Ukraine claims 200,000 Russian soldiers have been killed – one every THREE MINUTES since Putin’s invasion

UKRAINE has claimed it has killed 200,000 Russian soldiers – a new grim milestone.

This staggering number would mean that one of Vladimir Putin’s soldiers has died every three minutes since the invasion on February 24, 2022.

Vladimir Putin is faced with a horrendous turnover rate in Ukraine


Vladimir Putin is faced with a horrendous turnover rate in UkrainePhoto credit: AFP

Kiev’s exact figures should be taken with a pinch of salt – but Western intelligence agrees that the Russians have suffered appalling turnover rates.

About 200,000 dead would mean that Russia would have lost about 13,300 soldiers a month, 3,250 soldiers a week, 450 men a day, 20 an hour, or one every three minutes.

Bloody trench warfare, street fighting and soldiers swarming over shell-strewn no man’s lands are now the hallmarks of the war in Ukraine.

The gory, muddy scenes are not what many expected from a 21st century war.

And the war has now lasted around 447 days, although Putin originally announced that his so-called “special military operation” would only last two weeks.

The Ukrainian General Staff released the numbers this morning and said: “Hit the occupier – let’s win together.”

“Our strength lies in the truth.”

According to the daily update, another 610 Russians were killed yesterday, bringing the total to 200,590.

However, it’s not just the soldiers that Vlad is losing in droves – Ukraine also claims to have destroyed thousands of Russian vehicles and hundreds of planes since the invasion.

Once again, the numbers were viewed with skepticism, but Putin was humiliated last week when a single tank was seen at his annual “Victory Day” parade – a chance for him to flex his military muscles.

And the tank was a ceremonial T-34 relic from the 1940s.

Ukraine claims to have destroyed almost 4,000 tanks – nearly half of Russia’s total combat-ready arsenal.

They also boast of bombing about 7,400 armored vehicles, 3,200 artillery systems, 570 rocket launchers, 600 helicopters and planes, and 2,700 drones.

Ukrainian figures now assume that around 17,500 men have been lost – including more than 100,000 wounded.

Other Western estimates put the death toll in Russia at around 60,000, with the total death toll at around 200,000.

But it seems that Putin’s army has done incredibly poorly on every count.

In the course of the war with Ukraine, there were numerous humiliating defeats – and all illusions about Russian combat effectiveness were shattered.

Much of the fighting remains centered around Bakhmut – with Ukraine making gains by pushing back the Russian mercenary company, the Wagner Group.

Vlad and his generals had counted on being able to overwhelm Ukraine within a few days – but it soon became clear that this would not happen.

Although they rushed towards Kiev in the first days of the invasion, they were thrown back and are now stuck in the east.

And now the future of his Putin regime seems to depend on the success or failure of the war.

Western nations remain under pressure to give Ukrainians more weapons.

Ukrainian troops offer valiant defense to Russians


Ukrainian troops offer valiant defense to RussiansPhoto credit: Getty
Western military help train Ukrainian soldiers


Western military help train Ukrainian soldiersPhoto credit: AP
Ukraine wins around Bakhmut - a key battlefield in the war


Ukraine wins around Bakhmut – a key battlefield in the warPhoto credit: The Mega Agency

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was on a tour of Europe this week to rally support and arms for Kiev.

Ukraine is expected to launch a counter-offensive to push the Russians across the front line.

However, it is unclear whether this operation will be enough to completely end the war and finally defeat Russia.

During a visit to the UK on Monday, Zelenskyy received a pledge to receive hundreds more missiles and drones.

He continues to call for Western fighter jets – something he believes is the key to eventual victory over the Russians.

After meeting British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Zelenskyy said he was “very positive” about forming a “Jets coalition”.

So far, Western nations have been reluctant to provide Ukraine with advanced jets to take control of the airspace against Russia, although Sunak said the UK is preparing to open a flight school to train its pilots.

France has also offered to train Ukrainian fighter pilots, President Emmanuel Macron said in Paris, but he ruled out sending fighter jets to Kiev.

Russia said the new British weapons would only cause “further destruction”.

And they claimed to have shot down a Storm Shadow cruise missile that Britain allegedly provided last week, as part of the West’s first long-range missile deployment to Ukraine.

“The front lines of Putin’s war of aggression may be in Ukraine, but fault lines stretch across the world,” Sunak said.

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“We must not let them down.”

Sunak received Zelenskyy in the same Checkers room where British World War II leader Winston Churchill broadcast defiant speeches promising victory over the Nazis.

Volodymyr Zelensky meets with Rishi Sunak at Checkers


Volodymyr Zelensky meets with Rishi Sunak at CheckersPhoto credit: Rex


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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