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British intelligence releases new estimate of Russian losses

Dec 4, 2023

The intelligence community of the British Ministry of Defense has released a new estimate of Russian losses in the war in Ukraine.

According to Yevropeiska Pravda, this is stated in the British Ministry's daily review of the Russian-Ukrainian war.

In the period from February 24, 2022, to November 2023, according to the report, the official forces of the Russian Ministry of Defense probably suffered losses of 180,000 to 240,000 wounded and about 50,000 killed.


Wagner's mercenaries probably suffered losses of 40,000 wounded and 20,000 killed.

Thus, in total, the Russian side probably suffered losses of 220,000 to 280,000 wounded and about 70,000 killed, British analysts said. And the total losses of Russian fighters range from 290 thousand to 350 thousand people. The median of this range is 320 thousand total losses on the Russian side.

As the British analysts emphasized, even among Russian officials, there is probably a low level of understanding of the total casualty figures due to a long-standing culture of dishonest reporting in the armed forces.

Author - Olena Madiak, 04/12/2023

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