Nearly 200,000 Russian troops have been killed in Ukraine, US officials say

Top US official said last month that casualties on both sides were ‘significantly well over 100,000 now’

Sravasti Dasgupta
Friday 03 February 2023 05:51 GMT
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The number of Russian troops who have either died or were left wounded in the continuing war in Ukraine is nearing 200,000, according to a report that cited US and Western officials.

On Thursday, The New York Times reported that senior US officials and Western diplomats said the number has climbed above the 100,000 figure given in November last year.

In that month, General Mark A Milley, chairman of the US joint chief of staffs, gave the last public estimate provided by the Biden administration.

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