The Ukrainian Armed Forces can admit to having lost around 10,000 personnel since the beginning of the Russian military offensive in late February, presidential aide Alexey Arestovich indicated on Friday, while claiming Moscow’s losses are significantly higher.
Russian sources believe that Kiev is significantly underestimating its casualties.
In an interview with activist and YouTuber Mark Feygin, Arestovich revealed that “at the beginning of the conflict, 100 people died per day on average.”
“But in the Russian army, 1,000 per day died in the first 20-30 days. Now 200-300 die, no less,” he said, without proving any evidence to support his assertion.
He claimed that Friday was an “unusual day” for the Ukrainian Army, as “600 people [died] in one day, no less.”
“It will be like this: one to five, one to three, one to six, it will fluctuate like this,” Arestovich said.
Feygin asked if it is possible, based on these calculations, to say that the Ukrainian Army had lost up to 10,000 soldiers. “Yes, something like that,” he replied.