Presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak told a Ukrainian television network on Thursday that Ukraine’s armed forces have lost between 10,000 and 13,000 soldiers so far in the war against Russia.
The comment appears to be the first estimate of the death toll since late August, when the head of the armed forces said nearly 9,000 service members had been killed.
“We have official figures from the general staff, we have official figures from the top commander, and they amount to (from) 10,000 to 12,500 to 13,000 deaths,” Podolyak told Kanal channel. 24.
“We are ready to talk about the death toll,” he added, adding that more soldiers were injured than killed.
Last month, the top US general estimated that the Russian military had seen more than 100,000 of its troops killed and wounded in Ukraine, adding that Kyiv’s armed forces “probably” also suffered similar casualties.
Zelenskiy adviser Oleksiy Arestovych, speaking in a video interview on Wednesday, said the death toll in Russia is about seven times higher than in Ukraine.
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