Russian army loses up to 290,000 soldiers in Ukraine – UK intelligence
Occupying Russian forces have incurred heavy losses in Ukraine, with the numbers of dead and seriously wounded reaching 190,000 soldiers. Including wounded soldiers who may return to the front lines, this number rises to 290,000
The UK Ministry of Defense has reported that these figures are based on information from Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense.
Intelligence reports, citing the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, state that Russian attacks in the Avdiivka direction have caused a 90% increase in Russia’s losses.
Since February 2022, Russia has notably increased the number of its troops in Ukraine. They achieved this by offering financial incentives and partially mobilizing troops in the fall of 2022. This troop increase allows Russia to defend its territory while also conducting offensives.
According to estimates, Russia has experienced 150,000 to 190,000 permanent losses (including the dead and seriously wounded) since the start of the full-scale invasion. When considering those who recover and can return to the front lines, the total casualties range from 240,000 to 290,000.
This estimate does not include the Wagner mercenaries and their convicts battalions.
According to Ukraine's General Staff, Russian troops have lost around 293,830 soldiers since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.