In an interview with Sky News on Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia has taken “significant losses” in its war in Ukraine, calling it a “huge tragedy.”
Western media portrayed Peskov’s comments as a rare acknowledgment of Russia’s losses, but the Russian Defense Ministry has given occasional updates on troop casualties. On March 25, the Russian Defense Ministry said that 1,351 Russian soldiers had been killed since the start of the invasion on February 24, and 3,825 had been wounded. Peskov said he didn’t have any new updates on Russia’s casualties.
Ukraine and its Western backers have claimed far higher Russian troop deaths. On Thursday, Ukraine’s military claimed 18,900 Russian troops have been killed, but the number is not confirmed, and Kyiv has an interest in inflating Russian losses.
While Russia’s numbers are far lower than the estimates put out by Ukraine, losing over 1,000 troops is still a significant loss. When it comes to civilian casualties, the UN has said it confirmed at least 1,563 civilians have been killed but warned the true toll could be much higher.
Peskov’s interview came after Russia’s forces withdrew from areas of northern Ukraine near the cities of Kyiv and Chernihiv, a move that Peskov said was a “goodwill” gesture to facilitate peace talks. “It was a goodwill act to lift tension from those regions and show Russia is really ready to create comfortable conditions to continue negotiations,” he said.
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Playing the wounded bear only for the real mauling to come? Besides, if the bear gets actually wounded, these people have learned nothing from the past the wrath that awaits.
Of course we must believe the Uke lies, as Ze is the most important and truthful person on earth.. Luckily he has Azov thugs to keep him safe from Greek “reps” when he spoke to ask poor Greece for more weapons to waste against the Russian forces in Ukraine.
Take the number Kremlin states and multiple it with 10, that should land you in the right ballpark. Also, don’t forget all young men, 18-30 years old, that have been severely mutilated. I wonder what Putin will tell those who have lost an arm or a leg, or half their face? Oh, I forgot, he’s self-isolating in his palace. What an inspiring leader 🤮 🤮
Now there’s a real possibility that Ukraine can win. Let’s say that again. Ukraine can win.
What does this mean? Well, it’s now clear that Ukraine can eject Russian forces from all the lands they are occupying. But we have not yet reached the sweet spot — that is to say, the spot where we have maximum economic and military pressure without precipitating Russia’s direct confrontation with NATO. For example, we must provide the Ukrainians multiple launch rocket systems and anti-ship missiles in order to allow them to confront Russia properly in the east and protect Odesa in the south. This doesn’t mean deploying NATO troops to Ukraine. But we can do more. We have the boot on Vladimir Putin’s neck. Do not relax. Do not be trapped by fear of Putin’s nukes.
Ukraine has no such capabilities
Ukraine’s capabilities are improving with each day as shipments of weapons are arriving from all over the globe!
No one is supplying the crazy regime in Moscow with any support.
There is good hope now, comrade, for a Ukrainian victory! ✌️
I think you are absolutely deluded and believe the Western propaganda. The Ukrainian forces are in the East, soon to be surrounded and then exterminated in the cauldron technique. The Russians did this to 54000 nazis during WW2.
The Ukrainian army has no air cover and are running out of ammunition as we speak. The EU n NATO have even run out of the type of shells that the old Russian artillery guns that the Uk army use. Mariopol is now 98% in Russian hands.
The only success the Ukrainians are having are the false flags depicting the Russians as animals. First Bucha and now the train station. Poor Ukraine, promised protection by the deceitful West, they didn’t realise that they are being used as a battering ram in the war of America against Russia. Victoria Nuland, has been doing the rounds seeking more ammunition from other countries to send to Ukraine. The neocons in Washington will bring the world to the brink of Nuclear holocaust all in the name of their dream, Pax Americana. God help us all!
I’m sure that’s what the nazi outfit called Wagner is planning to do.
But guess what, they are far from home, surrounded by well motivated and equipped Ukrainians.
They come to Ukraine to die and their bodies will lie deserted and rotten on the ground. Maybe someone will put flower seeds in their pockets…
I don’t believe that the Russians need to use nukes to flat out destroy Ukraine. All they need to do is stop worrying about civilian casualties, especially since they aren’t getting any credit for that anyway.
Haha, are you kidding me?
They NEVER cared about civilian casualties, hence the majority of the countries in the FN decided to throw the Russians out of their council.
Wow Don. You out do even yourself in hope and denial of the essential reality of today. AND the limits of power the Nato Gnomes posses. Of course only time will arbitrate this confrontation. But in the end, if not before, raw power will prevail. All the hoopla will wilt. And I believe it will happen sooner than anticipated. With no air cover and no navy there will be diminishing resouroses to carry on.
My hope is that the nazi outfit by the name of Wagner will be soundly defeated, no, totally annihilated. Raping women and killing children is just disgusting!
Hopefully the good guys will win, comrade.
Go back to your other ID, Julio.
The Wagner Nazis will end up in Hague, well the ones that survive that is.
Why would that be – we don’t even recognize the Hague as having any jurisdiction over the United States – part of that rules based order of ours.
The European’s will take care of this, after all it’s a European war.
Who cares about the US, the EU is more than capable of handling this and have plenty of experience from the Balkan wars.
It’s finally happening, big time!!
The Prime Minister of Slovakia, Eduard Heger, has confirmed that his country has transferred its Soviet-era S-300PMU long-range surface-to-air missile system to the Ukrainian military. This deal has been in the works for weeks now, and was made possible in large part by NATO allies, including the United States, agreeing to deploy Patriot surface-to-air missile systems to Slovakia.
The scope of foreign military assistance to the Ukrainian military has significantly expanded to include a variety of more substantial weapon systems, such as the S-300PMU from Slovakia, in the past few weeks. Earlier this week, it emerged that the Czech Republic had sent, or was at least in the process of sending, a shipment of T-72 tanks and BMP-1 infantry vehicles to Ukraine. Australia is in the process of delivering 20 Bushmaster mine-protected wheeled light armored vehicles to the Ukrainian armed forces, and the British government says that it is planning to transfer a number of Mastiffs (another mine-protected wheeled design.)
Other countries are now considering sending other types of armored vehicles and artillery systems on top of the already steady flow of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons, small arms, ammunition, and other materiel.
They’re not Putin’s nukes; they are Russian nukes. Can we imagine if our nukes were actually the Bidiot’s nukes?
You have a very good point there, there is no way that Putin would be allowed to fire any nukes.
His inner circle would “take him out” long before that happened.
and Biden’s “brains of the outfit” gave him a fake suitcase.
Comrade Rightstermeister, chill.
If you are worried that the US will start a nuclear war, you can return to your kolchose in whatever American state you now live in and work in peace. It won’t happen.
Herr Comrade Bacon,
Where do you come up with wishful thinking insofar as others’ posts. No where did I write anything that I was worried the US will start a nuclear war. But then, you did make a good point, because wars were never ever ever intended by us, and we never ever planned on using a nuke in war on civilian targets. And probably according to you, it’s because we are “good” and all foes are “bad”, even if we push them to the brink of using nukes.
It’s not because your country is good, it’s because typically both the US president and the leader of USSR/Russia were sane people. Unfortunately Putin is taking so many medications that he’s probably seeing stars during daytime.
“even if we push them to the brink of using nukes.”
So no country is allowed to kick Russia’s ass, because then Putin might be really angry and use nukes? Get real, will you.
Sure and Kennedy was taking all those meds when he insisted the Soviet Union remove the nukes from Cuba. Good thing too, because he was getting very very pissed and had our nukes on DEFCON 1. Historical illiteracy becomes you.
No, Kennedy didn’t have stage IV cancer and was a high as a kite.
And most important of all, he didn’t suffer severely from a Napoleon complex.
Historical and present illiteracy becomes you.
We would hope our future President would react like Putin is, if this situation arose:
“Imagine this scenario of aggression. Russia has established something called SATA. (Surround America Together Alliance) with the Bahamas, Cuba, Canada and all of Central America. Article 5 of SATA says if one goes to war, they all go to war. Putin is trying to get Mexico to join. He orchestrated a coup there in 2014 and installed a puppet dictator who helps enrich Putin through Putin’s crack head son. He keeps assuring Mexico they will join SATA one day, even though the other countries would not approve the vote and they don’t meet some minimum requirements. Other politicians in the duma send their kids to be on boards of Mexican companies to collect paychecks of $50,000 per month. Russia keeps sending weapons to Mexico who has a neo-Nazi force of nationalists near the border who take shots at English speaking American separatists who would prefer to be part of the United States. Cease fires are broken 2000 times over 8 years, leaving 14,000 dead in the conflict. The U.S. has taken a patient stance, trying to reason with the Mexican coke-head dictator but he keeps accepting SATA weapons and money. Last week the Mexican dictator said he doesn’t just want SATA membership, he wants Russian nukes in his country aimed at the United States. That was the final straw. Tuesday the U.S. launched air strikes across Mexico and declared those English speaking American states as independent republics.”
and then the drug cartels killed innocent civilians, blamed it on the US President, and the Mexicans and the rest of the world lapped that up, like the gullible they were.
“if this situation arose”
Let’s speak again if it’s imminent 🤣
Why, because you can’t comprehend it. Simple – that’s the situation your hated one faced.
Haha, let’s have that chat when it’s about to happen ROFL
Pick yourself up off that dirty floor, and act like an adult.
Only in your wishful noggin does Putin have stageIV cancer and you’re no Doctor, except Doctor of Misinformation – a bonafide MD
Trying to save your beloved master?
Sorry, he’s seriously sick, both in mind and body.
You and your adoration of the Nazi enthusiast and little dictator, X-rated actor, Zelenski.
It was napalm that we used to killed little Vietnamese girls.
Ok, that was before I was born, but if you were there and used napalm against little girls, I think you are a truly horrible, disgusting person who should try to make amends for your sins!
No wonder you have no grasp of history.
Finland and Sweden could soon join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The move would likely infuriate Moscow and — officials say — would further underscore Russia’s strategic error in invading Ukraine.
NATO officials told CNN that discussions about Sweden and Finland joining the bloc have gotten extremely serious since Russia’s invasion. Senior US State Department officials said the matter came up at this week’s NATO ministerial meeting, which was attended by the foreign ministers from Stockholm and Helsinki.
The Finnish government will present a security paper including a possible NATO membership for parliamentary discussion on Wednesday, the country’s Foreign Minister announced on Monday.
That’s good for them. Russia has more than enough nukes to change the targeting on some ready to go.
Only losers threaten to use nukes, because they have lost the conventional war and has nothing else to threaten their enemies with anymore…
Even Sweden had a nuclear program at one point, it’s not that hard to acquire 🙂
How do you know I’m not a doctor?
I said you were an MD in my comment up there.
Wars are inherently mass murder.
In most cases
“A just war is just a war.”
US and their local fascist clients has been poisoning the minds of the Ukrainian youth with anti Russian Nazi ideology for 30 years since “independence”, 75+ years of you throw in the Ukronazi colonies festering in the US and Canada since WW2.
(Btw, US and Saudi Barbaria also poisoned the minds of a generation of Chechen youth with wahhabism and armed them as well, resulting in the Chechen wars which US hoped would lead to a balkanization and the end of Russia. That didn’t happen but that generation is now extinct and their leaders in England ready to serve US interest. Chechnya is rebuilt and today’s Chechens are proudly Russians with their local Muslim flavor, defending their country against the Nazi’s US is fighting Russia with today. )
These zombies are now programmed and ready to do what they’ve been training for, for so long. Even with bioweapons provided by the US in their biowarfare labs as the warqueen Nuland admitted, had not Russia stopped it. So it’s yet another western “drang nach osten” existential war for Russia. Last time they unsurprisingly won (again) and chased the Nazi’s back to Berlin just like Napoleon back to Paris prior to that. They know what the cost of war is. You have no idea…
Yes, it appears Russia is now tasked by God to save civilization for a 3rd time. Zelensky has proclaimed Ukraine another Israel. Should he prevail, we are all Gazans.
Oh yeah, they will chase the Wagner outfit all the way back to Moscow!
Assuming all the dead civilians in the suburbs of Kiev were killed by Nazis, then Putin’s war of aggression is failing at de-Nazification.
Based on the lack of progress so far, it looks like this is turning out to be another generational war with no exit strategy for the Russians. Even if the Russians succeed in occupying Donbas, they will be fighting an asymmetric war against a determined indigenous resistance for as many years it takes for the resistance to wear down the Russian occupation.
Like most wars of aggression, this war was a mistake that the Russians will regret. There are very few wars that are worth the mass murder and destruction they bring. This war is not one of them.
Take the number Kremlin states and multiple it with 10, that should land you in the right ballpark. Also, don’t forget all young men, 18-30 years old, that have been severely mutilated. I wonder what Putin will tell those who have lost an arm or a leg, or half their face? Oh, I forgot, he’s self-isolating in his palace. What an inspiring leader 🤮
I just was going to close this from a day or two ago, and here you are. You are such a lapper of war propaganda and believe everything the good Ukrainian nazis tell you.
I only believe in the bad things the Wagner nazis do.
You don’t like Richard Wagner. It was one of his pieces that was the theme song for the old old Superman TV series.
I don’t like the Wagner outfit, funded by the Kremlin.
Oh Richard Wagner had an ensemble?
Kiddo, go to bed.
kiddo? I fought in WWI
Sure you did, and I helped defeat Napoleon when he invaded. OK?
Were you on Russia’s or Napoleon’s side?
Russia’s side of course, we were attacked by a madman. And we won!
Oh was just curious if your Russia hatred was ancestral.
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