More than 14,000 Russian personnel killed: Ukraine’s foreign ministry

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Kyiv (Ukraine): Nearly 14,400 Russian personnel have been killed in Ukraine as of Saturday, claimed the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to a post from the ministry’s official Twitter handle on Saturday, there have also been 95 Russian aircraft, 115 helicopters, 1,470 armored vehicles, 213 artillery pieces, and several other pieces of equipment items lost from the Russian armed forces since the invasion, CNN reported.

Meanwhile, at least 847 civilians, including 64 children, have been killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24, as per the latest update by United Nations Human Rights Office on Saturday. 

This is an increase of 31 deaths compared to the previous daily update published on Friday, CNN reported. 

Besides them, 1,399 civilians have been injured, including 78 children, mostly caused by shelling and airstrikes. The actual toll is believed to be much higher, the OHCHR said.

Russian forces launched military operations in Ukraine on February 24, three days after Moscow recognized Ukraine’s breakaway regions, Donetsk and Luhansk as independent republics followed by the announcement of a “special military operation” to “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine.

first published:March 20, 2022, 2:23 a.m.

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