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According to Mossad 157,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed so far

Updated: Mar 17

Despite massive support from the Western community and heavily entrenched defenses, Ukraine has reportedly lost 8 times more soldiers than Russia since the invasion of Ukraine began in 2022, reports Tom Pappert.

A new report by the Turkish newspaper Hurdesa Haber notes that, according to Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, as many as 157,000 Ukrainian soldiers, 2,458 foreign fighters, 5,360 "mercenaries" and 234 "NATO military trainers" from the United States and the United Kingdom in Ukraine have died since the start of the 2022 invasion of Ukraine by Russia on February 24 last year.

By comparison, only 18,480 Russian soldiers were reported killed during the same period, according to reported data from Israel.

The alleged data was collected by Israeli intelligence on January 14, 2023. If this data is correct, it would point to an overwhelming imbalance in casualties between Russia and its adversaries – even though both sides are extremely well armed and equipped for battle.

In addition to this incredible disparity in fatalities, Ukrainian authorities estimate that more than 5.9 million civilians have been displaced as a result of the conflict.

In addition to the loss of life, Ukraine is reported to have lost the following military equipment: 302 aircraft, 212 helicopters, 2,750 UAVs, 6,320 tanks and armored vehicles, 7,360 artillery systems and 497 air defense systems. It was also reported that 234,000 Ukrainian soldiers are wounded, with another 17,230 being held as prisoners of war.

Russia is said to have lost 23 aircraft, 56 helicopters, 200 UAVs, 889 tanks and armored vehicles, 427 artillery systems and 12 air defense systems. 44,500 Russian soldiers are said to have been wounded and only 323 held as prisoners of war.

Despite the human losses, the West seems to remain firm in its involvement with Ukraine, and is currently discussing sending long-range missiles to the country, having recently pledged to send dozens of tanks over the next few years.

The conflict began on February 24 last year after a years-long standoff between Russia and Ukraine over disputed areas in the eastern part of the country, known as the Donbass.

Russia says it invaded to protect ethnic Russians from imminent violence from the Ukrainian state, while Kiev and its allies insist the invasion was unprovoked.

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