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According to the “Washington Examiner” news published on April 4, as the Ukrainian army regains control of kyiv since last weekend, the Ukrainian troops updated the death toll of Russian soldiers on Monday, giving a total figure that exceeds 18,000 dead.
According to the reports of the Ukrainian army, from the beginning of the Russian invasion that began on February 24 to April 3, the deceased Russian soldiers amount to 18,300, in addition to losses of 147 planes, 134 helicopters, 647 war tanks, 330 artillery pieces, 1,844 armored personnel carriers, 147 rocket launchers, 7 warships, 1,273 vehicles, 76 oil tankers, 92 drones, and 54 air defense systems. So far the figures have not been confirmed by independent sources.
Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko said: 18,300 soldiers have died in Ukraine, but I don’t feel sorry for any of them.”
Ukrainian officials said that the Ukrainian army had recaptured more than 30 cities and towns near kyiv and that after the liberation of the cities, hundreds of dead civilians and bodies of deceased Russian soldiers were found scattered in the streets.
This Saturday, in Bucha, located 23 miles northeast of kyiv, the bodies of civilians were found buried in a mass grave. The streets were packed with Russian armored vehicles and tanks after fighting between the two armies before the Russians withdrew from the city.
According to the United Nations, from the beginning of the conflict until last Sunday, at least 1,417 Ukrainians have been killed, including 121 children.
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