February 23, 2024

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Hungary has no reason to block Ukraine’s entry into the EU.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Hungary has no reason to block Ukraine’s entry into the EU.

The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Russia lost 341,500 soldiers in Ukraine

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, Russia has lost 341,500 soldiers in Ukraine since it launched its large-scale invasion on February 24, 2022. This figure includes the 850 casualties Russian forces are said to have suffered during the day on Tuesday. According to the report, Russia also has 5,682 tanks, 10,594 armored fighting vehicles, 10,662 vehicles and fuel tanks, 8,076 artillery systems, 919 multiple rocket systems, 605 air defense systems, 324 aircraft, 324 helicopters, 6,723 boats, 723 boats, and 1,723 boats. have lost As well as a submarine.

These figures have apparently not been verified, and Moscow has not detailed how many men have been involved in Ukraine since February 2022, nor has it actually reported its losses, confirming that the estimates in this regard are largely exaggerated.

US intelligence yesterday estimated that 315,000 Russian soldiers have been wounded or killed since the invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022. The assessment is contained in a classified document sent to Congress on the occasion of Ukrainian President Volodymyr’s visit to Washington. Zelensky intends to convince US lawmakers to approve new military aid to Kyiv. According to the same document reported by several US media, Russia lost 2,200 of the 3,500 armored vehicles it had before the start of the war on February 24, 2022.

About 385,000 people have joined the Russian army since 1There is On January 25, 2023, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, number two in the Russian Security Council, explained. After mobilizing around 300,000 reservists since September 2022, Russian officials have refrained from ordering a new mobilization, despite significant losses in Ukraine. Instead, the Russian military is carrying out a broad voluntary recruitment campaign starting in the spring of 2023, with lots of advertising on the streets and on the Internet, promising particularly attractive salaries and social and bank benefits to future soldiers.

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As of July 2022, US and British intelligence agencies have estimated the number of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine since the war began five months earlier at around 15,000.