Washington puts the total military casualties in Ukraine at 500,000.

Rate this post

The total number of military casualties – dead and wounded – in the Ukraine war is almost half a million in 18 months, according to Washington officials quoted by The New York Times . This is an estimate, since Ukraine does not report its casualties, while Russia stopped reporting its – no doubt understated – long ago.

According to sources cited by the newspaper, Russia's military casualties are close to 300,000. The number includes up to 120,000 dead and between 170,000 and 180,000 wounded soldiers. A computation offered daily by the newspaper portal Ukraineskaya Pravda yesterday it was aiming for a total Russian casualty of 257,000. The Russian figures dwarf the Ukrainian ones, which US officials put at about 70,000 dead and 100,000 to 120,000 wounded.

The dead and wounded would have doubled since November due to the battle of Bakhmut and the current counteroffensive

The latest public estimate of casualties from the Biden administration, notes the Times occurred in November 2022, when General Mark Milley, chief of staff – and who maintains contact with his Ukrainian counterpart, General Zaluzhni – said that more than 100,000 soldiers on each side had been killed or wounded since the start of the war. Russian invasion in February. At the time, other members of the US administration said privately that the casualties were closer to 120,000 killed and wounded.

The reason for the total to be closer to 500,000 is believed to be intensifying fighting in the east, particularly the Battle of Bakhmut, the longest of the war, which has reportedly claimed hundreds or thousands of lives since it began. start on August 1, 2022 and has not finished yet. The ongoing Ukrainian counteroffensive would also be taking a heavy toll, according to military analysts.

Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.