Russian-Ukrainian War: 100,000 Russian soldiers killed and wounded, according to American General Milley

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Russia has suffered around 100,000 military casualties, while the Ukrainian side has also lost a similar number of troops since the war began in February, said General Mark A Milley, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, at an event in New York. reported US broadcasters. He put the number of civilian casualties at 40,000 in Ukraine, adding that up to 30 million people have been displaced in the ongoing conflict.

“You see well over 100,000 Russian soldiers killed and wounded. Same thing probably on the Ukrainian side. Lots of human suffering,” Milley added at the event, during a speech.

‘Negotiate when peace can be achieved’: US Army General Mark Milley

Biden’s senior military adviser lamented the enormous amount of suffering inflicted on both sides in the nine-month-long Russian-Ukrainian war. Milley was asked about the prospects of negotiating a truce, and he responded, saying, that countries’ refusal to negotiate in the initial stages of World War I eventually led to a wider conflict that erupted and caused millions of casualties and widespread spread. damage. He also noted that about 15-30 million Ukrainians have turned into refugees.

“So when there is an opportunity to negotiate when peace can be achieved…seize the moment,” U.S. Army General Milley told the Economic Club of New York in his most public statement, suggesting talks instead of war.

Milley’s remarks came as Russia announced the withdrawal of its troops from west of the Dnieper River to the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, which Moscow has annexed among four other Ukrainian territories. US President Joe Biden has said the withdrawal of Russian troops from Kherson implies that eight months of war has caused Russia “real problems”. On the contrary, US Army General Mark Milley refused to overemphasize a Russian defeat, suggesting instead that it may be too early to make such claims. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also took a similar tone and warned his armed forces, saying “the enemy [Russian troops] do not bring us gifts, do not make “goodwill gestures”. Although the beleaguered leader of the war-torn nation has acknowledged that any gains during the military conflict come at the cost of “lives lost by our heroes”, referring to the soldiers.

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