BEIJING, 30 October. /TASS/. The Ukrainian Armed Forces lost nearly 90,000 military troops killed and wounded during the counter-offensive started last summer without securing substantial tactical successes, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at the 10th Xiangshan Security Forum.
"Only since June 4 - that is, since the start of the West's widely publicized and generously funded Ukrainian counter-offensive - Kiev has lost over 90,000 military personnel killed or wounded, 600 tanks, and nearly 1,900 armored vehicles of various classes. At the same time, no tactically significant successes were made on the battlefield," he said.
Shoigu also stated that Russia's Armed Forces "will continue to methodically and confidently carry out their assigned tasks and ensure the safety of civilians.".