NATO commander in Europe: Russia lost over 200,000 troops in casualties

Christopher Cavoli, the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, has stated that Russia’s casualties (KIA and wounded) in Ukraine stand at over 200,000 troops, as per Der Spiegel.

Casualties among officers stand at over 1,800, Cavoli says. Moreover, Russia has lost over 2,000 tanks, and spends about 23,000 units of artillery munition every day.

Ukraine’s General Staff says Russia lost around 150,000 in manpower since 24 February 2022, as of 2 March data, as well as over 3,000 tanks and 6,500 armoured vehicles.

The UK intelligence, ISW, and The New York Times reported earlier that Russia had suffered heavy losses in Vuhledar recently, including elite infantry.

The New York Times cited Ukrainian officials and commanders and provided an estimate of at least 130 tanks and armoured personnel carriers lost by Russia in a 3-weeks-long battle at Vuhledar in February, the biggest tank fight since the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Individual Naval Infantry units have been attached to Ground Forces-dominated Groups of Forces in Ukraine. “As such, Naval Infantry has been tasked with some of the toughest tactical missions in the war and has suffered extremely high casualties,” the British Defence Ministry believes.

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