Russian war losses amount to up to 90,000 soldiers, reports independent Russian media, which cite sources in the Russian services. The calculations include those killed, but also those who will not be able to return to military service.
These data are reported by the independent Russian media project “Waznyje Istorii”. Investigative journalists believe that 90,000 casualties include all those killed, wounded, captured and disabled who will not be able to return to active military service. This information was to be confirmed by the FSB and one of the Russian officers.
These estimates are similar to those previously provided by the Pentagon and the British Ministry of Defense. Americans talked about 70,000-80,000 dead and seriously injured Russians, and the British claimed that since September the losses had exceeded 80,000, including 25,000 killed.
Since the beginning of the invasion, the Russians have officially reported the losses three times. On September 21, Sergei Shoigu admitted that 5,937 Russian soldiers had died during the war. Ukrainians believe that 63,000 Russians had died in their country by October 12.