Ukraine’s Zelensky says 31,000 soldiers have been killed fighting Russia since start of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky answers media questions during his press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday February 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky answers media questions during his press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday February 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky says that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed during Russia’s two-year-old full-scale invasion, disclosing the first official figure for military losses in many months.

The Ukrainian leader tells reporters at a news conference that he cannot disclose figures for the number of wounded, saying that would help Russian military planning.

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