Ukraine says more Russian soldiers killed past month than in decade in Afghanistan

Ukraine’s army says more Russian soldiers have been killed in under a month of war than Soviet soldiers died in a decade of fighting in Afghanistan.

The army claims 15,300 Russian troops have been killed in 26 days of war, compared to 15,051 between 1979 and 1989, when the Soviet Union attempted to conquer Afghanistan, considered a major factor in the collapse of the USSR.

The army claims it has also taken out more generals, tanks, APCs, and almost as many aircraft.

Russia has admitted to only losing some 500 soldiers, but the real number is thought to be much higher. On Monday, a Kremlin mouthpiece published an article saying nearly 10,000 troops had been killed, but removed the piece after a day and later said it had been hacked.

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