At least 750,000 Russians will take part in the war with Ukraine, according to the assessment of the state fund "Defenders of the Fatherland", which is headed by Putin'scousin Anna Tsivileva. Such figures are named in the presentation intended for official use, the project "We Can Explain" found out .
Almost 16,000 veterans will be disabled of various groups, the authors of the presentation calculated. As of February 1, more than 72 thousand people received the status of "veteran of the Northern Military District", more than 1.5 thousand returned with disabilities.
According to the BBC as of April, the names of at least 20,451 Russian soldiers who died in the war in Ukraine have been identified. The biggest losses are suffered by prisoners fighting in the Bakhmut area.