"The Ukrainian Armed Forces have already killed about 28,500 Russian soldiers since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24," the ukrinform.net website reported on Thursday, citing the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Russians have also lost "1,254 tanks, 3,063 armored fighting vehicles, 595 artillery systems, 199 multiple launch rocket systems, 93 anti-aircraft warfare systems, 203 aircraft, 167 helicopters, 2,157 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 ships/boats, and 455 unmanned aerial vehicles," according to the Ukrainian army.
At least nine Russian generals are believed to have died in the war, according to Polish broadcaster TVP Info.
Russia this week admitted losing two senior officers in Ukraine in a single day, including one who had been sent to replace a colonel who died fighting earlier in the war, Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reported on its website.
Lt. Col. Denis Sukhanov, 41, was reported to have died "defending civilians," while Col. Denis Kozlov, 40, was revealed to have died during a failed attempt to cross the Donets River in Ukraine's east last week that ended with an entire Russian battalion being wiped out, according to the dailymail.co.uk website.
Thursday is day 85 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Source: IAR, PAP, ukrinform.net, dailymail.co.uk