The US Department of Defense estimates that the number of Russian troops who were killed or wounded after Russia's invasion of Ukraine is about 80,000. This was stated by a senior Pentagon official.
"It's safe to assume that the Russians probably lost 70 or 80 thousand people in less than six months," Petagon spokesman Colin Kahl said.
As noted by the "Agency", approximately these were the losses of the Soviet army in the war in Afghanistan, which lasted almost 10 years.
In mid-July, the CIA estimated the losses of the Russian army at 15 thousand people (we were talking about the dead). Russian independent media managed to confirm the death of more than 5 thousand soldiers. According to the Ukrainian side, more than 42,000 Russian soldiers have died since the beginning of the war.