MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. Over the first month of Russia’s special operation Ukraine has lost about 30,000 men, including 14,000 killed in action, the first deputy chief of Russia’s General Staff, Sergey Rudskoy, said on Friday.
"Over one month of combat operations the Ukrainian army has lost about 30,000, including 14,000 killed and 16,000 injured," he said.
According to Rudskoy’s estimates, all of Ukraine’s 24 large units that had existed before the beginning of the operation have sustained losses. Ukraine has no organized reserves. Losses in manpower are compensated for by newly-mobilized and the personnel of territorial defense units, which lack training and are prone to heavy casualties.
Rudskoy recalled that the moment Russia’s special operation in Ukraine began the regular army and national guard had a total strength of 260,200.