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More than 49 thousand Russian military personnel have been confirmed killed

In the war with Ukraine, by March 29, more than 49 thousand Russian military personnel. In the two weeks since the previous count on March 15, nearly 1,600 people have died. This is stated in new calculations by Mediazona journalists. and the BBC, as well as teams of volunteers, Radio Liberty reports.

According to the latest data, more than 3,300 army officers and other security forces were among the dead. About 400 of them are at the rank of lieutenant colonel and above.

The highest mortality rate in the war was among prisoners – almost nine thousand people. This is approximately 18% of the total number of deaths. Among the volunteers, the losses amounted to almost six and a half thousand (13%), and among the mobilized – slightly less than six thousand (12%).

Most of the dead were military personnel aged 33 to 35 – more than five thousand people.

Journalists make calculations based on open data. The real death toll may be much higher.

Sources "Layout" It was previously reported that the Russian authorities are planning to begin a massive recruitment of troops to strengthen the group fighting with Ukraine and the possible encirclement of Kharkov. According to the publication's interlocutors, as part of a possible mobilization, 300 thousand people may be called up.

According to the CIA, since the beginning of the war, more than 300 thousand Russian military personnel have been killed or wounded.

Ukraine and Russia, They extremely rarely publish data on their losses.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, at a press conference on February 25, for the first time revealed the losses of the Ukrainian army in the war with Russia. According to him, 31 thousand Ukrainian soldiers died. It is unknown whether we were talking only about the army or about all armed units controlled by the command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in December that the Ukrainian army had lost 383 thousand people killed and wounded. Moscow itself does not disclose its losses in the war. According to Zelensky, the Russian army lost 500 thousand people killed and wounded. Parties to military conflicts tend to downplay their losses and exaggerate the losses of the enemy.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

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