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Russian losses in Ukraine reach 1,500 soldiers a day, mainly in Bakhmut – NATO official

Friday, 17 March 2023, 18:57
Russian losses in Ukraine reach 1,500 soldiers a day, mainly in Bakhmut – NATO official

NATO estimates that Russia loses 1,500 soldiers in the fights in Ukraine daily. This number includes both killed and injured members of personnel.

Source: European Pravda with reference to a top NATO official who preferred to remain anonymous

Dan Sabo, correspondent of The Guardian, cites his source which states that Russians suffer most significant losses in the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast.

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Ukraine loses "an order of magnitude less" soldiers but specific numbers were not revealed. In addition to this, NATO estimates that "several thousand" shells are used by both sides every day.

NATO cannot predict for how long the battle of Bakhmut will continue. At the moment, heavy fighting is ongoing on the frontline in the city along the Bakhmutka river which has turned into a "killing zone".

As of the beginning of March, Western intelligence estimated Russia's losses in the fights for the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast to be 20,000-30,000 of recruits of the Wagner Group PMC in the last few months. Killed soldiers are estimated to be about a third of this quantity.

Then NATO estimated Russia's losses in the battles for Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast to be five times higher than Ukraine’s losses.

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