Russia Has Now Lost Over 250,000 Soldiers In Ukraine

( – Russian military deaths in its invasion of Ukraine, which started on February 24th, 2022, have exceeded 250,000, according to the Ukrainian military.

The general staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that Russia has lost 250,240 soldiers in Ukraine since the beginning of the war on Monday, August 7th. However, neither Newsweek nor any other independent news agency has been able to verify those numbers.

Moscow has not commented on the recent finding and is not known to comment on matters related to their own troop numbers. Experts also say that on the rare instances, Moscow does comment, it is to brag about their military with what are often inflated or straight-up false numbers.

If the data put forward by the Ukrainian military is correct, however, this would mean that Russia has lost over 250,000 soldiers, with the Ukrainian summer counteroffensive continuing to rage on. While Ukraine has received criticism from Western analysts who have noted the Ukrainian military’s deviation from Western-style military tactics on the ground, Russia has also been slow to make progress. This means that the war has slowed to a snail’s pace on both sides.

The think tank known as the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has also noted key advancements made by the Ukrainian counteroffensive in recent days. The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense also recently noted in an intelligence update that the Russian military is struggling in southern Ukraine and suffering from “battle fatigue and attrition” due to being in “intense combat for over eight weeks.”

The ISW has also reported that Russia’s military efforts in Ukraine are also being threatened by a lack of battle-ready reservists, with Vladimir Putin now expanding the military draft from age 18 to 27 due to the difficulty in meeting recruitment goals.

Ukraine’s General Staff also reported on August 2nd that Russian forces had failed in their attempt at taking positions around the village of Staromaiorske in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. Similar failures by Russian forces have also been seen near Bahkmut.

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