During the war in Ukraine over 100,000 Russian soldiers have been wounded and killed in action, estimates Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States.
Ukraine, according to him, has probably lost as many.
Milley also says that according to U.S. estimates some 40,000 Ukrainian civilians have been killed since the war began, and between 15 million and 30 million Ukrainians have become refugees. “A lot of human suffering,” he said.
The American general did not specify how the data were obtained.
Russia hides its losses. During the war, the Defense Ministry reported casualties only on three occasions. The last time was in September, when mobilization was declared. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the time that 5,937 Russian soldiers had been killed. He did not state the number of those wounded but assured that more than 90% of them had allegedly resumed service.
According to the AFU General Staff, as of November 9, more than 77,000 Russian soldiers have been killed.
In October, Important Stories, citing sources in the Russian special services, claimed that Russia's irretrievable losses in the war could be over 90,000. This is the number of those who were killed, went missing or died from wounds in hospitals, and of the wounded who can no longer return to military service.