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.
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.
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.