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European diplomat to ToI: Some 4,500 Russian soldiers killed and injured

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

A Russian armored personnel carrier burns amid damaged and abandoned light utility vehicles after fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on February 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marienko Andrew)
A Russian armored personnel carrier burns amid damaged and abandoned light utility vehicles after fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on February 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marienko Andrew)

A European diplomatic source tells The Times of Israel that Western countries believe that the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s figures are accurate, based on real-time intelligence assessments on the ground.

Russian casualties are approximately 4,500 killed and injured as of this morning, the diplomat says.

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