NATO: 7,000 to 15,000 Russian Troops Dead in Ukraine

By way of comparison, Moscow lost about 15,000 soldiers in Afghanistan over 10 years.

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A serviceman carries the photo of Capt. Andrei Paliy, a deputy commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, during a farewell ceremony in Sevastopol, Crimea, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Paliy was killed in action during fighting with Ukrainian forces in the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol. (AP Photo)
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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO estimated that 7,000 to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in four weeks of war in Ukraine, where ferocious fighting by the country’s fast-moving defenders has denied Moscow the lightning victory it sought. By way of comparison, Moscow lost about 15,000 soldiers in Afghanistan over 10 years. A senior NATO military official said the alliance’s estimate was based on information from Ukrainian officials, what Russia has released — intentionally or…

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