Russia has lost 424,980 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 11.

This number includes 920 casualties Russian forces suffered just over yesterday.

  • 6,739 (+8) tanks,
  • 12,874 (+24) armored personnel vehicles,
  • 13,826 (+74) vehicles and fuel tanks,
  • 10,499 (+33) artillery systems,
  • 1,016 (+1) multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS),
  • 711 (+2) air defense systems,
  • 347 aircraft,
  • 325 (+0) helicopters,
  • 8,141 (+59) drones,
  • 26 ships and boats, and one submarine.

What is the reason for the difference between the data provided by the General Staff of the AFU and the recently announced by the President of 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 Russian 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 420,000.

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Kharkiv border guards destroyed a Russian drone at night. The groups of soldiers of the Stalevyi Cordon [Steel Border – ed.] border guard in Kharkiv Oblast shot down one Shahed attack.