Pentagon estimates Russia’s casualties in Ukraine at about 80,000 killed and wounded

Russia has probably lost about 80,000 killed in action and wounded in Ukraine over the past six months.

The relevant statement was made by U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl at a briefing in the Pentagon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

 “On precise figures, there is a lot of fog in war. But I think it’s safe to suggest the Russians have probably taken 70-80 thousand casualties in the last 6 months. That’s a combination of killed in action and wounded,” Kahl said.

In his words, that is “pretty remarkable”, considering the Russians have achieved none of Putin’s objectives declared at the beginning of the war.

A reminder that, on August 8, 2022, the U.S. government announced the allocation of $1 billion in new security assistance for Ukraine, including additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), 155-mm and 120-mm artillery ammunition, munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS), other weapons and equipment.

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