Novaya sent a request to the Russian Ministry of Defense with a request to provide official data on the losses of the Russian army in Ukraine.
We note that this information is of public interest. So far, the Russian Defense Ministry has not reported on the number of Russian military dead.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated that more than 1,000 Russian servicemen were killed during the hostilities.
“Today, the number of losses from the occupying forces of the Russian Federation is more than 1 thousand. Russia has never suffered such a number of losses of the armed forces during such a period of hostilities in the entire time of its existence in any armed conflict that it started,” the official account of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports. on twitter.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, at least 200 soldiers were killed on the part of Ukraine today during the battles for the Gostomel airfield.
“It seems to me that Russian mothers will never see the corpses of their children. Mobile crematoria will do their job. The Russian Federation claims that they have no losses.”
The Russian Defense Ministry said today that there were no casualties.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported that, as of 15:00 local time, Russian troops suffered the following losses: up to 80 tanks, 516 armored vehicles of various types, 10 aircraft, 7 helicopters and 2,800 personnel.
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Head of the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Konashenkov I.E.
Dear Igor Evgenievich!
On the basis of Articles 38-40 of the Federal Law “On Mass Media”, the editors of Novaya Gazeta>> ask you:
provide official data on the losses of the Russian army (dead and wounded) and in the course of a special military operation on the territory of Ukraine during the first day of its conduct.
Please also indicate how such data will be publicly disclosed on a regular basis. This information is of public importance, especially in connection with the dissemination of unverified data with references to the intelligence of Ukraine and NATO countries.
We also want to note that reference to official sources of the Russian Federation is a mandatory requirement of Roskomnadzor for the Russian media.
First Deputy Chief Editor