“As to our military, out of the numbers we have, we think that we lost 2,500 to 3,000, in comparison with the Russian military, who lost about 19 to 20,000,” Zelenskyy said. “That’s the comparison. But we have about 10,000 injured and it’s hard to say how many will survive”
Insider was unable to independently verify these numbers, but an anonymous NATO member estimated at the end of March that between 7,000 and 15,000 Russian troops have died in the conflict.
“As of now, based on the information we have, because it’s very difficult to talk about civilians since south of our country where the towns and cities are blocked,” Zelenskyy added, unable to estimate the number of civilian casualties.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has recorded 4,232 civilian casualties in Ukraine so far but says “the actual figures are considerably higher” due in part to the blockades Zelenskyy described in parts of the country.
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