The occupiers lost about 80,000 people killed and wounded - Pentagon

07:41 09 August Kyiv, Ukraine

US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs Colin Kahl said that the Russian Federation in the war in Ukraine lost from 70,000 to 80,000 people killed and wounded.
It is reported by CNN.
"I think it's safe to assume that the Russians probably lost 70 or 80,000 men in less than six months.. Now it's a combination of killed in action and wounded in action, this number may be a little lower, a little higher, but I think this is an approximate value, ”said Kahl.
That's a significant number, Kahl said, given that Russia "hasn't achieved any of Vladimir Putin's goals" since invading Ukraine in late February.
“The morale of the Ukrainians and their will to fight is not in doubt, and I think they are much higher than the average readiness to fight on the side of Russia, so I think this gives the Ukrainians a significant advantage,” Kahl is sure.
In July, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian troops had lost 40,000 men since the invasion.. Several tens of thousands of soldiers were "crippled". At the same time, CIA director William Burns announced that 15,000 Russian soldiers were killed in Ukraine, and about 45,000 more soldiers could be injured.