Russian daily war casualties in Ukraine in April may have decreased by as much as 30% on average, the UK Defense Ministry assessed in a Tuesday morning intelligence update.
According to Ukrainian General Staff casualty counts, which are disputed, the Kremlin lost an average of 776 personnel a day in March and 568 per day in April.
The UK Defense Ministry noted that January to March saw exceptionally high casualties and fighting and that Russia is no longer engaging in as many offensives, but preparing defensive positions.
“Russia’s losses have highly likely reduced as their attempted winter offensive has failed to achieve its objectives, and Russian forces are now focused on preparing for anticipated Ukrainian offensive operations.”UK Defense Ministry
“Russia’s losses have highly likely reduced as their attempted winter offensive has failed to achieve its objectives, and Russian forces are now focused on preparing for anticipated Ukrainian offensive operations,” said the Defense Ministry.
Kyiv is expected to soon launch a new counteroffensive against Russian forces, which are occupying Ukrainian territories on the east bank of the Dnipro River.
How many soldiers has Russia lost in Ukraine?
Six-hundred and sixty Russian military personnel were killed on Monday, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry claimed. Leaked Pentagon documents indicated that between 35,500 and 43,500 Russian military personnel were lost in battle since March 1.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said that since the war began on February 24, 2022, 187,080 Russian military soldiers had been lost in combat. These numbers are disputed, with some US officials giving conflict figures.