Russia-Ukraine War: 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed, admits Zelensky



Today is the 53rd day of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. Russia has intensified its offensive to seize the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Despite severe criticism at the international level, Russia is still not ready to back down from its military campaign against Ukraine.  

Russia is constantly bombing Ukrainian military bases and residential areas.

However, despite being no match for Russia’s military might, Ukraine is still trying its best to fight the Russian Juggernaut. 

As the Russian military enters major cities during its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, it is facing fierce resistance from Ukrainian forces in densely built urban areas.

Both sides have sustained heavy losses as intense fighting continues.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that 3,000 of Ukrainian soldiers have died since the attack by Russia started. While 19,000 to 20,000 Russian soldiers have been killed. 

Ukraine has reported the death of its soldiers for the first time. Meanwhile, the Russian army carried out several explosions on Saturday in Kyiv and the western city of Lviv.

“As far as our military is concerned, out of the numbers we have, we think we’ve lost 2,500 to 3,000 people… About 10,000 of our soldiers have been injured,” Zelensky told CNN. 

“It is difficult to say how many will survive,” he added.

Zelensky said it was difficult to pinpoint civilian casualties due to the lack of information on areas in the south and east of Ukraine.

‘Russia may wage nuclear war’

Zelensky has expressed fears that Russia may wage a nuclear war. The Ukrainian president did not immediately provide details of casualties or damage. 

Earlier last month, Russia had said that 1,351 Russian soldiers had been killed and 3,825 were wounded. Western countries estimate that several thousand Russian soldiers were killed and wounded in the fighting.

Ten days later, Kyiv struck again

On Saturday, nearly ten days after the Russian army left Kiev, the capital Kyiv was once again rocked by explosions. Several explosions followed one after the other in Darnitsky, the eastern part of Kyiv. 

Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko confirmed the attacks in a social media post. One civilian was killed and dozens were injured in the attack. 

Rescuers and medical staff are present on the spot. Klitschko has urged residents to heed the sound of sirens and that those who have left the capital should not return to Kyiv for security reasons. Smoke was seen rising in the eastern part of Kyiv along the Dnieper river.


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