Moscow says 498 Russians killed in Ukraine since invasion started | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia rejects experiences of ‘incalculable losses’ and concerning the involvement of cadets or conscripts within the preventing.

Russia’s Ministry of Defence has mentioned that 498 Russian troops have been killed in Ukraine and 1,597 extra sustained wounds, within the first report of casualties by Moscow because it launched an invasion on February 24.

Defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov on Wednesday additionally rejected experiences about “incalculable losses” amongst Russian forces as “disinformation.” He assured that households of these killed are receiving all essential help.

Ukraine has mentioned that the variety of Russian troops killed is way greater. Moscow had beforehand admitted to losses however with out giving any numbers.

Konashenkov mentioned that neither conscripts nor cadets have been concerned within the operation in Ukraine, dismissing media experiences alleging in any other case. Russian unbiased organisations that assist mother and father discover their sons have informed the AFP information company that conscripts had been participating within the battle, having been made to signal paperwork earlier than crossing the border.

The spokesperson additionally mentioned greater than 2,870 Ukrainian troops have been killed and a few 3,700 extra sustained accidents, whereas 572 others have been captured by the Russians. Ukrainian officers haven’t but commented on the declare and it couldn’t be instantly verified.

On the opposite aspect, Ukraine’s State Emergency Service mentioned that greater than 2,000 civilians have died, although it was unimaginable to confirm that declare. The United Nations’ human rights workplace mentioned on Thursday it had recorded the deaths of 136 civilians, together with 13 youngsters, in Ukraine because the begin of Russia’s invasion.

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