Volodymyr Zelensky took stock of the human and military toll of the war on his territory against Russia in an exclusive interview with CNN.
It has been almost two months since the war in Ukraine was triggered by the invasion of the Russian army. If the damage is considerable in Ukrainian cities, such as Kharkiv or Mariupol, President Voldymyr Zelensky has delivered his human and military toll. The Ukrainian army would thus have lost 2,500 to 3,000 combatants since the beginning of the conflict. The troops would also suffer from 10,000 wounded whose vital prognoses are engaged, he declared to the American media.
A much heavier balance sheet on the Russian side?
Still according to the words of the Ukrainian president, the toll would be much heavier within the Russian troops. Vladimir Putin’s army would be impacted by the loss of 19,000 to 20,000 soldiers since the beginning of this war.
A figure that is difficult to verify, especially since Russia recognizes a much lighter toll with 1,351 dead within its divisions. The two parties involved each communicate in such a way as to destabilize their adversary in order to achieve their objectives.
Furthermore, the Ukrainian head of state refused to comment on the overall human cost of the invasion among the civilian population. The authorities of the country deplored 20,000 to 22,000 deaths in the city of Mariupol alone.