Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that since February 24, about 1.3 thousand people have been killed in the ranks of the Ukrainian military.
“We’ve had about 1,300 military casualties,” Zelensky said at a press conference to foreign journalists.
Russia began a military operation in Ukraine on Feb. 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “demilitarization and denazification” of the country. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Armed Forces are striking only military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops. With the support of the Russian Armed Forces, the DPR and LPR groups are developing an offensive. But the occupation of Ukraine is out of the question, the Russian president stressed.
As of March 11, more than 3.2 thousand pieces of military infrastructure were destroyed, as well as 98 aircraft, 1,041 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 113 multiple rocket launchers, and 118 drones. According to the Russian Defense Ministry as of March 2, 498 Russian servicemen were killed and 1,597 wounded during the operation. The enemy’s losses, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, amounted to more than 2,870 killed and about 3,700 wounded.