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Ukraine Reports 6,000 Russian Casualties in a Single Week

The toll of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to climb, with Ukraine’s military reporting significant Russian casualties over the past week.

This escalation in losses highlights the intense fighting and strategic moves on the battlefield, as both nations grapple with the heavy costs of war.

Russia’s Week of Losses

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According to Ukraine, the Russian military has lost nearly 6,000 soldiers in just the last seven days.

More Than 1,000 in Last 24 Hours

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This includes a significant number of casualties — 1,160 — reported in the last 24 hours alone, underscoring the intensifying nature of the conflict.

Cumulative Casualties

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The cumulative toll on Russian forces since the onset of the full-scale invasion in February 2022 has reached a staggering 430,740, as per Ukrainian military estimates. 

Includes Both Dead and Missing

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This figure encompasses combat fatalities, missing personnel, and non-combat-related deaths, painting a grim picture of the human cost of the war.

International Perspective

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Experts consider Ukraine’s casualty figures for Russian forces to be within the realm of possibility.

Record Casualty Figures

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The British government has noted that Russia’s casualty rate in February has reached its peak since the invasion began.

Ukraine’s Sacrifices

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While Russia’s losses are highlighted, Ukraine has also endured significant casualties, though exact figures remain unconfirmed.

Russia claims that the war torn country has lost nearly 900 soldiers in 24 hours.

Equipment Losses

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In terms of military hardware, Ukraine reports that Russia has lost more than fifty tanks over the past week, and nearly 7,000 overall. Conversely, Russia contends that Ukraine has lost twice that figure.

Both figures remain unverified.

Strategic Gains and Defenses

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The battle for territorial control continues, with the Institute for the Study of War noting Russia’s likely capture of two eastern Ukraine villages.

However, Ukraine’s General Staff reports successful repulsion of Russian attacks in key areas, highlighting the ongoing struggle for advantage.

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