Russia is recruiting about 30,000 new soldiers into the army every month, “allowing it to cover losses and continue the war against Ukraine,” the British Defense Ministry reports.

British intelligence officials say, “Russian troops continued to make gradual advances west of Avdiivka.” The British Ministry of Defense also suggests that “by the end of March 2024, the Russians could have taken control of two villages – Tonenke and Orlivka.”

“Russia continues to attack several other points on the front line but has made little progress in recent weeks,” the report says.

The British Defense Ministry adds, “Russia has a significant numerical advantage, particularly in equipment and ammunition.”

“It is likely to be recruiting approximately 30,000 additional soldiers every month and is likely to continue to suffer losses and continue attacks aimed at depleting Ukrainian forces,” the report says.

Gwara Media cannot confirm or deny this information from independent sources.

Russian casualties

As of March 31, Russia has lost 442,170 troops in Ukraine.

“Every day, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine publishes the enemy’s total combat losses. We emphasize that these are total losses,” Andriy Kovaliov, spokesman for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said to Ukrainska Pravda.

According to him, the total losses of the occupiers, which the General Staff publishes, consist of two leading indicators of losses incurred by Russia during hostilities. Namely, irrecoverable losses and combat sanitary losses of the adversary.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy first announced the losses of the Ukrainian army at a press conference in Kyiv on February 25. He also said that Russian losses amounted to 180,000 killed and up to 500,000 wounded.

These figures differ somewhat from the data of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to which the total losses of the Russian army amount to more than 410,000.

Before that, the head of the Servant of the People party in parliament, David Arakhamia, proposed to disclose data on Ukraine’s losses during Russia’s full-scale invasion. According to him, the figures are “much lower” than 100,000.

The New York Times reports that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s information about 31,000 dead Ukrainian soldiers since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion is very different from the estimates of US officials.