Fewer than 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in war with Russia – EU intelligence

12 MAY 2023

Internal intelligence report shared with the European Union member states estimates that 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed during the full-scale war with Russia.

SourceEuractiv, citing an internal EU intelligence report

Details: The EU estimate is based on the Ukrainian communication to member states, media reports, and intelligence leaks, and puts Ukraine’s losses at 13,000 personnel killed and 35,000 wounded in action.

The report also cites US data, which puts Ukraine’s losses at 17,500 personnel killed in action and 124,000 to 131,000 personnel wounded, dead, or missing.

The EU numbers are lower than the US estimates.

The internal report seen by Euractiv said Ukrainian officials assess that 185,000 Russians were killed during the course of the war and 555,000 were wounded. In comparison, the data leaked from US intelligence suggests that the Russian Armed Forces have suffered 189,500 to 223,000 casualties, including 43,000 killed in action.

Western diplomats and military officials told Euractiv that it is impossible to obtain an official confirmation of losses from either side.

Euractiv did not indicate the date at which Ukrainian and Russian losses were assessed.

Previously: What appears to be US intelligence documents leaked online in April 2023 suggest that up to 354,000 Russian and Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or injured since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

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3 comments

  1. I think I’ll take my almost usual grain of salt with this news.
    However, there’s nothing more that I wish – besides a quick and total victory – that this is true. If it were even double that number, it would be a sensation.

    • Ukraine stood up the #2 military in the world and then cut the top half off over 14 months. Nothing but a stub and some snot left to clean up.
      IMO big pat on the back for everyone in the military, what they’ve done will be chapters in many books.

      • The AFU and the country will go down in the annals of history positively, no doubt about it.

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