Around 4,000 Russian soldiers already killed in Ukraine9 March 2022, 11:37 am
The US Defense Department told lawmakers Tuesday it estimates between 2,000 and 4,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in Moscow’s nearly two-week-old invasion of Ukraine.
Asked at a House Intelligence Committee hearing how many Russian troops have died to date in the military operation, Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, director of the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency, said “somewhere between two (thousand) and 4,000.”
Berrier did add however that the estimate is considered low confidence, because it was put together using a combination of intelligence sources and open source data.
The number of refugees fleeing Ukraine reached 2 million on Tuesday, according to the United Nations, the fastest exodus Europe has seen since World War II.
Polina Shulga tried to ease the journey for her 3-year-old daughter by hiding the truth.