Russian military death toll in Ukraine rises to 69,700: report
Around 69,700 Russian troops have been killed in Ukraine since Vladimir Putin invaded the country in late February, according to Ukrainian military authorities.
A destroyed Russian armored personnel carrier in Ukraine's northeastern Kharkiv region, September 18, 2022.Photo: EPA/OLEG PETRASYUK
The Russians have also lost 2,640 tanks, 5,378 armored personnel vehicles and 1,698 artillery systems, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said on Friday, as cited by the ukrinform.net website.
Other Russian losses in Ukraine include 379 multiple launch rocket systems, 192 anti-aircraft warfare systems, 272 warplanes, 251 helicopters, 16 warships, and 1,401 unmanned aerial vehicles, ukrinform.net reported.
A top Ukrainian official was quoted as saying in late September that dozens of Russia’s newly drafted troops had already been killed on the battlefields of Ukraine.
A US Pentagon official said in August that Russia had suffered between 70,000 and 80,000 casualties, either killed or wounded, during its invasion of Ukraine.
Friday is day 247 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.