Russia has lost 416,800 troops in Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion on Feb. 24, 2022, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported on March 3.

This number includes 1160 casualties Russian forces suffered just over yesterday.

  • 6,640 (+16) tanks,
  • 12,639 (+28) armored personnel vehicles,
  • 13,332 (+65) vehicles and fuel tanks,
  • 10,188 (+35) artillery systems,
  • 1,003 (+0) multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS),
  • 696 (+0) air defense systems,
  • 347 (+1) aircraft,
  • 325 (+0) helicopters,
  • 7,843 (+14) drones,
  • 25 ships and boats, and one submarine.

Why is there a difference between the data provided by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the President of Ukraine, who told about 180,000 casualties of the Russian military?

“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 Russians’ losses, 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 enemy.

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.

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