Russia confirms casualties in Ukraine for the 1st time : NPR


Individuals have a look at the gutted stays of Russian navy automobiles on a highway within the city of Bucha, near Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, on Tuesday.

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Individuals have a look at the gutted stays of Russian navy automobiles on a highway within the city of Bucha, near Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, on Tuesday.

Serhii Nuzhnenko/AP

For the primary time, the Russian Protection Ministry has confirmed a considerable variety of casualties in Ukraine, asserting that 498 Russian troops have died and 1,597 extra have been injured.

The losses shed new gentle on what had been up till now tightly managed messaging concerning what the Kremlin insists is a restricted “particular navy operation.”

Till now, Russia’s navy studies centered on the tallies of destroyed navy outposts, weapons and tools because the Russian authorities cracks down on the portrayal of its actions in Ukraine as a warfare or invasion. Russian media retailers at present face fines or blockage for utilizing phrases like “warfare” or “invasion,” and 1000’s of anti-war protesters have been detained for the reason that battle started.

Delegations from Ukraine and Russia are getting ready to start a second spherical of talks. The newest studies counsel the talks will restart Thursday morning close to the Belarus-Poland border. The primary spherical of negotiations ended with no breakthrough on Monday.

In an interview cited by Russian state-run information company RIA Novosti, Russian International Minister Sergey Lavrov mentioned: “Our negotiators are ready for a second spherical of discussions about [security] ensures with the Ukrainian representatives.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had beforehand referred to as for safety ensures from NATO. On Wednesday, the U.N. Common Meeting overwhelmingly voted to sentence Russia for invading Ukraine and to demand that it finish the warfare.

In Wednesday’s launch on casualties, Russian Protection Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that amongst Ukrainian troops, 2,870 have been killed, round 3,700 injured and 572 captured. Konashenkov additionally referred to as media studies of “numerous” losses amongst Russian troops “deliberate disinformation.”

Western and Ukrainian estimates have far exceeded the newly launched Russian tallies, and any numbers stay unverified.

Russia’s Protection Ministry had beforehand acknowledged that some troopers had died however didn’t supply particulars. Some regional leaders had publicly shared information of a number of troopers killed within the “particular operation.”

By U.S. estimates Wednesday, Russia has deployed 82% of its forces that had been positioned exterior Ukraine, up from an estimated 80% on Tuesday.



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