Russian military losses in Ukraine reach 500,000 — General Staff

Russian casualties in Ukraine rise to 500,000
Russian casualties in Ukraine rise to 500,000

Russia has lost more than 500,000 soldiers in Ukraine since the invasion began, with 1,140 men, 15 tanks, and air defense systems lost in a single day, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported on Facebook on May 25.

The estimated total losses for Russia are as follows:

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  • Personnel: 500,080 (+1,140)

  • Tanks: 7,650 (+15)

  • Armored combat vehicles: 14,786 (+11)

  • Artillery systems: 12,929 (+27)

  • MLRS: 1,082 (+2)

  • Air defense systems: 814 (+1)

  • Aircraft: 356 (+0)

  • Helicopters: 326 (+0)

  • UAVs (operational and tactical level): 10,414 (+4)

  • Cruise missiles: 2,209 (+0)

  • Ships/boats: 27 (+0)

  • Submarines: 1 (+0)

  • Motor vehicles and tankers: 17,608 (+39)

  • Special equipment: 2,104 (+3)

Russian losses in war against Ukraine

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Spokesman for the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Andriy Kovalev, explained on Feb. 27 that the total losses of occupiers, published by the General Staff, consist of two main indicators: irrecoverable losses and combat sanitary losses.

In February, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Russian losses amounted to 180,000 killed and up to half a million wounded.

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Nazar Voloshyn, spokesman for the Khortytsia Operational and Strategic Troops Group, said on April 25 that 85% of Russian losses occurred in the eastern sector, affecting both personnel and equipment.

On April 27, UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces Leo Docherty said UK estimates suggest approximately 450,000 Russian troops have been killed or wounded since the war in Ukraine began.

French Foreign Minister Stéphane Sejourne stated on May 3 that, according to his country's estimates, Russia has already lost 500,000 military personnel in the war against Ukraine.

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