Conflicts & War

Around 2,500-3,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed so far, says Zelensky

Kyiv, Apr 16 (EFE).- Between 2,500 and 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and about 10,000 have been wounded since the Russian invasion of their country, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Zelensky, in an interview with CNN channel, said of those wounded it was hard to say how many would survive.

The Ukrainian authorities estimated that around 20,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in the war, although Moscow has only recognized 1,350 of their troops killed in action.

Moreover, Zelensky underlined in another of his regular video messages that Ukraine faces a huge challenge of rebuilding the sites that have been recovered and destroyed by the Russian invaders.

Civilian deaths during the war, according to Zelensky, are more difficult to estimate because of the situation in some areas of the country where cities are blockaded by the invaders, such as Kherson and Mariupol.

Mariupol’s municipal authorities have estimated that up to 20,000 civilians may have died in the city.

In his interview with CNN, Zelensky also expressed fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin may resort to the use of nuclear or chemical weapons. EFE


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