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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky revealed, on Monday, that 87 soldiers were killed last week in a… Russian strike Their barracks housed troops, making it the largest military loss from a single attack in the ongoing war.
The fatal accident occurred on Tuesday, May 17, in the town of Desna, north of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, according to Reuters.
“Today we completed work on Desna. In Desna, under the rubble, there were 87 victims. Eighty-seven bodies” Zelensky was quoted as saying, Monday.
Ukraine said earlier that only eight people died in the attack, but the new figure of 87 makes it the highest loss of life in a single attack of the war, Reuters reported.
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As the war rages on, Russia is also losing a significant number of troops, according to Britain’s Ministry of Defense.
“In the first three months of its ‘special military operation’, it is likely that Russia has suffered a similar number of deaths as the Soviet Union suffered during its nine-year war in Afghanistan,” the agency said on Twitter on Monday. The 15,000 Soviet troops would be lost in this conflict.
“The combination of poor low-level tactics, limited air cover, a lack of flexibility, and a leadership approach set up to foster failures and repeat mistakes led to a high casualty rate, which continues to rise in the Donbass offensive,” he added.
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